Bud 8034

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (55)
Confusing, Delightful, Absorbing
January 19th, 2023

See it if you want to see something unexpected, unique theater, challenging and memorable

Don't see it if looking for a traditional theater going experience / want something easy.

Also I've always thought more theater productions need to incorporate sound... Read more Read less

Ye Bear & Ye Cubb
Midtown E
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious
December 18th, 2022

See it if Like campy shows

Don't see it if Don't like the fourth wall being broken, awkard audience participation.

Also Actors are earnest but feels "actory" and not rooted in the reality of... Read more Read less

Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing
November 28th, 2022

See it if you want to become completely engrossed in the story

Don't see it if reading subtitles is difficult to do.

Also A delightful ensemble, direction, set, lights and sound. Very enjoyabl... Read more Read less

During previews
Excruciating, Awkward, Slow
October 31st, 2022

See it if wouldnt. unless you need to see everything.

Don't see it if you need an engaging play.

Also the actors are skilled and do what they can, but the play drags.

During previews
The How and the Why
East Village
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing
October 21st, 2022

See it if want a show that challenges you on an emotional and intelligent level. Looking for stories that deal with women.

Don't see it if you want writing that dumbs down to you. Need a high budget production.

Also This show fires on all cylinders. The direction, writing, acting, soun... Read more Read less

I’m Revolting
Overrated, Indulgent, Confusing, Cliched, Banal
October 15th, 2022

See it if Prefer more intimate theater to a Broadway house

Don't see it if Want a singular plot line that builds

Also Acting is disjointed. Different talent levels and rhythms combined wit... Read more Read less

Delightful, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
September 26th, 2022

See it if Looking for a fun night out and a 1.5 hour distraction from the crazy world

Don't see it if Unwilling to give amateurs a break if not funny at times

Also The main improv actor was really gifted. And the 4 audience participan... Read more Read less

East Village
Slow, Banal, Great acting
September 7th, 2022

See it if interested in seeing intimate plays with decent acting, and historical bent. props to lead actor who played Walt Disney also wrote piece.

Don't see it if looking for a show that is engaging, intense. The main conflict between leads doesn't escalate to a climax.

Also At times, teetered on hammy / cartoony (forgive pun). Would tone down ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
August 3rd, 2022

See it if want intimate theater with strong direction, writing, acting, sound, lighting, effects.

Don't see it if have no interest in the bard.

Also This production takes a few scenes to find its footing. But when it do... Read more Read less

Riveting, Absorbing, Entertaining
July 19th, 2022

See it if you can. Worth it

Don't see it if Pay full price

Also Rockwell the best. Natural. Timing. Nuanced. Other two, especially you... Read more Read less

February 26th, 2020

See it if Enjoy bold one man shows

Don't see it if No reason.

Also The visuals, direction, setting, music and lighting were excellent. A ... Read more Read less

No impact
February 25th, 2020

See it if looking for a "nice" night at the theater. Amusing at times. Introspective at others.

Don't see it if Looking for an emotionally engaging, challenging show.

During previews
February 24th, 2020

See it if In search of a feel good show

Don't see it if No reason not to

Also Great, professional production. Perhaps a tad bit too long. Great esca... Read more Read less

During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
February 18th, 2020

See it if Enjoy the works of Mastrosimone, who often explores the psycho-sexual dynamics between men and women from broken backgrounds.

Don't see it if Looking for a family show / light fare.

Also The writing soars above this production. Aside from the actor playing ... Read more Read less

During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
February 2nd, 2020

See it if looking for a curve ball of a show.

Don't see it if looking for a traditional play

Also I left the show disappointed but the more I think about it, the more I... Read more Read less

Plasticity the Play
West Village
January 28th, 2020

See it if Enjoy multimedia performances

Don't see it if Looking for a straight play.

Also Preface this with I enjoy multimedia performances. This production has... Read more Read less

During previews
January 25th, 2020

See it if you need to see every addition into the new "post apocalyptic" genre that young playwrights love to set their pieces in.

Don't see it if you are neither willing to stretch your imagination nor allow gaps in logic to the story.

Also An inconsistent tone really hurts the piece. It begins with a couple (... Read more Read less

Greater Clements
Upper W Side
January 19th, 2020

See it if cant think of anything.

