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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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Slow, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Good story about transformation and abusive relationships. Acting for most part is good. Talent level varies.

Don't see it if Very serious and dark at times.

735 Reviews | 158 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

525 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

505 Reviews | 73 Followers
On healing

See it if How relationship domestic violence abuse / intergenerational trauma play out for a gay Black man, his 8 yo daughter, and grandmother.

Don't see it if Domestic violence, emotional/physical healing, straight forward plot (could've dug a little deeper w grandma relationship) aren't your thing Read more

489 Reviews | 57 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if well acted and written small play. topic is a bit old but still relevant. great use of space.

Don't see it if want light fare or a big show. this is small stuff.

366 Reviews | 72 Followers
Intimate, Good acting, Great movement

See it if you're looking for a play that deals with family, relationships and living with decisions we make in our lives,delivered by a great ensemble

Don't see it if you don't like small space theater where the action is right in front of you, or looking for a play that has something truly original to say

311 Reviews | 59 Followers
Riveting, Full of heart, Intense, Moving

See it if an intense piece about picking up the pieces after a traumatic relationshop & your family trying to help (and the impact on them).

Don't see it if you don't want to see shows in development on a heavy topic. There are also adult violence situations (not shown onstage).

284 Reviews | 54 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

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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