The Lesson
78

The Lesson NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
77%
Mixed
15%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Slow

About the Show

Teatro LATEA presents Absurdist master Eugene Ionesco's classic one-act about the disturbing relationship between a professor and his pupil.

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Member Reviews (13)

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668 Reviews | 156 Followers
78
Clever, Resonant, Absorbing, Wry, Timely

See it if you want to see how a classic text of the Theater of the Absurd holds up, or explore the fraught dynamics of a student-teacher relationship.

Don't see it if you find the Absurd hopelessly dated. Read more

270 Reviews | 53 Followers
40
Misinterpreted

See it if You've only got one hour and you HAVE to see a show. Also, the set, as well as the theater with an adjoining bar are lovely.

Don't see it if Ionesco played straight? This play is supposed to be farcical, not played in a naturalist style.I won't even get into the acting. Just don't Read more

209 Reviews | 21 Followers
90
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Great acting great writing what else could you want funny and absorbing

Don't see it if If you can’t handle theater of the absurd

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
86
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you realize #MeToo didn't start this year. The Lesson is a #MeToo cry from 1950! Great production that needs a longer life somewhere.

Don't see it if uncomfortable chairs, a hot theater or absurd dialogue make you uncomfortable. No see it! You need to.

156 Reviews | 33 Followers
85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Insane

See it if you can laugh at increasingly absurd teacher-student dynamics then regret doing so when the power play gets out of hand.

Don't see it if you're ashamed of your knowledge of subtraction and fearful people are going to snicker at you. It's not enough to know 1 + 1 = 2.

157 Reviews | 23 Followers
79
Funny, Great writing, Profound, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You know and enjoy Theater of the Absurd with its seemingly absurd dialogue. Thought provoking.

Don't see it if You like traditional theater with banal and predictable outcomes.

141 Reviews | 22 Followers
95
Edgy, Funny, Great writing, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like original writing with a great cast.

Don't see it if you only like logical stories Read more

130 Reviews | 17 Followers
66
Slow, Thought-provoking, Clever, Dated, Overrated

See it if you like absurd theater and are unfamiliar with Ionesco

Don't see it if you won't be dining at one of the fine restaurants on Clinton Street. Read more

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