Spiritus/Virgil's Dance
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Spiritus/Virgil's Dance

Spiritus/Virgil's Dance NYC Reviews and Tickets

(28 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant

About the Show

Dael Orlandersmith's solo show explores a soul's journey, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (18)

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268 Reviews | 63 Followers
Fulfilling, Mature, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like to consider what sustains us & enjoy intelligent writing & comfortable performance.

Don't see it if You dislike solo shows, or are not in the place to engage with a discussion of death/dying Read more

83 Reviews | 11 Followers
Thought provoking, Elegiac, Moving, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy serious contemplative explorations of our experiences as human beings.

Don't see it if you are not fond of one person shows.

1161 Reviews | 341 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like to listen to masterful storytelling, well-staged with sound, lights and projections on a topic that applies to everyone.

Don't see it if you do not like some harsh facts about life and dying told boldly & honestly, or you need a night of care-free, fun and happy ending theater

95 Reviews | 7 Followers
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if A beautifully written piece about time, living and dying. Staging, sound design and the performance were all spectacular.

Don't see it if Obviously not a light topic. The hour long runtime felt a little short, would have loved to spend more time on the final part of the story.

582 Reviews | 279 Followers
Riveting, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Orlandersmith plays Virgil,a chrctr in search of her life's purpse Grt scenic&prjctn designs w semi-abstrct imgs mixed seamlsly w the story.

Don't see it if U don't want to ponder on after-death care, nor your mortality. Read more

744 Reviews | 421 Followers
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if A beautifully written play on family, living & mortality in New York City. Dael Orlandersmith's storytelling abilities is a true gift.

Don't see it if If you prefer a musical, that skip this one.

50 Reviews | 19 Followers
Articulate, Solid, Mindful, Reflective, Absorbing

See it if You want to see solid, grounded, no-nonsense work that will stay with you after seeing the work. (Impressive lighting/projection work too.)

Don't see it if …thinking about your mortality is more than you want from an evening of theater, or you need a more ampted-up performance style.

67 Reviews | 11 Followers
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Well written, well delivered one person show on the topics of family, living and dying.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one person shows or dealing with mortality.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
February 20th, 2024

“ 'Spiritus' stuck with me afterward, though, as did Virgil."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 16th, 2024

"...a surprisingly mild experience; it's rich with incident but lacking in conflict."
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February 20th, 2024

a contemplative meditation on mortality...an examination of how we choose to live
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Theater Pizzazz
February 16th, 2024

" 'Spiritus/Virgil’s Dance' is a spare story, simply staged and told."
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