Two Can Play
Closed 1h 30m
Two Can Play
81

Two Can Play NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(22 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
Members say
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.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (22)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
965 Reviews | 339 Followers
76
Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you'd like a 1970 dramedy abt a blowhard husband/clever wife. 2 strg actors, gd set, gd sound design/lighting. Polished prodn. Jam'n accents

Don't see it if you can't laugh at wife being disrespected (Act 1). Still, she gets her day (Act 2). Civil unrest backdrop of 70s Jamaica. Could use cuts.

952 Reviews | 387 Followers
79
Relevant, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a fifty year old show that is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Great staging; acting; lighting.

Don't see it if You can’t get past the accents or the fact that it’s a little uneven. Each act feels like it’s own play.

392 Reviews | 204 Followers
92
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

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
86
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.

240 Reviews | 127 Followers
85
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

215 Reviews | 73 Followers
77
Cliched, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Two talented performers playing a Jamaican couple willing to do whatever it takes to get to the USA.

Don't see it if Jamaican accent of Mr.Rogers not always let you understand the conversation. Play itself need a little trim. Read more

197 Reviews | 18 Followers
91
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

148 Reviews | 99 Followers
74
A green card fake wedlock comedy morphs into ibsen's "doll house" in the final scenes, 2 hrs + intermission (not 90 mins!), A two-hander with 2 different acting styles, Set during jamaica's violent 1970s, Act i is marx bros bufoonish; act ii becomes arthur-miller-ish

See it if for a chance of seeing work by the late Trevor Rhone, iconic Jamaican dramatist; to root for women empowerment plots; foolish men charm you

Don't see it if Jamaican accents & slang will irk; you prefer a play to be either farcical or serious--but not a mix of both; you prefer a large cast Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
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."
Read more