Notes on My Mother's Decline
East Village
80

Notes on My Mother's Decline NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
27%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Slow, Absorbing, Indulgent, Resonant

About the Show

This New York story asks how we come to know one another as parents and as children. How do we care for those we love, and what does it take to live with – and without – them?

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Member Reviews (11)

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Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Good acting amongst a so-so writing effort. Last 10 minutes or so was very good. Middle needs work.

Don't see it if If u want a consistent play writing effort. Lighting here needs work.

92
Impeccably constructed, Brilliantly staged, Beautifully played, Spare, Deeply affecting

See it if you’d like to see a powerful evocation of a protracted terminal situation & the stress it puts both on the infirm & on a family caregiver.

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Critic Reviews (5)

October 13th, 2019

"A Son Mourns in ‘Notes on My Mother’s Decline’: Intimate but distant by design, Andy Bragen’s play takes us on a journey many are likely to face with an aging parent."
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October 17th, 2019

"Echoes Grief at Fourth Street Theatre"
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October 16th, 2019

"'Notes on My Mother's Decline' makes a persuasive argument that, ultimately, one's parents become one's children, and not very obedient ones at that."
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October 22nd, 2019

"Knud Adams directs this one-set show which at times has moments of humor, but overall is a slow-moving and usually depressing narrative. Ari Fliakos, who plays the son, gives a reserved performance. Too often I thought of the somber tones of 'The Twilight Zone's' Rod Serling."
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October 14th, 2019

"A Theasy Best Bet…This is a play that slowly soaks you up with its sincerity, bringing you to a raw and vulnerable place ever so imperceptibly…The staging of the piece by the ingenious director Knud Adams is as precise and elegant as the language."
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