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

89%
(47 Reviews)
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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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Member Reviews (47)

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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.

85
Enchanting, Relevant, Intelligent, Moving, Funny

See it if Bible-belt mom goes through upheaval after her daughter comes out. Tearful inspiring story of love’s triumph. Wonderful characters.

Don't see it if Preachy and overly sentimental in spots. A plea for open-mindedness and tolerance.

88
Great writing, Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Southern mom standing by/with her daughter no matter what.

Don't see it if you think of relationships or people should be the same.

88
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy one person shows about contemporary issues + mother-daughter relationship plays. This is well presented.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of one person shows. You don’t enjoy shows with heavy southern dialect. You don’t enjoy plays about sexual orientation.

84
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Nuanced performance, Well-crafted, Funny and touching

See it if You want to consider another's POV beyond any stereotypes. This work is thoughtful, funny, topical and where the conversation begins.

Don't see it if You don't want your conservative beliefs or small-town values challenged. Story covers a lot of ground with sensitivity and skill. Worthy.

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.

85
Intense monologue, Personal storytelling, Great delivery, Touching, Relevant

See it if Mother struggles to understand and come to terms with the coming of age of a non-binary child and go hand in hand into the future.

Don't see it if You don’t like solo shows. You aren’t interested in LGBTQ issues.

87
Thought-provoking, Superb performance, Sad, Funny, Relevant

See it if you desire superbly performed 1 person shows, the theme of discrimination toward gender minorities with funny, sad & "touching" moments.

Don't see it if you dislike 1 person shows, issues involved in gender identity & discrimination & criticism of some "conservative" religious attitudes.

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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