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The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

From 49 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Intelligent, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (49)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Intelligent, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

During previews
49
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you want a nonsensical, unfunny play about nothing. Not comical nor intelligent.

Don't see it if you want a play that makes any sense. This tries way too hard to be something and it misses badly.


May 14th, 2017
"'Marriage' is a silly aural pleasure...Stein’s style also serves another purpose: as a marker for the ambiguity that a genius...is able to turn into a weapon against intimacy...Between semi-farcical scenes a quieter drama emerges...What makes the insight fresh in Einhorn’s play, despite the occa...
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May 19th, 2017
"The sort of thing that one chortles through from paragraph to paragraph while unraveling additional meanings until the final period lands...There is so much to slog through, with so little actually happening, that missing even a beat means losing five or twelve points...Thank goodness then for t...
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May 20th, 2017
“Einhorn directs his play with a flair for both comedy and complexity. Mia Katigbak stuns with her delivery as Gertrude Stein…Be prepared to be swept away, and suddenly confronted with complexities and philosophies that strike a nerve…The play leaves you breathless and spellbound…Fully realized b...
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May 16th, 2017
"A brilliant love letter for Stein and Toklas in the form of a whimsical, furiously funny, and ultimately profound play...Their story is told in a style of self-aware charm, endless pretense, and suspended beliefs...It will make you laugh, and then before you realize it, make you cry as well...Th...
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