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Tania in the Getaway Van
Soho/Tribeca
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Tania in the Getaway Van NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(4 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
25%
Negative
25%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Great writing

About the Show

This new drama from the theatrical pop-up The Pool tells the era-hoping story of a mother and daughter, and examines how their lives were, and weren't, guided by the women's movement.

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Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like a excellent depiction of academic feminism in the 70's.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a play presenting the viewpoints of different women

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Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you like good theater. It really has it all--it's very fun, but also has a lot to say, and it's EXTREMELY well-acted by the two leads.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a really incisive, satisfying play about feminism, generational differences and the mixed signals young girls receive.

Critic Reviews (4)

November 30th, 2017

"Best among the bunch is 'Tania in the Getaway Van,' Susan Bernfield’s thoughtful and tender look at Laura...Laura’s naive fantasies about Patricia Hearst deftly suggest the perplexities of those changing times, an ambivalence underscored by director Portia Krieger’s pre-show screening of sexist TV commercials from the period...Heading a capable cast, Annie McNamara gradually brightens in face, voice, and attitude to illuminate Diane’s dawning awareness of her potential."
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November 29th, 2017

“Starts strong but falls flat in the 2nd act...Both McNamara and Morris give it one hundred percent and are convincing as snarky, privileged women. But their lengthy dialog wanders in circles and confining them to a restaurant table kills the performance’s energy...Casting Williams as both Stacy and Katelyn is a bit confusing. Tania, the most important off-stage character, is gone from the second act.”
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November 29th, 2017

“The all-woman cast is incredibly talented; most notably Morris, who plays both child and adult Laura with honesty and specificity...Krieger has created a play that carries itself with precision and tenderness...Has a great deal of heart and carries the audience through time seamlessly. Even a house-lights snafu and a freezing auditorium can’t detract from the themes, performances, and beautiful design of the play. It is definitely a play to see before its close in December."
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December 14th, 2017

"At its best moments, 'Tania in the Getaway Van' achieves that highest attainment of art, which is to allow us to go inside an experience we may never have...Bernfield beautifully constructs the mother-daughter relationship, treating both characters with compassion and filling them with humanity...The conversation stalls in the political realm...There are funny moments, but it’s not gripping the way the start of the play is...Director Portia Krieger adds some nice touches."
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