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New York Critics love “Threesome”

Posted by Karina Mena | 27 July 2015

Threesome has been in New York City for the summer and is running at the 59E59 Theater through August 23rd. Since opening on July 14, New Yorkers have already been writing up some reviews of the show. Threesome is taking the city by storm! 


"Under Chris Coleman's exacting direction, this ensemble cast brilliantly showcases Mr. Guindi's dense text, exposing its layers and its challenging deep questions about the relationship between men and women, the exploitation of women, how sexual violence affects women, and how issues of race and culture interact in the development of significant human relationships." --Theatre Reviews

"All three performers, under Chris Coleman’s fluent direction, bring nice shadings to their characters...fully realized and engaging performances" –The NY Times

"Director Chris Coleman seamlessly melds the play's sexual and political themes until you realize they're one in the same" --TheaterMania

"Between El Guindi's writing and Chris Coleman's direction, the show is perfectly paced, unfolding in carefully calibrated scenes, and I am grateful to have gone in knowing little about it...Superb writing and direction, the cast is amazingly committed, honest, and real. It's not an easy play to watch, but it is absolutely worth the time and emotional investment." –Show Showdown

"El Guindi’s cogent and often perceptive story is well-executed by the ensemble" --T&B On the Aisle

"Delightful comic moments, largely thanks to Franzen’s Doug...Franzen’s timing is impeccable" --Theater Pizzazz

"The cast is capable and committed" –NY Daily News

“Dialect Coach Mary McDonald-Lewis can only have created an accent exhibited by Leila so authentic I frankly thought was the actress’s own” –Woman around Town

"The tensions between nakedness and nudity, shame and self-mastery, and comedy and drama fuel Yussef El Guindi’s powerful Threesome…" Blogcritics


"Threesome" performance reviews from our very own stage!

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