Dig NYC Reviews and Tickets

(133 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

About the Show

Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck debuts a poignant new play about growth in all its forms.

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Member Reviews (133)

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65 Reviews | 5 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the latest by one of our greatest contemporary playwrights, Theresa Rebeck...a brilliant cast...fine staging.

Don't see it if Just go. Read more

239 Reviews | 60 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you'd like to see a play about guilt, courage & redemption of a few lost souls in a wonderfully staged plant shop. Superb acting!

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. I was not 100% sure how it would continue in act 2 but I really liked the revelation (I actually expected) & end.

413 Reviews | 231 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great staging

See it if Well-directed,well-designed,&well-perf,the play is abt guilt, courage,&redemption.Strg actin of some wounded souls on a terrific stage with*

Don't see it if Plants are more uplifting than flawed characters of a scary & moving story. Read more

90 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Another great Theresa Rebeck show full of odd characters trying to rebuild their lives.

Don't see it if If you don't like character-driven plays.

283 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great acting

See it if You want to see excellent performances in an intense play.

Don't see it if You don't like plays with intense subject matter.

594 Reviews | 144 Followers
Involving, Disturbing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if great set; good actors playing very different roles w/varying emotions; lots of sturm & drang;

Don't see it if u don't like being pulled through a gamut of emotions, or discovering unsettling stories after becoming comfortable w/what u were expecting Read more

70 Reviews | 11 Followers
A small drama-edy

See it if You like shows that mix humor and pathos. You like stories about redemption.

Don't see it if You can only take so many metaphors before you start to roll your eyes. Read more

91 Reviews | 32 Followers
Methophor heavy, Well acted

See it if you are patient and willing to wait for a big payoff after banal opening scenes.

Don't see it if you are tired of inarticulate characters who speak poorly.

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
September 21st, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “This intelligent, compassionate, beautifully acted dramedy — is not a downer. Rebeck has spiked her script with comedy, and enlisted a cast as nimble with laugh lines as with prickliness and pain.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 20th, 2023

“After watching ’Dig’, it’s hard to say. But I will admit that the design of the store itself (by Christopher and Justin Swader) looks pretty appealing...The cozy vibe undermines a lot of the dialogue about how the store is failing, but it does work as a convincing facsimile of a lived-in place that a bunch of people might care deeply about.”
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The Wall Street Journal
September 21st, 2023

“The excellent acting and Ms. Rebeck’s unfussy direction smooth over one’s skepticism. Without pressing the horticultural metaphors, the playwright draws a moving portrait of characters who find themselves exhibiting new emotional growth through their—OK, I’ll invoke the metaphors—budding and even blossoming affections.”
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September 20th, 2023

“Still, devotees of great acting will dig ‘Dig’, a play that proves magnificent performances can grow out of somewhat dusty soil..”
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Lighting & Sound America
September 22nd, 2023

"Dig… combines sharp-edged comedy with an aching sadness, sparked by hair-trigger confrontations and the threat of violence. And, in its own oddball way, it's a surprisingly spiritual piece of work…[It] is an uncommonly gripping and affecting drama."
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Talkin' Broadway
September 20th, 2023

“ ‘Dig’ is a psychologically rich play about complicated people and tangled relationships. Theresa Rebeck shows herself to be a skilled director of her own work, and the cast members, several of whom are repeating the roles they performed in the original production, are top-notch.”
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New York Stage Review
September 20th, 2023

“...it’s kind of refreshing to enter a playhouse and find a good, old-fashioned, functionally sturdy set with doors and floors and windows, and upon it find a good, old-fashioned, functionally sturdy play with characters, plot, and a story interesting enough to keep you engaged. A play old-fashioned in construction, that is, albeit contemporary enough to include characters struggling with addiction, scandal, religion, and each other.”
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New York Stage Review
September 20th, 2023

“Theresa Rebeck’s latest play – ‘Dig’ at 59E59 – is so steeped in botanical metaphors, it’s tempting to follow suit, so here goes: Despite some nifty plot twists and a pair of standout performances, the experience is a bit like being repeatedly bopped on the head by a giant amaryllis.”
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