The Curse of the Babywoman (FringeNYC)
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The Curse of the Babywoman (FringeNYC)
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The Curse of the Babywoman (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
6%
Negative
12%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Shrubtown is a small town for small-minded people preoccupied by social mores and the new Bob's Big Boy. But everyone has secrets, and one secret toddles to life every night. Can Shrubtown stand up to a creature that can barely walk?

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Member Reviews (17)

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262 Reviews | 30 Followers
76
Funny, Original, Refreshing, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if you like to laugh and you don't mind a bit of overacting.

Don't see it if you can't keep up with a fast moving plot

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You can roll with a funny tall well acted fantasy tale that goes on a tiny bit longer than necessary.

Don't see it if If you need to be grounded in "reality" in the theater.

35 Reviews | 21 Followers
44
The 4 main characters (the guy, the female lead and her valet, and the nimrod) were good. play has 40 minutes of story and highly dated jokes

See it if You want to see a VERY fringe show. It is very silly but not funny

Don't see it if You want to laugh more than a handful of times or if you want a show with a sense of humor that isn't heavy handed puns

MSM
23 Reviews | 21 Followers
60
Confusing, Ambitious, Fluffy

See it if you love avant-garde theatre. The audience loved it and the performers were enjoying themselves.

Don't see it if you want simple storytelling.

15 Reviews | 5 Followers
77
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if you like fun, light-hearted romps.

Don't see it if you like deep dramas.

8 Reviews | 2 Followers
75
Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You like to see great acting and be amazed of all the colours

Don't see it if you dont like a little serious theme

5 Reviews | 12 Followers
90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are looking for the quintessential Fringe experience! Big laughs, inventive staging (puppets!!), & fun craziness that is also heartfelt!

Don't see it if Drawing Room comedies are your thing (although, you may still love this! Just go in knowing it is unconventional comedy)

6 Reviews | 2 Followers
29
Disappointing

See it if You wish to support independent theater and a hard working cast

Don't see it if It makes you uncomfortable to watch hard working actors in questionable material.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
August 17th, 2016

"'The Curse of the Babywoman' is pure fun...But as 'Babywoman' succeeds through its own humor, some jokes fall flat after we hear them too many times...Nevertheless, these details about Francisco in Shrubtown consistently land with a rousing round of laughter, and it’s apparent that BIG Theater Company is all about the details...'The Curse of the Babywoman' is a delight: sweet and well-constructed, with distinctive humor as its best feature."
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T
August 18th, 2016

“If ‘The Curse’ is attempting to provide a trope for the repercussions of fearing the unknown, it does not succeed – the play is simply not that multi-layered nor that complex…‘The Curse’ is not well written, it is not well directed, and it leaves the unfortunate cast adrift in one hour and forty-five minutes of nonsense. There is no reason to see this woebegone play.”
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Theater In The Now
August 19th, 2016

"Be warned, this style of humor is certainly not for everyone...Wrapped up in an abundance of recurring jokes, many of which don't land the first time, 'The Curse of the Babywoman' is unlike anything you've seen before...But is it possible that Wirsch's brand of comedy was too smart for this cast? For some reason, there was a massive disconnect between page to stage...Director Olivia Hartle kept the energy high from start to finish...Mike Wirsch is a smart writer and that should be noted."
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