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Dream Ticket (FringeNYC)

Members say: Clever, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting
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Members
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23 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: In this political satire, populist Becky Roberts and maverick Les Sugarman compete for their party's presidential nomination—despite a history that wasn’t strictly political. When the media forces them to run together, their dream ticket becomes a nightmare.... Read more

Categories: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Stand-up, Local. From Theatre For America. Written by Ryan Bernsten. Directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann; Associate Director: Marylynne Anderson-Cooper.

 

Reviews (25)

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82
Avg Score

80
Theater In The Now

"Bernsten's play is sharp. His writing his quick. His characters are rooted in stereotypes. It works for this piece. While poignancy was present, Bernten's platform was first and foremost to entertain the masses. And he did that. While it have relevancy outside this political climate? That's debatable. Taking on these large personas allowed this company to brave politics through humor...Kristin Skye Hoffman smoothly staged the production, allowing the momentum to rarely falter." Full Review

85
Theatre is Easy

"In a theater full of people who are likely sick of hearing about politics, 'Dream Ticket' provides a welcome outlet for our joined frustrations...'Dream Ticket' revolves around the highly comical drama that is so innate to modern conservative politics...What I expected to be a night of satirizing the Republican party pleasantly turned into an exciting, thought-provoking glimpse into the changes all Americans can—and should—make in politics." Full Review

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90
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85
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like good theatre blended affectively with political satire.

Don't see it if You are't a fan of political satire.

79
Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Close to the bone of american politics, Satire that shouldn't close on saturday

See it if want to laugh at the absurdity of our political system, all political stripes equally offended, the ridiculous achieves reality status

Don't see it if can't laugh at the absurdity of our political system & beliefs

92
Funny, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Like politics, able to laugh at current events, believe in a far fetched plot

Don't see it if You want your political theatre to take a stand or pick sides

98
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to use humor to work through the frustration of yet another election

Don't see it if ...I mean, the show asks you to root for two Republican candidates, and masterfully gives occasion to sympathize with them. Do see it.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You are into politics and scheming rivalries

Don't see it if You lack a sense of humor about todays political landscape

95
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are appalled by the current state of American politics and need a good laugh to relieve the tension.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor. Also, if you dislike a red, white, and blue color scheme, this show is not for your eyeballs.

92
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love clever.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor.

62
Relevant

See it if You want to see political comedy

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

71
Funny, Clever, Indulgent, Banal

See it if You like political satire

Don't see it if You need a break from the 24 hour news world and recent election coverage.

100
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy intelligent and poignant theatre

Don't see it if you do not enjoy political satire

85
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If you want to see a timely, clever, and funny show.

Don't see it if You don't like satire.

93
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You're at all interested in Politics

Don't see it if you hate fun

100
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see the madness of politics rolled up into one enjoyable satire.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of humor and irony.

95
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You're ready for politics and a raw vision of political comedy that hits all the right notes.

Don't see it if You lack humor and find yourself offended by everything, ever.

100
Funny, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy thought provoking satire about our political system with very good acting

Don't see it if You don't like satire

100
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want to see the madness of election politics rolled up into one enjoyable satire

Don't see it if You are easily offended

95
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are politically aware and have a sense of humor about it.

Don't see it if You can't make fun of conservative politics and media

100
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You are politically minded and enjoy a great comedy

Don't see it if you only came to see republicans getting bashed; the show is surprisingly fair

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You care about the state of American politics

Don't see it if You hate laughing or don't like theatre that makes you look in the mirror

96
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in modern American politc; are amused by pundits' and politicians' hypocrisy; appreciate witty dialogue.

Don't see it if You're offended by political satire

100
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love a great comedic play which is timely and funny to boot!

Don't see it if you see it if you are averse to politics and theatre

90
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy politics, satire, and fast-paced fun.

Don't see it if You're not into thinking about the downfall of the United States' democracy system in a funny light.

100
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want a terrifying and hilarious look at how we do politics in America.

Don't see it if if you aren't able to laugh at politics!