Already closed | 1h 15m | East Village

The Black Glove

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the show

August Strindberg Rep presents one of Strindberg's lesser known plays for children, a magical Christmas story that revolves around a lost black glove. More…

In this lyrical fantasy, a lost black glove found in the entryway to a large apartment building the day before Christmas Eve mystically passes through the hands of many of its residents as it bestows a Christmas spirit. The play will be acted by a cast of six women, in the British Travesty tradition of the late 1800s, in order to ensure that the play will be children-friendly. The piece is recommended for audiences age 8 and up.

1h 15m | Already closed | Gene Frankel Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (8)


Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Entertaining

Dated, Slow, Charming at times, Mixed talented cast, Enthusiastic

See it if You like rarely performed classical plays. You want to support a company dedicated to 1 playwright. You know someone in the production.

Don't see it if You want a contemporary Christmas play. You prefer a more well-known classical play. You want an equally well-trained cast.

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See it if you are interested in this rarely played Strindberg piece.

Don't see it if you want a play that you can relate to. Like this, I think, this play doesn't work anymore, perhaps in the old days.

December 11th, 2017
"Director Greer has cast the play with all women actors...It helps mitigate the vestiges of Strindberg’s misogyny, for though 'Black Glove' is a Christmas play with a happy ending, it’s still a play where a 'bad' woman must be taught a lesson. This casting also gives the magnificent cast a chance...
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December 14th, 2017
“While the work is lyrical and poetic, the flaw of the play is in its construction. There are a several poetic monologues that do not make sense and some events do not follow each other in a sensible way...While the story is akin to a darker set of fairytales, the spectacle and energy of the perf...
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December 8th, 2017
“Greer staged some of the first scenes in this 'Black Glove' so that the actors are a little too far away from the audience; the performers, too, have to fight against the insistent hum of the sound system. But everyone here plays with such gusto, and the writing is so rich and strange, that thes...
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