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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
69
Avg Score

During previews
69
Slow, Relevant, Tries hard

See it if you enjoy hearing about someone's life story, you enjoy a one man show.

Don't see it if you expect to be entertained.

Also Ted Greenberg did a great job with his delivery and memorizing of the ... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Cliched, Indulgent, Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy remembering the 1980s and can appreciate Jewish humor

Don't see it if You don’t care about privileged peoples problems

During previews
65
Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like quick plays you won't get too invested in.

Don't see it if You want to be moved, have a connection with the work, or want big set/technical aspects.

During previews
69
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Biographical sketches

Don't see it if Want something with a little meat on its bones.

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

During previews
70
Indulgent, Funny, Confusing, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if You like true life stories and/or are nostalgic for the 1980s

Don't see it if You don't want to spend 110 minutes with a character who comes across as a self-pitying brat

During previews
75
Clever, Great writing

See it if you enjoy one-person shows.

Don't see it if you prefer a firm story line.

During previews
50
Indulgent, Slow, Boring at times

See it if You were a fan of Letterman humor. I was not. I found it had some good writing, but was boring at times.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows that are indulgent.

During previews
98
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a great laugh and a touching show all in one. Fast and funny with a little magic thrown in.

Don't see it if you never like solo shows.

During previews
91
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like smart, funny shows that go by quickly.

Don't see it if you have an aversion to Harvard or solo shows.

Also Ace was a nice surprise. If you've ever put something off in your life... Read more Read less

During previews
94
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if love witty writing and 1980s New York City.

Don't see it if you hated Letterman-style humor.

During previews
60
Slow, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You like auto-biographical monologues, and can sympathize with or are interested in an unhappy, rebellious son of a Wall Street giant.

Don't see it if Self-pity annoys you, you don't like one-man plays, or you want to laugh out loud more than just a few times.

Also I liked the last 15 minutes or so, when everything came together for a... Read more Read less


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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