Ace NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(62 Reviews)
Positive
52%
Mixed
43%
Negative
5%
Members say
Funny, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining, Clever

About the Show

In this world premiere solo comedy, a NYC cabbie must come to terms with his past, his dad, and his unfinished college degree. Written and performed by Emmy-winning 'Late Night with David Letterman' writer Ted Greenberg.

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Member Reviews (62)

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64
Entertaining, Indulgent, Inauthentic, Fluffy, Wrong focus

See it if You enjoy one-performer shows. You want a look at NYC in the '80s. You like shows with lots of characters.

Don't see it if You want a personal story told w/heart: most of the story, it's missing.You want 1 good story: father story-well done, cab/paper story-meh. Read more

78
Sweet, Quiet, Thoughtful, Satisfying

See it if You are interested in a charming one- person show with a minimal set in the most comfortable theatre in town.

Don't see it if You are expecting David Letterman-esque funny. This isn't laugh-out-loud. It's a relatable, sweet, searching-for-yourself kind of show.

Critic Reviews (6)

October 10th, 2017

"Greenberg is a stand-up comedian, but as he demonstrates in this one-hour show, not a very amusing one...He may look back on his impetuous younger self with the wisdom of hindsight, but it's hard to tell what that is given his consistently stiff performance. Most jokes land with a thud as he rushes through important passages, rendering them barely audible...Moldy borsht-belt humor substitutes for a real contemplation of the father-son relationship...Instantly forgettable."
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October 11th, 2017

"There are no bombshells in 'Ace', just plenty of New York color and a relatively mild coming-to-terms between father and son...Overall, it's a modestly scaled piece -- really a kind of short story for the theatre -- but it doesn't overstay its welcome, and Greenberg, under the direction of Elizabeth Margid, makes pleasant company for an hour or so...'Ace' is no world-beater, but it's an amiable way of spending an hour, and you're likely to be happy that it turns out like it does."
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October 16th, 2017

"Greenberg holds his own in this superbly written one-man show...Greenberg’s performance as an actor is not exactly up to the standard one would expect from an Off-Broadway show...But there is an undeniable enthusiasm from audiences...Greenberg captivates his audience and has us hanging on his every word...There is good energy and appropriately timed pace that enthralls us from start to finish."
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October 10th, 2017

"The thin-faced, wiry Greenberg tells the story of his eventual reconciliation with Dad. Under Elizabeth Margid’s directions, Greenberg is nervous, assured, amusing, and longingly sincere as he motors—sometimes recklessly—around Manhattan, a large part of which is a day when he shoots for a record 50 trips. Does he reach his goal? Find out for yourself. It’s so worth the short time that you’ll tell him to keep the change."
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October 10th, 2017

"A surprisingly moving tribute to his father...As a performer, Greenberg remains mainly himself, and the physical attributes he takes on in his evocations of the people who come into his tale are not all that distinctively drawn. What pulls you in is the aptness of the writing, and the joyous energy Greenberg exudes in his storytelling, directed with panache and impressive imagination by Elizabeth Margid."
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October 30th, 2017

“I was fascinated by the twists and turns the story went much like the cab rides and passengers he had...Ted Greenberg is a mesmerizing storyteller...I found myself rooting for Ted to finish that paper, pick up 50 fares and resolve his differences with his Dad...The title has more than one meaning which will be revealed to you when you see this show which I think is aces!”
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