Trial NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(20 Reviews)
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90%
Mixed
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Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intense

About the Show

This new afterlife drama intimately questions the morality of justice versus mercy.

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Member Reviews (20)

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597 Reviews | 121 Followers
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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing, Intense

See it if This is a very powerful story, the cast is excellent.

Don't see it if Abuse of a child, physical, verbal, sexual.

254 Reviews | 137 Followers
94
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Bravura Ashley Griffin leads an incredible cast bringing this brutal play that hits you in places you haven't felt in a long time.

Don't see it if You can not deal with the child abuse depiction, as it is a central theme though not the only one.

193 Reviews | 47 Followers
43
Confusing, Cliched, Insipid, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if you like experimental theater.

Don't see it if you don't want to lose your time. Read more

188 Reviews | 33 Followers
85
Clever, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if Low-budget production of a well-structured play about child abuse, with interesting twists and characters. Could use further development

Don't see it if the subject makes you uncomfortable.

159 Reviews | 30 Followers
85
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You like plays that make you think. The acting is very strong and the plot twist is unique. The play could benefit from some editing.

Don't see it if you're upset by abuse (sexual, verbal, physical).

137 Reviews | 47 Followers
71
Absorbing, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You are interested in serious drama confronting difficult issues.

Don't see it if This is an intense drama with several very emotional scenes. Read more

83 Reviews | 31 Followers
94
Relevant, Resonant, Original, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an original twist on a story of child abuse and the aftermath. Great acting and writing by Ashley Griffin.

Don't see it if you don't like stories of child abuse or family relations or manipulation or death.

70 Reviews | 12 Followers
92
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intense

See it if you want to see a powerful show that explores the concepts of sin, forgiveness, & humanity in a masterfully quirky & intriguing production.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater experiences or do not want to see a show that deals with child abuse and death.

Critic Reviews (4)

Stage Buddy
January 18th, 2018

“Griffin’s ‘Trial’ shows how trapped a young person can feel when her father is repeatedly harming her and the grown-ups that all children are urged to tell do nothing to help her. The titular trial revolves around Arcadia wavering between blame, justice, and mercy...The play is skillfully staged in a theatre-in-the-round style...Cooper's lighting takes Arcadia from the present to the past without missing a beat.”
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Times Square Chronicles
February 1st, 2018

"Directed by Lori Petty, the exceptional cast brings to life the gray shadow that coincides with what we desperately wish to be black and white...Under Lori Petty’s direction, the actors succeed in portraying the darkest and brightest elements of humanity...While handling two very relevant and challenging topics, Ashley Griffin’s play begs the question: What would a victim decide if they could determine their abusers eternal fate?"
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P
January 27th, 2018

"'Lives off an extra helping of suspension of disbelief, but in turn delivers an intense and inimitable theatergoing experience...As the forces of good and evil fight tooth and nail, the line between the two is both blurred and elucidated...'Trial' tells us that the quality of mercy is not strained, but mercy is twice blessed...Griffin's work reflects the best elements of storytellers past and combines them in her own style. Just enough detail for the imaginations of her audience to take over."
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Living Novellas
January 23rd, 2018

"’Trial’ demands answers surrounding the human condition. Griffin has written a tour-de-force...Simultaneously and unabashedly she peels away all pretense and illusion in a dimension that negates space and time. Griffin as...Arcadia exploded in a plethora of sadness, fear and righteous indignation. A whirlwind of emotional torment, she brilliantly portrayed the myriad stages of psychological, emotional anguish and discovery.”
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