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The Virtuous Fall of the Girls From Our Lady of Sorrows

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant

About the show

Set in a Catholic girls’ school, this world premiere comedy recounts the ripple effects caused by one student's decision to produce M4M2, a controversial sequel to "Measure for Measure." More…

"The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows," inspired by Shakespeare’s problem play, is a comic exploration of teenage revolution in the face of petty authoritarianism.


Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant
77
Avg Score

71
Quirky, Insipid, Indulgent, Banal, Ambitious

See it if Some real good acting in this performance. A story that is not deep but humorous at times.

Don't see it if If you want a show that follows through on the plot lines. Disappointing story about girls going through maturity. Needs polish.

71
Thought-provoking, Intense, Resonant, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Femia's Catholic school girl dramedy is far from 'catholic' with the usual yet amusing coming-of-age antics Lesbian love story well handled

Don't see it if Annoying that all characters have "baggage" as it muddies main theme of budding sexuality vs religious dogma Canter excels in adult roles

83
Liberating, Well-played, Exhilarating, Fun

See it if you’d like to see a group of high school girls liberate themselves from an ethical code that makes no sense as they approach adulthood.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a pack of high school girls shred traditional ethics.

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86
Intense, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Clever

See it if really well rendered detailed on stage life impresses you. The issues that drive each character work to make a complex production.

Don't see it if you expect to see a teen take on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure which is supposed to be the source material for the student's project

58
Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if Kudos to some seriously great acting in a show that is done in rep with all the same actors. Strong performances, quirky story.

Don't see it if You want a story that is smart, funny, insightful, not completely trite or cliche. The most interesting storylines didn't go anywhere.

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in a realistic portrayal of teen girls with all the messiness that entails.

Don't see it if You would be offended by frank discussions of sex, menstruation, religion, sexuality, cursing.

Also Very interesting piece and very well done. Felt utterly realistic (for... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You love characters that feel authentic. If you enjoyed The Wolves, you'll definitely enjoy this.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of stories about complex young women.

During previews
87
Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see an ensemble of actors take on a ranging text that delves into the lives of several high school girls.

Don't see it if You're not interested in contemporary plays.


May 27th, 2019
“Bolstered by an energetic cast, Femia’s characters exude wit and tenderness as they navigate the highs and lows of adolescence. Clever spoofs of authority figures, riffs on pop culture, and awkward facts-of-life discoveries pepper the action, as do poignant instances of conflict with gender role...
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May 25th, 2019
"You don’t have to be female, or Catholic, to relate to the adolescents in this sharp, funny new comedy...A rapid sequence of short, often hilarious scenes...The girls’ breakthrough moment during the play within the play makes the “real” play’s end a little facile. But for the characters themselv...
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May 24th, 2019
“Femia’s extraordinary new high school-set play...The marvelous actors...feel like unapologetic, searching acolytes in the grip of religious, educational, and societal higher beings, seeking a way out or at least a better understanding of where they all fit in...Femia’s play is a burgeoning rose ...
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May 22nd, 2019
"The cast is strong in both productions, easily adapting to Shakespeare’s language in 'Measure' and convincingly playing high school students in 'The Virtuous Fall.' All of the performers hinted at the rich inner lives of their characters...'The Virtuous Fall' is the stronger production partially...
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