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Reprise

From 68 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

About the show

Michael has loved Erin since high school—30 years ago. Erin has a secret. An unexpected reunion, a night of drinking, and a reckoning. A new drama written and directed by Emmy winner Eric Maierson. More…

'Reprise' is the story of Michael, a middle-aged man whose life has been less than successful. He cobbles together an income while living alone in the house he grew up in. For nearly three decades, he’s been in love with his high school classmate Erin. But more than love, his feelings for her are wrapped in longing and a belief that she somehow possesses the ability to deliver him a better life. Add to the mix Michael’s potentially volatile friend Leonard and you have an evening that ends in more than one casualty.


Member Reviews (68)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Thought-provoking
78
Avg Score

62
Cliched, Banal, Short and sweet

See it if At least it was short. Cliched story about codependence. Loser pining vs. broken beauty in need of affection. Actors lacked chemistry.

Don't see it if You want to walk away thinking about anything. Both heavy and light but leaves you empty. A few funny moments.

47
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you want to see a play with three very realistic characters.

Don't see it if you happen to be a pathetic guy that let's women walk all of you. You will be shaken up

Also I know I say this a lot but this play is missing a little bit of every... Read more Read less

96
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to see an important, true to life, story of the lingering problems that a toxic relationship of one's youth can cause.

Don't see it if You want to see a light hearted story that has a happy ending.

70
Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see something a bit different, with some funny lines in it... The acting was fairly good...

Don't see it if you don't like plays about dysfunction...

61
Banal, Disappointing

See it if You have an hour to waste

Don't see it if You like resolution.

Also The writing is weak. Nothing happens. The characters circle around eac... Read more Read less

50
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if Unrequited love is indeed a bore, even when it's only an hour long. This piece is well-intentioned, yet the writing is beyond cringeworthy.

Don't see it if This play needs a lot of work, but it's debatable whether fleshing it out would salvage it or make it doubly torturous.

Also Show-Score is a bit too yelp-like, and it could use some Zagat-like ed... Read more Read less

83
Edgy, Short, Interesting, Great acting

See it if A kind of male-oriented take on the Marnie-from-Girls-type character, the the psychological backstories were interesting, but . . .

Don't see it if wondering if the writer is working on adding another half-hour to the play, with perhaps more depth of the demons haunting these characters?

67
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you like a drama that explores personal relationships

Don't see it if you like a happy ending

97
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Very entertaining. Glad I went to see the show. I was not disappointed.

Don't see it if No reason not to see Reprise.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see high quality acting, like relationship dramas, like humor, are not afraid of controversial topics

Don't see it if You're not in the mood for sexual tension

54
Entertaining, Cliched, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a quick play that is well acted, but, maybe a little overambitious.

Don't see it if You don't like to see major character issues shown to the audience and brushed off quickly and not really dissected.

100
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful, Profound

See it if It resonates on deepest levels even with those who lead quite opposite livestyles from the characters.

Don't see it if you live in your tiny bubble and have no clue about the world outside

97
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if You love simple drama that relies on just great acting and a dramatic script.

Don't see it if You need flash and special effects to be entertained.

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if really great story. I love it a lot.

Don't see it if you want the usual banal stuff.

90
Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh.

Don't see it if You're embarrassed by foul language.

Also Great play with an extremely talented cast. See them before it's gone!

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You like gimmick-free theatre with excellent writing - the kind of drama and tension on the stage you don't get to experience very often.

Don't see it if You like easy.

91
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you want to have a fun time watching people that are a little too close to home.

Don't see it if You are a prude.

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like raw stories about real issues

Don't see it if you're afraid of ambiguity.

92
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Bam! You want a quick short emotional slice of emotional life from great actors and a powerful, heartbreaking script.

Don't see it if You want to be lulled into complacency.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like fast paced drama with excellent acting.

Don't see it if Long plays with monologues.

90
Riveting, Relevant, Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you love intimate dramas.

Don't see it if you're a snot nose.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like complicated drama mixed with comedy

Don't see it if you like things easy,

98
Great acting, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a really captivating and funny piece.

Don't see it if you dislike all that is good.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if You like great acting, contemporary writing, and thought-provoking dialogue. You'll have several laughs, and be in suspense.

Don't see it if You are looking for a classic.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if If you like stories about complicated relationships definitely check this one out.

Don't see it if If you're a prude. Pretty sexual and out there.


May 28th, 2017
"'Reprise' is an incredible show...Packs quite a punch in the brief hour it takes to get through the entire ordeal. I say that with the utmost appreciation of how much of an emotional effect this show has on its audience. With three actors given the brunt of the work of keeping the audience thoro...
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May 27th, 2017
"Mediocre television situation comedy style devolves into cringeworthy dramatics in 'Reprise,' a messy one-act play...Amidst Maierson’s barrage of mechanical setups and punch lines, there are a few amusing jokes and insightful observations...Maierson does his play no favors by directing it as wel...
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June 6th, 2017
“Whether it is the writing, the direction or the acting, the first act was awkward, as if the two characters came from different plays...This discomfiture continued into the second act…‘Reprise’ doesn’t cover any new territory, but Ken Forman’s earnest performance and Tara Westwood’s complex teas...
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May 30th, 2017
“It’s as broad as humor gets, and it makes for rather juvenile comedy. Michael endures it amicably, but he has no choice. The New York theatre public does…Westwood, a former model, brings as much emotional depth to the role as she would to a skin care ad. Not that she is given much to work with…H...
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