Paris (Atlantic Theater Co)
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Paris (Atlantic Theater Co)

Paris (Atlantic Theater Co) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(57 Ratings)
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Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

Actor Eboni Booth makes her playwright debut with this drama about one of the only black people living in Paris, Vermont.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (57)

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217 Reviews | 40 Followers
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Great writing and staging and very relevant subject matter. Shows great focus on working class America and race.

Don't see it if No real reason not to. Hour and a half no intermission.

259 Reviews | 63 Followers
Subtle, Layered, Intelligent, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy smart compact story telling, Excellent balance of truth telling, wit and tension, impressive turn by Christopher Dylan White

Don't see it if If you blame people for the economic hardships or racial barriers they face or you are looking for a fluffy night out Read more

226 Reviews | 36 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to be happy and sad at the same time. See it if the play, "Sweat," resonated with you. See it for great acting all around.

Don't see it if you cannot feel for people who work hard but don't make ends meet.

506 Reviews | 336 Followers
Sad, real and funny too, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Totally absorbing, excellent acting by all, great staging.

Don't see it if I would recommend this show but it is admittedly intense and depressing. But engaging, intelligent and worthwhile. Read more

54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Riveting, Great staging, Resonant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stories about the real life crushing effects of capitalism and the people trapped within the system.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be traumatized.

372 Reviews | 84 Followers
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The attention to detail and what is between the sentences is what makes this so excellent and moving--the subtext abounds and is just clever

Don't see it if Slow-paced microscopic examination of the minutiae of everyday life will not appeal to everyone especially as it examines race and class. Read more

259 Reviews | 37 Followers
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want a slice of life of the working poor and the slow burn of under earning.

Don't see it if You like traditional plays that have a a blatant plot.

688 Reviews | 116 Followers
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Booth's taut, clear-headed script. Adams' clean staging & an exceptional cast make this drama of unfulfillment & desperation a stunning gem

Don't see it if Brevity of the work works both for & against it; characters can feel simple yet chaos of their despair rings clearly bringing Odets to mind

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
January 21st, 2020

"Shrinking Lives at a Big Box Store in ‘Paris’: Racism is a stealth force in Eboni Booth’s astute study of the (mostly) quiet desperation of minimum-wage workers in Vermont."
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Time Out New York
January 21st, 2020

4/5 stars: "'Paris' is often funny in the style of a workplace sitcom. But Eboni Booth's remarkable new play also casts the discomfiting shadows of a low-key social and psychological thriller...Booth's deft and delicate hand cuts with a slow deliberation until it reaches the bone."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 24th, 2020

"Scary Stuff: 'Paris' and 'The Woman in Black'"
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January 21st, 2020

"'Paris' Is Where Dreams Go to Die Eboni Booth pens a new play about the drudgery of retail employment."
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Talkin' Broadway
January 21st, 2020

"Booth clearly has talent as a writer, but Paris needs another draft to be the hard-hitting drama it has the potential to be."
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New York Stage Review
January 21st, 2020

3/5 Stars. "An excellent production of Eboni Booth's insightful working class drama, set in a big box store in 1995"
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Theatre is Easy
January 21st, 2020

"Falling behind is the defining struggle of every character in Paris. Playwright Eboni Booth has written distinct and equally fragile circumstances for each employee…Director Knud Adams' sharpest moments come via racially charged, wordless exchanges."
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Theater Pizzazz
January 21st, 2020

"The Paris in Eboni Booth's darkly comic play has no Eiffel Tower nor Moulin Rouge; it's a small town in Vermont (circa 1995) where a night out at the local bar drinking vodka and singing karaoke appears to be the pinnacle of entertainment."
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