Untitled Theater Company #61 presents an epic farce set at the fantasy wedding of Toklas and Stein, packed with Parisian expatriate notables of a century ago. More…
Picasso has brought two of his mistresses and one of his wives. Hemingway has also brought his wife but is more obsessed by his matador. Meanwhile, all involved discuss matters of art, genius, friendship, religion, more genius, sexuality, money, fame, genius again, and, of course, love. Identities are merged and submerged as four actors play more than 30 characters. Written in a style that echoes Stein’s work, this is a comic fantasy with serious intent.
See it if Witty, poignant tale of Stein/Tokas' 'marriage' as if written by Stein herself with puns & convolutions abounding Cast is outstanding
Don't see it if A certain patience with & knowledge of Stein's style needed as well as the literary highbrows of the 30's Pacing jumps from manic to slow
See it if you are familiar with Gertrude Stein. This charming show uses her writing style to tell her story with lots of physical comedy and champagne
Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional play with a plot that progresses logically.
See it if Hilarious visit to Gertrude & Alice's Paris salon with guests Picasso, Hemingway, Joyce, Whitehead, VanVechten. High absurdism in Stein talk
Don't see it if repetition throws you or non-linear plays confuse you. Fine acting. Intellectual silliness brought to new heights.
See it if you can appreciate Stein's circular thinking and verse. It's not everyone's cup of tea.
Don't see it if you are looking for a straight forward play.
See it if Cerebral, but also funny and touching stories interest you. Great acting.
Don't see it if You can't take Gertrude Stein, or you don't like minimally stages shows or actors playing multiple roles.
See it if You’re up for an intelligent, well researched, intricately written, entertaining and incisive script performed by an intensely talented cast
Don't see it if You're unaware of the work or influence of Toklas, Stein, Hemingway and Picasso or The Lost Generation in Paris between the World Wars.
See it if A challenge of a show with an unusual setup, requiring audience to pay attention and trust it's sort of wacky set up. V intelligent/witty~
Don't see it if You know or care nothing about the thriving literature salon scene Paris 1920, are looking for easy fare, or take issue with gay themed play
See it if you like both intelligent and physical humor and are interested in the life and times of Gertrude Stein.
Don't see it if you're not in the mood to think, or don't know anything about the characters.
See it if You can stomach a farcical and often over-the-top, yet ultimately poignant, portrait of this duo and their circle.
Don't see it if Your tolerance for low budget farce is low, or peering into the window of 27 Rue de Fleurus wouldn't do anything for you.
See it if you like Gertrude Stein or witty writing. You like unconventional or slightly absurd shows.
Don't see it if you like strictly realistic theater or need a linear story line. You find 1920s American expats or "geniuses" self-indulgent or boring.
See it if You like plays with a few actors playing many characters, which - when well written and acted, I love.
Don't see it if You believe it was written by Alice B. Toklas. I was naive and fooled by the title. I felt duped.
See it if you appreciate Ionesco's plays. If you like intelligent farce.
Don't see it if you need straight-forward language. If you fail to appreciate 'a rose is a rose is a rose'.
See it if you understand Stein's writing - her circle of writers and artist in 1920's Paris. Good acting with each actor playing different roles.
Don't see it if if you are looking for a traditional play, you know nothing about G, Stein or you don't like her.
See it if a witty, hilarious and moving play about Stein, Toklas and the famous people they knew appeals to you.
Don't see it if The above doesn't interest you. But you might like it anyway--it's so clever and funny.
See it if This is quite fun if you are familiar with Gertrude Stein's mythology and her circle. If you're not, not.
Don't see it if Hemingway's character is made to be the butt of half the jokes, which got somewhat tiring. The first half is rather the better of the two.
See it if You are a Stein/Toklas fans and would enjoy seeing these two characters among their colorful friends in an imaginary wedding ceremony
Don't see it if You would be frustrated by the writer's conceit that the Stein and Toklas actors are "pretending" to be the characters they are playing
See it if loved the mixtures of characters - the references to historic fact - the players pretending to be other people - the free champagne - see it
Don't see it if you don't know who gertrude and alice are
See it if You like historic figures and their stories told with a comedic touch. I think the writing was interesting and the acting was very good.
Don't see it if You don't like characters playing multiple roles. The beginning was a little confusing and I think trying to be too clever.
See it if A delightful bagatelle in an intimate setting. 100 minutes of provocative enjoyment if you know of Gertrude Stein & the Lost Generation
Don't see it if you dislike Gertrude Stein/ Alice Toklas or are uninterested in romanticed stories about her salons and their habitues: Picasso, Hemingway,.
See it if you are looking to discover something smart and funny downtown.
Don't see it if you know nothing about Gertrude Stein or other 20th century modernists.
See it if you want to experience brilliant acting, innovative storytelling and all-around fun, with some touching moments
Don't see it if you only like straightforward, plot-driven theatre
See it if You enjoy French farce, explorations of historical figures, some of the finest performers NYC can offer.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy fresh farce or absurd theatrics. You're seeking a linear storyline play.