6 Actors in Search of a Character NYC Reviews and Tickets
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Clever
About the Show
Part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, this new comedy is a parody of Pirandello's famous metatheatrical play, 'Six Characters in Search of an Author.'
Who isn’t an actor? Pirandello, lie still. It’s only a farce. A new comedy about life vs art, illusion vs reality, theater vs well...anything. A no holds barred, fun look at the nature of theatrical art; plays with the confusion of art and life, aesthetics and reality. Are you who you are, who others think you are, or who the playwright insists you are?
"'6 Actors in Search of a Character' attempts to be a comedy set out to prove the notion that there is no reality in theatre. But, instead, tells a random, un-relatable plot that twists and turns and leaves the audience more confused than ready to question the true nature of a play...'6 Actors in Search of a Character' would have more of an impact if the script had underlying consistency. Due to an overuse of edgy material, the play loses focus."
'"6 Actors in Search of a Character is a veritable Acting 101 class that goes through all the familiar tropes of theatrical tradition...Writer-Director Ed Eriksson is clearly working with some big ideas and does his best to keep the action on stage coherent enough for the audience to follow. I found myself wishing that his youthful company would have taken things a bit more seriously in order to really sell the comedy."