Recovery
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Recovery NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
14%
Negative
7%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Disappointing, Relevant, Intense

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents this world premiere drama, a fable set in an American recovery community. The play explores the experience of addiction from the perspective of two generations. 

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Member Reviews (14)

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765 Reviews | 212 Followers
75
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Profound

See it if you if are open to the difficulties of addiction and the various outcomes for the individual and others. A mostly good cast reveals a lot.

Don't see it if if you are pained by watching others addiction and mistreatment - or put off by a bit preachy role for the facility director/reverend.

411 Reviews | 72 Followers
70
Ensemble acting, Educational, Informative for families and friends

See it if Hope for recovery at end of addiction, detox, rehab, program, meetings, relapse, rehab again, more meetings. Also for codependent family.

Don't see it if You expect to be fully informed about recovery. There is no substitute for committing to a program and sticking with it.

289 Reviews | 91 Followers
95
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see an extremely moving play that really focused on the pain and suffering of addiction. Timely for now!!!

Don't see it if You want to see a happy play. This will dig deep into your emotions

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
75
Can be painful & too real for some, Thought-provoking / moving, Good set for new city / clever staging, Some good performances, Informative / relevant / intense

See it if you want a glimpse @ how teen-addiction affects families, how 1 adult battles w/recovery, & another comes to grips w/her own addiction.

Don't see it if you want clear-cut reasons, answers, & absolute cure(s) to all addictions, resolved in a 100min drama. It's informative, not miraculous. Read more

148 Reviews | 99 Followers
79
Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Very good directing, Educational

See it if you wonder about addiction or recovery; if you're curious why some addicts are in & out of rehab; if you have a teen who's acting suspicious

Don't see it if you don't like sad plays or a drama about drug-taking, denials, and teens ruining their lives with heroin, pills, etc. Painful situations! Read more

110 Reviews | 56 Followers
72
Disappointing

See it if You are interested in addiction.

Don't see it if You want to see a better story with more developed characters, more details, drama ,regarding recovery.It was OK but it could be better.

113 Reviews | 21 Followers
72
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in women, their daughters and the problems of addiction and recovery

Don't see it if You want a light comedy or musical

39 Reviews | 4 Followers
50
Disappointing, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you want to see virtuosic performances by talented young actors.

Don't see it if you have been personally affected by serious mental illness. This play really romanticizes the painful and protracted process of recovery.

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