The Whore From Ohio
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The Whore From Ohio
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The Whore From Ohio NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
59%
Mixed
41%
Negative
0%
Members say
Edgy, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Ambitious

About the Show

New Yiddish Rep presents Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin's black comedy about the power of lust and fantasy. Presented in Hebrew and Yiddish with English supertitles.

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Member Reviews (17)

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72
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Riveting

See it if You would like to see a raunchy old man engage with a prostitute. See it in Yiddish because it's the perfect language for the subject.

Don't see it if You don't like accents

80
Raunchy, Edgy, Long, Quirky

See it if you're looking for something different and a show that has something to say

Don't see it if you're easily offended or don't like reading supertitles.

70
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you want to get to know or see more from the genius author

Don't see it if impatient when an ambitious production struggles with difficult material

65
Quirky, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You enjoyed reading Portnoy’s Complaint. Full of a variety of messages related to the meaning of life and dealing with thoughts of death,

Don't see it if If you get bored easily, are offended by simulated sex acts and profanity. Some distraction by having to read translation. Read more

65
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a bawdy show that explores urges and ideas of how life would be different somewhere else in the world.

Don't see it if you get tired of recycled sex jokes. Read more

80
Funny, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if It's a good laugh, very realistic and great actors

Don't see it if You cannot understand Hebrew or Yiddish AND you aren't into reading subtitles

75
Darkly funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Raunchy, Overly long

See it if You enjoy the expressiveness of the Yiddish language; you enjoy dark existentialist humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like subtitles; are offended by raunchy language, bawdy humor and simulated sex; don’t like dark humor. Read more

85
Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You have an interest in theater performed in Yiddish or Hebrew that has elements of expressionism and the theater of the ridiculous.

Don't see it if You don't have an interest in theater performed in Yiddish or Hebrew that has elements of expressionism and the theater of the ridiculous.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theater Pizzazz
March 30th, 2018

"'Hanoch Levin Squared' is a magical back-to-back New Yiddish Rep presentation of two of Levin tragi-comic tours de force...Holbitter (miraculously portrayed by Yiddish Rep’s Artistic director David Mandelbaum) is the protagonist of 'The Whore from Ohio'...Brilliantly directed in both languages by Ronit Muszkatblit...The resulting performances were breathtaking."
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TheaterScene.com
March 20th, 2018

"Levin had been five years old when the land he was born in became Israel...It's as if his characters came right out of the gritty Poland from which his parents had escaped...In Yiddish, Hoibitter, a ragged beggar, loudly, joyfully proclaims he is seventy years old today and he is going to treat himself to a birthday present. A whore...The play trundles from dismal to shitty and eventually to death."
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T
March 29th, 2018

"Avant-garde Off-Broadway theater at its finest...A true revelation...These three fine actors showcase Levin as an Israeli version of Pinter and Beckett at their best...Hankin's performance was rich in complexity and color...With her graceful movements and expressive face, deftly alternating between daughterly and demonic, one is reminded how much she has been missed on a NY stage."
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