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Agnes

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Absorbing, Profound

About the show

Lesser America's world premiere drama explores vulnerability, our limited understanding of Asperger's, and how we strive for human connection, even when it seems impossible. More…

Charlie's been missing, and his roommates have a lot of questions for him. Trapped by a storm on the night of his mysterious return, they each discover how easy it is to miss the mark when it comes to the people you love.


Member Reviews (8)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Absorbing, Profound
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Avg Score

76
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if If you like a good story, well written and very good direction.if you want to learn about aspergers.

Don't see it if A show that does not slow down at any point. Play drags for 15 minutes half way in. Cursing, straight or gay sex bothers you.

86
Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You relish emotionally vivid interactions among storm-tossed characters that wrestles with what makes the human condition meaningful.

Don't see it if Being very close to intimate settings and frank sexual situations will bother you.

Also A powerful experience, both exhilarating and exhausting.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Profound, Must see

See it if You want to watch a cast of incredible actors deliver a fast-paced, powerful and intricately woven story populated with deep characters.

Don't see it if You hate theater.

92
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Must see, Resonant

See it if you like supporting new plays, plays with LGBTQ themes, and non-stereotypical portrayals of people on the autism spectrum

Don't see it if you want an uplifting evening, aren’t interested supporting new works, and don’t want to spend 90 min in cramped seating

Also Agnes does a beautiful job at making the fact that Charlie is on the s... Read more Read less

74
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Well-written

See it if You like young people jargon, spot-on characterizations of people with Asperger's.

Don't see it if You find fickle, vain young people flirting and talking about sex a lot to be excrutiatingly annoying.

Also The young man playing the person with Asperger's is extraordinary. Wor... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Quick writing and strong acting portraying human's difficulty in making connections. Engaging dialogue and tiny theater keeps you engrossed.

Don't see it if All about character development but little plot. Leaves you wishing there was more to it or a better resolution to it all.

Also Try the standby line. Small turnout and a couple tickets available.

79
Clever, Dizzying, Ambitious, Explicit sexual descriptions

See it if The play's pace is very fast and lots happens in its 100 minutes. Funny lines and poignancy, great acting, most happening at zip speed.

Don't see it if You're offended by explicit sexual descriptions or squeamish about bedroom scenes.

Also This play should really greatly appeal to the under-forty crowd. ALSO,... Read more Read less

During previews
99
Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy relationship dramas with great acting and heartfelt emotion in a modern play with appealing characters.

Don't see it if You don’t like profanity and explicit discussions of straight and gay sex, or if you don’t enjoy socially relevant plays.

Also I strongly recommend Agnes to theater goers who want to see a meaningf... Read more Read less


September 13th, 2018
"That’s probably too much to be going on at once — an emotional perfect storm. But Worsham makes sense of it with an energetic production that’s lucid even in scenes of chaos, which she balances with slowed-down moments of intimacy and quietly concentrated monologues...The cast is gorgeous, and S...
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September 14th, 2018
"'Agnes' has just the right balance of drama and humor...While the show is a fascinating depiction of relationships, it also reveals a lot about Aspergers Syndrome and how people strive to make connections...This accomplished troupe of actors is ideal together. The portrayal of their characters i...
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September 17th, 2018
"McMullen treats these conflicts with a distinctively off-angle sense of humor, which goes a long way toward winning us over...Each of the play's laugh lines is packed with little truths; McMullen never trivializes a character for an easy gag...The script has its occasional weaknesses...More ofte...
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September 13th, 2018
"A thoroughly engaging production that shows McMullen to be a writer with a great ear for dialog and the ability to create quirky yet genuinely believable and appealing characters...McMullen, the playwright does an especially fine job of setting things up and letting the chips fall as they may......
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