meccentric

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I'm probably alone in an aisle seat.
Reviews (241)
90
During previews
Refreshing, Great ensemble, Moving, Great lighting, Inviting

See it if just do.

Don't see it if just see it.

Also there’s a single light cue in this that entirely took my breath away. ... Read more Read less

48
During previews
Banal, Cliched

See it if no reason not to.

Don't see it if I didn't enjoy this, but I still think it's worth supporting on principle.

Also every punchline in this script operates on stereotype. Every character... Read more Read less

79
Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like elevated stand-up with a narrative and point of view.

Don't see it if you won't enjoy the subject matter.

Also could probably shave off about 15 minutes, but overall it is surprisin... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Great set, Heavy-handed

See it if you are in proximity...no reason not to see it.

Don't see it if see it.

Also while the new ending feels much more palatable to 2021, it does feel a... Read more Read less

80
Great acting

See it if I mean at this point you should see everything.

Don't see it if no, see it.

Also Icke's adaptation forces this into a bit of a needless dichotomy, but ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Gnit
Brooklyn
Hilarious, Loquacious, Clever, Absurd

See it if you’ll love a smart, ridiculous comedy with brains. You have a working knowledge of absurdist theater.

Don't see it if you think physical comedy is the best kind of comedy.

Also this is an absolute riot.

84
During previews
Cohesive, Blistering

See it if you enjoy a suspenseful drama.

Don't see it if you would hate a political sneak attack.

85
During previews
Endlings
East Village
Postmodern, Self-referential, Charming

See it if you're interested in principles of authorship and identity in modern American theatre.

Don't see it if you often complain about being "preached" to.

Also effortlessly charming and legitimately funny.

86
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Moving, Sweet, Great singing, Simple

See it if you're starved for an original musical.

Don't see it if really no reason not to.

Also this came together in the last scene for me. Quite lovely.

84
Splintered, Great acting

See it if you’re willing to do work and are willing to give up narrative ease for a vicarious experience.

Don't see it if you’re sleepy. If you're going to immediately assume monotone delivery isn't intentional or is "bad acting."

Also at the precise moment that I thought “I don’t know if this is working”... Read more Read less

80
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Bright, Nihilistic

See it if you’d like to see the theatrical baby of What the Constitution Means to Me and Hundred Days.

Don't see it if you must have theatrical conventions.

57
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Impotent, Cliched, Disappointing, Forgettable, Bland

See it if you love and expect realism and respectability.

Don't see it if you’re looking for something more than old-people-have-sex-too the sitcom.

Also it’s a shame talents like Michael Urie and Ashley Park can’t be fully ... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Funny, Spectacular, Accesible, Glorious acting, Agile

See it if you like the total reframing of classical archetypes/don’t take things too seriously/you enjoyed what Simon Stone did with Yerma.

Don't see it if you know how this ends and can’t bear to see it.

Also this worked even better than Yerma for me. Yerma’s staging was more gr... Read more Read less

84
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Skillful, Engaging

See it if you like skillfully written, plot-driven drama.

Don't see it if you can’t stand the conventional, formulaic, and/or predictable.

Also dynamite, unforgettable performance by Edmund Donovan.

85
Enchanting, Poor acting, Great staging, Communal

See it if you’re in the area and able to rush.

Don't see it if no reason not to.

Also in New York City, it’s extremely rare for acting to be a noticeable de... Read more Read less

84
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Innovative, Chilling

See it if you like The Crucible and enjoy a happy medium between fresh and traditional.

Don't see it if you can’t sit through a three hour play.

Also I love the aesthetic of the on stage chairs (which I was so privileged... Read more Read less

75
Pleasant, Great staging, Uneven

See it if you’re open to see any adaptation of this classic/want to see Dinklage live.

Don't see it if you have high standards for new musicals.

Also Dinklage is an excellent actor, competent singer. The underscoring for... Read more Read less

66
Seared
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Poor acting, Cliched, Stilted

See it if late 00’s sitcoms are where you live.

Don't see it if you’re hoping for something sharp.

Also there’s a fascinating and illuminating commentary on the incompatibili... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Moving, Impressionistic, Punishing

See it if you are interested in experiencing foreign culture via theatre. If you’re interested in pure theatre as artistic expression.

Don't see it if you are particularly sensitive and/or triggered by hyper realistic depictions of sexual violence.

Also I wept throughout this piece, sometimes inexplicably. The acting acros... Read more Read less

69
Uninspired

See it if you cannot get enough of John Doyle’s organic staging.

Don't see it if you, like me, have seen dozens of productions of this text and want to see something daring and fresh.

83
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Quirky, Gleeful

See it if you love old-fashioned super roles for actresses.

Don't see it if you are a plot person, not a theme person.

Also while the young lovers are painfully underwhelming, Tomei is dynamic a... Read more Read less

78
Soft Power
East Village
Saccharine, Satirical

See it if you're East Asian.

Don't see it if you're the worst.

Also I'm East Asian and I wish it were better. ... Read more Read less

80
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Great acting, Educational

See it if educational theater and real-life political intrigue is of interest to you.

Don't see it if narrative drama is a necessity.

Also powerhouse performance from Emily Davis. Should be nominated for award... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Eerie, Loquacious, Stirring

See it if you love literature, love plays, are a writer, like Mary Louise Parker, are an adult.

Don't see it if you can only secure rear mezzanine seats and you are 7 feet tall.

100
Spectacular, Disciplined, Perfection-in-motion, Noh, Sacred

See it if you have any interest in theater practice or expanding your mind’s vision of what theater can be.

Don't see it if you’re willfully ignorant.

