See it if You want to be moved, emotionally and perhaps intellectually. This is more than a retelling of a horrible story, relevant to our times.
Don't see it if You’ve lost someone in a mass shooting. This probably hits way too close to be anything but painful.
See it if you like lots of rambling, angry talk. Strg acting, but the material is lacking. No center, no point, no plot coherence, no insights.
Don't see it if you want a riveting insider's look at mass gun violence. Not here. Superficial, unengaging talkfest. Cliches galore. Attempts at poetry fail Read more
See it if you want to witness two characters bring a story to life in back and forth monologues. It is riveting and conveys an important message.
Don't see it if you are looking for a play with interaction of the characters or you do not mind missing an interesting presentation on gun violence.
See it if About two people deeply affected after a mass shooting that never meet.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with emotions being showed.
See it if First-rate performances by Kautz & Lorrain propel this dark drama about the personal aftermath of a mass shooting Direction is unobtrusive
Don't see it if Monologue driven (he said; she said) is somewhat static & repetitive but counterpointed by the grief & guilt Yet ending is suprisingly pat
See it if you'd like to see a beautifully written series of interlocking monologs delivered by two intense, powerful actors.
Don't see it if you do not think a series of monologs makes for compelling drama. Read more
See it if You are interested in a piece that deals with gun violence
Don't see it if You are expecting a straight play. This is two actors taking turns delivering monologues Read more
See it if Interested in the aftermath of a mass shooting & how it affects the mother of a young victim & the brother of the shooter who also died.
Don't see it if It's basically a series of monologues with no direct confrontation between the 2 characters which can give the piece a static quality. Read more
“Bradley and Greta share the galaxy of ‘Entangled’, an adventurous play by Simpson and Dean...Their distinct voices are what propel ‘Entangled’ from a traditional tear-jerker into a work of delicate rage...While Dean’s writing is overly restrained...Simpson presents Greta as a figure of unbearable grief and rightful wrath...Heaney’s unobtrusive direction allows us to observe, rather than react, as we wait for the two styles to collide.”
“Culturally relevant, emotionally resonant but languidly conceived, ‘Entangled’ dramatizes the issue of gun violence in the contemporary US...The play’s chief flaw is their overly literate dialogue...The preponderance of this self-conscious style is instantly wearying and makes the first hour an endurance test, undercutting the inherent poignancy. The last 30 minutes are quite powerful with its climactic revelations and simple descriptions.”
“While artists have been creating...theatre about mass shootings...few are as poignant as ‘Entangled.’ It’s rare to find a play that approaches the subject with the candor, vulnerability, distress, and complexity this issue requires...A seamless piece that features many complex sides with tact...It's a masterclass in both performance and playwriting. Though the direction lacks some tension, Lorrain and Kautz carry more than enough grief and guilt within themselves to push the play forward.”
“A truly moving meditation on grief and guilt...Directed with elegant simplicity by Kate Moore Heaney, the story is told in a series of interlocking monologues...Simpson wrote the dialog for the mother Greta...While Dean created the speeches for Bradley...This is far from the first show to confront mass shootings but it’s one of the most effective —and least exploitive—of the dozen or so I’ve seen over the last 10 years. And I wish there were time for more of you to see it.”
"This epistolary two-hander...tackles an agonizing subject ripped bloodily from the headlines. In doing so it dispenses with dialogue and traditional dramaturgy, presenting instead two isolated characters in search of an elusive peace of mind...The story becomes more compelling as it gathers depth...To some degree, though, the production gets stuck in a web of artsiness...I think there’s more than we need here – lots of meat on the bones, but a little too much fat too."
“The playwrights take us deep into the minutest detail of the characters shattering. It’s like a theatrical version of a Knausgaard novel exposing us to the most honest, raw, microscopic view of humans in anguish. The writing is miraculous and shocking. They take you to the cliff edge and race your heart. You only wish that the storyline was some fantastical plotline...It is a work that should be seen in every conceivable space across the US...A brilliant staging of a complex work.”