The Lesson

The Lesson NYC Reviews and Tickets

(13 Reviews)
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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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165 Reviews | 24 Followers
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

251 Reviews | 24 Followers
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

76 Reviews | 21 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Confusing

See it if you UNDERSTAND Ionesco and the theatre of the absurd. If you're willing to enjoy a play that doesn't make sense in a linear story.

Don't see it if you don't know Ionesco and the theatre of the absurd, and need to understand a story that make sense.

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
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.

196 Reviews | 40 Followers
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.

222 Reviews | 35 Followers
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.

675 Reviews | 157 Followers
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

54 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if you enjoy plays off the beaten paths of Broadway cliches and spectacles.

Don't see it if you enjoy plays with a clear message or point.