Bruce3404

Eugene | 65+ | Male
About:  I spend a month in NYC every winter and have been doing so for nine years.
Reviews (15)
100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy first rate acting, great staging and a terrific re-work for a Broadway audience

Don't see it if If you're a committed racist.

Also Only a few times in my life have I left a theater literally unable (or... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Riveting, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy good ensemble acting and a well-written, engaging play in a comfortable small theater.

Don't see it if You're not an off-Broadway fan or don't like Irish playwrights.

95
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoyed the movie. Appreciate great acting and are socially conscious.

Don't see it if You can’t score center seats, or something close, like 5 seats off the center section. Staging makes for way too many view obstructed seats

Also Cranston’s was the best acting I’ve ever seen on stage. Give him the T... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You enjoy well-written, well acted plays that represent the best of off-Broadway and can appreciate the quality of Barrow productions.

Don't see it if You're more of a Broadway person who isn't interested in theater on a smaller scale.

79
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Banal

See it if You like Americana and most particularly, the Dead. I enjoyed that there was some interpretation of the songs, not just straight covers.

Don't see it if You're looking for a great play. The dialogue pretty much exists to set up the songs.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy off and off off productions and seeing new work with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if You're looking for more formulaic Broadway shows

Also I saw this show at the second preview, so it was still a bit of a work... Read more Read less

72
Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You are interested in new plays and are willing to endure some so so plays along with some clever, good plays

Don't see it if You're not into smaller off off productions.

Also The event consists of four series' of one act plays, ranging from six ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You might enjoy a new take on an old classic.

Don't see it if You're more into classical interpretation of old plays

Also You would be doing yourself a great favor by Googling Peer Gynt and re... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You can appreciate good ensemble acting from an experienced cast and a witty, absorbing script.

Don't see it if You're more into lavish Broadway productions, though this was one of the better off-Broadway shows I've seen.

Also I very much appreciated the acting skills in this play. A good, solid ... Read more Read less

87
The Smuggler
Chelsea
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like quirky off-Broadway shows. The entire show is done in iambic-pentameter and is well written and hilarious.

Don't see it if You're looking for a more traditional theater experience.

1
The Undertaking
Midtown E
Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You're looking to get in out of the rain and your dentist is booked.

Don't see it if You enjoy well-written, well-directed and well-acted plays (though I feel sorry for the actors who signed up for this mess).

85
Mankind
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Funny, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy the occasional offbeat production, great satire and clever staging

Don't see it if You're conservative, especially religiously conservative or are looking for a more mainstream type play.

48
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Banal

See it if You liked the ideas behind The Producers and Spinal Tap

Don't see it if You're not prepared for unintentional laughs at how poorly a play can be written.

Also This play has re-write written all over it. How someone made the decis... Read more Read less

75
The Dork Knight
West Village
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You're well-versed in the Batman movies. Not merely aware of these films, but perhaps a student of them

Don't see it if You don't know (or remember) much about the Batman movies

Also I figured that my casual knowledge of some of the older Batman movies ... Read more Read less

79
Made in China
Midtown E
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy clever use of puppets, a decent score and a lot of madcap funny stage antics.

Don't see it if You're looking for a slick Broadway type production

Also I really enjoyed the show, which had me laughing out loud. Naked anato... Read more Read less