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Confusions

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the show

Part of 59E59's Brits Off Broadway fest, Alan Ayckbourn's 1974 collection of five comic playlets explores the sexual politics of '70s Britain. More…

From a devoted and isolated mother to her unfaithful travelling salesman husband, a solicitous waiter to well-heeled diners and an utterly shambolic garden fete, human frailty is laid bare as one comic situation after another unfolds. Each play connects to the next through one of its characters until the final one is reached, when four people sit alone on park benches. This production is directed by the celebrated Ayckbourn himself, and runs in repertory with his latest play: 'Hero's Welcome.'



June 13th, 2016
"They’re trifles by his later standards...But these five one-acters allow you to see clearly the basic building blocks from which Mr. Ayckbourn constructs his more complex works. And even the silliest of them is steeped in the critical yet compassionate sensibility that is uniquely their creator’...
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June 16th, 2016
"Funnier than just about anything else to be seen on a New York stage right now 'Confusions' is a dessert platter, five sketches about various aspects of middle-class life…The six talented actors handle their multiple roles so resourcefully that you’re likely to come away thinking you saw at leas...
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June 9th, 2016
"With this production, Ayckbourn achieves his original goal. The five actors brilliantly transform themselves into each role with a mere change of costume. Expert farceurs, they draw huge belly laughs from the play's centerpiece, 'Gosforth's Fête,' which proves the highlight of the evening. While...
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June 10th, 2016
"It's the stuff that great theatre is made of. The stories in 'Confusions' are timeless snapshots of real life that perfectly capture human foibles. They showcase Ayckbourn's remarkable gift for dialogue and his keen understanding of relationships...The cast captures their roles with complete aut...
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