Prayer for the French Republic Show Poster

Prayer for the French Republic Critics’ Reviews

Joshua Harmon's award-winning play arrives on Broadway.

Show Overview

About Prayer for the French Republic

In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits news of their missing family. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: "Are we safe?" This celebrated work by the author of Bad Jews and Significant Other is about history, home and the effects of an ancient hatred. The New York Times calls it "thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and wickedly funny." 


Critics’ Reviews (5)
A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Gripping and epic!"

Chicago Tribune

Chris Jones

"★★★★★ Prayer packs a wallop! Beautifully written, superbly staged and acted."

New York Stage Review

Frank Scheck

"Easily the finest play of the Broadway season."

The Wall Street Journal

Charles Isherwood

"A brave, articulate, moving, and necessary new play. Its defiant optimism may make you feel just a little more generous towards humanity."

New York Stage Review

Elysa Gardner

"Thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and wickedly funny."

The New York Times

Elisabeth Vincentelli

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