Between the Bars (HERE)
Between the Bars (HERE)
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Between the Bars (HERE) NYC Reviews and Tickets

58%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
57%
Mixed
29%
Negative
14%
Members say
Resonant, Confusing, Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious

A new play that exposes the reality of our American jail system. 

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Member Reviews (7)

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56
Indulgent, Edgy, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if A prison play that deal with the life of inmates in an upstate prison. Gets slow and needs improvement of plot.

Don't see it if If you like Oz or other shows this will not satisfy. Inconsistent acting. Direction was not good here.

70
Great set and use of a small stage

See it if multiple players playing multiple roles all except one clearly defined. the stories were expected, but i enjoyed the cast and directing.

Don't see it if as it says there is a trigger warning i think the suicide is an obvious plot point. i wish i had more of a chance to understand his reason Read more

21
Slow, Relevant, Intense, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy prison dramas. Enjoy melodrama.

Don't see it if You dislike ensemble pieces. Read more

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to support advocacy organizations. More in comments

Don't see it if You want a feel good show, a better structured or profound show. More in comments Read more

75
Intense, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you'd like to support a smaller production. The acting is inconsistent but generally good, and the staging was clever.

Don't see it if you are looking for a high production value or a lighthearted plot. Read more

100
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Raw, Clever, Dizzying

See it if The experience of seeing the show is unsettling in the best way. We experience the penal system's repetetiveness and shock.

Don't see it if Do not see this show if you prefer not to be aware of humanity and shared suffering of incarcerated folks and those who love them. Read more

95
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in an engaging experience. The play gives you a glimpse into a world that you likely do not know anything about.

Don't see it if you are a person who does not care about the world around you and you are not interested in learning about people outside of your world

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatermania
October 1st, 2021

"Between the Bars is no exception, emphasizing the humanity of its subjects, rather than the sensationalism of their crimes. That makes it a laudable project, if not the most polished work of drama."
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