The Milkman's Sister
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The Milkman's Sister
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The Milkman's Sister NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(39 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
15%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the Show

13th Street Repertory Company presents a new family drama set in the Bronx during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Member Reviews (39)

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811 Reviews | 221 Followers
81
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy the tension that fear can create with the ones you love.

Don't see it if you have not lived through the Cuban Missle Crisis or do not have an appreciation for the state of the Cold War world.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
85
Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like well made plays with strong monologs. Set on a night when the world appeared to be ending makes it relevant for lots of us today.

Don't see it if violence on stage upsets you. The characters believe the world is ending which releases a lot of truth and pain with some strong physicality

687 Reviews | 114 Followers
74
Slow, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Intense

See it if Historically compelling melodrama; mash-up of Chayefskian kitchen sink realism & Strangelovian nuclear paranoia. Powerful acting by leads.

Don't see it if Extremely slow & verbose first act nearly implodes piece; jump starts with arrival of abusive husband/vet Burt (explosive Dan Yaiullo)

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
45
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Too long

See it if You know someone with the production. You're ready to hear philosophical musings on milk, jigsaw puzzles & jellybeans(really).

Don't see it if You want multi-dimensional characters: each character has 1 trait that will be played again & again. You want a sharp, polished play.

464 Reviews | 128 Followers
88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You like shows that are based on historical events. Great characterizations are important to you. Plays about family relationships intrigue.

Don't see it if You are looking to see a comedy. Although there are a few comedic moments in this new play it is thought provoking and serious and terrific

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like plays about historical events. You want to be entertained. You don't mind slow moving scenes. You remember milk being delivered

Don't see it if You don't like plays about historical events. You don't want to laugh. You don't want to see the meek become strong and find their voice. Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
75
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Resonant

See it if complex interrelationships, effect of extreme fear and helplessness on them and overwhelming compulsion to status quo fascinate you

Don't see it if you have a short attention span, tire, abhor violence, psychological/physical abuse and stereotypes, or avoid reminders of current threats

275 Reviews | 61 Followers
89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you enjoy great acting. All of the cast was excellent; Concetta Rose Rella was amazing!!!

Don't see it if you find watching a dysfunctional family, especially emotional abuse in a marriage, painful; you prefer something light. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Village Voice
November 18th, 2016

"As destruction comes to seem more certain, the characters aim their worries at each other, revealing long-boiling resentments, particularly the strain and abuse that defines the central marriage. Director Joe Battista and the committed cast let the drama run excitingly wild — by the end, the floor is coated in the spaghetti and milk from a dinner gone wrong, the remnants of a family in pieces but still pushing on."
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