Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Romance Language

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Uncomfortable

About the show

RLNYC Group and Ars Nova Fling present this drama about a woman forced to choose between her daughter and her Italian instructor. More…

When a wealthy Manhattan widow takes up private lessons with an alluring young Italian instructor, she learns much more than just a language. As an unexpected romance blossoms, her daughter raises doubts concerning this mysterious teacher’s intentions. The three tangle with art, passion, and even vendetta.

1h 40m | Already closed | Ars Nova (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Uncomfortable
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Avg Score

75
Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like older women-younger man scenarios, a daughter opposed, interesting turn abouts. Melodramatic. A thought provoking ending.

Don't see it if you don't like melodrama or can't empathize with the characters situation.

82
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if you are looking for a light romantic play with a little family drama mixed in. My 30 year old guest loved it & empathized with the daughter!

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious play with profound meaning. It is entertaining and has some clever dialogue but definitely doesnt go further.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Original, Clever

See it if You enjoy great writing and an ending twist that will leave you talking.

Don't see it if You only like musicals.

40
Romantic, Uncomfortable

See it if You want to support actors in an unfortunate production.

Don't see it if You're looking for quality theatre.


October 22nd, 2015
"The character of Kay Morgan, flimsily sketched by playwright Godfrey and simperingly portrayed by Audrey Meyer is terminally annoying…Not only do the signifiers in this script lack imagination, Kay’s generic profile as a lazy, incurious layabout is an insult to elders in general…As the conflict ...
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October 23rd, 2015
"Overflowing with lust, intrigue, and the anxieties of wealthy Manhattanites, 'Romance Language' is a real scream....Everything is pitched up to a ten. The natural reaction to such a thoroughly entertaining camp-fest is to reach for the popcorn."
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October 24th, 2015
"While the storyline is a bit far-fetched and unrealistic, the lessons and truth it brings about for Penny and Kay are necessary and what defines the heart of their mother-daughter relationship...This decadent play will have the audience wishing for far-off lands, but will ultimately bring them b...
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October 23rd, 2015
"The interplay among the characters ascends from what begins as a light domestic comedy into operatic breast beating as emotions get heated; for all the play’s superficially realistic touches, however, very little registers as real or, for that matter, original. It’s the kind of material that wou...
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