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19 Years Later: A Surprisingly Dark Satire of Magic

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

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Review by BOB LEGGETT

May 05, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: Harry Potter

What I liked

Incredibly well-written by Kena Worthen (who also portrays Rose Granger-Weasley), Nineteen Years Later is an alternative (and more believable) sequel to the original, and is everything that “Cursed Child” is not. If you’re like most Potter fans, you detest the stupidity of the “Cursed Child.” Rest assured you now have a story that works, is much more plausible, and will keep you cheering as the legend lives on.

What I didn't like

The only drawback is its length (nearly two and a half hours), but if you can survive Avengers: Endgame, then this one is a piece of cake. We can promise you that you will be so engaged in this one that the time will fly by and you will never be bored.

My overall impression

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.

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