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Red Light Winter

From 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.'


Member Reviews (38)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Intense, Edgy
75
Avg Score

92
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.

90
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

56
Cliched, Dated, Raunchy, Slow, Distracting set

See it if You want a non-traditional love triangle. You're OK with frank discussions of sex.

Don't see it if You want originality:2 of the characters are lazy cliches. You want a mature discussion of sex:High School stuff to shock: it doesn't.

Also Yet again, the brute Alpha Male & the Hooker with the Heart of Gold. T... Read more Read less

58
Confusing, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you have a lot of patience. The actors are working hard.

Don't see it if you have anything else to do. The characters are thin with obscure motivations and weak plot.

66
Absorbing, Dated, Great acting, Resonant, Slow

See it if You want to see some great acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for good time entertainment

100
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

79
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

70
Great acting, Edgy, Raunchy, Flawed

See it if very interesting 1st act. Sharp dialogue. Excellent acting. Provocative characters. Held my interest.

Don't see it if nudity & sexual situations bother you. Some inconsistencies and poor choices in the writing in act 2 are a letdown after a much better act 1

78
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.

80
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.

69
Dated, Disappointing, Set is much too large

See it if you missed the original Steppenwolf/Barrow Street production

Don't see it if If like me, you were expecting to absorbed by the story betrayal and ironic revenge.

Also The set is MUCH too large ( a strange thing to say about a 70 seat the... Read more Read less

83
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.

75
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

60
Ambitious, Absorbing, Disappointing, Intense, Slow

See it if You like a drama about people relating to each other in really unhealthy ways, and are okay with not getting any satisfying conclusion

Don't see it if You're triggered by sexual violence, don't like nudity or simulated sex.

73
Raunchy, Ambitious, Well acted, Problematic story

See it if you want to see good acting and staging in a flawed story. Act 1 much better, it fizzes out in act 2. Held my interest, though.

Don't see it if you get frustrated when the elements don't add up. Some choices and behavior of the characters didn't make sense to me.

70
Edgy, Intense, Raunchy, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a dark drama with a good premise, but very slow moving

Don't see it if you are offended by discussion of sex, profanity, violence, with some nudity. Want a lighter,faster moving show

Also The show was over written, with much unnecessary dialogue referencing ... Read more Read less

80
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

80
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

84
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

40
Dizzying, Edgy, Excruciating

See it if You want to see a play about depressed and sad characters. Performances are good but a flawed script makes for an unpleasant experience.

Don't see it if You have something better to do for two plus hours or are offended by the nudity, and simulated violent sexual intercourse.

Also The actors were believable. This play would have been better if they h... Read more Read less

55
Uneven, Indulgent, Disjointed, Unmotivated

See it if A loves B. B loves C. C loves C. Another play about loving the wrong person. Intensely unmotivated behavior.

Don't see it if A little overacting goes a long way. A little nudity and graphic simulated sex.

73
Disappointing, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you are up for some fine performances in an overly written play that tries just a bit too hard; a solid first act that loses momentum in 2nd

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with sex, cursing or nudity; you want to care about the characters at the end.

79
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.

78
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...

76
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.


October 19th, 2017
"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, ...
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