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Arbuckle Syndrome

From 46 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

About the show

Dating is tough. Dating in your late 30's is really tough. Dating in your late 30's with crippling social anxiety...terrifying. This new dark comedy is about getting out of your head and into the world.  

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Despite these hurdles, and questionable advice from the worst wingman ever, Troy is ready to take a chance on love. Even if it means falling head over heels into heartbreak.


Member Reviews (46)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant
77
Avg Score

80
Lighthearted but not fluffy, Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a “small lighthearted” show that actually deals with more serious subjects than it feels like. Well written and acted.

Don't see it if You don’t like tiny shows done on a show string. Not much in the way of set, costumes or lighting but just good storytelling.

73
Raunchy, Edgy, Resonant

See it if Has a good story to it. Good acting and us resonant. If you like a story about people who are challenged by anxiety.

Don't see it if If you dont want cursing or something lighter.

78
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if you like light entertainment - some comical, some serious on one of the more prevalent human conditions affecting people today.

Don't see it if you are not open to an honest look at the way people act today - this production does not soft-pedal the harsh way people treat loved ones.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if It's funny is entertaining the time goes by so quick.

Don't see it if If you looking for a high budget production.

Also I have seen other shows from this acting company they're usually very ... Read more Read less

69
Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if You are interested in how millennials treat each other in social situations specifically when Aspbergers syndrome is part of the mix.

Don't see it if You are made uncomfortable by watching actors portraying not so likeable and not so normal characters. Language is raunchy and raw.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy seeing people you know portrayed on the stage. We have all seen these types, their words and actions, and how hurtful they are

Don't see it if you need a big show with big names & lots of action & drama; "slice of life" shows about real and socially awkward people make you uneasy

75
Relevant important issue, Thought-provoking, Authentic millennial acting, Interesting scene changes

See it if Odd people are often treated with disrespect and cruelty. Maybe info regarding Autism/Asperger’s will inspire us to be kind to each other.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be exposed to the problems of social disorders and see how people who suffer from these disorders are treated.

Also Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a complex issue and ... Read more Read less

84
Larry phillips is a god

See it if You want to see a well written, really funny and touching play about a character that is very awkward and does not fit in well with others

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy dark comedies. This play is not politically correct and that is what I love about it

Also I have now seen three plays by Larry Phillips and all three of them ha... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a fast paced play about being in your late 30's and dating. You want to laugh and enjoy a good performance by a great cast.

Don't see it if You need an elaborate production and you are not interested in a play about dating. You don't want to laugh and have a good night out.

75
Entertaining / thought-provoking, Very small venue / clever set, Character-driven / some good acting, Relevant / absorbing, Well-written / detailed / very funny (witty)

See it if you'd like getting a glimpse @ dating (hooking-up) for 30 yr olds & someone who might have Asperger syndrome. In-your-face, no holds barred.

Don't see it if you're looking for a big production, &/or serious show. It's a little raunchy but very funny, & has a few redeeming characters w/integrity.

Also Bit cliched & stereotypical, @ times raw & brutally honest.... Read more Read less

73
Entertaining, Cliched, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see another show about an awkward guy.

Don't see it if You don't need to see your stereotype confirmed.

87
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Must see

See it if you want a brilliantly constructed show showing how very flawed humans deal with a medical/personal condition that they don't understand.

Don't see it if you believe that it is business of theater is to show how people should treat each other instead of how they do treat each other.

Also after seeing this I am sure I am going to be climbing up the four flig... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if a smart play on navigating complex human dynamics, anchored by multitalent L. Phillips, appeals. Since seeing Weekend Will End, I'm hooked!

Don't see it if you require much more than this intimate, bare-bones stage—tho it allows deserved focus on the depth & dialogue of these quirky characters.

69
Cliched

See it if Possibly Aspergers man, disingenuous cousin, and douchey brother walk into a bar and take turns hooking up and trying to date two women.

Don't see it if Toxic masculinity (calling middle aged women “girls,” calling them out of a score of 10,ghosting) doesn’t work even when the women tell them

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

60
Insubstantial

See it if There are some funny moments, but just as many sit-com style jokes.

Don't see it if This seemed more like a practice play written for a writing class than a fully realized piece. Acting was so-so.

74
Slow, Mediocre, Disappointing, Relevant, Cliched

See it if you want to see a decent group of actors working hard to bring to life a fairly weak script with too many set changes and cliched situations

Don't see it if you are looking for a polished script that is enlightening about 30-something dating habits and Asperger Syndrome. Doesn't quite work.

75
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like new works dealing with interesting topics

Don't see it if you are looking for a full scale production

87
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like comedies with a simple yet engaging plot. Great acting done in a very small venue.

Don't see it if you want complex theater or to see a character that is possibly on the autistic scale. At times the writing seemed a bit "sitcom"-like.

75
Enjoyable, funny, touching

See it if you enjoy contemporary, well written stories with authentic sounding dialogue

Don't see it if will be triggered bu people teasing a guy with aspergers. you are sensitive to foul language

55
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see a 30-something with social anxiety (maybe Aspergers) try to meet women at a bar, ... with brotherly help. A wannabe sit-com.

Don't see it if Not particularly well-written. Are they really brothers? Why does Troy tell his 'date' that he's an only child?

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if If you like an enjoyable entertaining and simple plot. Superb acting

Don't see it if You’re into the confusing artsy productions that seem to be proliferating now

85
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy watching people behaving badly in the dating world.

Don't see it if you don't like to see people mistreating those on the autism spectrum.

Also It's sort of a wake-up call to people who don't know anything about th... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you are looking for a sharp portrayal of dating and struggling while severely socially awkward. Pointed dialogue. Funny moments.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big production. Don't enjoy small intimate bare bones theater.

90
Funny, Charming

See it if You like ensemble plays. You like small plays. You like plays about characters, not plot.

Don't see it if You like big plays. Or plays heavy on plot.

Also I found the leads to be incredibly charming. I also found the subject ... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to be treated to a night of really good theater in a small venue , unfortunately with, uncomfortable seating

Don't see it if You are sensitive to the playwright portraying a character who may or may not, have Asperger's Syndrome.

Also Larry Phillips is masterful as Troy , and is a fine playwright. The en... Read more Read less


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