Youngbuck

Chicago

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Reviews (20)
73
Fern Hill
Midtown E
Relevant, Slow, Great acting, Funny

See it if You’d like to see some great actors that you recognize from film and tv give fantastic performances in a very often funny play.

Don't see it if You want a show that doesn’t always go for laugh. borderline sitcom in terms of presenting the situation rather than diving into characters

85
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like really great acting and a story that doesn’t make you want to nod off or sit there and think about something else.

Don't see it if You don’t want to give a new company a shot. It’s a tough climate but the coop is bringing it!

44
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Shitty writing, Great acting, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to see Susan Sarandon, though I'm not sure why she was in this.

Don't see it if Just lazy writing. I saw the spoils and liked it because though it was super dark it fully committed to going there. This does not

68
Intelligent, Great acting, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to see tremendous actors give their all

Don't see it if You do not appreciate re-tooling of an American classic to fit more into modern context. A bit on the nose in ways that made it preachy

75
BLKS
Midtown W
Relevant, Raunchy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like diversity and plays that reflect what America really looks like

Don't see it if You're not into sitcom-esque formatted plays and fairly aggressive humor. I thought it was hilarious. You could tell some folks didn't.

79
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if You want to go on a wild ride of ideas that push against the norm and everyday perceptions of reality.

Don't see it if You enjoy a less subversive and more sit-back-don't-think-and-enjoy type show.

Also Escobar is a great writer. While I didn't love everything in the play ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Actually, We're F**ked
West Village
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Insipid

See it if You want 95 min of well structured story that moves at a fairly good pace.

Don't see it if You're looking for something that's not quite so formulaic. You sorta know where it's going from the get go.

80
American Tranquility
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You dig one person shows that explore what it means to be American.

Don't see it if You hate small theatres. This one was TINY

90
On Beckett
Chelsea
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Oh my god so great for a one man show. Possibly the best I’ve ever seen.

Don't see it if It’s not quite a play in the sense that this is more of an introspective divulged by a fantastic actor.

Also Deeply engrossing for a theatre lover.

79
Lewiston/Clarkston
West Village
Absorbing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You are into fantastic storytelling in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You like more large scale shows.

Also Love this playwright and so happy to see he’s created another masterpi... Read more Read less

77
During previews
FEAR
West Village
Great staging, Intense, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to see a very tightly plotted 70 min show where the power dynamics constantly shift.

Don't see it if You want a show where motivations don’t seem so rooted in plot but rather in character desire.

Also I think this show has great potential but I couldn’t help but be frust... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Been done hundreds of times before, Dull, Slow

See it if You want to see a mildly entertaining adaptation.

Don't see it if You want to see something new. Honestly, go next door to the studio and see original sound. way better show.

92
Catch The Butcher
West Village
Great writing, Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Amazing script. Just read the published copy. So good.

Don't see it if You can’t. It’s closed.

Also Really hope this one gets brought back by another theater.

80
Ink
Midtown W
Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like inventive staging to tell a traditionally structured narrative.

Don't see it if You're not interested in the history of media moguls.

100
During previews
Original Sound
West Village
Great singing, Funny, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if You want to see a play with live music that's not a musical.

Don't see it if You don't like smaller immersive theatres. the cherry lane studio is like 60 seats and you're right on top of the play.

Also Really really solid production. Walking away I was surprised it was a ... Read more Read less

91
Great writing, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see three actors absolutely NAIL their craft while working with really solidly written poetic text.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that rely on narration to move the plot. I can see this play not being for everyone but I loved it.

75
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if You want to see the greatest role Ethan Hawke has ever played. He does tremendous work in this show.

Don't see it if The second act gets a little loose and the physical confrontation at the end has little to no tension in it. Great act 1. So so act 2.

78
Verano, Verano
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Indulgent

See it if You want to support a great grassroots theatre.

Don't see it if You’d like a riveting evening of theatre that isn’t overly artsy.

Also Great value!

89
Williston
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a really absorbing story acted and directed wonderfully.

Don't see it if You’re not into profanity and you don’t care to watch unsympathetic characters learn something.

77
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if You want to see an entertaining broadway show for a decent ticket price.

Don't see it if You like a more serious show touching on edgier topics

Also If convincing the audience to try playing snooker is the objective the... Read more Read less