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NEW YORK | 1h 25m | Already closed

The Whore From Ohio

From 3 critic and 16 member reviews
Members say: Edgy, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Confusing

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. More…

Hoibitter, an old tramp, has dreamed all his life about an unattainable high-class prostitute in America. As his 70th birthday approaches, he seeks to give himself a birthday present that suits his pocket: a visit to a street whore.

'The Whore From Ohio' is being performed in repertory with 'The Labor of Love' as part of New Yiddish Rep's 'Hanoch Levin X 3' series.

1h 25m | Already closed | 224 Waverly Place (West Village)


90
Theater Pizzazz

"'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." Full Review

90
The Algemeiner

"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." Full Review

60
TheaterScene.com

"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." Full Review


91
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want to see something out of the ordinary!

Don't see it if You dislike subtitles

91
Ambitious, Intense, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a show with subtitles which examines the metaphysical situation of mankind in mundane events

Don't see it if You are afraid: growing old, sex, and famous writers

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.

80
Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Long

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.

80
Funny, Edgy, Entertaining

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
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You enjoy plays that aren't obvious. You enjoy presentations that are not mainstream. You are open to new experiences

Don't see it if If you get annoyed by having to read supertitles. You are uncomfortable with blatant discussion of sex. you really want a comedy.

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

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.

Also This was an interesting production of an intriguing play by a small bu... Read more Read less

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

70
Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Raunchy, Confusing

See it if You are looking for a foreign language play with an interesting plot and story line.

Don't see it if You don't understand the foreign language and don't like to read along on the screen.

70
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Entertaining

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

69
Ambitious, Great acting, Raunchy, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You have patience for a show that needs to be cut by about 1/3. I saw it in Yiddish and that had reminiscence value for me.

Don't see it if You don't care about an old man who is bemoaning his impotence for 90". The other life issues are dealt with too late and not in proportion.

Also This company is admirable and they do excellent work but this one is j... Read more Read less

65
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Great acting

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.

Also Listen, I knew basically what I was going to see. Unlike the people sh... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Confusing, 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.

Also Seems to ramble on and loses its way. Good acting, interesting staging... Read more Read less

60
Great acting, Confusing, Meh

See it if You are deeply engrossed in Jewish culture.

Don't see it if You're into more realism.

58
Funny, Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see a show in Hebrew or Yiddish, like small intimate theater experiences, or want to see something different than the usual

Don't see it if You don't like subtitles, can't stand perverse laguage, or want something light-hearted

51
Dizzying, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You like small character dramas and yiddish/hebrew plays

Don't see it if You don't like shouting, sexual situations, reading subtitles.


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