Tesla 051713

Tesla Reviews

Theatre 80 (New York, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

50 ratings
3.8 average rating
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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

Good acting, well executed play with very interesting info.

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66 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

I understand that the supporting characters were supposed to be exaggerated versions of their true selves (as stated in the Playbill) but this show had a school play/farcical quality to it. I've seen the work of the actors who played Edison and...continued

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41 reviews
18 stars
attended May 29 2013

I was curious about the subject, Nikola Tesla, after seeing the movie "The Prestige." This is an important story that should be told in a more consistent dramatic style. A change in direction ( & some editing) would've improved the play...continued

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37 reviews
42 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

This play is for anyone who is interested in Tesla or who is fascinated by history. This play will make you thank Tesla for alternating current electrical system, and will make you realize how much more technologically advanced the world would be...continued

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20 reviews
14 stars
attended May 25 2013

Lovely little theater, full of history and well located. The play had some lively performances and inventive use of video, but overall it failed to take this often marginalized figure and move him to a more prominent place in the history of...continued

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20 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

The whole was less than the sum of its parts... Despite an interesting subject and the amusing hamminess of the secondary characters, I felt that the impact of this play was lessened by the rushed performance, unclearly enunciated dialog, and...continued

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17 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

wonderful theater venue, interesting subject matter,good effort from most actors.
the play is ambisious but somewhat sloppy. To sum up, rather thankful for the experience. Thanks theater 80 and Goldstar.

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended May 23 2013

Excellent show. Wonderful old theater. Theater has a bar.

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11 reviews
12 stars
attended May 25 2013

Nice theatre, but couldn't either hear or understanding some of the actors sometimes. The action was difficult to follow for a while until the comedic lines about midway trough the play. Otherwise a good performance... Would have to give it a...continued

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8 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

This show was a very mixed bag of strong performances by the actors that were limited by confusing elements in the production; while the substance of Tesla and his work was interesting and presented well, too much time was spent with exchanges...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended May 26 2013

Poor acting, difficult to follow. could'nt wait for it to end. My friend felt the same way.
You just don't expect this in NYC where you have people from all walks of life come
here to perform and get their work published. I was surprised that it...continued

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

The life of visionary scientist-inventor Nikola Tesla should inspire some electrifying theater, but for me, Shari Graubert’s bio-play didn’t hold a charge. In broad strokes, she sketches events and meetings that shape Tesla’s career but offers no...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended May 28 2013

Tesla! I fell in love with his intellect, his ideas and then i grew upset at his sense of business. It was very insightful. I learned a lot and confirmed things I've read previously regarding Edison, Tesla etc. Great Performance by all the actors...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 29 2013

Fun theater, great actors, fun characters. Would see it again!!

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3 reviews
10 stars
attended May 29 2013

I never head of this great inventor until the electric car was
recently successful. The acting is brilliant, especially the lead, James Taylor. All the cast is exceptional and I view many Broadway and off-Broadway shows. You are moved by his...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

The play was very informative about his life and quite an interesting production. Tesla was a forgotten genius who if his works had been implemented as he wanted would have resulted in all of us having free electricity generated from the sun as...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Everything about this experience was great! The play was both funny in parts, and also dramatic. The theater was comfortable, and the seats we great. I would not hesitate to go again, or to suggest this show to friends. Thank you, and well done!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Great cast, captured the "Tesla" story quite well. Good seats.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

Nikola Tesla was brilliant, and quite possibly the greatest inventor this side of DaVinci.
Tesla is a play that does admirably well in portraying his genius and is well worth your time.
James Lee Taylor plays the younger, idealistic and confident...continued

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Steven
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Objectively terrible. People were walking out; I wish that I'd followed them.

Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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