Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

Phoenix Rising: Girls and the Secrets We Keep

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Absorbing, Enchanting

About the show

Based on true stories, Living Lotus Project's new play examines the lives of teenage girls and their triumphs over adversity. More…

'Phoenix Rising' addresses the tremendous impact that betrayal has on the human spirit. Alternate reality fairy tales frame the true-life stories of five young women who courageously explore their childhood suffering and abuse with the help of their high school guidance counselor. A visceral new play that uses movement and poetry to expose the turmoil of abuse against women, and the need to stand up and speak out.

1h 45m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (12)


Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Absorbing, Enchanting
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great writing, Must see, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like emotionally moving plays.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas about emotional problems.


See it if Your interested

Don't see it if Confusion

Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are curious about new theatre. Have a strong passion for real society concerns. Want to laugh and cry at the same time

Don't see it if The play is very real so bring tissues for the harder moments!

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Original, Enchanting

See it if you want a glimpse into the struggles and pain that so many women carry with them every day of their lives.

Don't see it if you are not ready to critically think about the deep subject matter of the show.

Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Resonant, Must see

See it if You enjoy great acting and storytelling. These young women portray the roles of girls are risk with such honesty and truth.

Don't see it if you forgot tissue or aren't ready to be taken on an incredible journey.

Enchanting, Intense

See it if The acting is beautiful and the playwright finds great nuances in bringing these deplorable stories to life with wit, humor and magic.

Don't see it if Please bring tissues!

Enchanting, Edgy, Profound, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You are ready to open your mind and dive into something different. Perfect for drama lovers and character analysis enthusiasts.

Don't see it if You shy away from rape related stories/turmoils and aren't fond of things that are different from what's already out there.

Cliched, Confusing, Ambitious, Intense, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy bad writing, a few good actors (Biancur and Roldan carry the show), and fantastic design.

Don't see it if You have something better to do.

Intense, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like plays about hardships and something a little out of the box

Don't see it if You don't like tough issues like rape and miss treatment of women

Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you are ready to go on an adventure and be inspired by a talented cast.

Don't see it if you are under 13 years old.

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you are looking for a show that will make you think and understand other peoples' circumstances in a new and intelligent light.

Don't see it if you aren't prepared to step outside your comfort zone and acknowledge topics that can be challenging and though-provoking.

During previews
Ambitious, Relevant, Fluffy, Slow, Too long

See it if You're interested in stories about abuse on women at any age, teen drama. Story is important, but I couldn't get into the play.

Don't see it if You're not patient, not into new agey concepts, don't like HS drama, not in the mood for a heavy topic. 2nd 1/2 of play is better.

June 30th, 2016
“There may be no more well-intentioned play in town than 'Phoenix Rising'; the author's concern for her young characters is palpable, and the problems she names - abuse, mental illness, and homophobia, among others - are very real. But her characters are thinly conceived case histories and the di...
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July 10th, 2016
"Writer/director Gosheff has witnessed hundreds of women who have endured, despite maintaining silence in the face of adversity; she also draws from her own experiences as a 'survivor' of sexual assault. The stories of these girls are powerful because they ring authentic, though they are al...
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June 30th, 2016
"The stories are heart-wrenching and told with tremendous passion and commitment by a sensational ensemble…Written and directed by the exceptionally talented Laura Gosheff, each story is told through gorgeous poetry and expressive choreography…Though I found the storytelling in some of the episod...
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July 11th, 2016
"It is an ambitious work written in verse and incorporating dance and vocal music...While well-intentioned, the work is pretentious, overlong, repetitious, one-note and without nuance...Goddess Mother/Grace is played with sensitivity by Kristen Vaughan, who is, however, frequently inaudible. All ...
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