The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Confusing

About the Show

The blossoming relationship between two recent immigrants stalls at the crossroads between promises of the future and horrors of the past in this world premiere drama.

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Confusing, Slow, Experimental, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if disrupting action with agitprop style political-social commentary works for you. A 1908 play has been overlayed with commentary & music

Don't see it if you expect a fun frolic. Various prejudices are addressed by a multi-racial cast playing anti-Semitic roles while a massacre is described

78
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if The story about a man and a woman who grow to love each other he's Jewish she is Catholic. The struggles the Jewish people.

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Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
March 24th, 2018

"Lashof has added bits of the original to her modern perspective that all-too-easily shines a light on our current social struggles and uneasy political climate...Underneath the dialogue is a light musical layer created...Off to one side is Nurse who throughout the performance describes the pogrom in Odessa in terrifying and bloody detail. It’s a shocking history, but it never blends smoothly with the rest of the storylines...A thought-provoking opening."
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On Stage Blog
March 20th, 2018

"Under the direction of Keegan, the play is staged in a minimalistic, almost Brechtian fashion. The actors are all onstage throughout the show...and occasionally even interact with the audience...Gaines stands out as having a charming stage presence in the lead role of Vera...A well-written play, and one of the better pieces I've seen brought to life so far this year...One of those plays that gets better over the course of the night...A political drama just as much as it's a love story."
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