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106 Star Starred
Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam Street New York City, NY 10013
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from Elle
Red Velvet 36 events 12 reviews

The actors are amazing. The venue was extremely small but they made it work. The Q&A with the actors after the show was very cool.

reviewed Jan 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Alice Fisher Rubin
40 events 21 reviews

This is a well acted creative play. However, the theater and seats are about as uncomfortable as any I have ever attended. Seats are made for very small people and there is no leg room at all. Good thing it is a very short play and blessedly...continued

reviewed Dec 26 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan C.
19 events 8 reviews

I am so happy to offer my review of The Emperor Jones. I made my ticket purchase based solely on the reviews by other Goldstar members, so thank you to all.

Location: Charming, historic Soho Playhouse. Easy to get to and full of...continued

reviewed Jan 13 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“An inspired revival starring the wondrous John Douglas Thompson…The Emperor has been returned to glory!” —Ben Brantley, New York Times
“I doubt you’ll ever see it done better.” —Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
“One of O’Neill’s most haunting, visceral works, and this nightmarish staging does it full justice! The evening’s power is the central performance by John Douglas Thompson.” —Frank Scheck, New York Post


With his demons in heavy pursuit and tom-toms beating, the Emperor is forced to confront the mortal sins of his past in search of forgiveness and salvation.

John Douglas Thompson—OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor for last season’s acclaimed revival of Othello—portrays the enigmatic emperor. Ciaran O’Reilly, whose direction of O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape earned him Drama Desk, Drama League and Callaway award nominations, directs.

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