passthepopcorn

New York City
About:  The self-described Liz Lemon of Off-Off Broadway.
Reviews (19)
89
Bad Penny
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Evocative, Delightful
September 16th, 2019

See it if you want to see great performances as mercurial and dynamic as the weather.

Don't see it if it's so short and delightful that even if you get lost in Mac Wellman's language the show is still a good time.

85
During previews
Quirky, Ambitious, Enchanting
September 11th, 2019

See it if You enjoy poetic language, physical comedy, and fables.

Don't see it if You like plays where people sit on couches and TV style naturalistic dialogue

75
BLKS
Midtown W
Nuanced characters, Absorbing, Funny
May 10th, 2019

See it if you want to see broad city meet 2 dope queens in a hilarious stage comedy

Don't see it if you are looking for a strong narrative. you are uncomfortable with the nitty gritty of female bodies.

100
Refreshing, Profound, Exquisite
May 3rd, 2019

See it if you can get a ticket, RUN DON'T WALK. A profound examination of Americanism and American theater.

Don't see it if you're a stuffy old purist?

95
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious
May 3rd, 2019

See it if sophisticated and hilarious performances, a considered revisit to Shakespeare for our time, scatological humor are your thing

Don't see it if verse gets you down, you are coming to Broadway for flashy spectacle

86
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Funny
March 21st, 2019

See it if this is the perfectly crafted play about climate change we've been waiting for! And the performances are 10s across the board.

Don't see it if honestly can't think of someone who shouldn't see this.

85
During previews
Southern Promises
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Edgy
March 21st, 2019

See it if you want to see a production as formally provocative as Thomas Bradshaw's writing.

Don't see it if you dislike uncomfortable and disturbing theatrical experiences

50
Bonnie's Last Flight
East Village
Insipid, Disappointing, Twee
March 5th, 2019

See it if You appreciate broad bits, dwelling in nostalgia, and don't go to the theater for social/political urgency.

Don't see it if Mark Twain guides us on the flight, but the play lacks the sharpness and social insight that lifted his writing beyond mere wit.

100
#serials@theflea
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful
February 12th, 2019

See it if you want to watch hilarious and inventive actors, writers, and directors throw shit at the wall and see what sticks.

Don't see it if you don't like staying up late and drinking free PBR.

98
During previews
Good Friday
Soho/Tribeca
Profound, Thought-provoking, Riveting
February 12th, 2019

See it if You want to see young women play meaty roles worthy of their intellects. You enjoy challenging, provocative, and feminist storytelling.

Don't see it if This play is blunt in its portrayal of trauma and potentially triggering to survivors of violence of all kinds.

80
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Great acting, Resonant, Weepie
January 23rd, 2019

See it if You want to see an insightful and specific portrait of losing a parent, particularly if you are the child of an immigrant.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Grey's Anatomy style weepies or melodrama.

80
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Absorbing, Resonant, Pretentious
December 7th, 2018

See it if You want to see persuasive and compelling arguments on stage, and don't care if a play is overstuffed with more ideas than it can unpack.

Don't see it if You want to see design and performance choices that encourage empathy.

95
During previews
Hype Man
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Resonant, Great writing
November 12th, 2018

See it if You want to see a play tackle our national conversations around race, art, and social justice with nuance and humor. You love hip hop.

Don't see it if You're in the "all lives matter" camp and do not want your perspective challenged. You hate hip hop.

58
Catch As Catch Can
West Village
Indulgent, Great acting, Slow
November 3rd, 2018

See it if You want to revel in the virtuosity of performers playing across gender and age. And have time to spare.

Don't see it if You want to see succinct storytelling. The flashy structural device of the casting did not pay off in the story of the second act.

Also Cuts in the first act (no need for an intermission here) would have he... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Thunderbodies
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent
October 24th, 2018

See it if You want to see a superb, totally out there performance from Dierdre O'Connell, top notch design work, and your sense of humor is puns.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for the absurd and grotesque. I experienced the show as a very long inside joke that I was sometimes clued in on.

80
Clever, Absorbing, Great singing
October 21st, 2018

See it if You're a member of the resistance, a fan of folk music, and swoon for a good love song.

Don't see it if You're looking for a quick-paced conventionally plotted night at the theater.

70
During previews
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Relevant, Heartwarming, Underbaked
October 21st, 2018

See it if You want to get to know the nuances of a culture not frequently represented in mainstream theater.

Don't see it if You're looking for well structured storytelling.

85
During previews
Emma & Max
Soho/Tribeca
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking
October 10th, 2018

See it if You are a fan of filmmaker Todd Solondz's dark brand of satire.

Don't see it if You like fast-paced plays with lots of action.

90
During previews
Scraps
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant
August 18th, 2018

See it if you like plays that move you to laughter and tears, you enjoy theater that resonates with current events.

Don't see it if This show is potentially triggering to people who have experienced suicidal thoughts or are struggling with mental illness.