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Ariel Dorfman's Reader Reviews

Arsenal Center for the Arts - Black Box Theater (Watertown, MA)

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Ariel Dorfman's "Reader"
14 ratings
3.2 average rating
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134 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

Show was confusing.

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14 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

The story was very intriguing, but there was a bit of over-acting a la soap operas. There were definitely times it was hard to follow when characters were changing roles but not changing clothes. Overall a fairly good show.

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7 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

Boring play, over-acted. Maybe second act was better, but we did not stick around for it.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

excellent, moving.

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

The actors were decent but the dialog was so repetitive and tedious that I found that I couldn't stop yawning. I entertained myself by fidgeting in my chair, something I'm sure my neighbors didn't enjoy any more than I did. The last 15 minutes...continued

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5 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 20 2014

thought it was in the larger theater (I didn't read closely enough). The actors used the smaller theater wonderfully - very professional. The lines were delivered at the same yell-y tone, would have been nice to have variety there. also aides,...continued

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3 reviews
31 stars
attended Jun 21 2014

Acting was exceptional - in particular Robin Gabrielli and Matthew Zahnzinger. End drags a bit, but this is not the fault of the production, but instead, the playwright. Thought-provoking material, excellent design and direction.

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1 stars
attended Jun 14 2014

good acting, bad writing, repetitive, boring, facile. could be a 30 minute short play.

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