Jeff 17

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (45)
90
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Great acting, Quirky, Riveting, Darkly funny, Entertaining

See it if What a twisted delight! Like a Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf and No Exit mashup. I was on the edge of my seat laughing and cringing.

Don't see it if You dislike adaptations that take liberty with source material or you can't see how marital strike could be used as the basis of dark comedy

80
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to see a fascinating update of a classic play.

Don't see it if You'll have to listen closely as there are some heavy dialects, but it's definitely worth it

80
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Slow, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if You're a LaBute fan. The third piece: Unlikely Japan is some of his best writing in years and beautifully performed by Gia Crovatin

Don't see it if You don't like LaBute or can't stand uncomfortable, squirm-inducing material

81
Great acting, Edgy, Romantic, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You want a deceptively light, tight love story with a lot of laughs and heart.

Don't see it if You think a play needs to be a certain length. It's tight, 50-minute runtime might be too short for some

100
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to LAUGH! I've never seen an episode of the show and it didn't matter, I was cackling throughout like an idiot.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. Funniest solo show I've ever seen and the full body and vocal work of Ipema must be seen to be believed!

90
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if You like Tennessee Williams and want to see one of the best acting performances of the year in Juan Francisco Villa's take on Tennessee

Don't see it if You dislike gay themes or have an aversion to two character plays.

68
Entertaining, Relevant, Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You want to see some of the most talented women working today complemented by some delightful modern dance

Don't see it if You want a traditional play. This is a series of monologues semi-memorized (some more than others) interspersed with dance

100
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if you don't believe that the classics (especially Williams) can still resonate today. This will make you a believer.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of prop-less, theatrical staging.

Also Marin Ireland is giving one of the best performances (if not THE best)... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You wanted to see a talented multi-ethnic cast in a charming and mostly light-hearted comedy-drama

Don't see it if you like a big message with your shows or are looking for a straight comedy or drama

68
During previews
Fire and Air
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if you love any of the actors (John Glover especially broke my heart) or are a Terrence McNally fan.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span. The play's a little slow and though played brilliantly by Douglas Hodge, it does center on an unlikable man

15
During previews
Party Face
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You have an extremely low bar for sitcom-lite comedy and/or want to see Hayley Mills live

Don't see it if you are expecting anything more than two-dimensional cliche characters drinking wine and occasionally dropping "funny" one-liners

Also You know you're in trouble when the director comes out before the show... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if you appreciate people who can honor a Shakespearean text while simultaneously making it sound fresh and fun for today.

Don't see it if you need spectacle or dislike Shakespeare.

65
Banal, Fluffy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like you're Shakespeare zany with a large dollop of irreverence.

Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist. There's a LOT of random shtick and ad-libbing that sometimes really distracts from the actual comedy.

85
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if You need a good laugh and you want to see a masterclass in clowning and comedic acting.

Don't see it if you don't like supremely silly comedies

65
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Quirky, Funny, Dated, Disappointing, Great first act

See it if You like your shows breezy and light even if they're potentially trying to get dark

Don't see it if You need more from your theatre than snappy dialogue

Also Loved, loved, loved the first act. The second act unfortunately meande... Read more Read less

70
Fluffy, Insipid, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You need a laugh in these dark, dark times and are all about slapstick and numerous jokes about pop culture and politics sprinkled in

Don't see it if You prefer your comedy "highbrow"

90
In the Room
Chelsea
Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if You liked Seminar, Small Mouth Sounds, or any of the works of Annie Baker.

Don't see it if You like having everything spelled out for you.

95
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Great acting, Original, Riveting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are open to plays being presented in an atypical format. You're willing to go along for a ride.

Don't see it if You need a lot of obvious spectacle.

100
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love The Wizard of Oz or simply love intelligently staged theatre. A beautiful show!

Don't see it if nope. No reason not to see it.

80
The Royale
Upper W Side
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like The Great White Hope, cleverly staged theatre pieces.

Don't see it if you want 'realistic' fight choreograhy

51
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You love Sam Rockwell

Don't see it if You've seen it before.

100
King Charles III
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Intense, Riveting

See it if You love new theatre with a classic bent

Don't see it if You don't like plays

90
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Enchanting

See it if You love the classics.

Don't see it if You like a fresher take on older material.

