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Usual Girls

From 68 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense

About the show

The first production of Roundabout Underground's new season is a new work that asks: How do girls grow up?  More…

On an elementary school playground, a boy threatens to tell on the girls for swearing—unless one of them kisses him. But just before lips can touch, Kyeoung tackles the boy to the ground. The victory is short-lived. Over the coming years, Kyeoung’s stories get stranger, funnier, more harrowing—and more familiar. 

Warning: This show contains explicit content and nudity. 


Member Reviews (68)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense

47
Overblown, Disappointing, Raunchy, No real heart

See it if you know someone in the cast.Has a point to make, but does it in a crass, over the top way.Jennifer Lim was a knockout.Rest of cast was ok

Don't see it if you're looking for insightful picture of this generation's young women, sexuality, peer pressure, cliques.It's all there, just not well done

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49
Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a terrific performance by Midori Francis and don’t mind sitting through a muddled production.

Don't see it if you’re hoping to see a revelatory and thematically consistent play about the emotional and sexual deveopment of women.


November 5th, 2018
"Impeccably directed...The script’s weakness is in Ms. Peiffer’s tendency to finish scenes with lines that feel like flourishes. She undermines the play’s ending with a similar lack of subtlety...Without a lead as bold, moving and full-on funny as Francis, in a production less accomplished than R...
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November 5th, 2018
"Peiffer's uncompromising exploration of a Korean-American girl's sexual evolution delivers multiple punches to the gut—and a few that land a bit lower. Caught at the intersection of misogyny and racism, Kyeoung battles prejudice and preconceptions in a series of unnerving vignettes..Director Raf...
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November 5th, 2018
"It’s a gutsy, vulnerable piece of writing and part of what feels like an immensely heartening wave of intelligent, compassionate, unafraid-to-get-ugly plays that give us vital new portraits of the artists — as young women...The play is both spiky and joyous, and Kyeoung’s story is no tragedy, no...
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November 5th, 2018
"The play doesn't fully succeed in its shifts from exaggerated comedy to scorching drama...Too much of the time, especially in the scenes concerning the girls in the early years, the play has the feel of an X-rated 'Saturday Night Live' sketch, more parodistic than illuminating. But the evening a...
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