The Pill

The Pill NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
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Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

About the Show

La MaMa presents this world premiere family memoir set to original music. A story about the cataclysms of depression, fear, and anxiety, and their dynamic intersections with an eating disorder and suicidal ideation.

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84 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great acting, Great singing, Confusing, Slow, Edgy

See it if You like experimental theater.

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44 Reviews | 12 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want an intelligent, entertaining show with incredible music, discussing serious topics, but in a way that can open dialogue.

Don't see it if you have a tough time hearing about suicide or eating disorders.

7 Reviews | 12 Followers
Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Youre seeking new theatre that features an outstanding young actress in Wilson. The topic is timely and balance of light and dark is great.

Don't see it if Youre not prepared to spend time trying to track the story or the chronology. Confusing at times, but worth the time it takes to dissect.

Critic Reviews (3)
January 29th, 2018

“Akira Kurosawa's ‘Rashōmon,’ which ingeniously told its story from multiple character perspectives, has inspired countless others to concoct their own slippery tales. But, of course, most of these imitators struggle with the problem of not being Kurosawa. ‘The Pill,’ a family memoir comprised of several intergenerational viewpoints, is the latest proof that a plot device can only take you so far.”
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January 30th, 2018

"Experimental theatre can be a barrage of whacky, fun, nonsensical and in-your-face storytelling. 'The Pill' has all these elements wrapped into one...Leni played by Zoe Wilson is one to watch...The minimal white sets are used as a backdrop for video footage to convey emotion, humor, and push the narrative. And, it works. The dynamic between these zany characters is rich and often comes together with witty dialogue and sometimes song."
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Rock NYC
January 26th, 2018

"A play with every human feeling on display...It makes you want to break down...All the acting is superb...The directing is excellent...the choreography is astounding...All the songs are terrific...'The Pill'...doesn't feel finished, you would like to see it expanded further, on a bigger stage, you can imagine a rewrite that expands the vision not of the play itself but the staging proper...'The Pill' deserves it."
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