Young potatoe

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I love seeing darker risky non musicals. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (456)
62
During previews
Great subject but some fat needs to be trimmed

See it if you like family dramas that show the effects a bitter divorce can have on children

Don't see it if You will be bothered by a play that needs to be edited by at least 20 minutes

Also I really love the subject matter of this play. It’s almost the same pl... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Nice old school feel

See it if you like old school family dramas that feel like Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams wrote them a long time ago

Don't see it if You are hoping for a happy and cheerful piece of theater

Also I’m not sure if this is a really good thing or a really bad thing but ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Sanctuary City
West Village
To gimmicky

See it if You like avant-garde theater. This show is certainly not traditional in anyway

Don't see it if You’re going to be bothered by a very weird and nontraditional beginning that turns into more of a traditional play as a piece moves along

Also This is another one of these plays that I didn’t love but not because ... Read more Read less

90
Dana H.
Gramercy
Masterful, Must see, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see an incredible performance by one of the greatest living actresses

Don't see it if You don’t like non-traditional plays. It’s not a secret they tell you before the play starts that she is lip-synching the entire time

Also O’Connell is one of my favorite actresses and if it was anyone else in... Read more Read less

89
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy

See it if You want to see a playwright take a humongous chance and succeed.

Don't see it if You have trouble with gritty dramas that tackle subjects a lot of playwrights don’t have the guts to tackle.

Also William M. is a God. I applaud him in every way possible for taking su... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy family dramas. This realistically shows the struggles of an African-American family

Don't see it if You will be bothered by one of the characters having an “Imaginary friend”

Also Years ago from what I understand, plays always had an intermission. No... Read more Read less

7
During previews
Excruciating, Dizzying

See it if You are OK with good acting, an interesting set and good lighting. And don’t care about the plot

Don't see it if You’re going to be annoyed that you have to follow three different scenes happening simultaneously

Also I am annoyed, upset and angry. I don’t understand why anyone would wri... Read more Read less

83
Great play with well written characters that need a better ending

See it if You enjoy well written and interesting characters

Don't see it if You will be bothered by a play that doesn’t clean anything up at the conclusion

Also I don’t like it when the ending of a play is handed to me on a silver ... Read more Read less

20
Tape
West Village
Unprofessional, Poorly directed

See it if you want to see a play where three former classmates discuss an incident that happened 10 years ago

Don't see it if You are going to be bothered by costume, props and a set that doesn’t make sense

Also From the very beginning I was lost. I assume the point of the first sc... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Sister Calling My Name
East Village
Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a story about a family’s struggles in dealing with a mentally disabled family member

Don't see it if You will be bothered by some unusual staging

Also I really enjoyed the concept and the idea of this play. I don’t feel l... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Too long, Interesting idea

See it if You want to see a great idea from a playwright about the future of the world

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be polished and ready. Definitely needs a bit of a rewrite. Should be much shorter

Also I really like the idea of this play and I think it would fit perfect a... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Stew
Soho/Tribeca
Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to feel like your eaves dropping in on an American family

Don't see it if You are bothered by endings that are not very clear

Also I really wanted to give this a higher ranking. The acting was perfecti... Read more Read less

86
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a young playwright on the rise.

Don't see it if You are old and grumpy and don’t feel like laughing and having a good time

Also This isn’t going to be the best play I see this year but it will defin... Read more Read less

81
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You love playwrights that just write amazing words

Don't see it if You are bothered by accents. Also there are lots of monologues in this

Also This is almost perfection based on what it was. I typically do not lik... Read more Read less

61
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Lacks emotion, Disappointing

See it if Want to see a play that deals with the aftermath of a school shooting.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big lavish production. This is very much blackbox theater.

Also “The thing with feathers”, Scott Oregon’s last play was one of my favo... Read more Read less

83
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Different, Scary

See it if You are willing to take a chance on something weird and unusual. The writing is excellent.

