Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W


From 52 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Slow

About the show

Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) stars in this world premiere drama set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950s. More…

From the show:

A broken family shattered by personal destruction. A salvation that gives them hope. Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950’s, DRIFT is the hard-hitting new drama where secrets come to a head, difficult choices must be made, and startling consequences must be faced. The world premiere of a new American play, starring Emmy Award® winner Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) and directed by Academy Award® winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby).

1h 40m | Already closed | New World Stages (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (52)


Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Slow

Intense, Banal, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if A conventional if uninspired tale of blood & brothers buried under the sledgehammer direction of Moresco. Mickiewicz emerges as least bloody

Don't see it if A priest's blessing at the play's onset is the last moment of serenity in this loud, toxic, agitated dysfunctional drama a la Miller & Mamet

During previews
Not very original story

See it if You like Joe Pantoloni and a good cast.

Don't see it if You want a good new story.

During previews
Disappointing, Angry, Slow, Over-acted, Cliched

See it if you'd like an overacted, screaming-argument family drama.

Don't see it if you want to see a truly compelling story. You've seen this plot before done much better.

Also I was excited to go based on the show's description, but left disappoi... Read more Read less

During previews
Well-acted, Tragic, Loud, Resonant, Slow

See it if you want to see a tragic tale about three brothers whose parents died, one of whom may have been murdered - serious fare that's well-acted.

Don't see it if you don't want a lot of yelling. The characters are understandably angry. The play has some powerful moments, but the yelling is too much.

During previews
Cliched, Ambitious, Excruciating

See it if A confusing play where there is a lot of shouting full of fury and signifying nothing..

Don't see it if you want a cohesive play..this is a mess the acting is uneven

During previews

See it if you want to watch a play from afar and not feel for the characters.

Don't see it if you're looking to be drawn in.

Also I had high hopes for this show but it left me feeling lukewarm. The ch... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You are a huge fan of Joe Pantoliano, and can tolerate screaming for 1 1/2 hours.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate an overacted, screaming,argumentative family drama. This could have been done much better.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to see an interesting, new 90 minute show and you have an interest in the blue collar lifestyle in the 50's.

Don't see it if you want to see a diverse cast, Joe Pantoliano is very disappointing in the cast.

During previews
Uneven acting, Intense, Good staging, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you have high tolerance for exaggerated acting, a lot of screaming

Don't see it if you value subtlety

During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if If you want to see another play where someone returns home after many years away and his problems in readjusting

Don't see it if Tired of the same old story. Nothing special or engaging about this version

During previews
To much yelling---thin script, Overrated

See it if loud shows thin scripts

Don't see it if you want quality theater

“Drift” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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