The Bandaged Place
The Bandaged Place

The Bandaged Place NYC Reviews and Tickets

(42 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Resonant

A new play about a talented dancer on a transformative journey.

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Member Reviews (42)

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289 Reviews | 55 Followers
Profound, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I absolutely adored this play. All 5 actors (including 1 child) were phenomenal. I loved that it was a play with lgbtq and people of color

Don't see it if Characters, that didn’t harp on being lgbtq abd people of color; they just existed- normally. I understood the interpretive dance element, Read more

51 Reviews | 6 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like deeply personal dramas

Don't see it if You don't like depictions of domestic violence

564 Reviews | 108 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You like to be up close and feel like you are on the stage and immersed in the story

Don't see it if You are not interested in a family drama and someone getting over an abusive relationship. Read more

158 Reviews | 18 Followers
Must see, Intense, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want a realistic look at love, obsession and survival... Family and the drama that goes along with it. Youth and how fresh it really is

Don't see it if You can't handle a show with violence and obsession but ultimately gives you hope.

735 Reviews | 162 Followers
Frustrating, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in depictions of domestic abuse in a gay context & difficulty of leaving, father-daughter sagas, issues explored in dance

Don't see it if male on male domestic abuse turns you off, stories of black families facing difficulties are difficult, don't get symbolic dance

77 Reviews | 3 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like seeing dramas that are relevant to peoples lives. If you like powerful scripts & the seeing how time heals ones trauma. See it

Don't see it if don't like seeing intense drama that can challenge you or if you been through assault and could be triggered by the show. Otherwise see it.

131 Reviews | 19 Followers
Intense, Good acting & direction, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like stories about a dancer surviving a gay abusive relationship, his family joy and drama, portrayed sensually and honestly.

Don't see it if you have trouble with intimate gay romance. It's a worthwhile story but it's told honestly. Also it's 1 hr 45 min with no intermission.

154 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a small, quiet drama about family and overcoming abusive relationships.

Don't see it if you are easily triggered by stories of abusive relationships. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
November 17th, 2022

“ 'The Bandaged Place' often feels more like a collision of situations than a cohesive and captivating drama."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 17th, 2022

"The ending reminds us that working through trauma is a messy and potentially neverending process, but there is hope."
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November 15th, 2022

"As tough as its subject matter is, 'The Bandaged Place' is hardly a wallow in misery...Rivers may not be telling a breathtakingly new story, but he has found inventive, heartfelt, and affecting ways to refresh a familiar one."
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Front Row Center
November 22nd, 2022

"The dancing within this play does not stop the action but deepens it in much the same way a song in a musical can illustrate a character’s feelings in a different way than a speech. Again, 'the bandaged place' is good storytelling."
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