Ends Oct 05 | Midtown W

All the Rage

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the show

Martin Moran's solo show for The Barrow Group attempts to solve an ancient human riddle: How is it that one moment we might reach out in compassion and the next…kill? More…

From the show:

Martin Moran should have more rage about the crime he experienced as a boy, shouldn’t he!? Where is it!? Haunted by this question, Martin sets out on a quest that leads him around the globe—working as a translator for an African asylum-seeker, who was subjected to torture; encountering his stepmother in Colorado; getting lost in South Africa; and uncovering truths at the Cradle of Human Kind. With equal parts honesty and entertainment, All The Rage attempts to solve an ancient human riddle: How is it that one moment we might reach out in compassion and the next…kill?


Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent
85
Avg Score

75
Memoir, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like Martin Moran memoirs. I enjoy 90 mins w him, even if I don't agree w his conclusns. Fascinating Chad refugee story. Fussy staging.

Don't see it if you want deep philosophical discssn abt rage. MM wants to use/reject rage. Collective rage gets thgs done, but MM wants indivl forgiveness.

82
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Moran's sequel (of sorts) to The Tricky Part regarding rage vs forgiveness over horrific events Poignant, funny, Buddhist & often profound

Don't see it if Despite Moran's innate charm as an actor, piece can often meander & become plodding; still fundamental message of hopefulness always remains

76
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Funny

See it if One man life and journey about trying to dealing with anger and learning to forgive.

Don't see it if dislike biography show with storys of trying to find peace with the past.

Also When Bad happen you never forget but you learn to forgive. If you do n... Read more Read less

88
Resonant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy well crafted one man shows about responding to hardship and abuse.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy.

90
Terrific, Must see, Funny, Great writing, Lyrical

See it if to experience a masterful raconteur. As w/ Tricky Parts, Moran invites you into deeply touching or funny moments in his life. Not to miss!

Don't see it if dislike autobiographical content, some of it disturbing, weaving past & present; intimate venue; bare-bones but effective staging & props.

79
Great acting, Funny

See it if For MM's brilliant writing, humor and acting.

Don't see it if A piece that smacks a bit as touchy feely we-are-the-world is not your cup of tea.

79
Storytelling, Funny, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Like sweet memoir with theme of hope and forgiveness.

Don't see it if Meandering memoir. Sometimes not clear what is point, other than the value of forgiveness.

81
Beautifully performed, Discursive, Auto-biographical, Heartening

See it if you'd like a true story on the importance of empathy over anger, which spans decades and continents in a life that includes great wrongs

Don't see it if you want a tight plot. This is more an autobiography filtered through 1 question: is it all right if rage doesn't come naturally?

82
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like intelligently written shows that explore deeply personal circumstances without flinching away from deep wounds.

Don't see it if You don't like honest explorations of difficult subject matter.

95
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you like autobiographical one-person shows that are honest and funny but also meaningful. You enjoy content that is timely and current.

Don't see it if you are squeamish about the psychological aftermath of sexual abuse, however humorously presented. You don't like one-man shows.

Also Martin Moran is a wonderful storyteller, and he's got great stories to... Read more Read less

95
Enchanting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a beautiful, funny, moving piece of theater about forgiveness. Martin Moran is a charming, masterful storyteller. Go see it

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows and need lots of action and bells and whistles. But honestly, I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy it.

90
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if masterful storytelling with sensitivity and humor. He weaves seamlessly back and forth between a few story lines. Beautiful!

Don't see it if If you are not into solo shows (although even then, You might like this one!)

86
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like one man entertaining shows performed by a masterful storyteller. Relevant, intelligent

Don't see it if You do not enjoy one man(actor) shows

96
Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You Love good theatre great acting and solo shows

Don't see it if Just See it!

81
Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Goon one man show

Don't see it if If you like big staged shows

100
Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Youlove deep thinking, exquisitely articulated!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy deep thinking and beautiful poetry

During previews
90
Profound, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show that will leave you feeling empowered, uplifted, hopeful and energized. One of the best one person shows out there.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a flashy musical or a big cast.

Also Even if you’re not usually a fan of one person shows I think you might... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining, Impassioned

See it if to spend 80 quality mins w/an empathic man coming to terms w/mortality, his buried anger, inherent humanity & search for meaning in his life

Don't see it if ur triggered by child molestation (tho it's not the focus of this story); u take pride in your expression of fury, indignation & bitterness.

During previews
90
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky, Profound

See it if Gifted storyteller & go-to guy for forgiveness,finds the road to freedom is lit by compassion & asylum-seeker."Invitation to awake;to grow."

Don't see it if Not the gut-punch of trauma's"Tricky Part," but an extension of "I exist" to harness anger to forgive Bob."It took me 30yrs tocall the cops"

Also Letting Go: "Here are these shining eyes after all that's happened."

During previews
84
Involving, Thought-provoking, Emotional, Rabidly entertaining, Almost existential

See it if want 2 journey island of Manhattan [& Inwood] with expert storyteller, tourguide on the emotional rollercoaster of living & working in NYC

Don't see it if not interested in solo guided tours, or emotional involvement with immigrants & questions of finding more to life than just your job

During previews
79
Resonant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You’d like a study of what it means to forgive after traumatic events.

Don't see it if You want a single narrative. The evening is a collection of events tied through a colon theme.

Also The show did not resonate with me as much as it did with my friend.

During previews
70
Relevant, Great acting, Long, Slow, Rambling, non-linear

See it if you appreciate a monologue about victimization, anger, rage, forgiveness, universal brotherhood, male pedophilia, and African asylum seekers

Don't see it if you cannot sit for 75 minutes of non-linear, factually detailed, unconnected until the end, self-laudatory vignettes, unconvincing climax

Also Martin is an experienced and talented actor, but his monologue is too ... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Manicky, Diffuse, Relevant, Engaging, Riveting

See it if you're interested in a well-performed, but rather diffuse & rambling exploration of the complexities around dealing with anger & forgiveness

Don't see it if you expect a clear-cut resolution of the several stories presented; get distracted by hyperkinetic, narrative detours & lots of small props

Also I do love Martin Moran's storytelling and did see his earlier show, "T... Read more Read less

During previews
87
Heartfelt, Moving, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to be reminded how to find compassion and centeredness in an occasionally tragic world; you don't mind a meandering one man show

Don't see it if you are uneasy with issues of trauma, abuse, and loss; you dislike intensely biographical one person shows

Also this show gut punched me. Martin Moran beautifully weaves stories of t... Read more Read less

During previews
82
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if if you're familiar w/ Michael Moran's previous work; like one-person shows; are interested in NY-centric shows; like "slice of life" dramas.

Don't see it if you don't like 1-person shows; aren't interested in a show about a middle-aged, white UMC gay's life.

Also I usually don't like 1 person shows because all too often they are nav... Read more Read less


September 16th, 2019
“Martin Moran Lets Loose in ‘ALL THE RAGE’ at The Barrow Group”
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September 16th, 2019
“Last year, Martin Moran performed ‘The Tricky Part,’ his deeply moving one-person play about sexual abuse. This fall Moran is back onstage with a revival of his solo play ‘All the Rage,’ which in many ways takes up where the prior monologue ended.“
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