Washington Square
Opens Mar 01 1h 20m
Washington Square
74

Washington Square NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
63%
Mixed
33%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Quirky, Clever

About the Show

A new adaptation of the Henry James novel in a sparse, actor-focused staging.

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Member Reviews (24)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
67
Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if A weak version of James book. Acting was so so and slow at times.

Don't see it if If you liked the book this is mot steadfast too it. Very simple staging.

891 Reviews | 259 Followers
84
Exquisite, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if you know the story & would like to revisit it in a condensed form on a nearly bare stage with good sound, lights, costumes, wonderful acting

Don't see it if you long for the full staging or the entire play. You may be bothered by the style of the two chairs that do not fit the period.

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
78
Absorbing, Quirky, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Willfully dispositioned father and intervening aunt force an Impatient to decide on unsuitable suitor's proposal."He is the wrong category."

Don't see it if Bare set w/ 2 contemp upholstered chairs.Quizically, for reclining,must plotz on stage."Give him up, you look stupid/I'm brave, I can wait" Read more

480 Reviews | 134 Followers
52
Dated, Boring, Monotonous, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You really enjoy stripped down versions of stories that are adapted from novels and earlier plays and films.

Don't see it if You need more than a one sentence plot to hold your attention. I found the dialogue very monotonous. The lead was miscast. She is far too Read more

306 Reviews | 157 Followers
85
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Clever

See it if A new take of James's novel,brilliantly performed on a black box by a strong cast,is abt a lady who tries2assert herself in a male dominated

Don't see it if society. B.Genelin is too pretty to play plain Catherine, yet, she gives a strong performance together with the other cast members. Read more

308 Reviews | 86 Followers
75
Condensed, Depressing, Classic except for the bare bones staging, Fine acting

See it if you know & love the book/Bway play/classic movie & want to see an abbreviated version-everyone else may find it hard to follow

Don't see it if you are not interested in the sharply critical, punitive, self-protective "family values" of the Gilded Age in 19th Century NYC Read more

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278 Reviews | 75 Followers
80
Great staging, Quirky, Exquisite

See it if into a somewhat-quirky, minimal-set interpretation of a classic

Don't see it if you want your old style Read more

270 Reviews | 48 Followers
73
Minimal, Slow, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a play about a wealthy family trying to keep their wealth from being squandered by stranger that enters their lives.

Don't see it if you want to see a lavish production with lots of technical aspects

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatermania
October 8th, 2022
For a previous production

"Director Randy Sharp has done an exquisite job of adapting this tale of repression and quiet rebellion for the Axis stage in a lean 85-minute play that stays true to the book."
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TheaterScene.net
October 10th, 2022
For a previous production

On what is either a shoestring budget or a conscious effort to strip Henry James’ novel down to its essentials, Randy Sharp’s new adaptation of "Washington Square" is both exciting theater and entirely true to its source material. The quartet of fine actors make this story of 1840’s New York entirely credible and engrossing at all times. While it avoids the beautiful trappings usually associated with the period, it is so gripping that they are not missed for a moment.
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Front Row Center
October 24th, 2022
For a previous production

"The actors are as fluid and flawless as the writing and staging. The music composed by Paul Carbonara is part of this amazing production of sweeping compositions."
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Stage Buddy
October 10th, 2022
For a previous production

" 'Washington Square' created a beautiful hour and a half based entirely on excellent fundamentals: focused writing, excellent acting, and a compelling story about compelling characters."
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