Reeking of Indiscretion: Madame X's Allerton
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Reeking of Indiscretion: Madame X's Allerton
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Reeking of Indiscretion: Madame X's Allerton NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
75%
Mixed
15%
Negative
10%
Members say
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Entertaining

About the Show

This new work exploring the relationships of philanthropist Robert Allerton offers an epistolary intrigue of historical truth, fiction, and LGBTQ issues.

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Member Reviews (20)

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927 Reviews | 379 Followers
58
Meandering, Boring, Reading, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy being read to. This is three actors sitting at a table, each reading from a three ring binder, a series of 100+ year old letters.

Don't see it if You’re not a BIG fan of historical fiction. Read more

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
70
Witty, Charming, Staged reading, Quirky, Funny

See it if you have an interest in early 20th century upper class gay life. The letters detail the kind of problems only money can buy with humor.

Don't see it if epistolary literature makes you yawn.

450 Reviews | 126 Followers
91
Tandem gay love stories, During the 1918 pandemic, Timely, Humorous, Epistolary

See it if enjoy style of A.R.Gurney's Love Letters & turn of 20th century life styles & banter, 2C choices that could be made by LBGTQ of their time

Don't see it if no interest in hearing letters read as a historical reliving of what might have been, need song & dance to enliven your attendance

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
82
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You would enjoy a high level “reading” of a charming play set in the Roaring 20 that deals with a gay relationship of the period.

Don't see it if If you’re looking for a musical or heavy drama.

355 Reviews | 199 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A delightful workshop focusing on love & friendship with strong & convincing acting.

Don't see it if You needs sets and props to imagine this workshop true story.

333 Reviews | 87 Followers
68
Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You’re up for an epistolatory evening; the well-written script a back-and-forth seated reading of evocative letters between characters.

Don't see it if You expect more physical action than actors seated almost throughout, weirdly and anachronistically wearing promo t-shirts for the show. Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
80
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy authentic early 20th century bon mot letters, read by the actors, and frank, humorous conversation about relationships/emotions.

Don't see it if you prefer action, elaborate sets, and large casts or musicals to three actors reading characters’ letter exchanges. Read more

237 Reviews | 19 Followers
31
Slow

See it if You are interested in a “Love Letters” type presentation of theatre.

Don't see it if You are interested in a play in which the actors do more then read and write to one another. Read more

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