Southern Biscuit

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Produced and published playwright. Theater is my passion, so I see a lot of shows.
Reviews (19)
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Intelligent, Great acting, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You've never seen the play before, and want to know what all the fuss is about, or why it's required reading for so many college students.

Don't see it if You go to the theater more for plot, grand theatrics and/or fun than for profundity.

Also Along with about three dozen people, I fled at intermission. I am seei... Read more Read less

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Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the next generation of great talent start to blossom in this city. Impressive acting, direction and writing all around.

Don't see it if You don't like to stand and move around when you see a show.

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During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see what jukebox musicals are capable of and can dare to be. Great ones, like this show, can make you re-think well-known songs.

Don't see it if Your definition of a musical includes chorus kick lines, hilarious hijinks and lots of playing out front. This show is subtle and spare.

Also I'm not a Dylan fan. Not a hater either, but I'm a bit too young to ha... Read more Read less

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In need of an editor, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You liked "Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder" and enjoy period, old-style musicals with quirky sensibilities.

Don't see it if You only like modern work that's been heavily polished. This is a festival show.

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Often funny, Trendy, Somewhat indulgent, Great acting, So-so writing

See it if You're interested in seeing a theatrical exploration of women's rage. That's what this is. And it's fun, and funny, and occasionally moving.

Don't see it if You'll be bothered by the ridiculous play-within-a-play that has no connection to reality whatsoever and undermines the depicted, real rage.

Also The staging is terrific, and I loved the set design and four of the fi... Read more Read less

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During previews
Great acting, Unnecessary, Questionable, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You want to be perplexed as to why Oskar Eustis chose to have this play done at The Public.

Don't see it if Money and time have value to you. (That's too harsh, actually. But this show irritated me, despite its very fine actors.)

Also The two leads are splendid. Wish they were working with better materia... Read more Read less

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Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Great work interests you.

Don't see it if You don't know how to get to the Lower East Side.

Also Marvelous, hilarious new play with a pitch-perfect cast, and brilliant... Read more Read less

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Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You think you're about to have an aneurysm.

Don't see it if Vanity projects make you sad.

Also Half the cast is actually very good, and all are game, but this show i... Read more Read less

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97
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Epic

See it if You want to see one of the greatest plays written in the modern era.

Don't see it if You've got a short attention span. Or just see the first part.

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During previews
Great special effects, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Spectacle and special effects suffice for a day's entertainment.

Don't see it if You're bothered by a first act that's entirely expository.

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During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Slow, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see what most shows at the Edinburgh Fringe are like. Or are interested in gender dynamics in action.

Don't see it if Real plot and real stakes matter to you. Or if you're 30 or older.

Also I actually loved the first half of this play. The brief monologues the... Read more Read less

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During previews
Inept, Multicultural, Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to support new work and a new voice. The ideas of this show are worthwhile, as is this author's voice.

Don't see it if You don't want to be disappointed. This play won the 2018 Horton Foote Prize for Most Promising New Play, but it's not ready for prime time.

Also Such a major disappointment I left at intermission. Much of the acting... Read more Read less

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91
During previews
Very, very british, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You need a laugh, cause the colorful characters, especially darling Waxy Bush, will give you plenty in this beautifully constructed play.

Don't see it if British comedy is not your thing, or if you're not into laughing, or if you don't like theatre whatsoever.

Also Saw this in previews, and that opening scene is... OOF... dire. Glacia... Read more Read less

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90
During previews
Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You don't want to miss another legendary performance by Janet McTeer. Her work here rivals what she did in "A Doll's House". Yes, that good.

Don't see it if You have no interest in theatrical history, Shakespeare, gender dynamics, beautiful sets or a powerful new play.

Also What a major surprise this play turned out to be. I've typically enjoy... Read more Read less

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During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Hilarious, Funny

See it if You want to see a show that knows what it is, doesn't take itself too seriously, and knows how to land joke after joke.

Don't see it if Underwritten female roles bother you. (Cause these are massively underwhelming.)

Also The best singer in the cast, Manu Narayan, is the only one in the band... Read more Read less

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During previews
Delightful, Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if You've always wondered what this Hammerstein-Bizet mash-up would look, sound and feel like.

Don't see it if You hate wonderful singing. Or hate shows that last less than five hours.

Also I hate opera. HATE IT. But this show, which was a Broadway musical in ... Read more Read less

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During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Yes yes yes yes yes! Or should I say, YAS, QUEEN! This play tackles the issues and debates that homos are having privately and publicly.

Don't see it if You think that baker in Colorado was in the right when he refused to decorate that cake.

Also As I was saying... These debates, these questions, these issues: they'... Read more Read less

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Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You're ready for a thought-provoking ride and great performances.

Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged.

Also Some of the lighting and scene transitions were incredibly awkward, es... Read more Read less

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Great acting, Great writing, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a legend giving a legendary performance. Yes, Glenda Jackson is THAT good.

Don't see it if You're only into linear narrative plots.