Already closed | 1h 25m | Midtown W

2 Across: A New Comedy of Crosswords and Romance

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Romantic

About the show

Two strangers find themselves alone on a train at 4 a.m. Before crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives. More…

Two strangers, board a San Francisco train at 4:30 AM. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible, psychologist. He's a free spirited, unemployed ad executive. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps them solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable but believable surprises, even a passionate kissing embrace or two. As the train ride ends it's obvious each of them has been changed.

1h 25m | Already closed | St Luke's Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (13)


Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Romantic
Avg Score

Entertaining, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want an easy show to absorb.

Don't see it if a two person show isn't your thing.

Banal, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if It was ok. All dialogue, little else. But it was still entertaining.

Don't see it if Slower plays that are all dialogue are not your thing.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You are interested in seeing the star of "Annie" all grown up. Enjoy a simple show with clever dialogue

Don't see it if you want an elaborate set & deep story line

Also Clever show, and you get to hear Audra McDowell (?) sing after the sho... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Slow, Romantic, Interesting

See it if You like crossword puzzles and word games, along with quiet romantic comedy. You like Andrea McArdle from Annie fame. You ride the subway.

Don't see it if You want broad laughs and sweeping romance (this is a smaller theater in a church). You like big cast ensembles (this is two people).

Some good moments

See it if You enjoy Andrea McCardle giving a good performance in a mediocre play.

Don't see it if slow 2 character plays are not your top your taste.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You are a romantic person

Don't see it if You don't like small cast

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You like a drama with a tender and important message.

Don't see it if There are no reasons not to see "2 Across."

Slow, Romantic, Fluffy, Delightful, Quirky

See it if Especially if you like crossword puzzles, you’ll think it’s cute.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you’re looking for fabulous.

Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if I like the show

Don't see it if Will see again

Clever, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You love simple, funny comedy and love

Don't see it if You are looking for a show ith lots of glitz

Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Great actors good plot went to see it in the evening atmosphere was cool props were awesome

Don't see it if Well it’s not for all but if you have a sense of humor your enjoy it

Entertaining, Clever, Must see

See it if Very cool & funny

Don't see it if No worries

Funny, Must see, Entertaining

See it if It was good

Don't see it if don't want to laugh

December 9th, 2015
“'2 Across' is a battle-of-the-sexes throwback...Set in the present and peppered with comic references to Will Shortz, the crossword editor of The New York Times, the play nonetheless seems stuck in the era of TV shows. Its rhythms belong to television but Mr. Gilman knows just how to ride them f...
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December 21st, 2015
"I'm afraid that Jerry Mayer's new play is like the Monday puzzle -- so simple that it hardly seems worth the bother...'2 Across' is the kind of bauble that is much harder to pull off than it looks. If it is to work, we have to fall for Josh and Janet, something that never happens. The action is ...
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December 11th, 2015
"Despite its playful premise and the likable presence of Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman as the couple-to-be, is slow going. Because, really, even if director Evelyn Rudie provided the most sprightly and sparkling staging (which she doesn't — she does her best, but they're in a train car, for goodn...
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December 29th, 2015
"Brought together by a love of the daily crossword puzzle, the twosome in this warm and wise comedy debate a great many topics that engage couples today...Under Evelyn Rudie’s smooth direction, McArdle and Gilman are delightful company...Opposites attract in Jerry Mayer’s '2 Across' and Andrea Mc...
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