Devil of Choice

Devil of Choice NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

About the Show

LAByrinth Theater Company's world premiere is a dark, sexy, and funny tale about the temptations we face when we find ourselves in a room with the devil – and what happens when we gamble with our soul.

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Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if The actors of excellent it has a Twist of the story that keeps you watching and they interact a little bit with the audience

Don't see it if It is a small theater, not a fancy set.

Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you have never seen a production by Labyrinth. This is not one of their better efforts, but showcases 3 of their better actors.

Don't see it if you are expecting a great production. This play is definitely a work in progress and needs a lot of work. Staging is unimaginative.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
May 28th, 2018

"Could someone write an insightful play that asks why such men still see themselves as charming and sexy when they are patently awful? Maybe. But 'Devil of Choice' is not that play...Its argument never comes into focus and, most problematically, its women don’t either...It offers an opportunity for fine actors to explore new material, almost as if in scene-study class. And in small doses — if not the contrived big picture — the writing is often smart."
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Lighting & Sound America
May 29th, 2018

"Shira-Lee Shalit directs these proceedings as if helming the pilot of a particularly noisy sitcom, which is probably the only way to go...Lozano is an accomplished comic actress, and even with material this weak she has a blessedly light touch...It's good to have Labyrinth back after a fallow season, but, even if you squint, it's hard to perceive what anyone saw in such tasteless, sophomoric antics. Let's hope they move on to better things -- and quickly."
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May 30th, 2018

"Earthiness, gutsiness and bravado...It’s an uproarious, blistering and sensual dark comedy...Playwright Maggie Diaz Bofill’s heightened dialogue is charged with wit, insight and emotion. Bofill’s three characters are magnificently detailed with depth that realistically captures the messiness of the human condition during the course of 23 punchy short sequences...Bofill’s grasp of dramatic writing is commanding...Shalit masterfully guides the cast’s volcanic performances."
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Theater Pizzazz
May 29th, 2018

"This world premiere play about an adulterous triangle between a man, his wife and his mistress, is one we have seen many times before, and often better executed...The direction by Shira-Lee Shalit, is at best unobtrusive and, at worst, lackluster. The performances did not start out strongly at the beginning, but all three actors grew on me as the evening progressed...'Devil of Choice' is an uncomplicated play about a complicated three-way relationship."
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May 29th, 2018

"The writing rarely provides enough substance to sustain the storyline...It is difficult to find vulnerability in the material that is supplied or to create any likable characters the audience may care about. There are no new insights into the common themes addressed, and the production feels more like an exercise for the actors, given the many fits and starts. Director Shira-Lee Shalit does little to prompt the emotional depth of the characters and relies mostly on comedy to move the action along."
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June 1st, 2018

"A sexually charged, tense yet funny, menage-a-trois of strong acting, crisp writing, and well finessed directing that makes for a very satisfying theatrical affair...Transitions are smooth as silk as she moves from very comic moments to real, heartfelt, and tragic revelations...This is a play that could have easily turned into an over the top, mansplaining, weak woman as victims free for all mess...'Devil of Choice' is a superbly acted play of substance that revels in the devils we all face."
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