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Women Behind Bars
West Village
79

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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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.

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

Critic Reviews (1)

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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