The Woman, Illusion (Dream Up 2017)
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The Woman, Illusion (Dream Up 2017)
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The Woman, Illusion (Dream Up 2017) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Ambitious, Funny, Confusing, Clever, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival: A small cast uses magic tricks and theater techniques to unravel the everyday performance of femininity.

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Member Reviews (7)

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80
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Refreshing, Great cast

See it if A fun evening that smoothly & subtly examines the unconscious performance of femininity by women, their disappearance into everyday roles.

Don't see it if You don't like actual magic tricks, sleight of hand or subtly feminist shows. Read more

77
Entertaining, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like magic shows that are broken up by small vignettes. For a show called The Woman illusion it was the men who stole the show. Magic!

Don't see it if you don't like magic, and want a well a play that flows. I looked forward to the magic breaks between takes more than the play. Read more

90
Exquisite, Funny, Must see, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a show with magic tricks with audience participation (I did!) that empowers women.

Don't see it if You don't like the use of card tricks and illusions

85
Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if Thoughtful ideas about how women present themselves to the world intrigue you, you like magic, you're open-minded about what theater can be

Don't see it if You only like plays with linear plots, you think about women only in terms of feminist polemics, you prefer not to think about feminism Read more

75
Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a cool magic show interspersed with disconnected scenes that aren't as self-aware as they want to be

Don't see it if You want a thoughtful play that actually considers intersectionality instead of just nodding at it

62
Disappointing

See it if you like magic. The show is saved by the talented magician who comes out in between vignettes.

Don't see it if you expect an absorbing theater

80
Entertaining, Funny, Magical

See it if you enjoy being entertained and mystified. I loved the magic tricks performed between the vignettes!

Don't see it if dislike magic, want something that flows, want a cohesive story

Critic Reviews (1)

Front Row Center
September 15th, 2017

"A handful of brief sketches intertwined with nifty bits of prestidigitation...Unfortunately, for the most part, it is our interest that disappears...The best piece of the night...is a monologue by an ostensibly religious man...Other sketches have interesting premises but either miss out on the humor, go nowhere or fail to deliver a measurable punch...Mr. Ridd...seems quite out of place here, which is possibly the point. But when he manages to steal the show, it’s worrisome."
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