She Calls Me Firefly
She Calls Me Firefly
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She Calls Me Firefly NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
6%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the Show

This new, soul-searching drama from Parity Productions and New Perspectives Theatre Company transports you from the New York City streets to Freddie’s, a Kentucky dive bar.

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Member Reviews (35)

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811 Reviews | 221 Followers
80
Ambitious, Riveting, Great writing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you are up to explore the human condition, how the past brings one to the present. Strong acting in a unique setting that has many moments.

Don't see it if you are up for a linear story - many flashbacks here to two other periods. Not the most comfortable seating tends to destroy the experience.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
85
Intense, Edgy, Romantic, Dramatic, Immersive

See it if Man with problems meets a helpful soul in a bar. Immersive performance in a real bar. Heavy themes of addition, breakup and incest.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in those heavy themes. Well written & acted but no big surprises. Protagonist slowly discovers his past. Non-linear.

457 Reviews | 127 Followers
84
Ambitious, Non interactively immersive, Great staging / acting, Intense, Great use of bar setting

See it if interested in communal theatre, different theatre going experiences, exploration of incest, addiction & gay relationships, drink while C-ing

Don't see it if hate cramped quarters & summer heat, dislike gay issues & countryMusic, prefer not 2 visit problems of Kentucky denizens, prefer 2 stay home

275 Reviews | 61 Followers
83
Absorbing, Entertaining, Good acting, Intense

See it if you'll enjoy 4 fine performances in a play with dark themes which nevertheless leaves the characters and the audience in a hopeful place

Don't see it if you'll feel uncomfortable viewing a play with incest and addiction as themes which also has gay men kissing. Read more

237 Reviews | 35 Followers
60
Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you enjoy almost being part of the show in an intimate barroom setting; don't mind a very slow paced drama

Don't see it if you dislike a slow moving show, don't enjoy vulgar language, depiction of homosexuality & graphic discussion of incest Read more

209 Reviews | 38 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're ready for a strong dramatic story of a young man with lots of issues seeking a better life and freedom from his demons. Strong stuff

Don't see it if You don't like seeing a play performed right in your midst--in a bar/cabaret setting. I didn't think it would work, but it did.

177 Reviews | 20 Followers
77
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You find a nicely produced bar play in a nice bar

Don't see it if The subject matter is not unusual

152 Reviews | 29 Followers
73
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You want to see some good acting in a play dealing with issues of suicide, child abuse, alcoholism, and drug abuse. The staging is unique.

Don't see it if You want something with a narrower focus. While the writing is good, the play attempts to cover too much in a short 70 minutes. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

BlogCritics.org
June 8th, 2018

“The playwright’s poetic symbols meaningfully represent the mother/son relationship, establishing...the unique beauty of the love between them...The exceptional talents of a powerful ensemble with precise, empathetic direction...bring the production to life. They allow its complexity to soar. Without this cast and director, who ironed out the potential problems with characterization, the production would have been less memorable, less dynamic, less authentic.”
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[Q]onStage
June 15th, 2018

“An immersive experience. While not interactive, the action is as close as a whisper and as affecting as a lightning strike, especially magnified with the reach-out-and-don’t-touch closeness of the cast...Villar-Hauser’s direction and staging give us tantalizing emotional and intellectual glimpses and this amazingly talented cast exposes the pulpy nerves of the psyche.”
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