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What We're Up Against (Life Force Arts)
Midtown W
78

What We're Up Against (Life Force Arts) NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(30 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
0%
Negative
7%
Members say
Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Life Force Arts presents Theresa Rebeck's timely dramedy, which explores the intricacies of wage inequality and gender roles in the workplace.

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Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Simplistic

See it if you like Rebeck's plays, enjoy plot twists & betrayals, appreciate what women endure in the work place, like a well crafted revenge

Don't see it if you don't like workplace dramas, dated but still relevant situations, or don't enjoy obviously issue shows

70
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Intense

See it if You are a fan of Mamet. You like plays about office politics, male-female sparring and competition and one upsmanship. It plays with words !

Don't see it if You are wanting to see a rollicking comedy. You don't tolerate shouting and characters who talk over one another. Is real life on stage !

Critic Reviews (4)

October 24th, 2016

"This satirical play is timely as we watch the historic battle of the sexes between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton...Rebeck's writing, Mamet-esque and tack-sharp, is a pleasure to behold. This production, directed by Lorca Peress, is well done with standouts in the cast, Lesley McBurney as Eliza and Ean Sheehy as her smart but cowardly colleague, Ben."
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October 25th, 2016

"Theresa Rebeck writes an explosive new play on gender parity and the glass ceiling which does not get the production it deserves."
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October 24th, 2016

"Watching the show was, for the women in the audience, a deeply frustrating experience, testament to the play’s success in portraying the sexist practices that all-too-often dominate male-centric workplaces...Though the play’s themes are explicitly portrayed, Rebeck’s nuanced writing, aided by the skill of McBurney’s performance, develops a more profound understanding of those women’s experiences...Under Lorca Peress’s direction, the performances avoid the obvious stereotyping."
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October 24th, 2016

"'What We’re Up Against' shows how sexism remains entrenched to the bowels...Ms. Rebeck’s play is dark, timely, foulmouthed, juicy and seems like it is placed in the '50s not now, but the truth is we have not come along way baby...There are a few twists and turns that could be cleaner...Ms. Peress is a director to watch as she makes this show feel effortless. This is a company with actors to follow and a play that will have you in conversation for at least a couple of days."
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