The Unamerican
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The Unamerican

The Unamerican NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating, Confusing

Follows Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe and Elia Kazan during the time of the HUAC hearings.

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384 Reviews | 93 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if This play depicts Marilyn Monroe, Elia Kazan, and Arthur Miller during the house on Unamerican Activities Committee hearings.

Don't see it if The actor Andrew Ryan Perry was the standout for me to portraying Arthur Miller. Interesting story but got repetitive at times. Read more

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Politically relevant, Great saxophone, Repetitious, Unusual time layered plot, Ambitious

See it if you're curious about the relationship between Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller & Elia Kazan for hot solo saxophone if Russia is on your mind

Don't see it if you lack patience for repetition. The excellent 1st act is followed by the same ideas in the second where they are not explored or expanded

390 Reviews | 100 Followers
Long, in need of editing, Relevant and timely, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You're curious about the Marilyn Monroe/Arthur Miller/Elia Kazan ménage, or the price of red-baiting and naming names in the McCarthy era.

Don't see it if Pressed for time; though well-researched, playwright Solnik has a lot to say, and say it he does, at times repeatedly and ploddingly. Read more

198 Reviews | 41 Followers
Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Unbearable is the perfect description. The play has an interesting concept but an bad execution. The leading man shows potential.

Don't see it if The bad writing is repetitive & repetitive. The staging is confusing and overall the focus of the story gets muddled by too many characters.

1269 Reviews | 350 Followers
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if I have seen some bad theater but this show was awful. Lead actor Perry was ok . Too many people on stage. 1st act bearable not great second

Don't see it if The wiring is repetitive. The show goes on and on. Actors seem lost on stage at times. Slow.

Critic Reviews (1)
March 2nd, 2022

Besides a comically accurate Hopper, Mr. Solnick offers rich portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan. The romance of Miller and Monroe and the clash between those male friends and colleagues over their disagreements of how to deal with testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) are perceptively rendered by Solnick’s erudite research and keen writing. A highlight is the background of The Crucible, with Monroe reciting a speech from it. When The Unamerican focuses on the interplay between its four main characters it soars.
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