90
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You want to see two phenomenal actors with fantastic chemistry in an play by turns funny, romantic, harrowing, and emotional

Don't see it if You want production value or don't like two person shows

40
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Disappointing, Quirky, Great set, Unpleasant, Confusing

See it if I liked the son and neighbor characters but the script doesn't gel and actors were stumbling on lines

Don't see it if The show was tonally all over the place and didn't know if it wanted to be a dark comedy or a suspense-drama. It ultimately failed at both

68
Noura
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want an interesting take on an old show

Don't see it if You don't like "talky" plays. It's one unit set with a lot of dialogue

80
Clever, Quirky, Slow, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You don't mind a slow burn first half as two clowns slowly discover heady concepts of existence. Hilarious and surprisingly moving payoff!

Don't see it if You don't like clowning or lack patience in watching a long setup. Really worth it if you stick it out!

45
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You're already familiar with both plays

Don't see it if You're not open to a concept not being fully explored. Acting was a mixed bag but the Vanya/Romeo was a little embarrassing to watch

51
During previews
The Hollower
Soho/Tribeca
Confusing, Great acting, Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like strange, Lynchian, tweet plays that are big on weirdness and short on answers.

Don't see it if You like a clear plot and defined characters

40
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You want a straight forward (for the most part) production of Twelfth Night with a particularly charming Feste and Maria.

Don't see it if you saw Fiasco's warmly hilarious production at CSC last fall cause this pales in comparison. Actors and designers are all on different page

85
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you don't mind heavy subject matter. Though the writer does a great job of keeping moments of (sometimes laugh-out-loud) levity throughout.

Don't see it if you're turned off by (unfortunately) topical themes and events.

85
During previews
Koalas are Dicks
East Village
Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want a laugh-out-loud, wacky comedy with tight direction and actors willing to fully commit to the hilariously bizarre circumstances

Don't see it if You are skittish about raunchy humor. And do NOT bring children to this show

80
Balls
Midtown E
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a lively, colorful, fun ensemble take on the famous 'battle of the sexes' tennis match

Don't see it if You like kitchen sink theatre

80
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Physical, Absorbing

See it if you can allow yourself to just go with a show like a ride. Two strong, VERY physical performances (especially Colin Cambell) on point

Don't see it if Look. You won't understand 50% of the lines. Strong Cork dialect with made up phrases strewn throughout. But the impact is what matters

90
For a previous production
Hilarious, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if you want a solid two hours of laughter.

Don't see it if you need you're comedies more grounded or you're not a fan of farce in general

70
Hot Mess
Midtown W
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You want a breezy, 70 minute comedy with plenty of heart and just enough pathos to not feel like an extended sketch

Don't see it if You don't like bad language and can't enjoy a somewhat slight premise

65
Relevant, Solid, Unremarkable

See it if You want a traditional retelling of one of Shakespeare's darkest plays.

Don't see it if straightforward, no-frills Shakespeare bores you.

65
During previews
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Great singing, Quirky, Cliched, Uneven, Funny

See it if You like to support new, original musicals

Don't see it if The idea of cheesy heart string-pulling, uneven comedy, and spookiness combined into a musical doesn't strike your interest.

Also The show took some risks which I applaud despite not always... Read more Read less

100
Vietgone
Midtown W
Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Resonant

See it if You want to see an immigrant love story that will make you laugh, cry, and believe in spite of troubled times

Don't see it if Bad langue offends you

75
Coriolanus
West Village
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like Shakespeare shows staged to feel extremely relevant.

Don't see it if You don't like the Bard's work messed with.

90
Delightful, Romantic, Great acting, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you love a well-done romantic comedy.

Don't see it if you have a shriveled, cold, dead heart

50
Buried Child
Midtown W
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you like Ed Harris. He is incredible and worth the price of admission

Don't see it if you're not a die-hard Shepard fan

100
Kapow-i GoGo
Gramercy
Ambitious, Delightful, Funny, Epic, Quirky

See it if You ever watched Saturday morning cartoons.

Don't see it if You hate laughter.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like bold theatre that makes you laugh, think. And feel.

Don't see it if You have a weird hangup about going to TriBeCa to see plays.

100
Great acting, Refreshing, Riveting, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if You love Mark Strong

Don't see it if You're a classics purist.