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Catch The Butcher

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

About the show

Cherry Lane Theatre kicks off its 2015-16 season with the Off-Broadway debut of 'Catch the Butcher,' a dark comedy about a woman who sets off to find a serial killer - and love. More…

A serial killer dubbed "The Butcher" has been terrorizing several towns in Texas, having killed eleven women before dropping their remains in the river with a poem attached. While most women are in fear for their lives, Nancy is instead curious. This causes her to search out "The Butcher" and when she finds herself in his basement, she likes it.

Member Reviews (23)


Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

Absurdist, Peculiar, Dark, Slow

See it if you'd like a play about a serial killer whose latest victim falls in love with him.

Don't see it if you dislike absurdist plays.

Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated

See it if You like Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Don't see it if You want more than a story about cats being bullied.

October 4th, 2015
"Quirky, unsettling and rewarding...The principals gradually find their rhythm, but once they do, they skillfully assay Mr. Seidel’s effective blend of romance, absurdism, satire and - buttressed by Quentin Chiappetta’s haunting ambient music - dread. It’s a tricky balancing act, but the company ...
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September 30th, 2015
"'Catch the Butcher,' a curious, neatly directed and wonderfully acted new play that defies category but keeps you riveted, changes all that. This is a new one: a play about a mass murderer who kills women, written and performed in the style of a sitcom. Don’t be put off by the subject matter. Th...
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September 30th, 2015
"It's impossible to tell what writer Seidel was after - a straightforward thriller, a black comedy, or some combination thereof. I can personally testify to the total absence of tension on the stage, and, regarding humor, I will add that, aside from a handful of snickers, the audience at the perf...
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September 29th, 2015
"Though Seidel spends most of the 90-minute evening viciously skewering tropes, in the last seven minutes or so he gives in to them and turns 'Catch the Butcher' into exactly what it's been rebelling against...Violence, in general, is no laughing matter, but once Seidel has started you down that ...
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