Edmond M

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (54)
95
During previews
Skin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if You enjoy stories told in simple but provocative ways (by mimes with funky music)

Don't see it if You need your stories to have words

Also This was my first Broken Box show. I was impressed by the variety of s... Read more Read less

92
Life x3
Chelsea
Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are willing to examine social/marital dynamics from several different viewpoints

Don't see it if you prefer linear, predictable plays

91
Elephant
Lower E Side
Ambitious, Enchanting, Intelligent

See it if you would like to see a young woman's coming of age story set in 1890s Paris

Don't see it if you might be uncomfortable with a story of prostitutes and the violence their male clients sometimes.inflict

94
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You are attuned to excellent verse which doesn't take itself seriously

Don't see it if You haven't asked yourself why art matters and what from today might still be relevant 300 years from now

90
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if You are ready to commit to fighting for women's continued access to reproductive healthcare

Don't see it if You are not aware of current events and don't understand satire

Also This is a play about a world where women have died off, men get each o... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Basement
East Village
Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you would enjoy a hopeful story about war, recovery and love (and you are willing to learn French in 1 2/3 hours along with the protagonist.

Don't see it if tu es absolument fou.

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like women singing and acting in harmony, in a true story from the Great Depression

Don't see it if You are prejudiced against convicts and/or women

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to explore the grey area around marriage and relationships. (No knowledge of Ibsen's original Doll's House play is needed.)

Don't see it if You shy away from more or less "amoral" plays which encourage discussion.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if You want to see real, flawed characters trying to take control of the dark comedy that is modern life.

Don't see it if You are not open to probing the pyche of soldiers and are inhibited when talking about death and funerals.

89
Child's Play
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a gentle delving into the reasons why children are traumatized

Don't see it if You don't care about children and their parents

94
Luft Gangster
East Village
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You would enjoy a true, entertaining and vulnerable story about WWII POWs.

Don't see it if You would prefer a Hollywood, macho story with explosions

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You are interested in an original, personal, sexy and triumphant story about a difficult choice.

Don't see it if You for some reason don't want to see a woman making decisions about her life

91
Man in Snow
East Village
Enchanting, Epic, Resonant

See it if You would like to see the wisdom of long relationships contrasted with the beauty and violence of nature.

Don't see it if You are afraid of introspection onstage and in your head.

98
Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Clever

See it if You enjoy an excellent ensemble, Christopher Guest, and making fun of both major candidates for prez.

Don't see it if You have been under a rock all year and would not get political jokes

93
ZAMBONI (FringeNYC)
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You're interested in the story of a quiet pervert and how not to be him. He's the guy who keeps the skating rink ice nice but he's not clean

Don't see it if Zamboni! Jump on it!

93
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You sometimes find theater boring and pretentious and want to see a brilliant analysis of why classics should be updated.

Don't see it if You don't want to see handsome men in their undies or less

92
Quirky, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You'd like to see a shocking play about a children's theater performer who gets his big break on Broadway playing a "retarded" rape victim

Don't see it if You do not believe all of the world's problems come from zealous white people

93
Edgy, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like to question reality, experiment and scratch the surface of people and characters you thought you knew

Don't see it if You have no imagination

94
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You and your kids want adventure if the Treasure Island variety, with a young girl protagonist

Don't see it if You can't sit still for 40 minutes. But that wouldn't happen with this show!

100
Thud! (FringeNYC)
East Village
Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Must see, Great acting

See it if You want to see real character growth in a teenage character. No praise is too high for this show. Easily the best of FringeNYC 2016.

Don't see it if You don't want to leave your comfort zone.

91
Clever, Great writing, Funny

See it if You have heard of Breakfast at Tiffany's and want to dialogue about Asian stereotypes

Don't see it if Ah, it will all be explained. You'll like it.

90
Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You want to see how channeling Mae West and learning to say no sometimes make for a great sex life

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with being singled out in the audience for any reason or no reason

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You want to see a complex view of those b&w shows of your childhood (or older) which includes same-sex enchantment.

Don't see it if Well, you might cry.

93
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You would be inspired by the story of a soldier imprisoned for 5 years and how he continued to believe his life had meaning. I learned a lot

Don't see it if You are prejudiced against Israel. It is a universal story, though. Also, an intermission in a FringeNYC show is asking a lot.

92
Clever, Profound, Resonant, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a clever, universal story about the Japanese woman who wrote the world's first novel.

Don't see it if You prefer a show with no interaction with the audience.

95
Selkie
East Village
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if The magical myths and legends of the world should be used to fight the patriarchy

Don't see it if Abusive men should be allowed to get away with things

Also The happy veneer of a couple on a beach vacation comes crashing down. ... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Edgy, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to think about the stories you have always heard and ponder who is telling them and why.

