The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart NYC Reviews and Tickets

(238 Ratings)
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Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Quirky, Delightful

The McKittrick Hotel presents the National Theatre of Scotland's music-filled folk-theater fable.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (238)

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193 Reviews | 29 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if What a great show! An interesting tale told expertly in a wonderful setting. Wonderful performance. Great music. Great Scotch.

Don't see it if If you are only comfortable in traditional theatre seats, this show takes place in a bar setting. The audience sits at bar tables Read more

148 Reviews | 34 Followers
Quirky, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see something new and amazing. The ensemble is superb: acting, singing, playing instruments. The story is funny, and fantastical

Don't see it if you are not into an immersive experience, uncomfortable watching a show in non-traditional space (no theater seats and stage in front)

74 Reviews | 11 Followers
Refreshing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a unique theater experience that you’ll only get in NYC!

Don't see it if You only like classic theater experiences

538 Reviews | 158 Followers
Perfect, Enchanting, Creative, Original, Hilarious

See it if I loved everything about this show ! It is THE most original show in the city now ! Every actor was terrific ! See it. You will love it !

Don't see it if You want to have a terrible theatrical experience. You cannot have a terrible experience at this show ! You have no sense of humor !

94 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great staging, Riveting, Funny, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if This is probably the best show I have seen. See it if you want something unlike anything you have ever seen before. Fantastic.

Don't see it if You want something average.

54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Riveting, Quirky, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy Fringe Festival style theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like immersive and interactive shows. Read more

69 Reviews | 18 Followers
Delightful, Dizzying, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you've ever endured an utterly excruciating literary conference with pretentious nitwits posing as scholars and thought "I'm in Hell."

Don't see it if you don't like laughing your head off. Seriously. Stay home and depress your loved ones.

82 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you can. Everyone I know who's seen it has been wowed by it.

Don't see it if you want to miss one of the best theatrical experiences currently in New York.

Critic Reviews (21)

New York Theatre Guide
March 25th, 2023

“Like good bartenders, or gracious bed and breakfast hosts, the cast and crew of ’The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart’ offer the audience ham and gruyère sandwiches at intermission...The two-and-a-half hour show is more than a performance; it’s an expressive experience that spans millennia and dimensions.”
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Front Row Center
March 14th, 2023

“A story about finding yourself and letting go, ’The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart' is as full of prose as it is of heart; as full of humor as it is of smarts.”
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The New York Times
December 13th, 2016
For a previous production

"One hell of a tale…This gleeful import does transport you into infernal eternity. It turns out to be a swell place for a hibernal vacation…All the performers are dab hands with an assortment of instruments, musical styles and instant impersonations. They are also most companionable hosts in the specially outfitted pub through which they wander…It shifts seamlessly from robust silliness to sensual dreaminess, as the mind tends to through the course of successive whiskies."
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Time Out New York
December 13th, 2016
For a previous production

"Perfectly enjoyable even without a chest-warming, peaty buzz…A witty send-up of literary theory and rom-coms that morphs into a real mini-epic of damnation and obsession, ‘Prudencia Hart’ keeps a fine balance between supernatural shocks and Fringe-like silliness. Wilson’s scrappy troupe tears around the room, pulling off audience-interactive shenanigans with adorable aplomb. They sing, they dance, and they risk life and limb on top of cluttered tables for our amusement."
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The Hollywood Reporter
January 20th, 2014
For a previous production

"Greig writes fluently in rhyming couplets...Though determinedly spoofy, the text also exhibits immense respect and affection for its satiric targets...Wilson’s deceptively unfussy production deftly distracts from the complexity of the show’s many threads, and the game cast appears well-drilled yet up for anything...A persistently entertaining bricolage of themes that only flags in invention in the perhaps overextended climax, notably less inspired than anything in the hours preceding."
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The Washington Post
November 18th, 2012
For a previous production

"Whimsical in the extreme...But with a wee bit of indulgence, 'Prudencia Hart' will weave its spell, drawing you in as a willing collaborator in its multitudinous shenanigans...A lot of the charm of 'Prudencia Hart' derives from the unorthodox surroundings in which it is staged. The actors circulate among us, climbing onto our tables...The production is buoyed by the resourcefulness of director Wils Wilson, who makes economical use of limited space and design elements."
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Entertainment Weekly
December 13th, 2016
For a previous production

"If something is happening at the McKittrick Hotel, it’s probably worth doing. That’s a rule of thumb I’ve lived by since the first time I saw 'Sleep No More,' and it continues to be true with its new immersive theater experience…'The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart' isn’t your typical holiday fare, but it certainly has the warmth one might crave from the theater on a cold, wintery night."
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December 13th, 2016
For a previous production

"An unforgettable theatrical experience, driven by brave performances and resourceful staging…Greig's playful use of language and magpie instinct toward mythology results in an enchanting story that will stay with you for days after…Luckily, everyone in this excellent five-person cast seems perfectly at ease enacting whatever Greig has written while creating specific and consistent characters."
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