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Ace

From 62 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Slow, Disappointing, 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. More…

It's December 18, 1987. Ted is driving a NYC taxi with one screaming deadline in front of him: He must turn in a paper by midnight or his long-cherished, degree-pending status at Harvard will be snatched away forever. It will take a wild ride through NYC and his past, and a confrontation with his financial-titan father before Ted’s able to come to grips with an eight-to-ten-pager on Edmund Spenser’s 'The Fairie Queene.'


Member Reviews (62)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Slow, Disappointing, Entertaining, Clever

During previews
48
Indulgent, Boring

See it if You like one man-shows with daddy issues? But not funny. I was in NYC finance in 1980s. Wanted to enjoy & I respect solo works. Nope.

Don't see it if Just don’t see it.

During previews
48
Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if A comedic one man show in a lovely theater is on your wish list.

Don't see it if A one man show, confusing, indulgent, ivy league whining drags this performance down a slow and lonely path.

During previews
40
Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You enjoy monologues by self indulgent observers

Don't see it if You are turned off by an actor telling you how great they are at everything


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 rus...
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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 Eliza...
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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 ev...
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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 recor...
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