The Chechens
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The Chechens

The Chechens NYC Reviews and Tickets

(21 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious, Resonant

About the Show

This new drama is set in modern Chechnya, where gays are rumored to be held in camps. Can one family protect their brother suspected of being gay? Part of Exquisite Corpse Company's 'This Is a Distraction' festival.

Show-Score Member Reviews (21)

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114 Reviews | 19 Followers
Extraordinary, Great acting, Riveting, Must see, Intelligent

See it if For great acting&directing. Dark humor Immediately follows serious and profound dialog and action, brilliant.entire play is sensational.

Don't see it if don't enjoy serious or thought proboking theater

73 Reviews | 16 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if you like well written and acted, moving theater. Entertaining, powerful, and filled with dry humor—may also cause you to wipe away tears.

Don't see it if Just see it. Read more

65 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great writing, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You're looking for a show with a truly absorbing story and authentic, strong acting. I loved it.

Don't see it if Can't think of one reason why not to see it. Read more

110 Reviews | 15 Followers
Intense slice of life, well-acted, wrenching, thought-provoking

See it if You want a glimpse of what folks face elsewhere and appreciate thoughtful, immersive theater

Don't see it if You can't deal with horrible sight-lines and a hot, airless theater

277 Reviews | 85 Followers
Slow start but grabs you

See it if religious beliefs taken to believable extreme. Costumes, set are extravagant. You enjoy plot twists.

Don't see it if not in the mood for heavy subjects - love, hate, religion, family, deception, murder. Intermissionless 2 hrs in non A/C space on camp chairs

106 Reviews | 26 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you enjoy great plot line and insight into a culture that is rarely viewed by the western eyes, clever storytelling and believable character

Don't see it if You are hung up on details and the math and geography of a play

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
Important play / well-written / must-see, Mind-blowing / oppressive yet eye-opening, Well-staged in awkward claustrophobic venue, Intense & serious w/a side of wit & humor, Resonant / authentic / nurturing / relevant / moving

See it if you want to experience an eye-opening slice of eastern european "modern" way of thinking. Unbelievable, but unfortunately SO true to form.

Don't see it if 105min of numerous scenes (w/in a non-changing set) re: a Muslim family in Chechnya, w/underlying LGBT questions, can't hold your attention. Read more

211 Reviews | 15 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like absorbing, relevant theatre with great acting.

Don't see it if you're looking to see a light play or musical. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 10th, 2018

"This all-too-timely story (see a host of other countries around the world, as well as many states right here in the U.S.) reminds us about the cost of taking away equal rights. Kot, Sokolovskaya, and Ionina are all amazing...At times delightful, experimental, and thought-provoking, with director using the space in interesting ways. Sometimes, like the end, the staging is downright suspenseful."
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