Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

The Store: One Block East of Jerome

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant, Edgy

About the show

This drama depicts one young, working class woman’s coming of age in the Bronx and the suddenly frightening passage from the safety of the corner candy store to the shadows and cat calls of the street corner. More…

In 'The Store One Block East of Jerome,' Carmela Petrelli, a seasoned stripper who has lived her life defiantly in the face of sexual abuse, has an unexpected encounter with Professor Paula Brownell, an academic more comfortable studying women than with living life. At a time when high profile sexual harassment cases are everywhere, Castillo offers this candid and intimate conversation between two women. 'The Store: One Block East of Jerome' contains nudity, explicit language, and sexual situations; parental discretion is advised.

1h 20m | Already closed | Castillo Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (17)


Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant, Edgy
Avg Score

Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Raunchy

See it if You’re interested in female sexuality and women’s issues

Don't see it if You have problems with plays about female issues. However you really need to see this is you gave problems with female issues

Boring, Slow, Raunchy

See it if you like to see women scantily dressed. or undressed, or if you are interested in troubled youth, specifically sexually abused women.

Don't see it if you are offended by women taking their clothing off or not particularly interested in their back stories.

Entertaining, Dated, Relevant

See it if The theatrical history of women using sexuality as means of power and the conflicts that involves resonates with you.

Don't see it if The history doesn't matter and you want to to see more contemporary efforts on the same topic or nudity and profanity offend you.

Also Although probably bold at the time of its writing, the ideas and refle... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, What the what

See it if You want to hear a story about a woman growing up in the Bronx and the things, such as family and "friends" that impacted her life.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with plays that have adult content and nudity. You don't want to see a play about female exotic dancers.

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a pair of female actors stripping

Don't see it if If you want a relevant. This is 20 years old and we have come very far since this cliche-ridden mess.

Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you;ll enjoy a deep sexually loaded interviews with a prostitute/dancer, interspersed with some burlesque dancing in between sessions.

Don't see it if you are offended by profanity, some nudity and sexual topics

Also Although it was a noble attempt at an important topic, I found the sho... Read more Read less

Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You want a deeper understanding of the importance of the isuues the Weinstein/Cosby/Clinton/etc stories dredge up.

Don't see it if you're offended by nudity and profanity

Ambitious, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Laverne DeFazio might have become a stripper if she never met Shirley Feeney and this is her story while beautiful girls perform burlesque.

Don't see it if Full frontal female nudity doesn't cover the fact that this good idea of a play is underwritten. The dialogue feels forced and repetitive.

Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you have an hour to kill

Don't see it if very dated and cliched; Stripper's words were very unrealistic; no one talks like that. The actress who portrayed her was way over the top

Cliched, Simplistic, Good dancing, Poor acting, Poorly titled

See it if Purportedly about male domination and abuse, but really one stripper's barely credible story. Nudity, erotic dancing. Lacking motivation.

Don't see it if Want meaning, motivation and good acting? Not here. If nudity and graphic language turn you off, stay out of town. Nice people, though.

Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You don’t mind a cliche, slow , non realistic acting

Don't see it if If you like a more realistic approach to sex workers

Absorbing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an interest in the other side of sex work and the human interaction of two women from different sides and understandings.

Don't see it if You have any issue with talk of sexuality and the female body.

Absorbing, Raunchy, Edgy, Dated, Intense

See it if You are interested in the personal histories of people considered marginal by society. You enjoy exotic dancing.

Don't see it if Vulgar language and nudity disturbs you. You're not interested in a stripper/prostitute telling her story.

Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like seeing woman’s poiint of view on things

Don't see it if You don’t like females

Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting

See it if great female-only cast; powerful costumes, dancing & music; humbling portrayal of a woman's relationship to sexuality

Don't see it if there is dancing and music, but it's not feel-good cabaret

Also the staff of the theater was very very friendly

Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy experiencing the personal, intimate stories sparked by oppression and inhumanity. Also, great dancing!

Don't see it if You prefer action-based protest plays.

Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Love great acting and pentrating performance.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy good theatre.

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