Don't see it if You don’t like being scared. It’s not only keeps you at the edge of your seat but it is truly scary

Also Typically five minutes after a play ends I know exactly what I’m going... Read more Read less

86
Not sugarcoated, Clever, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if You are hoping to get a real insightful look as to what it was like for the Temptations as they rose to fame

Don't see it if You are expecting a light and fluffy musical. This is very much a drama with some really sad moments

Also I don’t see many musicals so it’s probably not that big of a surprise ... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like a murder mystery type play

Don't see it if You are expecting something new and fresh. This was good but a bit dated

Also Like most Broadway plays the acting, staging and set were all amazing.... Read more Read less

81
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Incredible bigger than broadway set

See it if You like really big Broadway type shows outside of Broadway

Don't see it if You are looking for something new and fresh

Also I had no idea what to expect because I have never been in this buildin... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You like family dramas with a comedic twist. Two great performances by legendary actors

Don't see it if You are sick and tired of sitting in the worst Broadway Theatre in New York City.

Also It runs 2hours and 20 minutes. One entire scene should be cut out of t... Read more Read less

63
This needed the rewrite

See it if You are interested in a play that focuses on Nazi Germany in the 1930s

Don't see it if You are bothered when actors break the fourth wall. A big part of this play is the character of the playwright who interrupts the play

Also I didn’t see the original so I don’t know this for sure but I’m assumi... Read more Read less

65
Uneven acting, Second scene not needed, Too long

See it if You Like plays that deal with very sensitive and usually not talked about subjects

Don't see it if It will drive you crazy knowing there are many things of this play that we, the audience, do not need to see

Also When I think about the topic of this play it makes me think I should l... Read more Read less

81
Where Are We Now
East Village
Great singing

See it if You enjoy a tribute show where the performer gives his own take

Don't see it if You are expecting a typical play or musical. Or if you are hoping he will play the songs exactly as bowie did

Also Unlike the other tribute show I saw this week, this performer put his ... Read more Read less

98
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Incredibly realistic, One of the best performances of all time, One of the best plays of all time

See it if You enjoy perfect and realistic family dramas that will keep you captivated for three hours

Don't see it if You are looking for something light. I can’t imagine anyone seeing this play and not being emotionally moved to tears

Also Last year I saw Lewiston and Clarkston. These were my first two Samuel... Read more Read less

21
Lazy, Cheap, Unoriginal

See it if You want to see a performer play 10 or so Paul Simon songs exactly the way he played them

Don't see it if You are looking for something original. If you are expecting to learn something new about Paul Simon you will be disappointed

Also There was nothing good or original about this entire show. I’m not a b... Read more Read less

17
Faculty Portrait
West Village
A play about a school shooting and i felt nothing

See it if you want to see a theater piece that shows a positive and uplifting ending to a school shooting

Don't see it if You have already seen several shows in the last five years about school shootings. This is probably the most over done subject in theater

Also I thought the character of the custodian was interesting but the playw... Read more Read less

40
It’s really hard to do horror on stage

See it if You love horror and want to support it no matter what

Don't see it if You are expecting a thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat

Also I’m giving this some extra points for the attempt. I love horror and I... Read more Read less

79
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
So close to being great

See it if you want to see a play that deals with the struggles a family deals with trying to get immigration

Don't see it if It will bother you to see a play with so much potential fall a bit short

Also This is one of those rare plays that I really like but feel extremely ... Read more Read less

34
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Confusing, Fluffy

See it if you like old classic theater with a modern shake up

Don't see it if You are like me and have trouble comprehending old piece of theater

Also Sometimes I see plays that I don’t like and I know they are bad and I ... Read more Read less

87
A Peregrine Falls
East Village
Great writing, Must see, Profound, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like good plays about really messed up and dysfunctional people

Don't see it if You are looking for a light piece of theater

Also I don’t consider myself to be a very smart person when it comes to the... Read more Read less

80
Lovesong (Imperfect)
East Village
Incredible second act

See it if You have the patience to sit through a long first act knowing that the payoff will be there in act two

Don't see it if You’re not interested in plays that don’t take place in the real world that we live in.

