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Ah, Wilderness!

From 32 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny

About the show

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre present Eugene O’Neill's classic comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small Connecticut town on July 4, 1906. More…

O’Neill described his play as, “A nostalgic comedy of the ancient days when youth was young, and the right was right, and life was a wicked opportunity.”

Member Reviews (32)


Slow, Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny

Disappointing, Boring, Cliched

See it if you read other scores here that give it high marks that resonate with you

Don't see it if get impatient sitting through long shows with less than mediocre acting. This show is 2 hours and 20 minutes

Dated, Slow, Cliched

See it if I suppose if you weren’t there to analyze and you really wanted to see another O’Neill production? I went for the play I didn't know well.

Don't see it if You want 2 hours 40 min to feel quick. Very few moments in this show managed to grab me. The directing choices were incredibly distracting.

Also I just feel sad. For some reason the set changes and actor movements f... Read more Read less

Cliched, Slow, Dated, Disappointing, Amateurish

See it if If are a big fan of the Writer and really want to see one of his rarely produced works

Don't see it if If you don’t like old fashioned plays produced in a very old fashioned way.

January 31st, 2019
“I’ve never seen ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ done on a small scale, and this production...Passes the no-budget test...While Dobbins’s cast is somewhat uneven in quality, most of the actors are quite good...As for Dobbins’s staging, it’s as uncomplicated as the décor...just a straightforward rendering of th...
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February 6th, 2019
“It takes an especially nimble company, aided by an equally adept director, to bring out the melancholy highlights in this otherwise nostalgic, sun-splashed comedy and, in truth, Dobbins and his troupe aren't really up to the job. In this play, more than most, nuance is everything, and it is a qu...
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February 4th, 2019
"Shorter than his dramas but still feels long at two hours and 40 minutes with an intermission but it is absorbing nonetheless. That’s due to its novel perspective...The youthful Peter Atkinson is outstanding as Richard and is the production’s centerpiece...Director Peter Dobbins’ solid yet sensi...
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February 4th, 2019
“While ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ is definitely a comedy, don't go in expecting broad jokes about sex and politics. The humor here is more subdued...Dobbins stays true to O'Neill, giving a straight-forward rendition to honor his legacy. The one thing that stands out is the commitment of lead actor Peter C...
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