Pollock NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
Negative
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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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Member Reviews (6)

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668 Reviews | 155 Followers
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

387 Reviews | 132 Followers
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

216 Reviews | 222 Followers
79
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if Well acted and executed biographical production highlighting the trials and tribulations of a visionary artist and his spirited artist wife.

Don't see it if Do not like small-scale productions with minimal staging in an intimate setting.

189 Reviews | 34 Followers
60
Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Banal

See it if You want to see an eccentric artist behaving badly. The actors are constrained by the script.

Don't see it if You hope to learn more about their careers and their marriage.

66 Reviews | 10 Followers
69
Disappointing

See it if You'd like to know more about Pollock's grasp of the effects of his fame.

Don't see it if If you expect something truly personal. The actors address the audience rather than each other.

31 Reviews | 6 Followers
82
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if Even if you don’t know much about the artists being portrayed, see it if complex relationships intrigue you.

Don't see it if You know a lot about the artists being portrayed and are not open to a new way to look at their story and relationship.

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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