Trifles NYC Reviews and Tickets

(19 Reviews)
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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent

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In Susan Glaspell's classic one-act drama, an isolated small-town community is deeply troubled when a well-respected farmer is strangled to death in his own bed, and his timid wife is arrested for the sinister crime.

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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Historical, Modest

See it if you are a theater buff: this is a good production of an important, infrequently performed play by America’s 1st important woman playwright.

Don't see it if you don’t much care for 1-acts, or for semi-obscure plays rooted in another era. Read more

Written 100 years ago, Still relevant, Intelligent, Classic early feminist drama

See it if Men investigating a murder get nowhere while women solve the crime by examining trifles.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a small production of a classic.

Seems like a quaint relic in the hands of a green cast

See it if you like shorts. 3 new Glaspell-inspired works follow Trifles. They are less pioneering but more entertaining.

Don't see it if Even though this story’s regularly revived on Law & Order and PBS Masterpiece Mysteries, this production highlights the play's datedness. Read more

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Subtle, Very short, A discovery

See it if You are interested in resuscitating a little-know woman playwright and enjoy nuanced scripts and acting.

Don't see it if An abrupt ending that leaves you wanting more will bother you. Read more


See it if Great opportunity to see a classic short play by a very talented female writer.

Don't see it if You want a full length play. The evening is filled out with a contemporary mini play which was very good the night I went.

Clever, Timeless ( unfortunately), Strong acting, Brillant lost playwright, Short one-act

See it if You want to see an insightful play about women's solidarity & experiences. Susan Glaspell's work is underproduced given their importance.

Don't see it if You would get irritated by somewhat cliched male characters Read more

Slow, Dated, Banal

See it if An earnest production, but mostly of historical interest. Does not hold up for characters, insights, plot.

Don't see it if Seemed more like a snippet than a fully developed one-act play.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy beautiful nuggets of writing with well-acted characters.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one acts and need everything stated out in the open.

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