Megan Cossey

The Bronx | 35-49 | Female
About:  I love all different kinds of live theater. However, as a single mom I also value my time, just as much or even more than my money. So I tend to be picky about what I give my time to. Living in NYC though means I get to see the best of the best, unless it is Hamilton, which I will probably never get... Read more Read less
Reviews (28)
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining
May 16th, 2017

See it if you want a fun night of very short, often funny or clever snippets and scenes around a particular theme. You want light, high energy.

Don't see it if you want a traditional play, a single play, something fully staged, anything remotely deep.

Also The quality of the writing and the acting/directing could be uneven at... Read more Read less

World Builders
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent
May 2nd, 2017

See it if you want something intense, well acted, kind of nutty, a take on mental illness very much from the patient's perspective. Dark comedies.

Don't see it if you want an even production from beginning to end, you want something light, though there is LOTS of laugh out loud moments.

Also The last fourth to third of the script could have been cut and this wo... Read more Read less

Our Trojan War
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Intelligent, Slow
April 21st, 2017

See it if You are familiar with the stories of Odysseus, the Trojan War, and Oedipus. You are game for something really slow; you enjoy adaptations.

Don't see it if You arent familiar with the details of those stories, there isnt any real context or explanation for them; you want a contemporary story.

During previews
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking
April 14th, 2017

See it if you enjoy one acts, dark comedy, stories of violence and revenge, strong women characters, thoughtful writing and acting, monologues.

Don't see it if You have trouble undetstanding English accents, want a full length fully staged production, prefer a light comedy, you aren't in the mood.

Some Night
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging
March 13th, 2017

See it if you are up for a trip to Queens, you like Shakespeare comedies reinvented, experimental type theater, energetic young cast, imaginative!

Don't see it if you want your Shakespeare straightforward, you prefer something serious, you ain't going to Queens (though worth the trip, thankfully)

Also This was overall a delightful play, very enjoyable, high energy and im... Read more Read less

Fish Men
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense, Cliched
March 1st, 2017

See it if you enjoy fast, smart plays; very intimate and up-close setting; ensemble acting w quirky, strong characters. If you are a chess fan!

Don't see it if you want a big production, you have trouble following fast dialogue, accents; you want light and easy (though this play is funny too)

Also Most of the acting was strong, but the cast was uneven, including a pi... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Poor staging
February 22nd, 2017

See it if you enjoy unintentionally campy insanity.

Don't see it if you require strong acting, good direction, good staging.

Also Costumes were lovely. Actors had great physicality.

Great acting, Resonant, Intense, Cliched, Absorbing
February 16th, 2017

See it if you enjoy bilingual plays and great acting from a tight ensemble of performers, you are interested in history and stories about artists/art.

Don't see it if You are put off by plays that require subtitles (it's spoken all in Spanish), you want edgy or experimental.

Also The play itself isn't the best in terms of plot and structure, kind of... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent
January 27th, 2017

See it if you like rock operas, really long musicals, high energy shows

Don't see it if you value your time.

Also This play needs to be cut by a third at least. Way way too long for wh... Read more Read less

For a previous production
God of Vengeance
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Slow
January 9th, 2017

See it if you like theater history, Jewish history, family drama, want to see the play behind "Indecent" before it hits Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't like plays in other languages with English subtitles; you want something light and fun.

Also The actor who played the Rabbi stole every scene!

Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Great staging, Clever
December 11th, 2016

See it if you want something funny and enjoyable for adults AND kids of all ages. You want something light, short and delightful for the holidays!

Don't see it if you want to see a full length play or you are annoyed by lots of kids in the audience. You don't enjoy Charlie Brown or kids theater.

Also My only issue with this year's production is that in the new theater w... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Fluffy
November 17th, 2016

See it if you enjoy one man performance art and physical comedy similar to Pee Wee's Playhouse. You are drunk.

Don't see it if twee performance art and irony get on your nerves. You want a show with an emotional center. You dislike physical comedy. You aren't drunk.

Also I truly wanted to like this show, but it lack an emotional center or e... Read more Read less

The Crucible
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking
November 14th, 2016

See it if You want the script to hew to the original if not the setting. You like intense, serious drama that is upsetting and demanding.

Don't see it if You want comedy, are put off by the choice to set in a modern school setting but w no reason why! You arent in the mood for dark endings.

Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Must see, Riveting
November 14th, 2016

See it if You like fully produced off broadway shows, comedy, strong acting and storytelling, high energy theater with traditional plotting etc.

