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Actually, We're F**ked

From 57 member  reviews
Members say: 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.


 They know the world is a dumpster fire and they're the generation to fix it--until someone makes a life changing announcement that challenges their beliefs, their relationships and whether babies should have their own Instagram accounts.

Member Reviews (57)


Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing
Avg Score

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.

Also This probably works best if you just sit back & laugh at the (mostly) ... Read more Read less

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.

Also Title actually has double meaning.

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.

Also In a way this show was very interesting showing young people who are s... Read more Read less

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.

Intelligent, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if You really want some good laughs!!

Don't see it if You’re prudish.

Likable millennial comedy, Great set and interesting projections, Fast paced romcom, Great acting

See it if Two couples face complications and funny situations deciding when and how to have children. The state of the world is f**ked and so are they

Don't see it if You can’t go along with a comedy of improbable events, unexplained choices, and light treatment of a serious situation.

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like plays that feel very in the now and enjoy some good acting.

Don't see it if Some parts of the play are interesting in commentary about the state of the world, but then play veers into some soap opera drama.

Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a lighthearted, current-day comedy with some cute twists that doesn't take itself too seriously. I enjoyed quite a few good laughs.

Don't see it if you don't like contemporary plays or are a sensitive millennial with no sense of humor.

Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if A contemporary​ tale of two couples with lots of twists and turns, many a surprise but the best surprise was the happy ending.

Don't see it if Nice to see an examination of relationships that is not dark and depressing.

Great set, sound, light and projections, Thought-provoking, Timely, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're up for an entertaining evening of light comedy with very serious undertones. A pro, able and likable cast gives body to this script.

Don't see it if You dislike Millennials, the ageist trope that includes them and the term, or comedies of manners in any form, especially contemporary ones.

Also Thin and facile the script may be, but in fact it’s the only palatable... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see one of the best off-Broadway shows available now. Performances are second to none

Don't see it if you're looking for a BIG Broadway production

Banal, Funny, Relevant

See it if You don't mind watching Millennials deal with messy relationships.

Don't see it if You don't care about the drama of having or not having kids... no Millennials I know are quite so obsessed with procreation.

Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like a small talented cast & love the actors! BEAUTIFUL set! Loved the staging, blocking, acting top-notch. Some harsh language, but, I

Don't see it if Loved. Intelligent, yet, not domineering where you felt you couldn't catch on. Loved the "conscious uncoupling". I'm a millennial, so this

Also Was up my alley, however, an older couple next to me were laughing hys... Read more Read less

Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you would like to see a comedy about millennials who have the answers for all the world's problems, yet have trouble with their own.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a completely believable story line; don't enjoy comedies involving milenniels

Also This was a funny, well written, well acted play with a nice twist at t... Read more Read less

Actually yes

See it if Charming street and cozy theater. A very nice place to decompress.

Don't see it if Cost exceeds two drinks. Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder could see where this play is going.

Also Preposterous premise and basically unlikable characters, either spinel... Read more Read less

Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see 4 good looking millennials siting around bitching about their lives...good acting and funny moments.

Don't see it if You are not interesting in todays youth and their extramarital issues.

False topicality, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if'd like Neil Labute to be edited for TV by Chuck Lorre. Starts out interesting, but devolves into sit-dram-com.

Don't see it if prefer characters who behave in realistic ways.

Farfetched, Great staging, Quirky, Different

See it if a story that's a cross between friends and [insert soap opera of choice here] appeals to you.

Don't see it if ...I can't think of a reason why you wouldn't want to see this show. It's harmless fun. Improbable. But harmless nonetheless.

Also Nice staging.

Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Fresh and smart writing, adorable performances, makes important points while still being fun and romantic.

Don't see it if You're tired of environmental and bringing children into the world political plays. You're unable to enjoy Romcons.

Resonant, Clever, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are modern in your views on relationships.

Don't see it if You are very traditional.

Great writing, Edgy, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if Entertaining, contemporary show about 2 millennial couples (but you don't have to be a millennial to like it), with witty fast moving script

Don't see it if Bad language and contemporary themes offend you..

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...
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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 thr...
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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 lika...
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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 prov...
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