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

Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Amateurish, Slow

See it if You are utterly desperate for any remotely holiday-themed show, regardless of how many irritating elves and dead babies are involved.

Don't see it if You don't want to power through what feels like a community theater's first production, employing any "actor" who wants to be on stage.

Shove the glove

See it if Strindberg fan or scholar. A great translation of beautiful writing.

Don't see it if You can go anywhere else. Don't fall for the artsy comped critics' bouquets.

Also Horribly miscast. Not one but all women play men, which quickly shatte... Read more Read less

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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