Actually, We're F**ked
Actually, We're F**ked

Actually, We're F**ked NYC Reviews and Tickets

(57 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project  presents this world premiere about four millennials who gather every Thursday to order take-out, drink too much wine, and argue over how to unf**k the planet.

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Predictable, Amusing, Shallow, Banal

See it if u enjoy network sitcoms & seek a palatable way to pass 90 minutes w/mostly amiable but forgettable characters & their Millennial problems.

Don't see it if u expect any shock implied by the profane title, as this is a pretty safe, inoffensive domestic comedy about relationships and infidelity.

Well played, Well plotted, Romantic comedy with a twist, Thin, Funny

See it if you want to be entertained by a funny, neatly plotted romantic sit-com with a twist or 2 & don't care too much about plausibility.

Don't see it if you want to identify with the characters in your romantic comedies: It is hard to find the foibles of this quartet very lovable. Read more

Amusing, diverting, good acting, unrealistic

See it if curious about how a contemporary "boulevard" comedy could be done, enjoy comedies about couples who mix things up, can suspend disbelief

Don't see it if you want realism in your comedies, don't enjoy plays about romantic entanglements among two mismatched couples or with unlikable ccharacters

Melodramedy, Absorbing, Insipid, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Two unfaithfully infertile couples devise unorthodox fertility plan to raise their children."I ache for a baby,but my baby is inside of you"

Don't see it if Clunky melodramedy. "You're a man with a vagina." "My cervical mucous was perfect." Scoffing repeatedly at man who literally has no testes. Read more

Soap opera for millenials, Absorbing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Four young people complaining/talking about live, with funny movements and things happen with a twist.

Don't see it if If you want something real.

Edgy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy very cliched discussions by 4 millennials which lead to unexpected sexual relations. The ending is quite clever. Good acting.

Don't see it if you do not like constant reference to men's private parts (which was very relevant to the plot) or references to fertility problems. Read more

Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You'd enjoy a 100 minute comedy/drama about 2 couples, infidelity, global warming & lots of fighting. Great set, great acting.

Don't see it if You don't like modern dramas, you don't like discussions of being gay/lesbian or of anatomy. You don't like kissing on stage.

Interesting story. ending too pat.

See it if You appreciate a play about issues for thirty year olds.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in thirty year olds stories.

Critic Reviews (8)
March 9th, 2019

"Incidentally, as the dialogue of 'Actually, We're F**ked' moves snappily by, there are a few other opportunities for humor within the script that fly right on by. That's less of a knock against director John Pasquin than a testament to playwright Matt Williams, who peppers his meditations on the world's problems with idiosyncratic fluff, cutting rhetoric, and some genuinely hilarious one-liners."
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Front Row Center
March 8th, 2019

"This is a nice safe play about the strivings and struggles of middle class couples, killer hummingbirds and secrets that will make you laugh, may bring a tear to your eye because of the humanity that we all face and finally, leave you with the notion that love is all we really have to see us through. It’s an easy play that won’t upset or challenge you too deeply, may reinforce your personal prejudices and leave you feeling good as you leave."
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New York Theater
March 14th, 2019

"The playwright doesn’t explain in the program why he came up with such an adolescent title, nor why he swerves into an implausible, twisty plot that resembles a comedy in its complications but is only intermittently funny...The actors do what they can to make their characters credible, even likable...I won’t say the story is predictable — it’s too convoluted for that. But the couples are so mismatched that, at least in retrospect, they seemed heading for divorce from the get-go."
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Broadway Blog
March 8th, 2019

"For seemingly no other reason than to push the millennial interest in current affairs and to honestly sell the audience on the fact that the play is, in fact, about millennials, the discussion burns through several controversial issues without pause. The plot points shape the characters and provide them with well-worn viewpoints, rather than fleshing out authentic, multidimensional people...The fragmented arguments make for an uncomfortable, drawn-out series of interactions."
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Times Square Chronicles
March 7th, 2019

"A well acted, sictomesque enjoyable evening of light theatre...The cast is likable, with the audience rooting for the more emotional roles Rappaport and Lugo provide. Lee and Slyer also do a great job, but you just really don’t like them as people...The direction by Pasquin is first rate and you don’t even really feel like you have been there for 85 minutes. It is a quick romp...Williams' play is cute, naive and definitely entertaining."
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Off Off Online
March 8th, 2019

"Williams’s television roots show up in the way that his characters so quickly absorb earth-shattering situations in order to speed the evening along. But the comedy is mostly missing. This is partly the fault of the playwright for creating unlikable millennials who are full of angst, and partly the fault of director John Pasquin and his cast, who refuse to unearth the absurdity that Williams has seeded throughout his intermissionless production."
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March 10th, 2019

“Williams’ play is an accessible but telegraphed affair. The playwright clearly has an agenda that he wants to cover, and he does so efficiently...but at a price. In order to set up diametrically opposing arguments, Williams has assembled four archetypical characters, who ultimately come across as two dimensional clichés...Nevertheless, the play’s individual scenes are snappily-written and exude an undeniable workmanlike quality that keep it all hanging together."
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Motherhood Later
March 15th, 2019

“Directed by John Pasquin, the pace moves along, as secrets and indiscretions are revealed. Unfortunately, the characters lack depth, thus we aren’t overly drawn in emotionally, so little empathy is felt. The appealing actors deliver as best they can, with Lugo and Rappaport projecting the most relatability...Williams clearly knows his way around humor. There is enough offered up here, in between the barbs, making the show a mildly entertaining, 90 minutes of theatre.”
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