19 Years Later: A Surprisingly Dark Satire of Magic

ensemble theatre · m&w theatre group · Ages 10+ · United States of America

world premiere
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DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 03, 2018
tagged as: fanfic drama
As we left, our conclusion was that this was a pretty good piece of fan fiction, well performed. If you are into, or at least familiar with, the HP-universe (and I don’t mean the printer), it is well worth seeing.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2018
I loved this show!!! The acting was impressive, costumes on target, and the story was: entertaining, hilarious, mysterious, surprising, touching... and I had to wipe away tears at the end of the show. Special effects with lighting, wands that lit up, and music all gave the show an authentic quality. I highly recommend “19 Years Later” if you are a Harry Potter fan. I also recommend it if you are not a HP fan... just watch the first HP movie and you will be fine. ... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 18, 2018
Fun for Fans to step into a Brand New Potter-land, but pretty glum going, with adultery and bitter familial conflicts on the agenda! Enthusiastic (and Large!) Cast gallops through 5 years at Hogwarts in 14 scenes and 45 minutes in Act One, with plenty of downtime for blackouts. In Act Two, longer, mid-life original Harry and his pals step forward to manage The Plot to a Happy and actionful Ending. Missing the Music and the Magnificent Mounting of the Movies, it still held my attention! ... full review
BREE WERNICKE certified reviewer June 23, 2018
This is a fantastic tribute to Harry Potter and answer to Cursed Child. The writing made sense!! It's full of both funny and tear-jerking moments (and digs at Cursed Child), and incredible special effects. If this play could be produced again with the production value it deserves, I would absolutely see it like five more times. Honestly, it's that good. If you have ever even vaguely heard of Harry Potter, go see it.... full review
DENISE BARRETT certified reviewer June 23, 2018
tagged as: fun · magic · sequel · Harry Potter · hogwarts
This show was so much fun, and felt wonderful to be back in the world of magic! Some of the actors stood out starkly from the others, but overall everyone did a great job telling this story. Transitions were quick and smooth, lighting accented the actions very well. It had a strong theme that is all too important right now - we must set aside all differences for the safety and sake of our children.... full review
GRACE QUACH certified reviewer August 28, 2018
First thought was the venue (Studio/Stage) was in a very seedy part of town. The venue itself is very small and dingy. So, we didn't expect much from the look of the place and also because the ticket price was a fraction of what a broadway play cost. To our surprise, the actors and actresses were very GOOD. All characters were true to the Harry Potter story. I couldn't stand Albus's oversensitivity and drama, but that was to show that the actor was very good at portraying the character.... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer May 05, 2019
tagged as: Harry Potter
We never seem to get enough of the “boy who lived,” and the M&W Theater Group has crafted a masterpiece that will enthrall every Potter fan. This is the third time this amazing work has been run since it began last year at HFF18, and the cast is perfectly suited to make the tradition continue. ... full review
COURTNEY STROMMEN certified reviewer May 06, 2019
This show was so well done, I was astounded! I loved every second. You could see the passion and the work that went into it. It felt like a broadway production, so well acted and rehearsed! My boyfriend and I stayed up for three hours discussing the play after we got home. I can't wait to see it again!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 21, 2018
Overall, the cast was truly excellent and gave it their all and the production design was quite awesome.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
tagged as: unfortunate
Not made for theatre, , more for tv media. writing, acting, directing, lighting, set, sound, was sad, not air conditioning, no bathrooms, the tickets should have been free.... full review