Already closed | 2h 20m | Chelsea


From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Must see, Funny

About the show

Urban Stages presents this US premiere about a young woman struggling with sexism and hierarchy at a fashion company. More…

Malina has worked hard to earn a position at The Standard, a prestigious and popular international clothing company known for its risqué billboards of nearly-naked models. During Malina’s time there as a store manager, she faces harassment and assault from her higher ups. She is desperate to press charges, but her CEO boss, Ira, paints a picture of an opportunistic young girl he practically had to fight off. In a sexually-charged industry, what is ethical? What is the truth? And who is really getting hurt?

2h 20m | Already closed | Urban Stages (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (4)


Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Must see, Funny
Avg Score

Clever, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you're interested in how women are treated in business. "Unseamly" is an understatement. The boss's behavior is insidious. He's a slimeball

Don't see it if you don't want to see how a young woman can be mistreated

Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Sharp provocative play about sexual harassment

Don't see it if Explicit sexual situations

Absorbing, Great acting, Original, Resonant, Intense

See it if an intense portrayal of sexual harassment & the difficulties of attempting to get justice when the victim can be seen as complicit

Don't see it if you prefer a straightforward victim vs. predator presentation.

Romantic, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You like good writing, great acting and a relevant story.

Don't see it if You dislike controversy.

October 16th, 2015
"The show sails smoothly, and the cast is uniformly sturdy. A late passage in which Adam, dripping with sarcasm, describes the media firestorm certain to attend Malina’s lawsuit, leaves a bitter aftertaste. But not as much as the awareness that the issues in 'Unseamly' aren’t likely to disappear ...
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October 15th, 2015
"'Unseamly' is a Mamet-style satire staged at hurtling velocity by Sarah C. Carlsen...I wish Mr. Safdie had come up with a punchier curtain, but otherwise 'Unseamly' is smart, fast, filthy and funny."
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October 14th, 2015
"The performances, under Sarah C Carlsen’s pitch perfect direction, are first-rate all around...The competing stories as they are played out are so outlandish, and the portrait of corporate greed and muck and the seductiveness of that 15 minutes of fame are so gloriously dramatized, that the whol...
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October 25th, 2015
"'Unseamly' succeeds only as a dramatization of how both the prosecution and the defense ultimately manipulate females if, and when, a case is brought to court...That this play is problematic in its representation of women is unfortunate. That this play does not make its factual influence explici...
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