Sight Unseen
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Sight Unseen
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Sight Unseen NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(42 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

About the Show

New Light Theater Company revives Donald Margulies' Obie-winning drama about a superstar artist who seeks out his original muse.

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Member Reviews (42)

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705 Reviews | 214 Followers
90
Funny, Intense, Intelligent, Edgy, Profound

See it if Multi-layered unfolding of relationships, memories, cultural values and artistic sensibilities. Wonderful characters and structure.

Don't see it if You don't want to think about what is going on at multiple levels. You don't like a non-linear timeline.

431 Reviews | 127 Followers
85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a well written drama which deals with art in general, artists and the role of art in society.

Don't see it if you prefer linear plots with lots of humor, action, and no philosophical issues.

430 Reviews | 115 Followers
82
Important play gets a solid revival

See it if Compelling themes of art and commerce, anti-Semitism. Is the main character a visionary artist or just a money grubber?

Don't see it if A modest production in a tiny Tribeca loft. Fine cast and intelligent script make it worthwhile.

379 Reviews | 229 Followers
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Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you value clever thought provoking writing & fine acting in a show that deals with art,it's perception, anti semitism & the vagaries of love

Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged.

423 Reviews | 99 Followers
82
An intelligent well written, well acted "real feel" play

See it if you like well drawn characters. I really liked watching these disparate characters and found myself rooting for the 3 central ones.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking up 4 flights. You are offended by easy German/Jewish controversy. You find actors moving props distracting, Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
84
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play that takes you back to an earlier time in the actors life to give some insight as to why their relationship ended.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that go from past to present and back again. You don't want to laugh. You don't want to be entertained. Read more

285 Reviews | 55 Followers
87
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You like very human, believable complex characters and realistic exploration of relationships.Great dialogue. Excellent acting esp male lead

Don't see it if You don't like talky plays or plays where just about every interaction is an argument.U need heroes and villains -not all flawed characters.

214 Reviews | 57 Followers
94
Great writing, Great acting, Engaging, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you want to see a great script acted out very well - with three main characters who deal with their intertwining lives, past & present.

Don't see it if you don't like small theaters; are looking for a lot of action rather than dialogue; prefer fancy sets. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

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February 13th, 2017

"An exceptional cast and astute direction make the quaint, four-flight walk-up worthwhile for theater lovers...The play’s give-and-takes touch on the various aspects of art...If that makes it sound rather dry, it’s not. Under director Jerry Heymann, the actors squeeze out plenty of juice in the confrontations...It’s Margulies’s story, the actors, and the direction that make this production such an absorbing evening of theater."
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February 14th, 2017

"Patricia and Nick become inextricably entangled in this subtle, psychologically complex exploration of the artist’s relationship to his art, to his personal life, to what it means to be a son, and to what it means to be Jewish in America...The razor-sharp dialogue keeps the audience raptly attentive...The actors are all fine, especially Nagrant...But the star of this show is Margulies, who has made a timeless work that still enchants while making its audience sit up and pay attention."
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