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The Russian and the Jew

From 6 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Great acting

About the show

A political fairy tale that explores anti-Semitism and misogyny through a female friendship in the Soviet Union in 1968, underlining the eternal question of fidelity to one's self, one's partner, and one's country. 

2h 0m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)


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86
Smart, Entertaining, Well played, Challenging, Wise

See it if you'd like to see a smart, engaging account of what Russians, especially Russian Jews, had to endure in the waning days of the Soviet Union.

Don't see it if the idea of 6 lively actors moving almost constantly in & out of a very small space that you share with them scares you.

Also I found “The Russian and The Jew” fully satisfying. My background like... Read more Read less

83
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if It start with a radio broadcast, that takes you back to Russia to tell you the story plus fairy tale.

Don't see it if You want a musical or general admission. Some actors playing multiple role.

Also Most of the actors played multiple rows, and play each character very ... Read more Read less

82
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if Rich effort that uses fairy tale, play scenes and history to look at the politics of anti-semitism, misogyny, loyalty and nationalism.

Don't see it if If you can not follow multiple stories, intertwined, with the same actors playing multiple parts, even when very well orchestrated.

Also This is a very layered form of story telling that I recommend, with ca... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like fairy tales. Or the game Papers Please. Or Cold War intrigue. Or just well-written and acted multi-layer plays. It all works.

Don't see it if Most of the characters are at least somewhat unlikable and there are depictions of antisemitism, but they're in service to the play.

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You want a fun night out that still has substance

Don't see it if you want a big Broadway production

74
Resonant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a show about Russia and the country in its waning period and the people that were effected. Characters who move in and out constant

Don't see it if Ly. If you want a big open stage production or something more lavish or something more light.


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