Truffaldino 70

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (21)
82
Accesible, Irresistable, Fast-paced, Entertaining, Poignant

See it if you want a spectacle and believe that Little Mermaid should not be the only Caribbean-themed musical out there.

Don't see it if you insist on having both entertainment and art as part of the same package and won't settle for merely the former.

Also Oddly reminiscent of the kind of quick-paced, catchy tune-full product... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you know the play by heart and don't need to hear to understand, and are willing to trade your time for a handful of sight gags and tricks.

Don't see it if you have respiratory issues. For some reason, haze hangs over the auditorium made up of particles that are anything but theater magic powder

Also I know it's Theater for a New Audience -- and it's a beautiful space -... Read more Read less

69
An ultimate tourist trap -- you're trapped in a sea of toursits

See it if you want the freedom to explore the spectacular set -- something akin to a museum or art installation.

Don't see it if having paid the steep admission fee you mind being left to your own devices. Or if constantly bumping into other guests will irritate you.

Also How much better this would have been with fewer people wandering in th... Read more Read less

84
During previews
A full-blown spectacle, Impressive scale of production, Memorable individual performances, Ran out of steam too soon

See it if if you doubt that a Brooklyn-based non-profit theater can pull off a massive production.

Don't see it if if you only have so much patience for deviations from canon and self-referential tricks.

Also Eventually this production runs out of creative energy, but before it ... Read more Read less

68
Slow, Insipid, Banal

See it if you're into modern musicals and don't mind an occasional miss.

Don't see it if you insist that your choice of entertainment must uplift, move, or, well, entertain.

Also The best part about the production is the score. A few songs, in fact,... Read more Read less

79
Delightful, Clever, Slow, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you're in the mood for something light and unconventional.

Don't see it if you want to see something that will shake you to the core.

Also What we get here is 2 shows in 1: a shadow play on the wall and a meti... Read more Read less

65
Intense

See it if ... claiming that "you've seen a Pinter play" is important t you.

Don't see it if ... if you'd rather have a gratifying experience than an intellectual exercise.

Also That the play was not written to please the audience is clear. That it... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if ... if you want to see something lighthearted and fun and yet very clever.

Don't see it if ...if mildly-sexual innuendos make you cringe. If you know nothing of Shakespeare.

Also What sets this show apart from others is the overabundance of clever r... Read more Read less

60
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Quirky, Overrated

See it if ...you feel like you're the only person who hasn't seen it yet.

Don't see it if ...if you demand nothing but high quality.

Also It is not a good sign that through the entire 1st act you’re not so mu... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if ...if you appreciate originality.

Don't see it if ...if you're squeamish about sexually explicit matters.

Also Our reward for the initial emotional involvement into the likeable cha... Read more Read less

52
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if ...your partner absolutely wants to go see it. It won't kill you. The supporting roles are acted out well enough.

Don't see it if ...you demand absolute excellence in casting.

89
Honest, Courageous, Absorbing, Funny, Great staging

See it if you don't want to miss a rare combination of first-rate material and superb acting. Totally worth the $100 ticket price.

Don't see it if you don't want your bubble punctured.

Also So you know how we all want to have a "conversation about race"? Here'... Read more Read less

85
A lighthearted escape away from the farse we're living through.

See it if you want to escape the modern-day high-stakes farce that we're living, and be carried into the gently farcical comedy of yore.

Don't see it if you demand a tight plot and relevant subject matter.

Also Donna Murphy, as a substitute, was terrific -- a true show-woman, she ... Read more Read less

92
So thoroughly enjoyable, it's easy to take for granted.

See it if you want showmanship at its best. Miracles happen when a cast is both determined to make it fun for you and have fun themselves.

Don't see it if you'd rather listen to a 2-hr dinner table conversation culminating in a shocking revelation.

Also Off-Broadway theater rarely cares about your viewing satisfaction to t... Read more Read less

82
Disorienting, but in a good way., Rewarding -- if you are patient., Demanding on your senses and mental faculties.

See it if if you have patience to deal with prolonged intervals when nothing happens in anticipation of what will happen next.

Don't see it if if you demand non-stop entertainment.

Also The show has its moments of magic, but they are few and far between. S... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Overrated, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a well-acted, contemporary, traditionally-structured story.

Don't see it if if you expect something outstanding.

Also Can't fault the staging or the actors -- the production is of the utmo... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Dizzying, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense

See it if ...you don't want to miss out on a truly unique experience.

Don't see it if ...you don't care for the unconventional.

Also This show will not hold your attention all the time -- but for the mos... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Nostalgic

See it if ...if you want to see competent staging of a Eugene O'Neill for $15

Don't see it if ...if you expect to pay $15 and have a life-transforming experience.

Also There's much to like in this production, even if the acting quality is... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if ...if you want to be a part of an unusually young (for Broadway) audience.

Don't see it if ... if you're in the mood for something serious and profound.

Also What makes this essentially comedy performance pretending to be a play... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if ...if you appreciate ensemble cast acting. If you've been forced to participate in all kinds of silly meetings in the past.

Don't see it if ...if you can't walk a steep flight of stairs up to the venue.

Also It's these public teachers' body language that's the thing here. Know ... Read more Read less

74
Absorbing, Quirky, Original

See it if ...you cherish a very physical style of acting.

Don't see it if ...you are about to remodel. You will be reminded just what an ordeal it is.