This B-movie-inspired black comedy is set in the Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village. More…
Among the range of women within the prison are an innocent young woman, a chain-smoking street-wise tough girl, and a delicate Southern belle reminiscent of Blanche DuBois.
"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." Full Review
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.
See it if You like raw, edgy drama about prison with a talented cast Based on the movie caged Great directing. Lots of hilarity among caged woman
Don't see it if Uncomfortable with profanity & sexual acts
See it if you like plays that fluctuate between drama and comedy (some a bit raunchy); great acting; creative writing. Must see -- loved it.
Don't see it if You like pure drama or comedy; plays with few characters; raunchy humor.
See it if Fun revival of raunchy 70s Cult Classic takeoff on B prison movies. A piece of theater history. Great cast brings it to life! Lotsa laughs!
Don't see it if you don't like absurdist humor and graphic sex scenes. Tom Eyen's script is a little dated but still iconoclastic.
See it if Fun, campy show featuring a large cast - all of whom shine. Amy Stiller is a comedic genius. Lots of silliness and laugh out loud moments.
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with some fairly graphic sex.Not into funky small theaters - this historic landmark is one to support.Adds to the exper
See it if If you enjoy satires about real life stories. Great direction & acting, go see it! You will laugh + get totally engaged as the story unfolds
Don't see it if If you are homophobic or expect a serious play about women in prison.
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.
See it if you have a time machine (I saw last show). It was a fun raunchy show that went over the top and was joyously offensive.
Don't see it if you don't have a time machine. the show had a lot of stereotypes and its fun but no longer as transgressive as it likely originally was.
See it if u'd enjoy a spoof of old Grade B movies about women prisoners. It's well acted & it's campy, but the campiness is kept in check.
Don't see it if you're easily offended; it is pretty raunchy-- definitely not family fare. You don't like kitschy.
See it if you enjoy a clever, well-acted show w/raunchy humor, a female cast, wild & crazy antics
Don't see it if you're offended by raunchy humor containing racial jabs, don't like silly dark, humor
Also Show was well-done with great characters, although a bit long
See it if You’re a fan of camp, kitsch and raunchy humor. It’s a great showcase for nine talented comedic actresses (and one man, and one drag queen.)
Don't see it if You are easily offended. Rape, violence, racial stereotypes and lesbianism are played for laughs.
See it if U want to see a great fun play with amazing cast,each has its own unique character that locked in prison 50s.Great directing & use of stage
Don't see it if You are bothered with profanity, sexual referral, violence, or don’t like small intimate theater
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
See it if You are intrigued by a comic play set in a women’s prison, more focused on making you laugh than on telling a compelling story
Don't see it if You are offended by stereotypes, racial and sexual humor. You want a big production. Despite Amy Stiller’s presence, it’s off, off Broadway.
See it if You’re familiar with the archetypes the actresses portrayed; you like comical dramatic performance in tiny venue;
Don't see it if You mind being cramped in tiny seat; you do not appreciate stereotypical depiction of “lesbian”, “Latina woman”, etc..
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