Closed 1h 30m
You Wouldn't Expect
Midtown W
78

You Wouldn't Expect NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

American Bard Theater Company presents the NYC premiere of this drama examining poverty, race, and the shocking truths about the 1960’s government-sponsored eugenics program.

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Member Reviews (7)

72
Shocking, Original, Relevant, Slow, Intense

See it if You enjoy plays with a historical framework. You like bare bones productions. You like plays that educate you.

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate screaming and some physical violence. You just want to sit back and be entertained. You don’t enjoy preachy plays.

74
Thought-provoking, Educational, Didactic

See it if Depiction women being deceived and coerced into authorizing state governments to sterilize them or their daughters by eugenics societies.

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear about a shocking and shameful record of historical events.

Critic Reviews (2)

September 24th, 2018

"Smart and painful play...This intelligent and emotionally draining play sheds light on a dark treatment of people that's mostly hidden from history under sheets. The acting is very affecting particularly from the mother...The play is compelling in its direct depiction of the inhumane eugenics program sanctioned by legislation."
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September 22nd, 2018

"When you see a role written for a disabled character, you get excited as that should provide an opportunity for an Actor with a Disability to work. But when this role is played by an able bodied actor (which happens all too often), as it is in this show, you become angry, even though that actor in that role is clearly talented...So while I love the script and the actors in the show, the production fails to be all that it could be."
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