Chapter 9 – Off-Broadway: The New York Idea

Cynthia v. Vera

BY JULIE RAISCHE
The Atlantic Theater Company’s staging of The New York Idea left me with a far different impression of the characters than the reading we did in class. After reading the original with its overbearing stage directions …


C’est La Vie!

Another Broadway Play!  One less fancier and a theater much smaller,With the appearance one would think that the play may not be the best,But then again never judge the book by its cover… Going in with the plot of the story already known,and th…


To Marry or Not to Marry

To remarry? Who should be wed? For how long? Who is invited?“Marry for whim! That’s the New York idea of marriage.”David Auburn’s adaptation of The New York Idea (a play written by Langdon Mitchell in 1906) captured the relevance and celebrat…


dare I say, modern?

An opera, a play, and a hit TV (and now movie) series: What do Minnie, Cynthia and Carrie have in common? 101 years across four mediums – women and their issues of empowerment never seem to age. The New York Idea is an engaging play, the cont…


A "Playful" insight into New York!

Our latest class outing was to a Broadway production of “The New York Idea” produced by the Atlantic theater company. It turned out to be a delightful and memorable evening on many levels. First of all, “The New York Idea” was supposed to be …


TNYI

The New York Idea, off-Broadway play. It is a story about divorcing and marriage. Mostly about marriage between two divorced couples. Why is it called “The New York Idea”? Well, they called it that way because of idea of remarriage.In my opinion th…