Two Can Play
Closed 1h 30m
Two Can Play

Two Can Play NYC Reviews and Tickets

(22 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Great writing

About the Show

The New Federal Theatre presents a revival of this comedy, where a lower middle-class couple in Kingston try their wildest schemes to escape gun crime and establish residence in the United States.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (22)

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141 Reviews | 28 Followers
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you want to see a well acted, wonderful story about life.

Don't see it if accents bother you you want a musical

269 Reviews | 81 Followers
Loving, Refreshing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like to laugh and delve into a marital relationship that needs a little work. A Caribbean story we all can relate to

Don't see it if If you are not interested in a story from years past. It’s an island “Jacky Gleason show” even with a “you're the greatest Alice”.

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a Caribbean couple come up with a scheme to get to the US. Some very funny, as well as touching moments. Excellent acting!

Don't see it if You don’t like hearing Caribbean accents or not in a mood for comedy. Read more

253 Reviews | 45 Followers
From 1970s jamaica to the world: a screaming call to gender equality for womanhood, Must see, Ms. sylvester and mr. rogers' acting is as good as live theatre gets., The set design was the best i've seen in a long time!

See it if You're a discriminating theatre goer expecting a well-written play, well acted on a beautifully set designed stage w/ great lighting+sound.

Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing a play about a woman's late blooming awakening and emancipation written and set in Jamaica in the 1970s. Read more

271 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want an entertaining story of a couple’s struggles and evolution. Great staging.

Don't see it if You don’t like small venues or Jamaican accents

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a dramedy based on a couple from Jamaica that is working on a way to get to the United States by any means necessary.

Don't see it if Accents in a play bother you. It bothers you that a husband disrespects his wife. Unrest in Jamaica doesn't sit well with you.

519 Reviews | 256 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Well-acted,well-directed&well-staged play on serious social issues such as women's inequality,violence,race& immigration w/use of grt humor

Don't see it if uninterested in Jamaican culture; can't value vernacular as intregal part of dramatic realism. Read more

143 Reviews | 35 Followers
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if The story about the family wants to better themselves n their kids still resonates. Feel like in Jamaica w/security gated bedroom. Yay maan.

Don't see it if If the story about would-be immigrants, the power struggle of the couple and the different cultures do not interest you.

Critic Reviews (1)
March 10th, 2020

"'Two Can Play' has, arguably, aged better than many other 35-year-old dramatic works. While definitely a 'message' play, it doesn't seem preachy-at least not in this sensitively rendered iteration from Davis, Rogers and Sylvester."
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