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Red Light Winter

From 1 critic and 38 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Intense, Edgy

About the show

The Bridge Production Group revives Adam Rapp's dark drama about two American men who travel to Amsterdam to hire a prostitute. More…

'Red Light Winter' confronts the expectations of fantasy, the disappointment of reality, and the complexities of unrequited love—a twisted and complicated web spanning Amsterdam's Red Light District to the East Village. 'Red Light Winter' is part of The Bridge's month-long residency at The Robert Moss Theatre, and is performed in rotating repertory with 'Hedda' and 'The Sonnets.'

Stage Buddy

"An excellent play by Adam Rapp, getting a remount in a very fine production, genuinely speaks to the nuances of our experiences, the volume of what we encompass, the peculiar range of our true feelings...It is exciting and dynamic to be with these two characters, both performed remarkably well, both written remarkably well, implicitly debating what the well written play can accomplish." Full Review

Absolute perfection

See it if You want to see the best play written by the greatest playwright of all time

Don't see it if If you are looking for something light and fluffy. Also, if you are the type of person that needs the "good guy" to win this is not for you

Also Adam Rapp has been my favorite playwright even since I saw his first p... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You like shows done on a shoestring that are a hit in every department: acting; writing; sets; lighting; costumes; direction.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays done on a small scale.

Intense, Profound, Sad, Desperate, Exquisite

See it if How important our roles are to ourselves and others. We need imagination to survive. Great acting: vulnerable, brave, heartbreaking.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see partial nudity and simulated sex on stage. You want something lighter or happier.

Also Ironic how people being their real selves can be cruel. (Spoilers belo... Read more Read less

Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if If you love intelligently written, powerfully acted pieces. And if your heart can endure sad unrequited love being told.

Don't see it if You are conservative enough to see nudity and sexual acts on stage.

Also I wish there was a point of view depicted on Davis' side. Coz you want... Read more Read less

Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see amazing acting -- it's hard to believe these are only people playing roles.

Don't see it if You like upbeat, feel-good tales.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if If you enjoy strong theatre with great performances, this is a great show to see.

Don't see it if You are offended by language, nudity or strong sexual content.

Also The performances aren't all universally strong and their is some quest... Read more Read less

Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You are willing to open your heart and soul to the characters that are presented no matter their background or professions.

Don't see it if If you are not understanding and open.

Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Darkly sexual

See it if You like intense, well-written contemporary plays with psycho-sexual Themes and unrequited love. You don’t require a happy ending .

Don't see it if Nudity and sexual situations bother you. You’re wanting a lite afternoon/eve in the theatre.

Also This is a difficult piece. It’s about 3 people who have lost their way... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a comprehensive take on everything that's messed up about modern romantic culture, from a variety of angles.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to depictions of sexual assault - there's a scene towards the end that was tough for me.

Also First, the acting is wonderful. ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Well written, Smart

See it if you like well-written, intelligent, well-made plays with three characters who can act

Don't see it if you need special effects.

Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Quirky

See it if Talented actors with fully fleshed out complex psyches in a complicated pas de trois relationship.

Don't see it if You like clear-cut heroes. None here.

Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Raunchy, Slow

See it if you are interested in delving into a seedy world with fascinatingly flawed characters grappling with a very unusual romantic triangle.

Don't see it if you are offended by simulated sex or nudity, or you just want something happy. Although it has its humorous moments, this is a tragedy.

Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Dated, Intelligent

See it if A bro themed drama about being young in Amsterdam

Don't see it if You are offended by crass anti feminist stereotypes and seek a happy ending

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if very well done version of this play; all three actors were excellent in their parts and well cast

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity or frank discussions about sex

Great acting, Edgy, Slow

See it if you like edgy dramas and nudity doesn't bother you.

Don't see it if nudity on stage bothers you and you don't care for dramas

Great acting, Sexually explicit, Sensual

See it if like plays about flawed humans. excellent acting and a story that you won't find in most big playhouses.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity or sex on stage. you only want upbeat happy stories or don't want to believe that all people have flaws.

Actors at top of their game, Bleak, Great showcase for actors, Intense

See it if you want 2 experience a lab of putting all the pieces of a project perfect for actors & design personnel involved, bleak but perfectly tuned

Don't see it if prostitution, simulated sex, nudity, publishing, playwriting, sharing hookers, red dresses, cross-dressing, are outside your comfort zone

Ambitious, Great writing, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if You're looking for something dark and intense...

Don't see it if You're looking for something cheerful and simple...

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in an early work by an ambitious, somewhat controversial playwright. You enjoy seeing complex characters behave badly.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear graphic language - profanity, sex & toilet talk. You would prefer something fluffy.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Raunchy

See it if You want to see three actors doing a great job in this performance.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a play about two guys who hire a prostitute and what happens after that.

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like off Broadway productions about falling for the wrong person and suffering the ramifications.

Don't see it if You like only big productions.

Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Good acting

See it if you want to see some good acting in a provocative play.

Don't see it if you'll be bothered by nudity and graphic sex scenes.

Also There were many clever lines and the acting was good. However, the bas... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Good acting, Slow

See it if You’re curious about a play with nudity.

Don't see it if You like happy endings.

Absorbing, Great acting

See it if The acting is really good. The script of the first act is amazing.

Don't see it if The second act lost momentum; The stage design is a bit confusing for the last scene; The Davis character is poorly drawn

Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you will enjoy watching three talented actors go through their paces.

Don't see it if you have little patience for a slow developing plot. It definitely needs some cutting.

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