meccentric

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I'm probably alone in an aisle seat.
Reviews (232)
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

96
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 and it w... 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
Inclusive, Socially-conscious, 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

83
Dust
East Village
Witty, Harrowing

See it if you strongly believe in freedom of expression, audience accountability and enjoy skilled solo performance.

Don't see it if you have any sensitivity depictions to suicide, self-harm, or sexual violence.

Also this could've been improved upon with a less tentative audience. I can... Read more Read less

72
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.

Also deliciously acted and staged with Muji-level aesthetically pleasing mi... 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
The Minutes
Midtown W
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

86
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Tight, Insightful, Funny, Moving

See it if you like plays about the human experience.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a three hour play or can't stomach graphic, unfettered nudity. Or, if you cannot follow an unsympathetic protagonist.

Also everything about this worked for me. Yes, our protagonist is terrible,... Read more Read less

69
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Incredulous, Bewildering, Great singing

See it if you love Joshua Henry vocals like I do.

Don't see it if you’re looking for something logical and plot driven.

Also the narrative is an absolute mess, major plot points are unintentional... Read more Read less

49
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

93
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.