Don't see it if If you are perhaps scared of Humpty Dumpty or the Nutcracker, Jack in the box, and the like.

Also Master playwright Don Nigro has come up with some twisted takes on sto... Read more Read less

84
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want to hear women talk from their own P.O.V. (includes extreme cases such as women for sale and a woman who likes her own body)

Don't see it if The point of the show is to take you out of your comfort zone, see other points of view, experience nudity as non-arousing, and even dance

91
The Whore From Ohio
West Village
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intense

See it if You enjoy a show with subtitles which examines the metaphysical situation of mankind in mundane events

Don't see it if You are afraid: growing old, sex, and famous writers

94
Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like a richly entertaining contemporary apocalyptic opera which dares to ask you if "it's dangerous to dream"

Don't see it if You don't like cast members giving you free whiskey shots

Also This show makes the proverbial apocalyptic "event" less central than t... Read more Read less

86
Guilty (Dream Up 2017)
East Village
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You enjoy plays about justice, and are not afraid to examine a story from many angles.

Don't see it if You are not interested in period pieces from other cultures.

92
Bamboo in Bushwick
Staten Island
Absorbing, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You would like to see a multilingual amalgam of tales about the new Brooklyn.

Don't see it if You believe there's an upside to gentrification (better schools, etc.)

93
World Builders
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You are inclined to question what is normal (in society, in the human mind...)

Don't see it if You don't like to learn about how the world looks from another person's perspective. Also, if mental illness scares you.

95
CasablancaBox
Soho/Tribeca
Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Regardless of your familiarity with the film "Casablanca", you want to see an ambitious staging of the filming of a movie.

Don't see it if You might not be interested in war, refugees and other unfortunately contemporary concerns.

91
During previews
Charleses
Brooklyn
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You would like to see how three generations of men talk to each other

Don't see it if You don't believe in the inverse Bechdel test

95
During previews
Kyle
East Village
Entertaining, Edgy, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you like rock and you crave a surprisingly universal story

Don't see it if you are a perfect human being, beyond all reproach

93
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like operas in general and especially adaptations of classics. This show is racially inclusive.

Don't see it if You don't wish to consider the impact your actions have on the world.

91
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You would enjoy a more complex, problematic look at the characters for The Sound of Music. Politics, sexual orientation and a bit of kitsch.

Don't see it if You don't care about people

98
The Box Show
Gramercy
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You are thrilled by dozens of ingenious story scenarios performed by one amazing actress sitting in a box.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and don't like to see multiple points of view.

99
ChipandGus (FringeNYC)
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see older men who teach at an out-of-the way college play ping pong and talk about their joys and problems in a roundabout way.

Don't see it if It is a fantastic show and descriptions don't do it justice. You don't need to be an expert in philosophy or music to enjoy.

95
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You want to hear a charitable exposé of humanity told by a veteran New York apartment cleaner. There's music and great compassion.

Don't see it if You are unnerved by people's quirky private lives, which may resemble your own.

Also The episode where an emotionally distant mother sends Paul to clean up... Read more Read less

96
The Jamb
East Village
Edgy, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if You believe that self-destructive behavior can be explained and stopped through intervention

Don't see it if You are afraid of humans, gays, punk rock, New Yorkers, seeing yourself in these characters....

92
Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You are aware that high school females have friendships and desires but were not aware how they balance these things in a healthy way

Don't see it if You're afraid your teenage daughter is doing these things....just kidding, that attitude won't get you anywhere

82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to get inside the heads of classic drag queens, go beyond gender binary constructs, and see some beautiful questions.

Don't see it if [as a wise man one said: we're here, we're queer, get used to us. Ergo, why not see the show]

99
Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You sometimes ask yourself what good and evil mean...and if you want to see a play with real character development.

Don't see it if You are a church lady. Nope, I take that back; see it and open up your mind.

80
Quirky, Great singing

See it if You want to see robots singing along to banjo and other feel-good instruments and doing some modern dance

Don't see it if You have to understand why a show works. It's about today? 100 years ago? Well, it works though.

96
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are interested in a profound new take on a classic, and you believe theater can help show you your reality.

Don't see it if You really, really don't want to see beautiful people onstage, or think about who you are.

93
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You have a sense of humor of the tried and true variety. Example: painting with a severed body part is referred to as finger painting.

Don't see it if You are afraid of a rabbit puppet

98
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to use humor to work through the frustration of yet another election

Don't see it if ...I mean, the show asks you to root for two Republican candidates, and masterfully gives occasion to sympathize with them. Do see it.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Profound, Great singing

See it if You question what "different" means

Don't see it if You don't like beautiful music