Fluffy Cat Farmer

25-34 | Female
About:  I frequently volunteer to usher plays in Manhattan in exchange for a good seat. 💃🕺
Reviews (54)
40
Ink
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in the advent of “gotcha journalism” and want a story based on true events of The Sun.

Don't see it if You expect a play with an interesting or clear plot. The characters aren’t memorable or likable and the run time is far too long.

Also I understood why some other patrons left at intermission...this play w... Read more Read less

30
During previews
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are collecting Sam Shepard plays, otherwise there’s no reason to sit through 2.5 hours of this.

Don't see it if You have anything else to do with your time. The plot is pointless, the characters are unlikeable, and their dialogue is unrealistic.

Also I had high hopes for this because of the playwright and the interestin... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Hilarious, Funny

See it if You are ready to laugh at and be challenged by a workplace with everyone’s filter gone! Truly hilarious and moving—completely unexpected!

Don't see it if You’re not willing to “go there” and suspend reality in order to get into the off-the-wall jokes and crudeness.

Also I was really moved by this play—it had me laughing so hard to the poin... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in a middle school play, and the way religion can intensely surge for desperate youth.

Don't see it if You expect a realistic portrayal--the characters are a little over the top in middle school stereotypes, but all the actors were great!

Also I enjoyed this play and felt engaged with it. Since the role of religi... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing, Slow

See it if You’re interested in a storyline similar to School Girls or Mean Girls.

Don't see it if You expect a realistic, coming-of-age play. This combines normal teenage drama with superstition, magic, dreams, etc.

Also Spoiler alert: at the end it’s revealed all or most of the play was a ... Read more Read less

85
Wickedest Woman
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You’re interested in the history of women’s reproductive rights—the story is so moving!

Don't see it if You are offended by abortion and can’t emphathize with the humanity behind the beginning of the legality debate.

Also I saw this on opening night and it was already very polished! The set ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the struggle between religion and sexuality in youth.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a high school slice of life revolving around sexuality.

Also I enjoyed this play and felt it was very relevant! The actors were phe... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of funny, campy, and cute high school musicals.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the original movie, you won't like this play because it's a pretty spot-on recreation.

Also I hesitated to see this play because I actually haven't seen the movie... Read more Read less

79
Good Grief
Gramercy
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like coming-of-age stories and can handle a show about the death of a young partner.

Don't see it if You want an inspiring set design--this play (and most at the Vineyard) are bare bones productions focusing on dialogue.

Also The actors were great--particularly the main actress/playwright was so... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want to laugh at a bunch of straight, white, related men and their antics. The acting is spot on!

Don't see it if You are expecting HUGE plot points and for everything to tie together well. Much more a slice of life play.

Also My partner and I really enjoyed this play, and the energetic pre-show ... Read more Read less

68
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of the actors--it was so cool to see three faces I recognized from Orange is the New Black and beyond!

Don't see it if You are expecting to walk away perfectly satisfied. The ending is pretty lack-luster for such an intense piece.

Also The acting across the board was phenomenal--huge cast! The play was a ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in the dynamic and misunderstandings between the gay and trans community.

Don't see it if You expect fireworks--this is a small slice of life in a larger narrative. Very relevant, but not a ground-breaking plot.

69
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You're sensitive to/familiar with family drama surrounding hospice. To stay engaged for the long run-time, you need to care about the topic.

Don't see it if If you aren't in a place to invest in this topic emotionally. This isn't light entertainment, but it feels very real.

Also Actors are legends and such a joy to watch, even though this play stil... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Cliched, Dizzying, Intense

See it if You are intrigued by the intentional choice by the playwright to cast older actors to play 13-year-old girls, which symbolizes so much.

Don't see it if You can’t handle an aggressively sensory play (the repeating chants stressed me out and made me feel anxious).

Also Some funny moments and some true moments, but overall I couldn’t get o... Read more Read less

90
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if You have a heart for topical and social issues and want a play that puts a face to the gun control debate.

Don't see it if Seeing a play about PTSD and gun violence are extremely triggering to you.

Also The main actress was incredibly gifted beyond her years—powerful actin... Read more Read less

79
Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You are woke. You understand the problems of racism today exist because black voices have been violently silenced for so long.

Don't see it if You aren't ready for the tears to flow over all the innocent lives murdered in our history. Ties in strongly to today's systemic violence.

Also Very glad we went to see this play because it is so, so important to m... Read more Read less

79
Cardinal
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are interested in seeing the millennial transformation of a town in the branding era. Very real and relevant.

Don't see it if You refuse to open your mind to racism underlying communities who fear change.

