Closed 1h 55m
Small Craft Warnings
West Village
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)

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

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.

Critic Reviews (4)

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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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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