Prague, 1912 (the Savoy Cafe Yiddish Theatre)
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Prague, 1912 (the Savoy Cafe Yiddish Theatre)

Prague, 1912 (the Savoy Cafe Yiddish Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Ratings)
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Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Indulgent

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents this comedy based on historic personalities of the Yiddish Theater.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if Overacting doesn't bother you, It was presented without a difference between the " real " and the "stage" on a "stage" characters.

Don't see it if If you want to see play that makes sense without having to read what it's all about. A group of us left scratching our heads in confusion.

243 Reviews | 67 Followers

See it if Like me, you have interest and nostalgia for that time and place in theater history.

Don't see it if You want a meaningful exploration of the rich world that is barely evoked by this very messy and inept effort.

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if strange story about backstage goings on

Don't see it if not at all funny

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
Sadly disappointing, Uncomfortably smarmy, Incoherent / confusing, Cliched & quirky, Excruciating / indulgent

See it if you're cool with a WTF evening of "I have no freaking idea what I just saw was about", yet can laugh about it later. Can't blame the actors.

Don't see it if ... just don't. I get that era & its style, & how different it is from today's style. That's not the issue. Prague is just a huge WTF mess. Read more

1074 Reviews | 371 Followers
Incoherent, Aimless, Unfocused, Unengaging, Disappointing

See it if you want to see every NYC show. Otherwise, there are much better ones. I learned nothing about 1912/Prague/Yiddish theater/the actors this

Don't see it if show was based on. Script was painfully amateurish. Neither actors nor director were good. Trumpet was best part. I left half-way through. Read more

145 Reviews | 29 Followers
Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Disjointed

See it if The question "What if Kafka wrote a play drawing on his work?" intrigues you

Don't see it if You really want to see something about Yiddish theater, or a play with a plot you can follow

61 Reviews | 18 Followers
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if if you like to be agonized by a silly insipid show that allegedly has something to do with historic personalities of the Yiddish Theater.

Don't see it if if you have any standards.The show does not have anything to do with the Yiddish Theater and provides you with an excruciating experience. Read more

25 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy historical recreations, seeing varied acting techniques in a beautiful period setting.

Don't see it if You want a cohesive story, melodrama gets on your nerves, you have a history with Frank Kafka, you don’t like period pieces or Jewish angst.

Critic Reviews (3)
November 13th, 2017

“‘Prague, 1912 (The Savoy Café Yiddish Theater)’ desperately needs a rewrite, but alas, the author, Lu Hauser, died six years ago. Billed as a ‘backstage comedy,’ it is not the least bit funny. It does not reveal anything about backstage life except that the actors appear to be starving. Nothing is learned about the Yiddish theater except that in 1912 they were still performing scenes from the classics, not contemporary works.”
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Theater In The Now
November 15th, 2017

“Come see this show for a few hours of fine-tuned ecstasy...The view of Yiddish theater given here is one that accesses whole other worlds of sentimentality and power...I am motivated to read more of Lu Hauser’s work, and likely many people will be opening up volumes of Kafka. The show has an experimental edge. It brings together several interesting pieces by its author, and borrows the cadence of the very influential Yiddish performers."
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On Stage Blog
November 11th, 2017

"A backstage comedy that leaves us laughing frequently, over the course of the night. While this play takes place a century ago, much of its humor is still relatable to those of us who’ve been in theatre...The play is wonderfully staged, in a way that gives the actors the opportunity to shine and display their comedic talents...The main highlight of the production is the three lead actors who bring the play to life in such a lively and animated fashion."
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