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The Verdict Reviews: Were Critics Moved By Here There Are Blueberries?

The new play, about a Holocaust-era photo album, is currently running Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop.

Nemuna Ceesay, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Kathleen Chalfant, and Erika Rose in Here There Are Blueberries Matthew Murphy

2024 Pulitzer Prize finalist Here There Are Blueberries opened May 13 and the reviews have been released.

The play, a co-production between Tectonic Theater Project and New York Theatre Workshop, is directed by the play's conceiver and co-writer Moisés Kaufman. The show has just been extended to June 16.

Here There Are Blueberries explores the true story of when an album of never-before-seen World War II-era photographs lands on the desk of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding. She takes an interest in the photos, which shows Nazi officers at Auschwitz, but strangely does not show the camp inmates. The play explores the ramifications of the discovery, including on the lives of the descendants of those Nazi officers, and Holocaust survivors. 

Read the reviews below.

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton) 

DC Theater Arts (Deb Miller) 

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)  

New York Sun (Elysa Gardner) 

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell) 

New York Theatre Guide (Kyle Turner)  

New York Times (Jesse Green)* 

Observer (David Cote) 

TheaterMania (Zachary Stewart) 

The Wrap (Robert Hofler) 

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The cast includes Scott Barrow, Nemuna Ceesay, Tony Award nominee Kathleen Chalfant, Noah Keyishian, Jonathan Raviv, Erika Rose, Anna Shafer, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Charlie Thurston, and Grant Varjas.

Conceived and directed by Kaufman, Here There Are Blueberries was co-authored by Kaufman and Amanda Gronich, and devised with Scott Barrow, Amy Marie Seidel, Frances Uku, Grant James Varjas, and members of Tectonic Theatre Project. 

Photos: Here There Are Blueberries at New York Theatre Workshop

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