Also When I look at a playbill and see that the playwright and the director... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You like dramas that take place a long time ago but deal with issues that are still relevant today

Don't see it if You tend to be impatient. Act one is incredibly long and it does take a long time but the payoff is worth it

Also It’s very rare that I see a play and root for the characters that the ... Read more Read less

48
During previews
Chasing the River
Midtown W
Lacks substance

See it if You are interested in a play that shows the repercussions of what it’s like to be a teenage girl with an abusive father

Don't see it if You are expecting a different take on a subject that’s been done many times in the past

Also The shoe is there and so is the shoelace but somebody needs to put the... Read more Read less

25
The Shadow Box
East Village
It should have made me cry but it didn’t

See it if you want to see an old classic play that won a lot of awards a long time ago in a small theater

Don't see it if You are expecting a New York City quality show

Also A few minutes before I got to the theater I found out one of my favori... Read more Read less

1
Excruciating

See it if You enjoy shows that poke fun at religion

Don't see it if You don’t like experimental and very over-the-top theater. There are loud and annoying screams and noises throughout

Also The only thing I liked about the production was is the smoke coming ou... Read more Read less

3
Excruciating, Confusing

See it if you like stories that take place in the mid-1800s

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be a funny farce

Also I didn’t understand what was going on in the first scene and I never c... Read more Read less

21
Cliched, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You like cheesy old theater humor

Don't see it if You are looking for a well written comedy. It’s not that, it’s also not a well written drama in any fashion

Also There wasn’t much I liked about this. I didn’t really care about this ... Read more Read less

34
Plasticity the Play
West Village
Slow, Dizzying

See it if You are looking for a totally different theater experience

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one person shows

Also I thought the actor did a really nice job playing several different pa... Read more Read less

74
Needs to be more focused

See it if You want to see a one-man performance who not only sings but also does many other voices and impressions

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional musical. This is more of a history lesson than anything

Also The performer did a tremendous job. It takes a ton of work to pull som... Read more Read less

93
The 8th
Queens
Perfect balance of emotional family drama with the right amount of comedy

See it if You love well written and well acted family dramas

Don't see it if You are bothered by thick Irish accents

Also Clancy and Nightingale are absolutely perfection as mother and daughte... Read more Read less

20
Slava's Snowshow
Midtown W
Nothing interesting about it, Cheap

See it if You are taking a child between 5 and 10 years old

Don't see it if You are expecting something new or fun or original

Also I knew this was going to be a family friendly show, in the first few m... Read more Read less

55
Basic cookie cutter, Cheap, Safe

See it if You want to see a family friendly magic show for all ages

Don't see it if You know magic and expecting anything original, creative or new

Also I could write an entire book on the show. I know a lot about magic. Th... Read more Read less

60
Goodbye
Soho/Tribeca
Nice for what it was

See it if You like shows where you get to feel very tender moments

Don't see it if You’re not into festival type shows. Minimal set, very black box

Also I’m a big fan of live music. I was a little annoyed with the guitar pl... Read more Read less

16
One in Two
Midtown W
Hollow, Excruciating, Great staging

See it if you like this theater space. It’s one of my favorite theaters to see a show in the city

Don't see it if You are expecting a straightforward play. This involves three actors playing multiple parts

Also The title of the play informs us that one out of every two gay black m... Read more Read less

68
Better than i thought, Great acting

See it if You want to see two incredible veteran actors in a very small space

Don't see it if You are looking for a big flashy Broadway type play. The set is interesting but it’s very black box style

Also I almost passed on this show because of some of the reviews I read on ... Read more Read less

19
Blue Man Group
East Village
Boring

See it if You are bringing a child to see their first stage experience

Don't see it if You are expecting any type of a story this is just a bunch of people painted in blue and playing the drums

Also The best way for me to describe this is the exact way that I described... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You are like me and don’t like or understand most musicals. I would consider this a great gateway musical. Very hard not to like

Don't see it if You are expecting the same old songs from the movie

Also This is the best musical I have ever seen. Let me get the negative out... Read more Read less

18
Confusing, Slow

See it if You want to see a play that takes place over 100 years ago.

Don't see it if Do you have trouble understanding plays that take place along time ago. Two person play

Also I usually have a lot to say about everything I see but I was lost from... Read more Read less

53
During previews
Cheesy

See it if You like over the top, bazaar and farce type humor

Don't see it if You are hoping for a normal two act play. This is three acts and over 2 1/2 hours

Also The first act was terrible! I never leave plays early so I was terrifi... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Too long, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love dramas that involve unlikable but well written characters in their 20s

Don't see it if You will be bothered by a play that is 2 1/2 hours that should not be this long

Also I get so frustrated when I come out of the theater and really really l... Read more Read less