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100 Star Starred
Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam Street New York City, NY 10013
212-691-1555
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47 events
9 reviews
4 stars
Super easy commute from NJ. Take bus into port authority. Hop tge E train down tow to Spring street and the theater is practically around the corner.
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30 events
18 reviews
52 stars
I wore It was very cold. Dress was mainly casual. I wore a warm coat, boots sweater and slacks..
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"The Emperor Jones"
32 ratings
4.7 average rating
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36 events
12 reviews
29 stars
attended Jan 10 2010

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.

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40 events
21 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 26 2009

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

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8 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 13 2010

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

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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

Description

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.