Real NYC Reviews and Tickets

(33 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking

About the Show

The Tank's world premiere drama explores issues of race and gender through its story about a woman and a man living in New York, 85 years apart.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (33)

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314 Reviews | 186 Followers
Ambitious, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if intellectually written; themes and elements (even same lines) echo between two dimensions; powerful acting; great directing, esp. last scene

Don't see it if simplistic staging (sufficient and efficient); Guess watching a play is just an experience too personal.. glad I wasn’t scared off by review

77 Reviews | 7 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like plays with story lines that make you think.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays with a complicated story line.

683 Reviews | 162 Followers
Gothic, Artificial, Highly patterned, Distinctive, Mysterious

See it if you are interested in hearing a strong, particular, somewhat odd voice from Brazil.

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for the artificial or the mysterious. Read more

133 Reviews | 36 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if thoughtful, well-acted and directed theater with a twist interests you.

Don't see it if you are looking for simple narrative or melodrama.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like a nuce ensemble piece and you can get there early enough to read the synopsis on the postcard

Don't see it if You’re not able to follow dual plots or actors playing multiple roles Read more

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if A lyrical twin tale as directed in a 50's style by a Spanish artiste. I can't explain, but I liked so much of this.

Don't see it if You seek straightforward

60 Reviews | 15 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like non-traditional storytelling​

Don't see it if you prefer a linear story Read more

169 Reviews | 72 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Great writing

See it if You like to see an intense, greatly written play goes between times/characters that their stories are interwined in a unique way.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of complex, non linear story telling, do not like small venues, homophobic, bothered with profanity Read more

Critic Reviews (3)
January 7th, 2019

"The supernatural scenario is a little like something one might find on an eerie episode of Alfred Hitchcock's old TV anthology. Unfortunately, it all comes off as fairly stilted and heavy-handed. This is due in part to some of the flowery language that Nogueira uses ('I have the strength of a river to drown my sobbing heart with a loving rage'). But it also has to do with Ortman's direction, which eschews realism in favor of a highly self-conscious theatricality."
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New York Theater
January 5th, 2019

"The spooky and melodramatic aspects of the plot, and the two characters’ surreal pile-up of connections, are less engaging than the astute social observations the playwright threads throughout the piece...Nogueira, a playwright of some renown in Brazil who’s a newcomer to New York, still manages to land some astute and amusing comments about living in New York."
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Off Off Online
January 8th, 2019

“Is one story real and one imagined? Are both real?...If one does not come away with an answer, 'Real' at least shows Nogueira’s gift for poetic lyricism, and the questions he raises linger. It’s not a straightforward piece of theater, but it’s often fascinating, and it’s refreshing to find a theatrical voice as iconoclastic as Nogueira’s."
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