Women Behind Bars
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Women Behind Bars
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Women Behind Bars NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(34 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
Members say
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Raunchy

About the Show

This B-movie-inspired black comedy is set in the Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village.

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Member Reviews (34)

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941 Reviews | 224 Followers
96
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You if you like great directing, great and superb lighting. An old fantastic story. Love the the 13th st theater. Hohman's lighting was

Don't see it if Excellent. You dont have a sense of humor.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
85
Great acting, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like camp - this 50's era "B" movie takeoff has wonderful characters represented by talented actors who complete a wide female spectrum.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with the people, language and mores of the 50's as you will miss a lot - some will call it dated or not like old humor.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
81
Cliched, Cartoon like, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Funny

See it if you remember prisoners shouting from the windows of The Women's House of Detention on 6th Ave a few blocks from the theater where its set

Don't see it if you are interested in realistic or modern prison concepts. This is a satire, I think, maybe.

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
74
Entertaining, Raunchy, Indulgent, Edgy, Funny

See it if Giddy revival of Ton Eyen's parody of 50's women prison movies High camp - raunchy & mock-racist played for all its worth! Over the top cast

Don't see it if Set is a little tight but the hilarious Harrison a size-plus warden makes it work Director Battista's pacing needs a punching up, often lags

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
86
Entertaining, Great singing, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny

See it if You were a Divine fan! Fun evening of absurdity.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a straight evening of entertainment.

400 Reviews | 61 Followers
51
Dated, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You never saw the original

Don't see it if You are looking for a terrific spoof of women’s prison movies of 50’s—this is not it.

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350 Reviews | 60 Followers
47
Needs a john waters touch, Uneven performances, Poorly paced, Slow, Not campy enough

See it if Your ticket is free and you pre-function.

Don't see it if You have particularly high standards for acting, direction, or design.

307 Reviews | 68 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Campy

See it if you want a fun campy take on prison exploitation films from the 50's, great acting by an ensemble cast,

Don't see it if a quirky little theater and raunchy​ jokes turn you off.

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
March 31st, 2019

"It’s been hilariously revived at the historic 13th Street Repertory Theatre in a punchy production lovingly directed by Joe John Battista...Extravagantly playing up these stock characters’ exaggerated traits, the cast is exuberantly in overdrive, yet Mr. Battista steers them to a sense of reality. Though appropriately broad, each characterization has truthful depth...This jubilant incarnation is pleasurable on many levels, demonstrating that its fondly recalled cult reputation is justified."
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