Don't see it if you need to pay.

Also My least favorite of Hunter's plays. Where as his other plays draw the... Read more Read less

During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
January 13th, 2020

See it if Technically sound production. "Safe" writing.

Don't see it if Looking for suspense or twists or turns.

Also The first and last scenes are excellent. Set, costume, and lighting te... Read more Read less

December 18th, 2019

See it if you need to see every show

Don't see it if looking for a show with that requires an audience goer to be engaged and also stimulated either emotionally or intelligently.

Also A fluffy dramedy with melodramatic turns by several actors (lots of co... Read more Read less

The Straights
December 8th, 2019

See it if Looking for a "downtown" type play. 2 hours no intermission. Has 4 female monologues that give each actor a chance to shine.

Don't see it if There are flaws but none big enough not to support this group of young earnest professionals

Also The writing is the strongest and weakest part of the play. Some scenes... Read more Read less

December 2nd, 2019

See it if you've heard the name Horton Foote and want to see a production of his.

Don't see it if Expecting an engaging 2 acts of theater. (1st act 1 hour 10 min. 15 min intermission. 2nd act is 45 mins)

Also How did this win the Pulitzer for Drama in 1995? It's slow, convention... Read more Read less

Monsoon Season
West Village
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 24th, 2019

See it if want to see a great show. One of the best sets and lighting design I've seen all season

Don't see it if No reason not to

Also All around excellent production. It's funny, dramatic, dark, light, tu... Read more Read less

The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
November 20th, 2019

See it if Looking for an overall professional production

Don't see it if Looking for a production that is even toned and or one that rings true to the paranoia / frightening aspects of the play

Also If you saw the recent Broadway production, one can't help but compare.... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Confusing, Ambitious
November 7th, 2019

See it if Looking for a Broadway show that neither plays it safe nor panders to tourists.

Don't see it if Have to sit in mezzanine. Some actors had trouble projecting.

Also A refreshing play on Broadway as it challenges the audience to engage.... Read more Read less

During previews
East Village
November 3rd, 2019

See it if No reason. Other than the lighting, set design and music, it's an atrocious, absurd drek.

Don't see it if You value you your time, money, and faith in the theater.

Also An attempt at dark comedy that falls flat. The relationships are not b... Read more Read less

During previews
West Village
October 23rd, 2019

See it if Tired of mediocre theater and need to see a production that does not lag

Don't see it if Looking for a comedy.

Also Excellent set! Great staging, writing and acting as well. Felt like th... Read more Read less

During previews
Slow, Disappointing
October 22nd, 2019

See it if Drawing a blank... Perhaps if interested in music composition and or jazz but even then it's slow.

Don't see it if Looking for a show with stakes, clear characters, cogent set ups, and defined relationships.

Also The good: the lighting design and sound design are stellar. Direction ... Read more Read less

The Johnsons
Confusing, Clever
October 20th, 2019

See it if you enjoy family tragicomedies. ***address given on receipt is wrong. It's not 505 1/2 Waverly Ave. It's 18 Putnam Ave***

Don't see it if looking for a show with good production value, script with no fat. hour 45 min w/ no intermission

Also The acting in this production is what raises the bar of this play to a... Read more Read less

The White Chip
Midtown E
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
October 14th, 2019

See it if Go! A bold / daring script with a production that pulls it off.

Don't see it if Can't think of anything.

Also A coming of age story about one man's struggle with alcoholism that is... Read more Read less

October 13th, 2019

See it if You enjoy straight dramas

Don't see it if Looking for a play with excitement or twists

Also This play is a slow burner that culminates to an interesting climax ye... Read more Read less

Queen of Hearts
Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing
October 7th, 2019

See it if Witness incredible talent across the board in terms of performance, costume, set design, lighting + sound, direction and customer service.

Don't see it if Can't think of anything. Maybe allergic fog machines.

Also Go see it. You will be talking / thinking about it long afterwords. As... Read more Read less

West Village
Disappointing, Relevant
September 29th, 2019

See it if Looking for a show that doesn't deal with gender / identity politics like so much of the stuff being put up these days.

Don't see it if Need a show where the action is present.

