Suddenly, A Knock at the Door
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Suddenly, A Knock at the Door
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Suddenly, A Knock at the Door NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Funny, Edgy, Overrated, Intense, Cliched

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents a new play about facing life's difficulties—from the absurd to the unbearable—without resorting to violence or abusing your power. Based on stories by Polish-Israeli author Etgar Keret.

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24 Reviews | 6 Followers
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Cliched, Funny, Edgy, Intense, Overrated

See it if The short stories were fantastic.

Don't see it if You get confused easily.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
June 7th, 2016

"The play emphasizes the difficulty of translating prose works for the stage. In many scenes, the words simply don’t leap far enough off the page...Rather than transmuting the stories into dialogue and action, the script has an over-reliance on direct address and observation...As if to compensate, Carson has encouraged his actors to emote as though their lives depended on it, and not all are up to the task...The show does manage to convey Keret’s casually mordant worldview, "
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Theater Pizzazz
June 7th, 2016

"'Suddenly' can be startlingly funny. As the energy builds in action, the ensemble creates memorable tableaus to capture the moment...If there is a flaw, it is in the repetition without variation. The play sometimes feels lengthy without merit...Staging by Carson glosses over these imperfections. He cleverly makes stage space for the absurd. Broad, mask work, challenging movement theater, and appealing new characters build a complete drama, with enough surprise to keep the audience engaged."
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Stage Buddy
June 21st, 2016

"The brilliant, electric stories of Israeli writer Etgar Keret fill the black box…The poignant narratives are told in such a way that each story is seamlessly woven into the next one...While each individual story may have lost some of its specificity through being translated for the stage, the heart of these painfully human stories that Keret is known for still triumphs. The comic-drama teaches us through absurdities that we are all here to tell our stories."
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W
June 11th, 2016

"What works on the page does not always work in the stage. In this case, and the six actors playing a variety of characters are required to pantomime their surroundings, and one must even play the part of a goldfish…There are some stories that linger in mind...Others I recall for the awkward presentation…Despite the awkward way in which the stories are presented, the work as a whole moves surprisingly quickly and with good humor."
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