The Pelican & Isle of the Dead
The Pelican & Isle of the Dead

The Pelican & Isle of the Dead NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Reviews)
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Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the Show

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere staging of the two works together, as they were written and intended by their Strindberg.

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Member Reviews (14)

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567 Reviews | 147 Followers
Philosophical, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if A spirit takes inventory, then views play in which an incriminating letter is left behind. Great impulse to sandwich both plays in 95 min

Don't see it if "I want to avoid the suffering/If only I could do the evil I want to do/The day of death is better than the day of birth/Victim of Camorra" Read more

202 Reviews | 77 Followers
Pelican in full flight

See it if Love the playwright and company.

Don't see it if Hate out of the way venues with pushy, obnoxious hosts begging/fundraising.

198 Reviews | 11 Followers
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Entertaining, Philosophical

See it if U like thought provoking plays in an intimate setting. The Pelican was very thought provoking but the rest felt long, tedious and why?

Don't see it if U don’t like small theater or prefer musicals. Want the 2 plays to be more cogent with more of a moral to the story.

77 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if an ok but not especially remarkable production of a great play.

Don't see it if you've never seen or read this particular play and would like to get acquainted with it. Read more

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great production of this rarely seen Strindberg play. Cast has great chemistry. All performances are excellent and nuanced.

Don't see it if You don't like to think.

5 Reviews | 2 Followers
Riveting, Entertaining, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if See it if you love shows that make you think about life, love, death and everything in-between. Great acting and a riveting plot!

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical or a farce.

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
Intense, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You’re interested in an engaging if heavy piece that unfolds in dramatic fashion as characters find different sides of themselves &eachother

Don't see it if You like your comedy only on the light side

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great acting, Clever, Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a great delivery of an ambitious world premiere!

Don't see it if You only enjoy musicals!

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