Also My partner and I really enjoyed this play and don’t agree with the neg... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Party Face
Midtown W
Funny, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You loved Hayley Mills in Pollyanna, Parent Trap, That Darn Cat, etc. and want to relive those memories by seeing her as a mature actress.

Don't see it if You don't know who Hayley Mills is. Without love for her, you will only focus on the poorly constructed plot.

Also My partner and I have such fond memories of watching Hayley Mill's mov... Read more Read less

75
Harry Clarke
West Village
Great writing, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of this actor and like one-person shows.

Don't see it if You have trouble staying engaged with a one-person show and prefer large productions.

Also My partner is a fan of this actor and loved it. I was not familiar wit... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You have a lot of nostalgia surrounding Friends, as it's imperative to have a good knowledge of the original in order to enjoy a parody.

Don't see it if You don't care that much about Friends, or haven't watched many episodes (because you'll miss jokes and it will just seem stupid).

Also My partner and I really enjoyed this show--a great date night show bec... Read more Read less

89
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy musicals, dynamic period-costumes and a refreshing take on a “princess” story.

Don't see it if You don’t care for a “pretty” show and desire something more gritty and serious.

Also The dancing, staging, and costumes were a visual treat! Wasn’t wild ab... Read more Read less

65
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a glimpse into the AIDS crisis, or if you’re a fan of the actors.

Don't see it if You want an emotional experience that connects you to the AIDS crisis, as storyline seems shallow.

Also Actors were great and concept is interesting, but overall it just didn... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Shallow

See it if You love Josephine Baker (or even if you don't know much about her but are interested) and want to see a solid actress interpret her life.

Don't see it if If you want a deep look at Baker's life. Great play and overview, but nothing revealed that's not already common knowledge and on Wikipedia.

Also Loved this show! Actress is perfect for the part and her dancing and s... Read more Read less

88
Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You like modern dance and you're interested the history of sexism.

Don't see it if If you expect to see a fully polished piece.

Also I'm surprised by the poor ratings on this show--I feel it's pretty har... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Intelligent, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You don't mind being thrown off by a dystopian setting, in which actors speak a made-up language throughout--purpose never clicked for me.

Don't see it if You think this is going to make a lot of sense, and that is it somewhat related to The Scarlet Letter. Because there's no connection to it.

Also Not a bad play, but a bizarre one and not in a quirky way. It has funn... Read more Read less

98
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Profound, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the complexities of being a black, gay man in 2019. Phenomenally performed and cast.

Don't see it if You are not empathetic to the insecurities and struggles of minority millennials in general.

Also Wow. I saw this play only on the second night and it was packed. Every... Read more Read less

69
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Cliched, Clever

See it if You’re young (elementary all the way through high school kids would enjoy it), and don’t mind classics being turned on their heads.

Don't see it if You’ve lost your “child eyes”—I had a hard time getting into it because it seemed so predictable.

Also The creative staging and singing was great—huge cast that worked well ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like the concept of the silly essays written in school being analyzed and reflected on by the writer as an adult decades later.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play with a plot, or aren't captured by one-person plays. Or if you're conservative and don't want to be challenged.

Also I didn't know what to expect from this play, but I'm really glad I saw... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like comic book superheroes and are eager to suspend belief in reality in order to enjoy an imaginative storyline.

Don't see it if You don’t like mixing reality and fantasy, or you’re not into superheroes.

Also My partner and I loved this play! It was funny and poignantly sad at t... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You're interested in how black actresses struggled to get parts outside of the slave/maid/sassy Mami stereotype. Very insightful!

Don't see it if You're expecting 2 great acts--the first was amazing (following a black actress' early career struggles), but the second was disappointing.

Also I was completely engaged with the first act, but the second act was co... Read more Read less

67
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Disappointing, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are interested in an end-of-life story with cliche family drama.

Don't see it if You are expecting the plays description...this play is not about Kentucky and it’s barely about religion.

Also I was really excited to see this play because I lived in Kentucky and ... Read more Read less

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You love the Wizard of Oz and are interested in the other side of the story. I loved all the connections the play made to the movie!

Don't see it if You're expecting a grown-up version of Wizard of Oz. This play is very G-rated, so as an adult I wasn't the target audience.

Also The acting, singing, and staging were great! I hadn't read the book, b... Read more Read less

50
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dizzying, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of the actors, otherwise you’ll want your 90 minutes back.

Don't see it if You desire a play with something new to say or some new insight. If you don’t want to listen to 20-something yell for 90 minutes.

Also This play went nowhere and had too much angry emotion for me to enjoy.... Read more Read less

49
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if You have zero expectations for an interesting plot, realistic dialogue, or a memorable score.

