Featured Member Reviews: 90 Minutes or Less

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Sep 6, 2016

Every Tuesday we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our picks of the week for shows that run 90 minutes or less, including reviews of "Rent Control," "The Wolves," and "Quietly!"

Shakespeare's Polonius tells us that "brevity is the soul of wit," an assessment that the creators of these under-ninety-minute shows would likely applaud. Here are some of our favorite member reviews of the week for great shows to catch when time is of the essence.

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JMM 10027 gave Rent Control a 85

Entertaining, Relevant, Exciting, Quirky, Uproarious adventure
August 30th, 2016

See it if you want to see skilled comedic character actor in action. While rambunctious a show, it's still at its core a touching coming of age story.

Don't see it if youre irritated by obnoxious audience members who distract others in the audience and detract from the performance.

Patrick 10 gave The Wolves a 92

Absorbing, Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful
September 3rd, 2016

See it if you want to see a story told in a setting you haven't seen before. Enthralling soccer drills with scenes playing out. Great work.

Don't see it if you're uninterested in youthful concerns.

Ellen S 6195 gave Quietly a 69

Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated
September 1st, 2016

See it if You're so moved by 1 intense performance that you can overlook very static staging and familiar themes.

Don't see it if You're looking for a new take on the Irish troubles or to understand how a teenager becomes a terrorist.

Elizabeth Law gave Drunk Shakespeare a 80

Funny, Great writing, Entertaining
August 31st, 2016

See it if A fun, original way to pass an evening. I liked the sing-alongs and audience participation. Feels like it belongs in a dorm or pub.

Don't see it if You don't like alcohol or don't like Shakespeare, or want a quiet evening. The show is boisterous, in a good way.

Lynn M 3 gave Autumn Stage (Dream Up) a 72

Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Quirky, Edgy
September 5th, 2016

See it if If you like Ionesco or other absurdist comedy. If you don't like linear story telling and don't mind breaking the 4th wall.

Don't see it if You are confused by quirky comedy that has no set storyline. If you are bothered by weapons onstage or if you are interested in story.

Caitlin 1616 gave Ruthless! The Musical a 90

Campy, Hilarious, Entertaining, Quirky
August 31st, 2016

See it if You like campy movies, satire, old-school show tunes, breaking the fourth wall, or laughing hysterically.

Don't see it if You aren't into musicals, prefer subtlety to over-the-top, or want something dramatic and thought-provoking.

Al gave Blue Man Group a 75

Clever, Original, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky
June 29th, 2016

See it if you are in touch with your inner tween, you enjoy extremely creative silliness, you want to take your niece and be the "cool" aunt.

Don't see it if you have issues with viscous fluids.

Kimberly C 2 gave New York Spectacular a 85

Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing
June 29th, 2016

See it if You love New York and are looking for an adorable, wonderful family friendly experience. Also see it for it's phenomenal production quality

Don't see it if you hate tourist attractions and wonderful dance numbers

Jeff Hunsicker gave Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind a 82

Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky
July 4th, 2016

See it if you want to laugh; you like quick-fire improv comedy

Don't see it if you want something more thoughtfully-written

CRYSTAL C gave Sistas - The Musical a 85

Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Original, Great singing
June 30th, 2016

See it if you enjoy a girls uplifting story and good singing. The cast is great and the story is interesting

Don't see it if you dont enjoy R&B music or current pop tunes.

Dan Q gave Stet a 78

Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
June 29th, 2016

See it if you're interested in true stories or media criticism, or you appreciate shedding light on issues of sexual assault.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fantastical tale. This is a very real story about a not-so-pleasant--but important--issue.

Felipe Grande gave The Paper Hat Game a 90

Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Intelligent, Elegant design
July 1st, 2016

See it if you like puppet theater for adults about the challenge to remain human in an urban environment and you like incredibly well-crafted design.

Don't see it if you don't like meditatively paced theater without dialogue and if you need your theater to last longer than one hour.