Also The actors do a fine job, and the play really works in the flashbacks ... Read more Read less

Lulu XX
East Village
Must see, Exquisite, Clever
September 28th, 2019

See it if You are a fan of multidisciplinary story telling.

Don't see it if Prefer a traditional play.

Also This production fires on all cylinders and it's a pity it doesn't have... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Funny, Clever
September 24th, 2019

See it if You enjoy a night of stand up.

Don't see it if Sex talk, though never obscene or gratuitous, makes you uncomfortable.

Also Novak is like Amy Schumer except actually funny and not gross for gros... Read more Read less

This is Why We Live
East Village
September 22nd, 2019

See it if You enjoy multidisciplinary story telling and "downtown" type theater

Don't see it if Looking for traditional theater and story telling.

Also Acting: B... Read more Read less

The Talmud
Edgy, Confusing, Enchanting
September 15th, 2019

See it if You enjoy multidisciplinary story telling.

Don't see it if Looking for traditional theatre piece / straight story telling.

Also I enjoy multidisciplinary story telling, and this piece would fit in a... Read more Read less

During previews
Frenetic, Great staging, Great acting
September 11th, 2019

See it if you like sharp productions.

Don't see it if Young men playing 9 year olds is too far of a stretch of the imagination.

Also Lighting: Stellar... Read more Read less

East Village
Great staging, Resonant, Great acting
September 10th, 2019

See it if You like mature content and can stay engaged for 75 minutes.

Don't see it if Allergic to fog machines. Not appropriate for young kids / teens. (lots of crude sex talk)

Also 1st) it's general seating so get there a bit early if you can... Read more Read less

Epic, Ambitious
September 9th, 2019

See it if You are in the mood to let loose and have a good time.

Don't see it if I can't think of one.

Also You may not like musicals, you may not be gay, you may not know pop cu... Read more Read less

Confusing, Excruciating
September 3rd, 2019

See it if you have a friend in the show and want to support but even that is pushing it

Don't see it if you have literally anything better to do, like having your wisdom teeth pulled.

Also Show started 30 minutes late. Hank H. Kim, the producer /playwright / ... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Clever
September 2nd, 2019

See it if you are a fan of comedy, period.

Don't see it if looking for something PG rated. Get triggered by identity politics.

Also This is a bold NYC debut from a British comic who has a bright future ... Read more Read less

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining
September 1st, 2019

See it if You an enjoy an overall sharp production. Kevin Isolated, who plays Vanya, especially good.

Don't see it if Looking for something that is emotionally engaging

Also A very professional production. Directing, lighting, acting, set, and ... Read more Read less

The Exes
Midtown W
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing
August 25th, 2019

See it if You can sit through bad theater and chalk it up to a learning experience as to why things don't work and what to avoid.

Don't see it if You're looking for an enjoyable time at the theater.

Also Aside from the uneven acting (to put it nicely), the play itself doesn... Read more Read less

Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Indulgent, Clever
August 21st, 2019

See it if audience members who are or know people pursuing an acting career will be able to relate.

Don't see it if bare bones theater is not your jam.

Also 3rd Larry Philips (the guy reminds me of Billy Crystal) show for me. H... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow
August 5th, 2019

See it if Never seen the play and can get a cheap / free ticket.

Don't see it if Expecting a professional production with actors who are engaged emotionally with the text. (actor who plays the Matriarch is the exception

Also Actors dropped lines and could not pick up cues. The background music ... Read more Read less

During previews
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Banal, Edgy, Ambitious
July 29th, 2019

See it if The actress who plays the mom is excellent. Direction and set/lighting also well done.

Don't see it if An hour 40 minutes is too long to go without an intermission

Also Too many scene changes results in the audience never settling in with ... Read more Read less

Then She Fell
Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing
July 27th, 2019

See it if you enjoy intimacy, mystery, and well done sets with attention detail

Don't see it if afraid of being alone

Also The dancers (actors) do a good job, but after awhile the dance routine... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Clever
July 27th, 2019

See it if you like 2 handers.

Don't see it if sex is a turn off

Also Not sure the two actors had chemistry but they shone individually. The... Read more Read less

Burn This
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Dated
June 28th, 2019

See it if Because of Adam Driver and the roommate

Don't see it if Because of Keri Russell (soooo bad) and the rich guy actor (bad, but not as bad as Russell)