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Women Behind Bars

From 34 member  reviews
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. 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.


Member Reviews (34)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Raunchy
79
Avg Score

73
Great acting, Funny

See it if You like raunchy comedies, want to see great performances by talented women

Don't see it if You want a big production

Also The individual performances by the actresses were really amazing. Howe... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

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.

85
Funny, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you enjoy sendups of 1950s women’s prison movies that include a lot of “inside” references.

Don't see it if you want a realistic play and don’t enjoy camp.

75
Raunchy, Funny

See it if You like somewhat Funny & Vulgar Off Bdwy revivals.

Don't see it if You are expecting a Bdwy Production & dislike raunchy/sexual shows that are a Vulgar & Campy 2nd Rate.

Also Show is a Devine Cult revival from the Early 80’s Original Production ... Read more Read less

70
Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Very well staged and produced. Fun! Campy and creative.

Don't see it if Want a deep experience. It's funny, entertaining but not particularly effecting.

96
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if If you love women in a ridiculous situation and you want to laugh alot

Don't see it if if you don’t appreciate the magic Of B movies

93
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Raunchy, Funny

See it if You like watching a cast have campy, raunchy fun.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or don't have a sense of humor.

98
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like the 1950’s era ..great parts for women...hillarious..great set,every actor has their moments...feels like your in the prison

Don't see it if You didn’t like the 1950’s or the reality of prison then and now

90
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if If You Love comedy and sooofs on Old black and white prison Films

Don't see it if Don’t see if you don’t care for large ensemble cast


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 realit...
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