Closed 2h 30m
The Comedian's Tragedy
Soho/Tribeca
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The Comedian's Tragedy NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great writing

About the Show

Set in Ancient Greece, this edgy supernatural love story sees Aristophanes struggling with his muse .

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Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great staging

See it if Sone good acting and very good direction. Intresting story amongst a theater that was 80 plus degreed.

Don't see it if You need to think with this one. Focus is a must. If you do not like Greek stories.

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Greek-inspired, Long, Elaborate, Meta, Clever

See it if Greek playwright fights with rulers & gods, falls in love, and is doomed to live in his own tragedy. Poetic, well acted, cleverly written.

Don't see it if The characters emote a lot but I didn’t feel anything for them. Go if you want to see an impressive intellectual accomplishment. 2.5 hours

Critic Reviews (1)

June 30th, 2019

"Matthew Amendt's The Comedian's Tragedy in the style of meta-theater is an ambitious work which is ultimately a failure: it neither offers a compelling reason for its historic plot nor makes it dramatically believable enough to work as a tragedy. With so many facts left to the viewer's imagination, it really needs program notes or a good deal of explanation not given by the narrator Chorus Leader. The unevenness of Bill McCallum's deficient production makes the two and a half hours seem much longer than they actually are."
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