Closed 1h 30m
The Fat Lady Sings
East Village
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The Fat Lady Sings NYC Reviews and Tickets

43%
(16 Reviews)
Positive
13%
Mixed
31%
Negative
56%
Members say
Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky

About the Show

La MaMa presents the premiere of playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie's drama about a white authoritarian evangelical family, with a father eerily like the occupant of today's White House. NYC Opera sensation Lauren Flanigan stars.

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Member Reviews (16)

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Insipid, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Cant think of much to say good. Flannagans voice is too big for this small space. If you like experimental theater.

Don't see it if You like good theater or a plot that makes any sense. Production tries to be edgy but fails miserably.

65
Disappointing, Confusing, Fervid, Fervent, Slow

See it if you want to see an earnest & impassioned protest play that takes aim at a Trumpian autocrat & his family (but mostly misses the mark).

Don't see it if you're not interested in experimental theatre; you are hoping for a biting, effective satire/skewering of our current First Family. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

March 27th, 2019

"Jean-Claude van Itallie, one of the key figures in New York's Off-Off Broadway theater in the 1960's, takes on Trumpian politics in 'The Fat Lady Sings'. Clearly, van Itallie still feels at home at the La MaMa, where he developed some of his most influential early work, including parts of his landmark anti-war trilogy, 'America Hurrah'. The fire in this playwright's belly can still radiate heat in the East Village more than a half century after the premiere of his most famous title."
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