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

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.

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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