Do You Feel Anger?
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Do You Feel Anger?
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Do You Feel Anger? NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(165 Reviews)
Positive
59%
Mixed
33%
Negative
8%
Members say
Funny, Quirky, Great acting, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

In the Vineyard's new dark comedy, Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency — and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. 

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Member Reviews (165)

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865 Reviews | 898 Followers
80
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if Great writing. Characters are funny & infuriating at the same time. Very relevant.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark loud comedies​ that make you laugh and cringe at the same time. Read more

840 Reviews | 1006 Followers
80
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy dark comedies that explore serious & timely themes. Extremely funny & great performances from the cast.

Don't see it if You prefer superficial comedies that don't have anything to say.

927 Reviews | 379 Followers
80
Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show that turns out to be genius though it takes its time getting there-at least for me-I didn’t get it till at the end.

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to sit through what you might not get or understand or even like till you get what is a powerful message.

763 Reviews | 212 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Funny, Intense, Great staging

See it if you do not mind absurdly, over-the-top characters whose repetitive behavior change the important message of this play into a dulled exercise

Don't see it if you seek real comedy that is not at the expense only of women the workplace- much of this I did not find humorous, or you want a calm outing

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
90
Disturbing, Hilarious, Devastating, Intense, Dizzying

See it if Wacko absurdist dark comedy. At the same time, deadly serious. Audience & protagonist are kept off-guard. Brilliant writing/acting/staging.

Don't see it if Oppressive power dynamics in an insane workplace will be triggering to you. You don’t enjoy crazy disturbing satire.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
78
Uneven, Repetitive, Savage, Important

See it if you like work that is wildly inventive & has something to say.

Don't see it if you are expecting the traditional office comedy. Read more

593 Reviews | 222 Followers
72
Nonsensical, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny

See it if You’d like a lighter & funnier - though no less substantial - take on the #MeToo movement.

Don't see it if You despise phony/nonsensical comedy that barely seems to have a grounding in reality, even if it’s used to its advantage in the end.

473 Reviews | 714 Followers
43
Quirky, Edgy, Confusing, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, even breaching into absurdity.

Don't see it if you're easily confused. Dialogue in this show makes no sense. I'm sure there must be some meaning behind it, but I couldn't figure it out.

Critic Reviews (22)

Time Out New York
April 2nd, 2019

"Provokes many emotions: amusement, sadness, terror, frustration...A great play seems buried within 'Do You Feel Anger?'s' excesses, but Bordelon...hasn't quite figured out how to sustain the humor until the big narrative shift. The audience gets restless, and the men overplay their outrageousness to dwindling effect. But Villarin and especially Hill make you believe in the play’s dark world—a funhouse mirror that's less distorted than one might like to believe."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 2nd, 2019

“It’s funny, it’s mordant, and it keeps you on edge with a loopiness that masks something somber and truly frightening. It can feel a little crazed, but there’s no mistaking its fierce, embattled sanity....Bordelon smartly keeps the play zinging along...The nightmarishness of the men’s blithe, brutal idiocy is buoyed up by the script’s genuinely weird comic brightness...Semi-feral and mischievous, a little warped and yet smart as hell and serious as a car-crash."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 2nd, 2019

"Nearly all of its characters consistently deliver lines designed to be funny in their shocking incongruity. But once you're onto the trick, which is almost immediately, 'Do You Feel Anger?' becomes a tiresome, repetitive exercise that squanders its important themes...The talented performers work hard for the intended laughs and sporadically deliver. But much like the male characters' preferred sexual predilection, this is a play that seems to pleasure itself without reciprocation.”
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Theatermania
April 2nd, 2019

“This comedy wrings laughter out of a dismal situation — one that, despite Nelson-Greenberg's heightened style, we recognize as our own...Through bold performances and specific design, director Margot Bordelon maintains the comical tone of Nelson-Greenberg's script without sacrificing any of its seriousness...’Do You Feel Anger?’ is a leading question for women in the workforce. Nelson-Greenberg knows they don't just feel anger, but rage.”
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BroadwayWorld
April 11th, 2019

"While we hear bits and pieces of what goes on during typical workdays, Nelson-Greenberg never shows us anyone dealing with a customer, omitting the foundation of the play's premise and what might explain the reasons for the extreme behavior that fills the 90-minute piece...This reviewer won't doubt that women in the workplace are frequently exposed to such behavior...but reality is elevated so much in this case that he found it difficult to feel, well, empathy."
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Lighting & Sound America
April 8th, 2019

"The line between a successful absurdist farce and a fair-to-middling comedy sketch is perilously thin; Greenberg-Nelson delivers a solid premise, but, despite some scattered laughs, can't deliver on it...Clearly a talented writer, she intends to walk a tightrope of amusement and discomfort, but she stubs her toe and falls off. This is so despite a production, by Margot Bordelon, that has the hard, bright quality of a comic strip and the pacing of a revue sketch."
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Talkin' Broadway
April 2nd, 2019

“A cringe-making, absurdist comedy about a debt collection agency that hires an empathy coach to help them...takes a shocking turn in its final scenes that's as compelling as it is unearned...There is no subtlety or nuance in Nelson-Greenberg's absurdism so her desire to illuminate is dimmed before it can take flight. She may aspire to Ionesco or Pirandello, but ‘Do You Feel Anger?’ lands like an extended, and painful, Saturday Night Live skit."
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New York Stage Review
April 2nd, 2019

“While the playwright’s scenario suggests a sardonic variation on ‘The Office’, she composes its intermittently droll dialogue along mildly absurdist lines...This meaningful, initially humorous play ultimately does not provide much emotional or even satirical resonance, although women are likely to appreciate its depiction of sexist attitudes and subtleties...Good performances and effective design make the most of the play, which proves to be more thought provoking than actually satisfying.”
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