Pollock NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
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Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

About the Show

Abrons Arts Center presents this French drama which explores the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock through his marriage to Lee Krasner, a talented artist in her own right.

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88
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Intense, Visual

See it if you are interested in the mid-20th century American art scene or dramaturgy that blends the visual & the verbal in a satisfying package

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that is a succession of coherent scenes with dialog & a story that begins, develops & ends. Read more

77
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Abstracted period piece, Edgy

See it if you like the artists & the haunted, gin-soaked postwar melancholy that defines art/lit of that period; support French-US cultural exchange

Don't see it if you want a topical play. This is about specific individuals of the past; less concerned w/ connecting their relationship/work to the present Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
February 19th, 2018

"As embodied by the experimental theater veteran Jim Fletcher, Jackson Pollock can be fascinating to watch...But Lee Krasner is the riveting one, rare and defiant and glowing with life in a beautifully modulated, remarkably understated performance by Birgit Huppuch...As biography, it’s an alluring story, all tangled up in our notions of tragic genius and tormented creativity...The production is tactile, kinetic, carnal, but its world is interior, dark, and seductive."
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T
February 20th, 2018

"A riveting show about the tempestuous relationship between Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner...Unfurls like one of Pollock's paintings, nonlinear, experimental, and abstract, forming an intense and entertaining whole...The stage is a metaphor for Pollock's thoughts...Fletcher inhabits Pollock's mind, body, and spirit, giving an expert performance that is complemented by Huppuch's bold, beautiful portrayal of Krasner...An impressive theatrical canvas."
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