meccentric

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I'm probably alone in an aisle seat.
Reviews (145)
84
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 perfect 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
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
Macabre, Grotesque, Pastiche, Overlong, Electric

See it if you enjoyed the irreverent, wildness of Harris's communication in 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

85
During previews
Hilarious, Inventive, Original

See it if you’d like to see something truly original.

Don't see it if you can’t be bothered with an allegory.

Also this, perhaps, produced more genuine laughs for me than anything else ... Read more Read less

80
Bouncy, Didactic, Predictable, Great singing

See it if you enjoy acapella music and are intrigued by the themes.

Don't see it if there's no good reason not to.

Also McCraney's Moonlight was my only frame of reference and this is demons... Read more Read less

88
Reflective, Great acting, Broad

See it if you'd like to see a marvel of a performance.

Don't see it if you're often dismissive of innovation as "gimmicky."

Also despite the script being a competent-at-best adaptation, Cranston's Ho... Read more Read less

86
Sharp, Fast, Insightful

See it if you enjoy a brisk, 80 minute romp with some social themes.

Don't see it if there's no reason not to.

75
During previews
Choreographic spectacle, Predictable

See it if you enjoy Nicholaw’s by-the-book style.

Don't see it if contemporary musical theatre hasn’t excited you lately.

40
During previews
Spectacular, Clunky, Unintentionally funny

See it if you must see the puppet. And I’ll admit, it is worth seeing.

Don't see it if you are satisfied with seeing video of the puppet. There is NOTHING else worthwhile to see here.

Also thank u, next.

69
During previews
Poor acting, Heavy-handed, Didactic, Important

See it if you’re in the mood for a thought-provoking, well-paced play with actors you like.

Don't see it if despite everything, I think everyone should see this.

Also this play has issues, but that doesn’t make its subject matter any les... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Good

See it if you'd like to see a solid drama about passive/active resistance.

Don't see it if you don't like "political" dramas.

Also the performances just aren't as lived in as the set looks. Gevinson is... Read more Read less

62
Run of the mill

See it if romantic comedy is your choice of hill to die on.

Don't see it if romantic comedy is not your choice of hill to die on.

79
During previews
Long, Great acting

See it if you have experience on or backstage with classical theater.

Don't see it if you are not at all interested in Shakespeare or gender-identity in casting.

Also McTeer and Harner elevate a first draft script..

57
During previews
Slow, Sloppy, Great staging

See it if crass British humor is your jam.

Don't see it if you expect peak precision and discipline on Broadway.

Also aside from one player, the dialect work is astonishingly bad across th... Read more Read less

86
Great staging, Great design, Great acting, Great compilation, Great direction

See it if you’ve ever wanted to find a way to see the Henry VI portion of the War of the Roses in a compact, streamlined production.

Don't see it if you are averse to Shakespeare.

Also this is is an outstanding Shakespeare history production, full stop. M... Read more Read less

69
Slick, Cute, Tired

See it if you enjoy parody and the Potter universe.

Don't see it if you think you have a sophisticated sense of humor.

Also I didn’t laugh until well past the halfway point, but the show definit... Read more Read less

9
During previews
Yikes

See it if you think LGBT folk, Indians, Judaism, or dwarfism make great punchlines and female characters' sole purpose is to romantically match w/ men

Don't see it if you enjoy theatre.

Also have you ever been held hostage by a child who wants to put on a show ... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Unfunny, Unfocused, Lethargic

See it if you’d like to support the communities involved in the ensemble (though a monetary donation is probably a better idea).

Don't see it if you’re expecting to see an entertaining, cohesive production.

Also Taub’s music, aside from two songs, unnecessarily dominates the evenin... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Overflowing, Flashy, Fascinating, Funny

See it if you're intrigued by Creole culture.

Don't see it if you like for a script to pick one issue and really explore it from all angles.

Also there is a LOT happening here. It's mostly solid. The Beyoncè pre-show... Read more Read less

74
Funny, Entertaining, Complacent, Starry

See it if you love the cast.

Don't see it if you don't love gratuitous star casting.

Also I felt that the volume of stars in the cast was actually a hindrance t... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Interesting, Striking

See it if you enjoy avant-garde theatre.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy having to sit through dialogue delivered at a deliberately glacial pace.

Also I can’t help but think this could’ve been better performed in the orig... Read more Read less

78
Great writing, Sharp, Great acting, Awful set

See it if you love Shaw and his ability to wield language and address social issues that are STILL relevant.

Don't see it if a wordy, three hour play is too much for you.

Also Shaw's feminism never fails to astonish me. Topical and relevant in al... Read more Read less

85
Deft, Masterpiece

See it if you enjoy Eugene O'Neill's dark sense of writing and/or technically difficult, wordy acting.

Don't see it if you don't like 3+ hour domestic dramas.

