Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

Theatre (political, new writing)

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  • Greenside @ Infirmary Street - Forest Theatre
  • 22:00
  • Aug 17
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Via Brooklyn; Script: Dianne Nora; Directed by Hannah Tova Wolff
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
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Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky by Dianne Nora is a world premiere production by Via Brooklyn. Sex. Scandal. Secrets. Monica traverses infamy and intimacy as she reclaims a life beyond the media’s watchful eye.

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Kerry Hickman 118 days ago

This is a difficult one for me to review, given the subject matter ( not Monica Lewinski) to say we enjoyed it wouldn’t be right. It was a thought provoking price of theatre with some excellent actors. The script wavered back and forward and at times we had to concentrate hard in order to figure out where it was going. At the end the director gave a short blurb about it not being about Monica Lewinski ( clue’s in the title really, but we all assumed it was an ironic title) and we could have done with this at the beginning. We haven’t stopped discussing the subject matter all week, so I’d say it hit the spot!

Meg Craig 122 days ago

My husband and I saw the show tonight and loved it! I'm American and he's Scottish; you don't have to have a deep knowledge of American politics or history to get the references. The performances were excellent. The play reminds you that Monica is a human, and that Ms. Lewinsky isn't the only human that goes through shit like this. It all felt very real.

Jessica Johnston 130 days ago

This show was amazing! I wanted to give it five stars but the review system on this isn’t like that. As someone who loves American History and Politics, I was really excited to see what this show has to offer. It was a fresh take on how a woman is perceived in the aftermath of a scandal and I loved how they approached everything. It’s definitely a show I’d consider seeing again because all of the characters within the show were layered and brilliant in their own way. I don’t have the vocabulary to fully express how much I loved this show but it was fresh, interesting and brilliant.
Although, it did give me the urge to go and look up Monica Lewinsky to see what she’s been up to lately. Purely because I’ve kept up with the Clintons for as long as I can remember (I love Hillary), I never really thought to see how Monica was doing or how her life had been affected since.
Sorry that this review is long and rambling but I really did think it was brilliant! I can’t wait to see it again!

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The List (4/5 stars) 111 days ago

The notorious intern scandal – or not...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 113 days ago

Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky is and isn’t, as the title suggests. It’s about a girl blessed with the same name and a track record eerily similar to her namesake. But at the same time, it’s about all women who found themselves in the wrong place at...

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Daily Business Group (3/5 stars) 115 days ago

It follows a character named Monica through four relationships where each time she is defined by who she is with or what she has done before, rather than her as a person. It has some well-written scenes [...] there is some excellent acting and some great writing in the play, but it ends up more like edited highlights from a TV series rather than a single episode and story.

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