The Shadow Box
Closed 2h 20m
The Shadow Box
77

The Shadow Box NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(41 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
5%
Negative
5%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Resonant

About the Show

Michael Cristofer’s Tony-winning play looks into the deep personal impact of terminal illness among three families who must face the inevitable.

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Member Reviews (41)

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1002 Reviews | 412 Followers
75
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Profound, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show that takes a good honest look at death and dying and how it effects not only the person dying but those around him.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a light fluffy show. This is a well written unflinching look at some of the deep dark questions faced by those involved. Read more

1047 Reviews | 254 Followers
74
Intense, Overrated, Riveting, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if A very serious play about terminal illness, death and dispear. Morbid but some good plot lines.

Don't see it if If a serious subject about terminal illness and dying not a gre as t set, acting questionable.

869 Reviews | 248 Followers
77
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you like serious theater about dying and how affects both the individual and those close to him/her. Ambitious work by the cast on nice set.

Don't see it if you are triggered by pain and suffering or terminal illness. A bit quirky in the rotating of the stories that requires constant attention.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
79
Significant subject, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great script

See it if gut wrenching drama with humor that explores the nature of the human condition excites you. Three hospice occupants living their life's end

Don't see it if inconsistent performances distract you. The script helps to sustain the uneven work, but there are still weak moments.

670 Reviews | 156 Followers
64
A few good performances, Occasional insights, Clunky, Dated, Scattered

See it if you like earnest plays with large casts that deal with life-&-death subjects, even if less than elegant in construction.

Don't see it if you need more from a play than sporadic insights into the human condition. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
81
Slow, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Pre-AIDS overlapping end-of-life triptych revival.From death &dying cottages,the affected vent:"We've done enough thinking; can't we dance?"

Don't see it if Great performances blow off the dirge dust."The universe isn't a syllogism, it's a miracle/Nobody wants to hear about it, even the doctors" Read more

517 Reviews | 106 Followers
25
It should have made me cry but it didn’t

See it if you want to see an old classic play that won a lot of awards a long time ago in a small theater

Don't see it if You are expecting a New York City quality show Read more

442 Reviews | 232 Followers
78
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an moving experience about death & dying.

Don't see it if Because the show is a bit too long & needs tightening up. However this show has great potential.

Critic Reviews (1)

BroadwayWorld
February 3rd, 2020

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