The Conversationalists
The Conversationalists
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The Conversationalists NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Smartly written, Confusing, Great music, Absorbing, Delightful

About the Show

In their most recent experiment with live storytelling and music, downtown musician-storyteller duo James & Jerome create an original movie that plays only inside the audience's minds. 

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Indulgent, Creative, Confusing, Melodramatic, Great music

See it if Music 90; story 65. Original, beautiful, expertly performed music. Social justice themes. Narrated “imagined movie" largely works.

Don't see it if Jarring, illogical sequence of telenovela style scenes. Inconsistent characters. Slow, interminable lecture on prison population.

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Smartly written, Well played, Musically tasty, Committed, Innovative

See it if you’d like to see smart, innovative theater that engages critical issues while pumping out some to the tastiest music you’ll hear this year.

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate forms of theater that deviate from traditional drama. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
January 15th, 2020

"Staging a Movie Melodrama in ‘The Conversationalists’: Music (and eventually emotion) cuts through the alienating layers of abstraction in this new work by the musician-storytellers James & Jerome."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 18th, 2020

..."Just Talking, But Sometimes More: 'The Conversationalists' and 'The Truth Has Changed'"
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