Erik O

Astoria | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (14)
85
Buffalo Buffalo
Gramercy
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if you want to watch an insightful new take on a couple play. A really thoughtful and funny play about the complexities in all of us.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play with themes of drug use and sexuality.

50
Cliched, Funny, Clever

See it if you are a huge Shakespeare nerd in need of constant puns, or you want to entertain your children with challenging language.

Don't see it if you want something meaty or resonant. They obviously know their Shakespeare, but this is made for cheap laughs. Not Reduced's best work.

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Simplistic

See it if you are willing join in a crucial conversation about this chronic and horrendous issue. This story is approachable with comedic relief.

Don't see it if you are looking for a truly artful or original production. This story serves to raise awareness rather than raise a new perspective.

80
Sojourners
East Village
Resonant, Unique, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to gain new cultural perspectives. This story of Nigerian immigration to the US in the 70s is fresh, the performers are vibrant.

Don't see it if you are looking for a quick-moving entertainment. The audience sits with the characters through growing pains, and requires some patience.

80
Linda
Midtown W
Clever, Relevant, Slow

See it if you are willing to witness a brutal and accurate depiction of how older women, even highly successful ones, are treated in Western society.

Don't see it if you want to see a show purely for entertainment. This show packs a powerful message.

70
Slow, Insipid, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy British humor (crude jokes and innuendos), naturalism, and solid acting. The play's strengths are its characters and specificity.

Don't see it if you expect an active plot, strong thematic structure, or diversity.

88
For a previous production
Ambitious, Clever, Raunchy, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if Incredible duet dances, incredible acrobatic feats, multi-discipline talent, sexy and transformative!

Don't see it if You want a traditional production with dialogue.

100
Folk Wandering
Midtown W
Absorbing, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you love brave, devised, innovative story-telling with fantastic music that digs into themes of Americana and shared memories.

Don't see it if you want a cautious revival or a traditional plot structure. Pipeline makes wonderful magical shows by taking risks: that's good theater!

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Hilarious, Raunchy, Profound

See it if you want to see a powerhouse performance that channels the brilliance of the early Harvey Fierstein FIRE!!! Hilarious unorthodox fam drama.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a long-form epic look at people growing up and grappling with their sexuality and place in society.

80
Her Portmanteau
East Village
Absorbing, Unique, Clever

See it if you want to see a fresh take on cross-generational family dramas. With the origin story, Sojourners, running in rep, it's rich and textured.

Don't see it if you don't like three-hander, living room dramas.

90
For a previous production
Ambitious, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you love farce, you love British deadpan humor, and you love having a great time at the theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for weighty subject matter. This play is pure entertainment.

100
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see

See it if you want to see the largest performance space in NYC flushed out to its most epic and inspirational. Bobby Cannavale is the perfect casting.

Don't see it if you don't like plays written in the 20th century.

75
Straight
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Cliched, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if you're curious in watching young people struggle to understand how to communicate, how to show vulnerability, and how to "adult."

Don't see it if you're put off by penis jokes.

100
Kapow-i GoGo
Gramercy
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You have a nostalgia for 90's Saturday morning cartoons, and classic video games from our childhoods. A brilliant mash-up of our childhood!

Don't see it if You hate good theater.