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To Damascus Part II
East Village
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To Damascus Part II NYC Reviews and Tickets

47%
(2 Reviews)
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50%
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Members say
Indulgent, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great acting

About the Show

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre presents a farce about an interracial marriage in the 1960s seen through the lens of 1890s class warfare.

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Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent, Quirky, Bad acting

See it if You're curious about an unusual adaptation of a Strindberg play. Under other circumstances... this concept may have been more successful.

Don't see it if Bad acting, bad set design, and a sleu of awkward directorial choices will distract from observing a unique re-interpretation.

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Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if like great acting and abstract concepts.

Don't see it if You want an easy story

Critic Reviews (2)

March 23rd, 2016

"Director Robert Greer’s mission to substitute class struggles for American racial conflict is admirable but the production fumbles in similar ways to the first part, requiring too much suspension of disbelief to successfully translate Strindberg’s work...There is an attempt in the production to balance it out with a fever dream quality, but the clunky scene changes and kooky projections do more to tear the audience away from the show rather than immerse them in Greer’s vision."
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March 28th, 2016

"Strindberg’s text can be insufferably convoluted, carelessly implausible, and often overbearing in its lessons about personal redemption. Greer tries to keep the audience awake with quick, efficient pacing, and sharp moments of humor...But the play inherently lacks drama—the dramatic conflict that arrests our attention and makes us invest ourselves in the outcome is spread too thin during two hours."
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