Old Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance) OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
May 7, 2013
Closing:
June 2, 2013

Theater: Public Theater / Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York, NY,

Synopsis: 

Snapshots from an enigmatic fairy-tale in which Suzie, the elusive coquette, brings Samuel to his knees–from where he worships a life he only half understands. Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance) is an expressionistic chamber-play that twists emotional heartache into a landscape of continual mental invention.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Old Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)

    In the Scrim of Memory, Reality Itself

    Ben Brantley

    May 8, 2013: Hello again, Richard Foreman. It’s been four years since the last time you walked out on us, leaving us with nothing but memories of intimate nights too crazy to be true. But in our hearts we knew you couldn’t quit us. So now you’re back, expecting to mess with our heads like you used to, and of course we’re going to let you. We just can’t help it.

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  • NEW YORK POST REVIEW OF Old Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)

    Richard Foreman’s ‘Old-Fashioned Prostitutes’ is yet another incomprehensible brain teaser

    ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

    May 8, 2013: There’s no right or wrong way to approach “Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance).” Since the late 1960s, Richard Foreman has been creating cryptic, bizarre shows that can be compared only to the other shows he’s written and directed: plotless, devoid of conventional characters, filled with assaulting sounds and lights.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF Old Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)

    'Old Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)' -- 2 stars

    Matt Windman

    May 8, 2013: It’s hard to distinguish “Old-Fashioned Prostitutes” from his earlier works of experimental theater, especially since they all tend to share the same trademarks: Foreman’s disembodied voice booming from loudspeakers, harsh lighting, strings hanging over the audience, young actors being moved around like mindless pawns, random musings and an unapologetic lack of narrative.

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