Also Dionysus, Brecht, Shakespeare, and Olivier are smiling on this one.... Read more Read less

98
Participatory, Absurdist, Unconventional, Heavy, One of a kind

See it if you have means.

Don't see it if you have bitterness towards the current movement for black lives.

Also there is both everything and nothing to say about this. Extraordinaril... Read more Read less

86
Sanctuary City
West Village
Great sound design, Great lighting, Suspenseful, Fast, Ambitious

See it if no reason not to.

Don't see it if no reason not to.

Also a lot is being asked of these actors and they're delivering. There are... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Delightful, Adapted

See it if ...you are alive

Don't see it if ...you...are dead?

Also this was such a perfect reintroduction. The moment the cast walked on ... Read more Read less

80
Didactic, Engaging

See it if the premise intrigues you.

Don't see it if you want to see a new and topical play.

Also Underwood carries the show quite competently, but Grier is spectacular... Read more Read less

95
Dana H.
Gramercy
Exquisite, Bewitching, Unprecedented, Sensational, Horrific

See it if you're at all fascinated by true crime or extraordinary performance art.

Don't see it if you're triggered by descriptions of graphic violence.

Also an unbelievable, indescribable, tour de force. This is lightning in a ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Tedious, Bleak, Great music, Disjointed

See it if you love Bob Dylan and live music in general.

Don't see it if the premise doesn't thrill you.

Also yeah, you'll find a review with a much more favorable score for the Pu... Read more Read less

84
Intense, Fun, Genre-resistant

See it if you’re open to a play with music about genocide.

Don't see it if you’re extremely resistant to the subversion of genre tropes.

Also it’s a little contrived, but ultimately it balances its tragic/comic t... Read more Read less

94
Creative, Great acting

See it if you love Shakespearean tragedies and powerhouse acting.

Don't see it if you can’t sit still for three hours.

Also I think this is my favorite Hamlet I’ve seen in New York. Ruth Negga’s... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Pleasant

See it if you like classic music theatre.

Don't see it if you will be outraged at book revisions.

Also David Aron Damane as JJ is the standout. He has a remarkable baritone.

82
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Creative, Low-fi, Great score

See it if you are open to a thematic destructuring of the classic.

Don't see it if you’re unwilling to engage with silence and minimalism.

Also Rob Morrison’s on stage scoring was brilliant. Stephanie Berry also gi... Read more Read less

86
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Rousing, Grim, Dazzling, Massive, Anachronistic

See it if you have an open mind. Are a patron of theatre with an ‘re.’

Don't see it if you are a prude, stubborn, and pessimistic traditionalist.

Also police brutality and 21st century tribalism are the star here. It does... Read more Read less

78
Timon of Athens
Brooklyn
Funny, Unrealized

See it if you'd like to see this rarely produced text and a terrific Kathryn Hunter performance.

Don't see it if you typically find Shakespeare difficult.

80
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Wordy, Chilling

See it if you love Hnath and/or would like to see something suspenseful.

Don't see it if you don't like to be startled.

91
One in Two
Midtown W
Poignant, Great writing, Absurd

See it if you’re troubled by the question “what is an appropriate way to tell a specifically black story?”

Don't see it if you are unreasonably frightened by the bucking of theatrical conventions

85
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Cathartic, Passionate, Melodramatic, Flawed, Messy

See it if six hours of the subject matter has you intrigued.

Don't see it if you've set out to hate it. No need to spend six hours watching something you've already made your mind up about.

Also The Inheritance is far from perfect. In fact it's far from even deserv... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Jovial, Impressive, Youthful

See it if you like the film or spectacle musicianship.

Don't see it if you are hoping for something deeply complex or moving.

72
The End of Eddy
Brooklyn
Informative

See it if you’re invested in Edouard Leon.

Don't see it if you don’t like a break in theatrical conventions.

Also after learning of this companion piece to History of Violence’s existe... Read more Read less

86
Proficient, Stirring

See it if you enjoy the Bard. Pretty simple.

Don't see it if you...don’t like the Bard.

79
Lyrical, Storytelling

See it if you are okay with non-narrative, thematically tied vignettes.

Don't see it if you must see narrative.

Also it would be a shame to miss your opportunity to hear Sasha Allen's wor... Read more Read less

82
Peculiar, Metaphorical, Intense, Intelligent, Great lighting

See it if you are intrigued by the dark and kooky premise.

Don't see it if you'd be triggered by an abortion on stage. Not to be messed around with.

Also a period piece set in 2008 made me feel older than I cared to, but the... Read more Read less

87
Realistic, Dangerous, Intellectual

See it if you like big ideas, philosophy, theater at its Greek-est.

Don't see it if you can’t stay engaged in a plotless, intense character study.

Also having grown up in an extremely religious household and attending a re... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Polished, Safe, Predictable, Pristine

See it if you love Borle and/or Groff and are fine with paying exorbitant fare for the most ordinary of stagings.

Don't see it if you feel that the problematic racial dynamics of this material has to be addressed.

Also I realized mid-way through that I'd rather see a production that takes... Read more Read less

70
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Watchable, Funny, Improbable, Light

See it if you'd like to see a short play with some social themes of multi-cam, sitcom quality.

Don't see it if you want a robust and extremely deep examination of interracial, queer families in American suburbs.

Also the script needed much more workshopping. One character pays another t... Read more Read less

81
Melancholy, Great acting

See it if you enjoy powerhouse acting/haven’t seen any other Zeller plays.

Don't see it if you didn’t enjoy The Father or The Mother.

Also Pryce is magnificent; Tony-worthy work. An actress of Atkins' caliber ... Read more Read less