Don't see it if You dislike Spanish language plays, or reading English subtitles (in front of seat). The subtitling was off which hurt my eyes a bit.

That Physics Show
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Enchanting
November 14th, 2016

See it if you want a family friendly, rowdy science demonstration show akin to a magic show but definitely rooted in science. Great for adults too.

Don't see it if You dont like noisy interactive shows with lots of kids; demonstration shows; your kids are younger or have attention issues.

Also My 7year old son loved it and insisted I give it a 100! Also, really i... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Intense
November 6th, 2016

See it if you enjoy one woman shows with gold star acting and energy, you are interested in Hurston, the Harlem Rennaisansce; monologues.

Don't see it if You want a play with a traditional cast and plot, something experimental, or something more produced.

Arthur and Esther
Great acting, Cliched, Quirky, Slow
November 1st, 2016

See it if you like one act plays, stripped down setting and costume, monologues, experimental theater, seeing something that needs development.

Don't see it if you want something fully thought out, thought-provoking, realistic (or original) portrayal of suicide and despair.

Othello (Match: Lit)
Great staging, Great writing, Disappointing
November 1st, 2016

See it if you enjoy seeing Shakespeare staged, don't mind inexperienced actors, enjoy theater in the round, intimate setting, great fight choreography

Don't see it if you dislike lots of shouting, Shakespeare, or Shakespeare by actors who aren't good at it, dislike newbie acting, mediocre direction

Also This troupe of young and energetic actors would do well to bring in ol... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Dizzying, Relevant
October 24th, 2016

See it if you enjoy topical political shows about feminism, misogyny, great acting, and rapid, snappy and smart dialogue. Shorter, one-act plays.

Don't see it if You want something light and funny, don't like plays examining sexism and misogyny, want a play that is full-length and fully developed.

Also Great potential, would love to see it fleshed out into a longer play (... Read more Read less

During previews
One Flea Spare
East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent
October 19th, 2016

See it if you enjoy non-linear, historical theater that is still rough around the edges but has a lot of potential. Poetic language, sex, violence.

Don't see it if you are put off by bad English accents, experimental theater, open staging, bare bones staging, or if you have hearing problems.

Also I think this production has a lot of potential, and the writing and th... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Masterful
October 17th, 2016

See it if You enjoy shows of magic, illusion, and mind reading. You don't mind being called on to participate. You enjoy one-man shows.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of typical magic shows, one-man shows, or shows that don't have a plot or acting.

Flight (FringeNYC)
West Village
Delightful, Quirky, Cliched, Clever, Entertaining
September 25th, 2016

See it if You like kid-friendly, intimate shows that retell The Little Prince through cute and funny acrobatics.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy shows based on movement that retell a well-known story.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Ambitious
August 22nd, 2016

See it if you love modern dance, immersive theater, the unexpected, and general confusion. Fun with a group or on your own.

Don't see it if you have mobility issues or are uncomfortable being alone with actors. Or you dislike immersive theater. Or want a traditional plot.

Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny
August 22nd, 2016

See it if you want to see a modern classic. You are looking for a show that will please everyone in your group (though NOT for little kids).

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. You are easily offended (although all kinds of people love it from all walks of life). Puppets irk you.

For a previous production
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent
August 22nd, 2016

See it if you crave masterful/inventive writing and acting; lost stories about jews, gay people, actors; something to think about long afterwards.

Don't see it if you have sight/reading trouble (parts are subtitled); if stories about the Holocaust/anti-Semitism are too upsetting (though its funny too)

Then She Fell
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Profound
August 22nd, 2016

See it if you enjoy immersive theater OR you don't but are willing to try; I swear this isn't like anything you have ever seen/experienced before.

Don't see it if you have mobility issues or are put off by the idea of being alone with an actor in a room.

Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Funny, Original, Romantic, Ambitious
August 22nd, 2016

See it if you love Jane Austen or you have never read her. Physical comedy, very surprising and original, it put a smile on everyone's face.

Don't see it if you are fundamentally put off by the idea of women playwrights and authors. You don't have great hearing (stuff is said REALLY fast).

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Great singing
August 22nd, 2016

See it if you like really obvious, boring "inside" jokes about other Broadway shows and famous plays. Lots of people in the audience liked them.

Don't see it if you enjoy original, interesting theater. Or if you think predicating an entire plot on inside jokes that aren't funny is a terrible idea.