Bandit

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  broke theatre lover
Reviews (62)
97
In-your-face, Clever, Mirror-holding, Resonant, Truth-speaking

See it if you like plays that possibly change your way of thinking.

Don't see it if you struggle to grasp satire and metaphors.

84
Ink
Midtown W
Sharp, Relevant, Cool set

See it if ...you enjoy plays dealing with the theme of greed and human instinct.

Don't see it if ...you don't think you can enjoy a play showing the uglier side of humanity, or tend to be bothered by seeing that behavior.

45
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Amazing genie, Amateur, Tourist-trap

See it if ...you are taking kids who love the Aladdin property.

Don't see it if ...you don't want to see a show played for children.

94
Quirky, Hilarious, Great writing, Smart

See it if ...you enjoy comedies asking questions like, "what is our place a citizens?"

Don't see it if ...flatulence humor upsets you.

80
The Mother
Chelsea
Great lead actress performance, Disorienting, Exhausting

See it if ...you enjoy plays that make you think and work. ...you enjoy Huppert.

Don't see it if ...you want a lighter evening. There was one particularly difficult scene to get through.

Also Isabelle Huppert was extraordinary, if not difficult to understand at ... Read more Read less

91
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, True-to-life

See it if you enjoy theatre that shows all facets of a person- the good and the flaws.

Don't see it if you think you might be triggered by a story about alzheimer's.

88
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Visually-stimulating, Best lead actor performance, Clever

See it if ...you enjoy great stage pictures. Van Hove & Versweyveld create beautiful images. ...you enjoy B. Crantson. He gives a stunning performance

Don't see it if you get annoyed when high quality staging is superior to the content of the writing and a few of the performances.

95
Enchanting, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Special, Resonant

See it if you enjoy paying attention to human behavior and how people's choices affect other people.

Don't see it if you don't want to lean in and listen.

90
Great staging, Creative orchestrations, Inaudible, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy new interpretations of classics. This ain't your pa's Oklahoma!

Don't see it if you are a purist.

Also The sound quality is atrocious. For only having 5 rows, I couldn't hea... Read more Read less

86
The Damned
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Great staging, Epic, Large-scale

See it if you enjoy Ivo van Hove's work. you enjoy a spectacle and enjoy creative stage pictures.

Don't see it if You can't focus on more than one thing at a time. There is serious FOMO that could occur if you let it.

98
Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Moving

See it if you like theater that will stick with you.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to listen.

96
Magical, Sensational, Great staging, Epic

See it if you want to see truly great stage magic. No special effects, just good old stagecraft.

Don't see it if you're cynical.

100
During previews
Epic, Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy theater in the slightest. you want to be thrilled and inspired.

Don't see it if you love missing out on greatness.

Also All elements come together for a truly transcendent experience.

86
Great writing, Tense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy Albee. Paul Sparks is genius in this.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy absurdist works. There's a lot to unpack here.

84
queens
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you enjoy dramatic pieces digging deeper into why we make the choices we make.

Don't see it if you are looking for subtlety.

Also I was invested in all the characters and the evening went by quickly. ... Read more Read less

87
Epic, Beautiful score, Great ensemble

See it if you enjoy epic musicals.

Don't see it if you are looking for lighter fare.

46
Disappointing, Uncomfortable, Boring

See it if you are easily impressed.

Don't see it if you crave something better crafted.

78
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Enjoyable, Great acting, Adorable droid

See it if you enjoy apocalyptic tales. Also if you enjoy tales about trust in relationships.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy apocalyptic stories.

97
Riveting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if before you knew anything about the show, itself, you thought, St. Ann's + The National Theatre = gold.

Don't see it if you can't handle theatre that makes you uncomfortable at times.

54
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Bizzare, Overrated, Slow, Boring

See it if you enjoy Annie Baker and want to see her works.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy slice-of-life/not-much-plot

81
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Riveting, Masterful, Ambitious, Puzzling

See it if you enjoy being surprised.

Don't see it if you get uncomfortable in small chairs/little legroom easily.

90
Blackbird
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you like a play to sit with you for a while

Don't see it if you don't like dark tales

82
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Great writing

See it if ...you enjoy thought-provoking theatre dealing with familial issues. ...you have the appetite for 4+ hours of drama.

Don't see it if long monologues start to bore you.

91
Resonant, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like your theatre to make you think about the human condition: about yourself, your family, and those around you.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light-hearted

84
During previews
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Naturalistic

See it if you enjoy naturalistic storytelling

Don't see it if you need big spectacle to enjoy a show

72
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Overall serviceable, Beautiful set, Enchanting

See it if you want to catch a lesser-performed Tennessee Williams play.

