meccentric

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I'm probably alone in an aisle seat.
Reviews (188)
74
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Forgettable, Amusing

See it if you like kitschy musicals.

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

Also this is the kind of show that's best performed by a group of your frie... Read more Read less

90
Douglas
Gramercy
Side-splitting, Genius

See it if you like to laugh/like intelligent conversation.

Don't see it if you are an anti-vaxer.

Also the intricacy of the foundation Gadsby builds in order to end the show... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you like Pinter or any of the cast involved.

Don't see it if you don't like to engage.

90
The Lehman Trilogy
Upper E Side
Epic, Impressive

See it if you enjoy acting with a capital a.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a wordy story about a family fortune.

Also West End production, Picadilly Theatre, August 2019.

65
Excruciating, Interesting

See it if you're into supporting a freshman playwright/or are interested in a young millenial story about faith/shame.

Don't see it if you're a snob.

Also one performer was so out of touch with the energy of the room, they ne... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Painful, Intricate, Nihilist

See it if you're a big fan of Feiffer's writing and/or extremely absurdist work.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained.

Also I really have no idea what Feiffer was getting at here but the cast wa... Read more Read less

49
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Tired

See it if your absolute favorite celebrity is stunt cast into it.

Don't see it if you have the opportunity to see any other show.

89
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Great writing, Enlightening, Clever

See it if you are interested in a new frontier in musical theatre form, queer representation, black representation, or autobiographical work.

Don't see it if you’re a prude or your empathy is off.

51
Muddled

See it if you'd like to support NAATCO and their important work.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span.

Also wonderful actors can't save this script. The first scene is fantastic ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love church vocals and/or effective barebones staging.

Don't see it if you know and hate this story.

Also the Atlantic subscriber audience at my matinee was ASLEEP. Dear Atlant... Read more Read less

80
Exhibitionist, Jolting, Excruciating

See it if you truly think you’re up for anything.

Don't see it if you don’t think you should.

Also I know there is intention here, I just need so so so much more time to... Read more Read less

93
Octet
Midtown W
Groundbreaking, Incendiary

See it if you have an open mind and like Malloy’s modulated harmonies.

Don't see it if you are dead-set on linear narrative.

Also it takes an esoteric turn towards the end that is thematically sound, ... Read more Read less

56
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Manufactured, Unnecessary, Formulaic, Demonstrative, Derivative

See it if you like for a theatrical experience to be like a massage chair: it does all the work for you.

Don't see it if you’re sick of movie adaptations.

Also this is a Stepford Wife of a show, created by scientists for maximum p... Read more Read less

75
Disturbing

See it if a radically self-deprecating sense of humor speaks to you.

Don't see it if you are easily made uncomfortable (possibly the most graphic nude scene I've ever seen).

Also Feiffer’s performance is riveting and nuanced, but I can’t help but wo... Read more Read less

80
Sleek, Great staging

See it if you enjoy theatricality and storytelling.

Don't see it if you are a defender of theatre with a capital T.

Also this is marvelously staged and wonderfully performed. And I think the ... Read more Read less

83
Burn This
Midtown W
Problematic, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Adam Driver.

Don't see it if see it for Adam Driver.

Also Adam Driver is a supernova. Simultaneously subversive and natural. Hug... Read more Read less

86
Engaging, Naturalistic

See it if you think hyper-naturalism sans plot has value; if you have any formal acting training.

Don't see it if you MUST see narrative.

Also this is the most naturalistic acting I have ever seen. Those who have ... Read more Read less

98
Impressionistic, Resonant, Deconstructed, Pioneering, Unnerving

See it if you have an open-mind or you’ve studied theater as practice in any form.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist to a fault.

Also there is an unnerving, knowing, stoicism to this production that turns... Read more Read less

84
Heightened, Sardonic, Broad

See it if you enjoy PARTICULARLY dark, absurdist comedy.

Don't see it if you often feel you are being talked down to.

Also this asks a lot, but the payoff is big and tragic. Language as a weapo... Read more Read less

85
Great choreography, Conventional, Delightful

See it if you want to see classic, American musical theatre.

Don't see it if you don't want to see classic, American musical theatre.

Also excellent choreography. O'Hara is serviceable in the book scenes but, ... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Cathartic, Elegiac, Resplendent, Dazzling, Intricate

See it if you appreciate theatricality.

Don't see it if you have no imagination.

Also I think this thing is perfect, but I need a few more days to gather my... Read more Read less

89
The Cake
Midtown W
Fresh, Familiar, Sweet, Great acting

See it if no reason not to.

Don't see it if again, no reason not to.

Also the Cake is simultaneously by the numbers and subversive. Familiar, bu... Read more Read less

82
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Gruesome, Long, Astonishing, Provocative

See it if you enjoy theater as an intellectual exercise.

Don't see it if 3+ hours and serious mental cardio is not for you.

Also the cast is mostly strong throughout. ... Read more Read less

76
Bohemian, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you love the material.

Don't see it if you’re not into Sondheim tropes.

Also the stripped down staging doesn't quite feel essential but it's nice. ... Read more Read less

79
The Light
Midtown W
Brutal, Dizzying, Thought-provoking

See it if you’re interested in a conversation about sexual assault in the ether.

Don't see it if you can’t handle a conversation at its most painful.

