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Zurich NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

Funerals are for the living. What happened and why and who did it and how, none of that matters in the moments before. Colt Coeur presents this new play about the moments before.

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Member Reviews (12)

85
Great acting, Great writing, Compelling, Surprising, Thrilling

See it if you'd like a great play that presents scenes that (at first glance) don't have anything to do with each other and dares you to find meaning.

Don't see it if you don't like having to connect the dots for yourself when watching a play. It's all there, but you'll get out of it as much as you put in.

76
Cleverly constructed, Fine acting, Witty, Needs a little editing

See it if Ah yes, a mordant play about the meaning/banality of individual lives, sort of a Plaza Suite for the 21st century. Funny & bitter by turns

Don't see it if with appealing actors in a fishbowl setting. Some scenes overlong but squeeze in humor & political, social & emotional content to the max.

Critic Reviews (4)

April 17th, 2018

"Though 'Zürich' has been carefully structured, almost excessively so, what occurs within its individual scenes still needs some rigorous editing. There’s no denying that the play hangs together thematically...Despite the committed performances of the cast members, their characters too often seem like prisoners not only of a corrupt social order, but also of a pedagogical vision. It’s not just that dividing glass wall that inhibits our empathy for these querulous figures."
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April 17th, 2018

"Working with a superb multigenerational cast, Campbell-Holt fleshes out every uncomfortable nuance in Roper's collection of mostly two-person conversations. Placid as some of the interactions might look from our voyeuristic vantage point, they are tense with potential violence; corruption, betrayal and resentment are never very far from the surface."
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April 18th, 2018

"This current production is a brainteaser. In a series of scenes, many issues of human interaction are addressed albeit even those awkward and very private ones that we'd never hope anyone might be privy to watch...From the emergence of these scenes, spiffily directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, we peek into worlds of corruption, violence, frightening reality that touches all of our lives in a place that remains neutral. The writing is humor-laden."
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April 28th, 2018

"This show keeps at a steady pace as we explore the last moments of 10 lives. In a world deep into global crisis, is there really any neutrality? Amelia Roper’s smart dialogue matched with winning performances makes 'Zürich' a stand out."
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