Don't see it if you're debating between seeing this or any other play this season. Nothing special here.

Also I like the theme of tradition, and perhaps not all of the values/tradi... Read more Read less

96
Octet
Midtown W
Stunning harmonies, Rich sound, Hypnotic, Enthralling, Thrilling

See it if ...you enjoy music in the simplest. ...you enjoy stories about technology.

Don't see it if N/A

Also Don't let "a cappella" scare you. I am not usually an a cappella fan. ... Read more Read less

94
Resonant, Romantic, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if ...you enjoy plays about human connection.

Don't see it if ...you don't enjoy two-handers.

93
Relevant, Curious, Quick, Clever

See it if ...you enjoy plays about marriage. ...you love Metcalf & Lithgow; great chemistry.

Don't see it if ...you're not willing to suspend your disbelief. ...you're expecting a politics-heavy piece.

51
Slightly boring, Slow, Great acting

See it if you like to see amazing character work. Eric Berryman really embodies the people on the album.

Don't see it if you want more anecdotes along with the presentation.

Also I don't think The Wooster Group is for me.

82
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Dense, Epic, Great acting, Naturalistic, Relevant

See it if ...you enjoy epic story-telling. ...you enjoy picking up on foreshadowing & thematic elements. ...you enjoy feeling like a fly on the wall.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span.

98
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Eye-opening

See it if ...you enjoy documentary-style theatre. ...you enjoy atmospheric theatre. ...you enjoy engrossing theatre.

Don't see it if I can't think of reason not to see this show.

85
During previews
Marys Seacole
Upper W Side
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you enjoy abstract and surreal theatre.

Don't see it if you get annoyed or bothered when plays aren't straightforward.

Also I went in with low expectations per the word of mouth on this site, bu... Read more Read less

77
Exquisite choreography, Poor sound quality, Generic

See it if you love the R&H score. you want to be awed by Justin Peck's choreography.

Don't see it if you want to hear the score in all it's glory. you don't want to see the actors play for laughs.

65
During previews
Ambitious, Dark, Relevant

See it if you enjoy shows exploring class and race.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by harsh language.

Also I see what they are going for but it just didn't work for me. The 3-pe... Read more Read less

40
Tiresome, Unearned, Melodramatic, Slow

See it if you need to see Lois Smith

Don't see it if you have anything else on your list to see.

94
Yerma
Upper E Side
Jarring, Intense, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a wonderfully staged play about a woman in crisis.

Don't see it if you're not in the place to see play that deals with difficult issues.

68
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny at times, Cliched

See it if you're a fan of the actors. They all do a great job.

Don't see it if you have anything else on your list you're debating between.

Also Was never able to get invested into the characters.

52
Poetic, Confusing, Slow

See it if you enjoy new works and/or are particularly fond of Adrienne Kennedy

Don't see it if you are expecting a linear story.

83
The Children
Midtown W
Naturalistic, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting

See it if you enjoy watching slice-of-life, naturalistic acting, with the interactions between characters being half the story.

Don't see it if slice-of-life turns you off.

Also It's very slow moving. It's extremely well acted, but essentially just... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Puzzling, Masterful

See it if you enjoy having to do lots of thinking.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy having to do lots of thinking.

86
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disturbing, Relevant, Graphic

See it if you enjoy being scared/disturbed at the theatre.

Don't see it if you get queasy easily.

89
Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a story about searching for forgiveness and the reactions we have as humans that aren't always productive.

Don't see it if you don't have empathy.

93
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Epic, Riveting, Masterful

See it if ...you enjoy ALW and want to see a giant orchestra play out his score. ...you want to see a master-class in acting by the great Glenn Close

Don't see it if you don't enjoy ALW.

94
Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a classic done right.

Don't see it if you hate joy.

58
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Overrated, Indulgent, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy supporting new works.

Don't see it if you are turned off by non-motivated acting.

49
Daphne's Dive
Midtown W
Undeserved, Cliched, Forced, Indulgent

See it if you want to support new works.

Don't see it if you don't like being force-fed

92
Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you love new productions of classics

Don't see it if you are hoity-toity and change annoys you

48
During previews
Her Requiem
Upper W Side
Forced, Cliched, Indulgent, Pass

See it if you like supporting new works.

Don't see it if you can think of a better way to spend your 90 minutes.

90
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you like minimal approaches

Don't see it if you don't enjoy satire