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The Blue Room

9 Members say: Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting
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1h 30m | Already closed | White Box Theatre (West Village)

The Bridge Production Group presents an intimate staging of David Hare's loose adaptation of 'La Ronde' - a series of vignettes that show how chance sexual encounters travel throughout class and power in society. More…

The Bridge is transforming The WhiteBox Art Space on the Lower East Side, creating an immersive visual art instillation that will house performance salons – only forty audience members per performance.


95
BroadwayWorld

“Intriguing and masterful play...Everything about this production was brilliant, from the acting to the immersive experience...Relationships...are visceral and very real, a series of moments that make this play so amazing to not only watch, but to digest...In short, ‘The Blue Room’ is definitely an experience that every adult should have. It will make you feel things you yearn for...It is definitely a range of emotions ensconced in the eroticism of a moment." Full Review

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Urban Matter

"This striking production captures the audience by close proximity and creative scene development. Controversial in both its subject matter and general rowdiness, 'The Blue Room' will keep you watching the actors on the stage and not your phone! Performances by actors Christina Toth and Max Hunter do much by way of captivating that attention...Standout performances by both lead actors, brilliantly executed sets and costumes, and a thinkpiece of a story." Full Review

80
New York Critic Blog

"It’s a very good play in concept, characters and dialogue. Schnitzler’s play has been updated, but without conceptual change...Max Hunter directs himself and Christina Toth, and they work well together...The show is sexy without ever being vulgar...The cast is not without faults...But they eschew affectation or heavy-handed characterization." Full Review

75
StageBiz.com

"Hunter’s direction allows the viewer to discover the connections without overt signalling. Curiosity is created naturally. There are funny extras...Hunter and Toth not only move scenery, but move easily from each situation and character. His persona is usually befuddled, arrogant and rich. Hers appear insecure but smarter than they let on. That 'The Blue Room' is performed in the basement of an art gallery allows their characters’ intimacy and the audience’s too." Full Review

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Show Showdown

“Action unfolds inches from the audience making the piece more voyeuristic and disquieting...The stories fall into shallow cliches - and the play's discussion about sex never amounts to more than a casual conversation...Hunter shows disdain, swagger and callousness but he never touches the vulnerability that Toth discovers, especially in the more damaged individuals...Costumes challenge the smoothness of the production...Bulky, too, are set changes." Full Review


91
Absorbing, Intense, Entertaining, Sex

See it if The actors each played a few part. Funny at part too. The acting is great in this play.

Don't see it if If sex and nude, or the human body bothers you.

Also Chairs not comfortable, and in basement of art studio.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Entertaining

See it if Partner's 95 and my 85. Fascinating use of intimate space. Both actors did fine. My problem is that I compared it totheNicole Kidamn version

Don't see it if only 40 seats .. also a positive item... chairs not that comfortable and front rows are a must.

81
Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if to see Christina Toth, who does a great job in multiple roles that are all believable. Innovative and intimate setting.

Don't see it if a series of short plays all connected in a circular way that is not half as clever as it thinks it is.

Also Chairs and theater are not comfortable and front rows are a must.

75
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Sexy

See it if Love scenes: A with B, B with C, etc. A person changes depending on their partner. Sex, ego, insight, humor. Great acting by Christina.

Don't see it if You don't like a small artsy space. Cliched gender role characters. Repetitive format. Lost my interest towards the end.

74
Great acting, Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if Not as good as was on Broadway. Nicole Kidman was great as was this actress, however, to small a stage for this play to be effective.

Don't see it if You do not like 40 seat theaters that are uncomfortable or small productions. Front row Sears were comfortable all others are tight.

73
Resonant, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Christina Toth show why she is a great young actress in a show where the theme will resonate with all of us.

Don't see it if You don't like non-theater theaters and are disturbed when the director forgets to direct himself

Also There is part of me that wants to tell you to see anything that Christ... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if i was very impressed with this little production--and particularly christina toth. i loved the space--very intimate.

Don't see it if i didn't realize at first that the actors were playing many different roles. i applaud max hunter's overall creation, but notsomuch his perf

69
Clever, Relevant, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you enjoy productions in an intimate setting, with 2 characters playing different parts in a series of short connected smaller plays

Don't see it if you don't enjoy very slow moving dramas about sexual escapades, uncomfortable folding chair seating for almost 2 hrs

65
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a great play performed in an intimate space. Christina Toth is fantastic. Her performance is one not to be missed!

Don't see it if You are easily distracted. Performed so close in relation to the audience the pair definitely lost energy & chemistry as the play went on.


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