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The Father (TFANA)

From 18 critic and 32 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

About the show

Theatre for a New Audience presents August Strindberg's startling vision of marriage and the battle of the sexes. More…

Strindberg reportedly wrote 'The Father' in response to Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House.' Now, for the first time ever, these two plays will be performed in rotating repertory. Working with a new adaptation of Strindberg's classic by Scottish author David Greig, Theatre for a New Audience mounts both shows with director Arin Arbus and Drama Desk Award winning actors Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson.

Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Disappointing

See it if you want to see really good actors go all in on a canonical work; if you're interested to hear a very contemporary adaptation by David Grieg

Don't see it if you do not have an existing investment in the play, the actors or the director; if you're looking for a fun night out

Clever, Confusing, Disappointing, Intelligent

See it if you know someone who's loosing their mental powers. It may help you understand them better. You will be confused - like the main character.

Don't see it if you're expecting a showy performance or a story told in a clear manner. It's a small show about a heartbreaking topic.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of John Douglas Thompson. He definitely takes you on a journey through this man's life... sanity... final hours...

Don't see it if you find it difficult to sit through classic theater productions. The performances were uneven I thought, reminding me it was only a show.

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