Also yet ANOTHER London transfer (Yerma, Harry Potter, Angels in America, T... Read more Read less

88
Fascinating, Impressive, Memorable

See it if you are interested in the craft of acting.

Don't see it if you are pretentiously unpretentious.

Also acting in its purest form. Crudup is impeccable.

81
During previews
Long, Astonishing, Base, Provocative

See it if you enjoy theater as an intellectual exercise.

Don't see it if 3+ hours and serious mental cardio is thought 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
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

80
Bare, Moody

See it if you enjoy monologues or the two actors.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy storytelling.

Also these are two lovely monologues performed quite adeptly by both actors... Read more Read less

77
Thought-provoking, Classic

See it if you enjoy Sam Shepard, Hawke, and/or Dano.

Don't see it if you don’t like Shepard’s absurdism.

84
Devastating

See it if you enjoy storytelling.

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

84
During previews
Solid, Clever

See it if you enjoy this story but are also open to some updates to it.

Don't see it if you're a devout and haughty purist for the novel.

79
During previews
Wild, Racy, Shocking, Hilarious

See it if you are game for just about anything on stage.

Don't see it if you know who you are. There is a trigger warning on the door and hired staff to address post-show trauma.

Also it’s hard to evaluate this piece in that it is so wildly different fro... Read more Read less

87
Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you’d enjoy a hilarious exegesis on shame and identity.

Don't see it if the legroom in the Hayes Theatre will end your life in three hours.

Also Urie is a young Kevin Kline. Physical comedy, specificity, and vulnera... Read more Read less

73
Uneven

See it if you are willing to sit through two hours of semi-tedium to eventually see electric work by Close.

Don't see it if you don’t care about star power.

Also though she isn’t a leading player, Van Patten’s performance leaves muc... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Slow burn, Chilling, Detailed

See it if you love solving puzzles and minimal exposition.

Don't see it if you don’t have a three hour attention span.

Also you can’t kill a frog by dropping it straight into boiling water, but ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Fast, Relevant

See it if you typically find plays inaccessible.

Don't see it if you’re expecting a deep dive into the politics of journalism.

94
During previews
Heartbreaking, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy Lonnergan’s writing style and lived-in, heavyweight acting.

Don't see it if you dislike slice of life plays.

Also the production, shockingly, is a large departure from Neugebauer’s uni... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Pretty, Transportive, Evanescent, Forgettable

See it if you likes themes of Americana evoked by Bob Dylan music.

Don't see it if you are not open to a show that can neither be defined as a jukebox musical or a play with music.

Also Girl from the North Country manages to be a moving evening with atmosp... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Compelling, Funny

See it if storytelling and Ted Talks are mediums you enjoy.

Don't see it if you want to see theatre with a capital T.

Also the young debaters (Thursday Williams 2040) are dynamite. This also co... Read more Read less

68
Cute, Amusing, Jukebox

See it if you love a whimsical, optimistic distraction.

Don't see it if you do not like jukebox musicals.

83
Thought-provoking, Uncomfortable

See it if you don't mind learning a lesson through ever-so-slight masochism.

Don't see it if you cannot bear second-hand embarrassment.

Also I changed my score after thinking about this overnight. ... Read more Read less

86
Powerful, Episodic, Intricate

See it if you enjoy the way Letts crafts three dimensional characters through specificity and how Neugebauer can endow a gesture with meaning.

Don't see it if you don’t like dramas or must root for the protagonist.

93
Revolutionary, Bleak, Meticulous, Spectacular

See it if you want to see a new frontier in theatrical staging.

Don't see it if you are offended by excessive nudity and violence.

75
Amusing, Light

See it if you LOVE Menzel and enjoy a nice distraction.

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound or earth-shattering.

83
During previews
Intense, Vulgar, Impressive, Funny

See it if you enjoy storytelling.

Don't see it if you cannot handle excruciating explanations of violence; for me, it was worse than seeing it.

Also simply because this production is playing immediately after Harry Clar... Read more Read less

82
Hilarious, Clever, Quirky, Endearing

See it if you are a fan of Kroll and Mulaney.

Don't see it if you are strictly here to see a play.

Also I did indeed see this production live, I just realized I hadn't review... Read more Read less

86
Compelling, Heavy, Great ensemble

See it if you enjoy O'Neill's spiraling, depressive world-view executed with great finesse.

Don't see it if you cannot sit through a heavy, deeply dramatic, four hour non-musical.

50
Laborious, Ambitious

See it if you love Churchill and especially the topics covered in the play.

Don't see it if you don't think theatre should feel like homework.

Also Chavkin's reputation should not be marred by this. This really is a gr... Read more Read less

83
Wacky, Sharp, Intelligent

See it if you know you enjoy Stoppard or have an open and willing mind to engage with absurdist theatre.

Don't see it if you just like to be entertained or don’t think you should have to “work” to enjoy a play.