Tea at Four (FringeNYC)
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Tea at Four (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
0%
Negative
9%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Resonant

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: The intimate lives of two women from their youth to the last moments of their shared time together.

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Member Reviews (11)

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81 Reviews | 35 Followers
74
Cliched, Resonant, Ambitious, Fluffy

See it if you're interested in the historical context depicted here; don't mind some trivial grandiloquence unconvincingly delivered.

Don't see it if you expect tight scripting and staging - there isn't much action here and more monologues than necessary

15 Reviews | 5 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy quality, historical dramas about women.

Don't see it if You need a lot of action.

14 Reviews | 15 Followers
90
Great acting, Dated, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in a play that decries imid-20th Cent sexual, ethnic and religious prejudice or just a well written and acted play

Don't see it if you are done with that theme in that time no matter how well done

5 Reviews | 1 Follower
40
Banal, Cliched, Cringe-making

See it if you have an hour with nothing better to do

Don't see it if you are a lesbian, think you may be a lesbian, know a lesbian, have any knowledge of social & political history or enjoy quality theatre

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if You are hungry for theatre about Lesbians that portrays them in an intelligent and compelling manner.

Don't see it if You hate plays that portray Lesbians in an engaging and sensitive way.

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a touching story of two women's love and the struggles they face. The acting is excellent.

Don't see it if You don't like a good story with great acting.

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to see a very moving love story, that is historically very interesting and the actors are really wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't like love stories but even still I recommend you see it because it's an interesting character piece that is well written.

1 Review | 1 Follower
99
Absorbing, Edgy, Romantic

See it if You're interested in history of marginalized groups

Don't see it if You're looking for action or comedy

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 16th, 2016

"The time jumps are occasionally jarring and confusing, but excellently create the harsh reality a lesbian minority couple at that time would likely have faced…As Catherine and Ruth, McKamie and Grajewski have electric chemistry, and watching their relationship blossom from its first moment to its last is indeed heart-wrenching...All three talented women give the audience an intimate view of the constant flight between staying true to oneself and living in society."
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NY Theatre Guide
August 21st, 2016

"A gentle feminist work about the lifelong love between two women…It’s a seemingly small story, but is packed full of moments of painful prejudice, wrapped in a soft, warm blanket of deep love. However, I do feel that the writing can be less filled with exposition and rather more interesting dialogue…I think these young women have done a fantastic job, but I feel they can evolve the piece by investing more into helping us believe they were lovers and not just friends."
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