Don't see it if You want an enjoyable night at the theatre, which to me should provide an entertaining and unique perspective.

Also I had average hopes for this musical, and even those were not realized... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are prepared for a difficult subject matter, which few Americans are educated about.

Don't see it if You expect a big-budget musical in this small theater space. Ambitious, but missed the mark.

Also My partner and I left the theater with a lot to talk about because it ... Read more Read less

60
Cliched, Dizzying, Relevant

See it if You are interested in Harvey Milk’s legacy, LBGT issues, Jewish culture.

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be a memorable musical. It’s not—it doesn’t need to be a musical and the songs feel out of place and uninspiring.

Also The plot is very unique and interesting, and it also serves to educate... Read more Read less

48
Disappointing, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if You love watching dance—the dancers are takentes and the staging was quite clever at times.

Don't see it if You desire a piece with a good or believable plot. The story was one big cliche and didn’t provide anything new to the audience.

Also I always enjoy watching dance—such a beautiful reminder of the capabil... Read more Read less

80
Yellowman
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Intense

See it if You are interested in a play about the realities of colorism and racism.

Don't see it if You haven't experienced colorism, or have reject its influence on personal and societal scale.

Also This is a good, simple, and important story. It is intense at times an... Read more Read less

75
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Slow

See it if You are interested in seeing a slice of life play that isn’t going to be profoundly unique, but is funny and relatable.

Don't see it if You want an action-packed or big picture play. The play can be slow and I’d love to see it trimmed so the intermission is no longer needed.

Also We enjoyed the performance of all the actors—really a talented cast.

60
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of the actors (great cast) and are interested to see a myriad of mental health issues play out on stage.

Don't see it if You don’t know the actors because then the cast is just going to feel needlessly and wastefully large to you.

Also I had high hopes for this play because of the star-studded cast and my... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Relevance
West Village
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if After the 2017 election, you have asked yourself why Clinton's feminism wasn't enough, and how should modern feminism change from here?

Don't see it if You're not interested in a play revolving around old feminism vs. new feminism, and the ways in which women tear each other down.

Also The subject matter here was very thought-provoking and led to a health... Read more Read less

85
Until the Flood
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You care about the subject matter. You care about police brutality. You care about Black Lives Matter. You care about our black children.

Don't see it if You are not open-minded and are not willing to hear characters speak from both sides of a traumatic event.

Also Dael is brilliant is every way: from concept to traveling to Ferguson ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You can related to high school drama and want a refreshingly new take on it--the scene being Ghana adds bigger picture problems.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in the problems and competition between high school girls, or you had trouble understanding accents.

Also Absolutely loved this play and highly recommend! Acting is great and w... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Slow

See it if You are interested at a look into queer relationships in the 1970s (when very few were "out" and hate crimes were frequent).

Don't see it if If you're not comfortable with this subject matter.

Also Phenomenal acting all around, and main character is hilarious and ende... Read more Read less

40
Overrated, Quirky, Amateur

See it if You know someone in the cast and are going just to support it.

Don't see it if You are amazed by prior good reviews and think it will be an amazing $10 show. Because it's the most basic community theatre.

Also I HATE writing this review because HRT rocks. But I'm writing this so ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in a slice of career life involving inequality of the sexes.

Don't see it if You think men are superior and you are blind to issues of inequality.

Also Hats off to the talented cast of this play--great acting all around ke... Read more Read less

65
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Relevant, Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Youant an uncomplica introducgtion to plays abidout dementia and aging parents.

Don't see it if If you’ve seen really amazing plays about aging parents (like “The Father”) and you expect this to be as thought-provoking.

Also Strong opening monologue followed by a weak and eventless storyline an... Read more Read less

60
Charm
West Village
Relevant, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You haven't seen a play about the trans community and want a solid (albeit fluffy) introduction to the community.

Don't see it if If you an uncomfortable with the trans community, and if you expect a deep plot.

Also Huge respect to this show for displaying the talents of an all-trans c... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great staging, Slow, Imaginative

See it if You are interested in an exploration of the Reagan-era "Welfare Queen" attitude and one vulnerable woman's struggle in the system.

Don't see it if You want a light-hearted play. While the play doesn't go as deep as it could, it does brings up a lot of ways poor women are manipulated.

Also Very cool staging! I normally find adult actors playing children to be... Read more Read less

81
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of Shakespeare (dialogue is not modernized) and you are excited to see a fresh take on this story with diversity and spirit!

Don't see it if You don't want singing, dancing, and modern attitudes added in. But in my opinion, that's what made it so worthwhile!

Also Excellent adaption--wouldn't have missed it for the world!