Closed 2h 30m
The Climbers
East Village
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The Climbers NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(18 Reviews)
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Members say
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Relevant, Dated

About the Show

Metropolitan Playhouse presents a revival of Clyde Fitch's 1901 drama, a still timely tale of social climbing at all costs.

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Member Reviews (18)

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Slow, Relevant, Deep

See it if Lengthy development of characters, struggle to maintain status, reaction to betrayal of trust, trappings of 1900 but relevant today.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for slow elaboration of the characters, 3 acts with many scenes each. Simple staging in a small space.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a story about how people react when they lose financial security. Some people rise to the occasion and others are ruthless.

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Critic Reviews (2)

September 15th, 2017

"A top-notch revival...Part social satire, part melodrama, and part Ibsenesque problem play...The play combines raucous comedy scenes, overwrought tragic moments, and polemical discussions...Remarkably, the tonal fluctuations work within the precarious social and ethical world in which the play is set...There are some longueurs, but overall, the play is rich and compelling...A good deal of the play's success must be credited to Hardart and his excellent company of actors."
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September 23rd, 2017

“While ‘The Climbers’ may seem dated to the uninitiated, it is an excellent example of the serious plays from its era. Michael Hardart's superb production makes an excellent case for this as a turn-of-the-last-century American classic. The play's relevance has returned in our own era, and also demonstrates that the corruption of the American dream through greed and ambitious has been going on for over 116 years.”
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