Bundle of Sticks
Closed 2h 10m
Bundle of Sticks
77

Bundle of Sticks NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(34 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
6%
Negative
3%
Members say
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Intense

About the Show

INTAR Theatre and Radio Drama Network's world premiere drama centers around an Australian gay conversion therapy known as "The Sticks." Note: contains adult themes, not recommended for under 18 .

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Member Reviews (34)

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713 Reviews | 121 Followers
79
Hysterical, Heartbreaking stories, Energetic, Simulated gay male sex scenes, Bizarre

See it if Something very different in the form of gender bending at an underground sexual reorientation camp seems like a good idea for a fun evening

Don't see it if gender issue farce seems like a bad idea for a fun evening. The characters' back stories range from sad to deeply disturbing.

670 Reviews | 149 Followers
78
Unexpected, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Ambitious

See it if interested in conversion therapy in Australia, creative casting of no cis-gender males as the gay clients, treatment of indigenous peoples

Don't see it if Casting of trans- or cis-women in all male roles disturbs you, you don't think conversion therapy is bad, no interest in Aussie history

668 Reviews | 156 Followers
85
Beautifully played, Political, Gender-bending, Smart

See it if you’d like a smart excursion into gender-bending that puts the (discredited) conversion therapy to cure gayness on trial.

Don't see it if girls playing boyz & being fully sexual about it might twist your shorts. Read more

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
76
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Intense, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if Compromise rating. Fascinating view re the gay community Intar keeps its great history

Don't see it if Not for the easily disturbed. Location for Intar a problem for public transpiration but the growth of theater in the area will help.

279 Reviews | 53 Followers
70
Never a dull moment, Promising playwright

See it if Even if ur put off by the word experimental.This really isn't that.A pretty straightforward plot w/some magical realism&uncoventional casti

Don't see it if You're expecting to learn about conversion therapy. This is satirical and very funny but not reality based. Read more

213 Reviews | 21 Followers
69
Weird, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You’re a fan of the avant hard and the abstract

Don't see it if You’re tired of hearing how the white man is at fault for everything

176 Reviews | 20 Followers
49
Raunchy, Quirky, Confusing

See it if the idea of women actors wearing prosthetic male genitalia is appealing to you

Don't see it if you prefer your male genitalia on men

124 Reviews | 19 Followers
75
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like LGBT theme & "experimental" theater. The concept is entertaining though not clear at tines while the acting is intense /inspired.

Don't see it if you expect male actors to portray the gay guys' roles as this is an all female cast, hence a full cast gender swap which i was not told of.

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatermania
March 2nd, 2020

"'Bundle of Sticks' Imagines the Bizarre Cult of Gay Conversion Therapy: J. Julian Christopher's new play takes place in an underground camp in the heart of Australia."
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Lighting & Sound America
March 3rd, 2020

"This is a subject that has been treated at length elsewhere, more critically and with greater sensitivity, and in trying to bring something new to it, Christopher turns it into camp, and unfunny camp at that."
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New York Stage Review
March 2nd, 2020

3/5 Stars. "J. Julian Christopher's play about dreaded conversion therapy, played by an all-female cast."
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TheaterScene.net
March 6th, 2020

"Ultimately, the men and the serpent defeat Otto together, and some expendable moments and dialogue aside, Bundle of Sticks engages the audience with humor and imagination, culminating in joyous freedom for the men and their natural desires."
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Broadway Blog
March 3rd, 2020

"Raw and with moments of imagination, 'Bundle of Sticks' could afford to stylistically dive deeper into its author's wild imagination. For now, there are sparks but little fire."
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