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Unseamly NYC Reviews and Tickets

(4 Reviews)
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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.

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204 Reviews | 35 Followers
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

181 Reviews | 26 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Sharp provocative play about sexual harassment

Don't see it if Explicit sexual situations

148 Reviews | 37 Followers
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.

5 Reviews | 1 Follower
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.

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
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 anytime soon."
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The Wall Street Journal
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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Talkin' Broadway
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 whole evening takes on a biting, darkly comic edge that attracts as well as repulses."
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Theater Pizzazz
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 explicit is tragic."
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The Huffington Post
October 14th, 2015

"Sexual harassment has been a topic of conversation for some time, but whether Oren Safdie's 'Unseamly' adds anything to the welter of current examinations is questionable...'Unseamly' slowly changes from a play about sexual harassment into a soft porn charade with sexual harassment as its handy peg...The unpleasant irony is that 'Unseamly' ends up exploiting exactly what it pretends to be exposing."
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Times Square Chronicles
October 15th, 2015

"I really wanted to like the new play 'Unseamly' at Urban Stages, because of how I feel about sexual predators and what women have to go through. This play however, does something I despise, it hurts real victims of sexual abuse. Especially when it shows a girl out for herself, claiming men and society made me do it."
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Theater In The Now
October 26th, 2015

"'Unseamly' is a winning production from start to finish. Oren Safdie’s topical tale is haunting and more thrilling than the endless news cycles that inspired it."
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October 17th, 2015

"No one likes being in a room filled with misogyny the entire time, nor do they like being in room where that tension easily fills the air the entire time. And it doesn’t help that the theater holds tops thirty people and the actors walk down the aisles to the stage that is mere feet away from the audience...If you want to be in a room filled with pauses and ill thought of moments, you can check out the play."
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