Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Absurd Person Singular

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: Dated, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Quirky

About the show

Alan Ayckbourn’s classic 1972 bleak comedy returns to NY. Set in three kitchens over three Christmases, the play charts the relentless rise of the socially aspiring Hopcrofts at the expense of two other couples.

2h 30m | Already closed | Theatre Row Complex (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (33)


Dated, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Quirky

Comedies that fail to make us laugh about misogyny don’t need to be praised for their earnest efforts

See it if UR so determinedly nonconformist/eager to prove tolerance of divergent views you’ll pretend reviving sexism for class commentary is creative

Don't see it if pained by repeated representations of female frailty/incompetence that characterize women as so useless they justify derision/ill-treatment

Also Soul-killing class comedy represents levels of affluence thru various ... Read more Read less

Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you want to see how a British farce can fall on its face if poorly acted and directed, then see it. A real disappointment. Very dated.

Don't see it if you want to see one of Ayckbourn's farces that succeeded on B'way. This production does not give you its virtues.

Excruciating, Insipid, Great acting, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You don’t mind seeing a non-funny comedy. Have to say the actors do their best and are quite good.

Don't see it if You expect to see a brilliant Ayckbourn comedy. This one is not up to his talent.

Also To say that I was disappointed is an understatement.

December 20th, 2019
"Alan Ayckbourn's 'ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR' at Theater Row- Curious Characters and Holiday Laughs"
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