Featured Member Reviews: Budget Edition

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Aug 5, 2016

Every Tuesday and Friday, we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Today we're looking at shows with tickets under $50, such as "Engagements," "Good," and "Quietly!"

Theater may provide nourishment for the soul, but one thing it distinctly does not provide nourishment for is the pocketbook! Today we're looking at member reviews for shows that you can see without breaking the bank.


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John Francis gave Engagements a 55

55
Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched
August 5th, 2016

See it if you're interested in watching privileged narcissists sleep around with each other in this less than original, cliched, failed RomCom.

Don't see it if you're interested in serious theatre, uniquely theatrical experiences, or theatre that doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator.


Nic gave Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? a 78

78
Slow, Indulgent, Relevant, Weird, Original
August 4th, 2016

See it if a strange drama about group therapy in which the participants think they're insignificant comic book characters appeals to your inner nerd.

Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy something as bizarre at that sounds.


Thank You Five gave Good a 70

70
Engaging, Sometimes confusing, Slow, Relevant, Great acting
August 4th, 2016

See it if / The play succeeds in putting you in the shoes of someone whose life choices seem unfathomable. It sneaks up on you in a good way.

Don't see it if you want something short and sweet, or escapist. This show purposely keeps you firmly in our current political climate and doesn't let go.


Gracee gave Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind a 95

95
Original, Fun, Epic, Dizzying, Entertaining
July 30th, 2016

See it if you have no idea what you feel like watching but you want to watch some live theatre, you enjoy surprises

Don't see it if you'd rather sit down and enjoy a show without participating, you want an early night out of the theatre


Elisha gave Summer Shorts 2016: Series A a 70

70
Hit and miss, Original, Quirky
August 1st, 2016

See it if If you want an evening that crosses genres. You are willing to take a chance on 3 plays when you may only like 1.

Don't see it if You aren't into plays about death. Irreverent religious plays are offensive to you, or you don't like short plays


TheatreRat gave Quietly a 86

86
Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
July 30th, 2016

See it if great Irish storytelling is what you seek. This is "Brian Friel" for a new generation and it's always worth seeing The Abbey Theatre.

Don't see it if small. intimate, intense story driven plays trying to make sense of the past are not for you.


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