Also the plot is a Trojan horse for the issues at hand, but they are import... Read more Read less

46
During previews
runboyrun & IN OLD AGE
East Village
Self-important, Sluggish

See it if you’re dying to see the complete cycle.

Don't see it if you struggle with patience.

Also I come to this having enjoyed Sojourners and loved Her Portmanteau. I ... Read more Read less

68
Harmless, Cute

See it if you can.

Don't see it if would you honestly pass this up if you had the chance?

Also I heard “it felt like a community theatre production” numerous times a... Read more Read less

92
Fleabag
Soho/Tribeca
Skillful, Hysterical, Vulgar, Daring

See it if you enjoy solo shows.

Don't see it if you're prude.

Also West End production, Wyndham's Theatre, August 2019.

73
During previews
Competent

See it if a live production of Coriolanus is on your bucket list.

Don't see it if you're not into theater, especially Shakespeare.

Also Kate Burton drags this across the finish line. Sullivan attempts to le... Read more Read less

80
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Dramatic, Heavy, Didactic

See it if you are okay with heavy themes LGBT justice.

Don't see it if you’re sick of the “consequences” of homosexuality on stage and in media.

Also the opposing forces in this story are boldly drawn as irreparably good... Read more Read less

79
Bleak, Earnest, Tender

See it if you enjoy solo shows.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy solo shows.

Also the script doesn’t hit its stride until a little past the halfway poin... Read more Read less

94
Fairview
Brooklyn
Hilarious, Confrontational, Powerful, Aggressive, Rattling

See it if you are a person living in the United States.

Don't see it if you are completely opposed to tearing down theatrical conventions to prove a point.

Also this is the first time I've left the theater physically shaken. I was ... Read more Read less

44
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Cliched, Nonsensical, Unsympathetic, Melodramatic, Torturous

See it if you see everything.

Don't see it if you have access to a different air-conditioned space.

Also lovely actors, but this two hour cliche cannot be saved.

90
Relevant, Powerful

See it if you live in the United States.

Don't see it if you are terrible.

Also powerful as ever. Had the pleasure of seeing this in both of its off-b... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Romantic, Cohesive, Moving, Uproarious, Lush

See it if you have any appreciation for Shakespeare, or, you know what? Theatre.

Don't see it if N/A

Also brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

78
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Competent

See it if you enjoy living room dramas.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy plays.

Also this would be astounding if it were a BFA senior project. Woodell and ... Read more Read less

78
Meandering, Overlong, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy this music or impressive live music in general.

Don't see it if you cannot with jukebox musicals.

Also I suppose this is about as good as a jukebox bio musical can get. It's... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Masterful, Hilarious, Potent

See it if you would like to see two perfectly matched performers in a two-hander.

Don't see it if you're not down for an extended, fully nude sequence.

93
Punishing, Sensorial, Bleak, Cathartic, Impressionistic

See it if you are willing to derive catharsis from aesthetics, not narrative.

Don't see it if you are brainwashed into American theatrical conventions.

47
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Tedious

See it if you’re a solo show junkie.

Don't see it if you don’t like solo shows.

Also I think this will get much better with time. It has potential, but ult... Read more Read less

80
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing

See it if you haven’t yet seen or read this American classic.

Don't see it if you firmly believe classics shouldn’t be revived in purist form.

Also O’Brien makes no attempt to shine a different light on this script and... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Profound, Visually stunning

See it if you enjoy Shepard plays and masterful, transcendent scenic design.

Don't see it if you can only handle literal, straightforward, realistic narrative.

Also Shepard’s text transcends any acting and/or directorial hiccups. Set a... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Dull, Great staging

See it if you loved Oslo.

Don't see it if you hated Oslo.

Also I wish Sam Gold’s King Lear took place on this set. Gorgeous staging, ... Read more Read less

80
The Mother
Chelsea
A privilege, Dizzying, Confounding

See it if you’d like to be in the same room as Isabelle Huppert.

Don't see it if you’re not willing to fill in narrative gaps.

Also Huppert can take you right into her head when she stares off into spac... Read more Read less

68
Kitschy, Kooky

See it if you love marionettes.

Don't see it if comfortable seats matter to you.

Also if this had been 30 minutes in total, it would’ve been perfect.

75
During previews
Stark

See it if you know the text well and have respect for the superlative cast that has been assembled.

Don't see it if you have any sort of difficulty with heightened language.

Also I love Shakespeare. I love this entire cast. I love Sam Gold.... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Gentle, Stirring, Great writing

See it if you enjoy the way Hnath can superimpose his big ideas onto characters you recognize.

Don't see it if you’re hoping to see idiosyncratic impersonations of the Clintons.

85
During previews
Absurdist, Highbrow ideas, Lowbrow humor, Broad

See it if you have an open and quick mind. Some of ya'll haven't studied avant-garde and it shows.

Don't see it if you don't like foul humor.

Also given the circumstances, it's a miracle that it's on its feet at all. ... Read more Read less

88
Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Clever, Entertaining

See it if improv and/or freestyle rap are of interest to you.

Don't see it if you are dumb if you have the opportunity and don’t take it.

78
During previews
Daddy
Midtown W
Macabre, Grotesque, Pastiche, Overlong, Electric

See it if you enjoyed the irreverent and shockingly subversive quality of Slave Play. If you’re open to *anything.*

Don't see it if don't care for the wildly abstract.

Also Daddy bounces from idea to idea non-stop for three hours. It is never ... Read more Read less