The Pink Unicorn
The Pink Unicorn
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The Pink Unicorn NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(47 Ratings)
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Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

In this solo show, a recent widow in a small conservative Texas town is faced with a whole new set of personal challenges when her 14-year-old daughter comes out as gender queer.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (47)

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179 Reviews | 29 Followers
96
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if This is a complex play that addresses the prejudices against LGBTQ youth in high school, and the intolerance and bigotry against them

Don't see it if you are not interested in plays about LGBTQ, in spite of the fact that you are accepting all types of diversity Read more

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like solo shows that captivates and moves us.The main character, a mom rises up to protect her daughter's rights to be an individual

Don't see it if If you want to see a big. splashy show. This is very intimate and really examines issues that may challenge who you are.

183 Reviews | 54 Followers
95
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if a great one person show dealing with a relevant topic. mother finds herself going against her beliefs as she fights for her daughter

Don't see it if there is no hope to open your closed minded self

162 Reviews | 18 Followers
95
Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Masterful

See it if A1 writing & performance of a story revolving around a contentious social issue-bias-generation gap-love & support-

Don't see it if strong feelings on present day controversial issues? see what this is about before choosing to see it. Lean towards seeing it-was amazing

1214 Reviews | 486 Followers
95
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Delightful, Masterful

See it if You want to see a performance that captures a small town Texan woman SPOT ON. Accent and mannerisms. Story is funny, touching and relevant.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic or don’t like one person monologue plays.

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
94
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You’re looking for a real gut buster based on transgender and gay politics in a Chicapen Parish sort of setting.

Don't see it if If you alarmingly anti gay.

302 Reviews | 87 Followers
93
Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Relevant, Long for a monologue with no action

See it if you enjoy a poiniant, heart wrenching, while clever and hilarious journey from provincial Southern housewife view to acceptance of the other

Don't see it if you are tired of, angered by, or indifferent to tales of mother-daughter relationships and gender neutral struggles in traditional societies

52 Reviews | 8 Followers
92
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if I went with my 16 year old daughter and she left saying, "I think we both learned something here". Unexpectedly wonderful.

Don't see it if not reason not to see it. Go see it!

Critic Reviews (4)

Burgh Vivant
February 13th, 2017
For a previous production

"'The Pink Unicorn' is a treatise on love, religion, and human sexuality, but it is also side-splittingly funny...Landis is fantastic as Trisha. Her strong performance exudes love and forgiveness...It would be easy to make fun of this upstanding Christian woman thrown into circumstances she can’t understand, but neither Landis, nor director Ingrid Sonnichsen ridicule the character...It’s easy to laugh at Trisha Lee and love her at the same time."
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Philadelphia City Paper
May 17th, 2017
For a previous production

"Elise Forier Edie’s 2013 one-woman drama has many comic moments and a few tough truths...Amy Landis channeled Trish’s strengths and fragilities, seamlessly blending with the character as she copes and grows with her fast-changing place in a society she thought she knew...'Unicorn' explores many issues, most satisfyingly the differing mother-daughter relationships...Bonus: Rarely have I seen the ACLU depicted so accurately."
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T
May 19th, 2017
For a previous production

"A funny and endearing account of a battle on the frontlines of the culture wars, one that reveals both the breathtaking hypocrisy of religious rhetoric...Trisha is the kind of character it would be all too easy to caricature or patronize, but both Edie’s script and Amy Landis’s beautifully nuanced performance wisely choose to pull us deeply into her point of view instead. Ingrid Sonnichsen directs with a deft comic touch...A rich and rewarding journey."
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Pittsburgh in the Round
February 17th, 2017
For a previous production

"This is a pointed play; or, rather, a very definite point taking the shape of a play, an anecdotal essay written as a one woman show...Trish is no ideal ally, but she is also vulnerable and honest, which is made apparent thanks to Edie’s careful, occasionally blunt prose...At its best, the play feels like a warm escape, but its broad characterization and uncomplicated narrative may hold it back from being the bridge-making unifier it clearly intends to be."
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