Tender Napalm
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Tender Napalm
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Tender Napalm NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
32%
Negative
8%
Members say
Confusing, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

About the Show

An intimate, explosive, and poetic exploration of love in the face of catastrophe, English writer Philip Ridley’s provocative play comes back to New York in a reimagined, African-American production.

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Member Reviews (25)

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70
Confusing, Intelligent, Great acting, Quirky, Intense

See it if you would enjoy two actors pouring out their energy to portray two characters in the push and pull of a relationship in an ambitious script.

Don't see it if you want a linear play - this jumps and you must listen closely to the constant dialogue or you will be lost. You must envision all-bare set

73
Intense, Edgy, Dizzying, Great performance, Absorbing

See it if wildly imaginative game playing between two talented actor dancers exploring the rough edges of their sexuality would keep your attention

Don't see it if you expect a clear plot. There are lots of suggestions of what might or might not be happening but nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
July 26th, 2019

“The power and majesty of the theater are affirmed by this ravishing production of the acclaimed English playwright Philip Ridley's beguiling fantasia. A shipwrecked young couple engage with monkeys, aliens and serpents as memories and sometimes violent erotic feelings are expressed.”
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Theater Pizzazz
July 22nd, 2019

“The truth is: I saw ‘Tender Napalm’because it had a great title. Finding the delicacy of the language is half the battle, and Philip Ridley's script, originally presented in London in 2011, is challenging. In some aspect of this dreamlike, imaginary place, there's plenty to do, in the mind of the audience, to create a narrative that's built on the presence of this Man and Woman, who persist, always dancing, tempting the larger explosion.”
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