Washington Square
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Washington Square

Washington Square NYC Reviews and Tickets

(41 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Clever, Intelligent

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

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Member Reviews (41)

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53 Reviews | 5 Followers
Fast paced, Intimate, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Henry James’ beloved classic in an intimate space. You feel like you are actually a part of the action. A must see!

Don't see it if You are looking for a lavish production with grand sets. This is a fast paced adaptation of James’ novel—which is a good thing.

94 Reviews | 31 Followers
Riveting, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if Beautifully acted, minimal set but didn't miss it for a moment. Lovely costumes. Wonderful adaptation. Really worth seeing!!

Don't see it if I liked everything about this production. If you need glitzy sets or a musical, skip this - otherwise don't miss it!

251 Reviews | 85 Followers
Square deal

See it if You like the author and style of speech.

Don't see it if You want sets and a long, rich theater experience. Read more

501 Reviews | 74 Followers
Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if This adaptation proves that good things come is small packages.

Don't see it if You want the full play or the movie, you might not like this adaptation.

812 Reviews | 131 Followers
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like very good acting performances on a very small set with simple staging.You watch a woman transform herself despite actions of others

Don't see it if you don't like scenes of a woman being verbally belittled or you like an elaborate staging. Only two chairs on the set. Read more

312 Reviews | 68 Followers
Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Director Sharp's austere, stern production choke-holds you & never lets go; a sense of obsessive dread is reinforced by the impressive cast

Don't see it if Visually its a tad too dark & audibly dialogue is thrown upstage but are moot points overall The razor sharp script (Sharp) keeps us attuned

86 Reviews | 20 Followers
Good period piece

See it if It's a small, intimate theatre. The acting, costumes, and scenery were all great.

Don't see it if If you don't like small theatres or are expecting fancy special effects this isn't for you.

428 Reviews | 142 Followers
Funny and dark, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if to get reacquainted w/ James’ exquisite short novel. Four crisp character studies in a minimal set. Felt well paced to me.

Don't see it if uninterested in the aristocratic milieu of 1900’s NY. Feels locket-sized and miniaturized.

Critic Reviews (5)

Front Row Center
March 2nd, 2023

“Sharp’s adaptation explored family, love, and social status themes...The audience was inexorably drawn into a story conveyed through a 90-minute production in a seemingly virtual moment.”
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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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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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