Small Craft Warnings
Closed 1h 55m
Small Craft Warnings
77

Small Craft Warnings NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(48 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
11%
Negative
6%
Members say
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

About the Show

Regeneration Theatre presents this rarely seen 1972 Tennessee Williams play, an intensely personal piece that features lost souls with nowhere else to go but the bar in which they find themselves night after night.

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Member Reviews (48)

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962 Reviews | 339 Followers
70
Many monologues, Long night in the bar...and the theater, Uneven acting, Heavy-handed

See it if you love TW. While not his best, SCW has gd moments. Ea damaged character gives a monologue...a clunky, theatrical device. Very little plot.

Don't see it if you get bored by bad behavior. Violet jerks off 2 men. Uneven acting: Leona seems sober. Monk's voice booms. Doc flounders. Bill's not beefy Read more

916 Reviews | 224 Followers
77
Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a well directed play with a great story.

Don't see it if If your not a fan of Tennessee Williams or plays with sexual content.

739 Reviews | 208 Followers
87
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Edgy, Resonant

See it if You want to see one of Williams less-produced plays wonderfully enacted by a good cast bringing to life a time of his own experience.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with tension throughout - every character here brings his/her problems to the fore, including monologues.

668 Reviews | 156 Followers
84
Affecting, Dated, Intimate, Human

See it if you’d like to see a very capable production of one of Tennessee Williams’ most engaging later plays.

Don't see it if you don't like plays staged in intimate relation to the audience, or plays with lots of words, or have trouble following lots of characters. Read more

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense

See it if Tenn Williams,What more is there to say Intimate space.Nice set. Tidbit: Williams once played the role of the Doc.

Don't see it if Beware: many monologues Birth of the play was orig called "Confession" Avoid 1st row right aisle seats. Maybe dated a bit. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
78
Great writing, Great staging, Indulgent, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if Barflies gather and confess in this later and lesser Tennessee Williams. Eight character studies. Monologue heavy.

Don't see it if Disruptive monologue breaks by all, shortchanging the dramatic tension. For completists. Nice large set, but adds to tight quarters.

411 Reviews | 72 Followers
86
Great writing, profound observations about life, Lesser-known tennessee williams, Great casting and ensemble acting

See it if TW’s lyrical poetic prose threaded into a story interspersed by monologs of lost souls who hang out in a beach bar in the low-rent district.

Don't see it if You dislike cramped seating in a musty theatre, or are bothered by troubled people propping each other up and seeking solace in alcohol.

330 Reviews | 69 Followers
85
Captivating, Profound, Intelligent, "i wish my heart could vomit", Edgy

See it if you love TW, this is a must--it doesn't come around often. It depicts a bunch of sad characters, all self-imprisoned, but aren't we all?

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with gay/sexual themes and excessive alcohol consumption. If you are depressed, this is not for you. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

Exeunt Magazine
November 6th, 2018

"Nearly fifty years after its premiere, its frank discussion of female sexuality and gay liberation seem groundbreaking for its time...Regeneration’s production doesn’t get everything quite right – the hair-trigger turns in and out of melodrama aren’t always apparent and some of the more intricate ensemble scenes come across as under-rehearsed. Even so, the opportunity to see this play should appeal to completists and the curious alike."
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On Stage Blog
November 6th, 2018

“Rather than tell one cohesive plot from beginning to end, the play depicts multiple characters and their individual threads...The fact that this play preserves that individuality of the characters – while making them all come across as people with compelling backstories – is a big part of what makes it worth watching...Maisonett and Vath turned in particularly compelling performances...Morafetis steals the show."
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November 4th, 2018

"We see all the characters solo at different points of the play. Director Barnaby Edwards does an excellent job of this...'Small Craft Warnings' is a different kind of Williams, we see at the end of his career how he incorporated homosexuality into his writings. Aside from switching to California and away from the South, we see the same down and out people. The hopes, the dreams and delusions are still in this one, however. This play works nicely."
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November 7th, 2018

“Offers wonderful characters, who perform a kind of psychic strip tease, as though their lives depend on it--and they may. With self-irony and humor, the balm of the playwright, this cast brings a classic into our time. They are, like us, in difficult situations--at sea in fragile crafts. At the end of this show, I felt we all weathered the storm and will go out in a new day.”
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