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Entangled

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Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the show

An exploration of loss and survival, the Amoralists's world premiere centers around two strangers connected by the tragedy of gun violence in a nation still struggling to see itself for what it is. More…

In the aftermath of a mass shooting in NYC, the black mother of a victim and the white brother of the shooter try to make sense of what happened, each individually grappling with a soul-shattering experience that few understand.


Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
81
Avg Score

60
Well acted, Uninsightful, Talky, Banal, Disappointing

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

Also I was so disappointed. We need an insightful, riveting, galvanizing pi... Read more Read less

89
Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

77
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

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

84
Not always dramatic, Beautifully written, Well played, Intense

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.

Also Charly Evon Simpson is on my short list of young playwrights to watch.... Read more Read less

82
Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

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.

77
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

78
Relevant, Intriguing premise, Spare and elegant direction, Fine acting, Absorbing

See it if Want meditation re far-reaching tentacles of grief after mass shooting. 2 lives in parallel. Monologues re love, loss, guilt, anger, horror.

Don't see it if Want a story arc or more production. It’s philosophical, languid, w florid descriptions & talk of the cosmos. “Why?” is asked, not answered.

81
Excellent if you want monologues and not a play

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

Also The three things I love about living in New York City and Theatre in N... Read more Read less

80
Somewhat static, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

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.

Also The 2 actors are terrific. The story is timely & very painful. Powerfu... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you're interested in seeing how a mass shooting affects those connected to the tragedy.

Don't see it if gun violence is a trigger. Show is composed of intelligent and interesting monologues, but there is no interaction bet/ the actors.

81
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You're interested in a story about true-to-life individuals affected by gun violence. Moving & intense, the characters are very believable.

Don't see it if You are triggered by references to gun violence or are looking for something light - this is obviously not. It's powerful & heart-breaking.

76
Saturated with grief, Interlocking monologues, Relevant but inert as drama

See it if to see another addition to the collection of recent plays that address gun violence & its painful aftermath; for strong performances

Don't see it if lack of drama frustrates; the two characters who are affected by a mass shooting never directly address one another in real time

Also Two very different & equally painful stories involving two characters ... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to see a the effect on gun violence on families of both sides (victim and shooter).The monologues are heart wrenching and hits hard

Don't see it if U know someone who was subject to mass shooting. This is very intense, emotional drama.There are few laughs but mainly it is a hard/relavant

79
Intertwined monologues, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if ... you'd enjoy watching two individuals wrestle with their emotions-guilt and loss - by sharing their emails to each other. Very touching.

Don't see it if you don't want to see deep emotions expressed

81
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the issue of gun violence and its effect on the families of both the victim and shooter. Powerful performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This is intense and deep. Not for everyone.

81
Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if 2 ppl’ monologues, each playwright handles one character - the victim’s mom’s part is better written and acted; simple but affective;

Don't see it if The set is plain: 2 chairs + 1 projector; designed to have no real confrontation between 2 actors, so no resolution, only resonance;

77
Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see a well acted play about the effects of a mass shooting on both a victim’s mother and the shooter’s family. Devastating.

Don't see it if If you expect a “ real “ play with plot/dialogues. Each actor delivers a monologue and they basically never really interact.

78
Couldbegreatifedited, Slow, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you want to watch a brilliant actress Naomi Lorrain at work, at the cost of sitting thru a large amount of overwrought unnatural prose

Don't see it if you have no patience for overwrought unnecessarily-literary writing.

Also This play was written by two playwrights, one writing the male charact... Read more Read less

82
Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if intelligent take on a pressing current issue. Yes a series of monologues, but actually the concept demands it. Well staged and absorbing.

Don't see it if you need direct interaction in your drama.

78
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intense, well-acted, two-personnel plays about major U.S. issues. The issue here is GUN VIOLENCE and its aftermath.

Don't see it if Lighthearted shows are what you prefer.

90
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like good drama and acting with current themes.

Don't see it if You don't care about gun violence.

82
Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if How emotional violence affects the family of both killer and victim. Well done acting. Absorbing story. A tale for our times.

Don't see it if Emotionally charged production...not in a good mood...skip this one. Does leave you with a perhaps wondering how does anyone cope?

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like essayistic plays. Smart writing, well acted.

Don't see it if You want character interaction, there isn't any since it's two monologues.

89
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You were interested in social justice and the impact it has individual lives. Simple staging ..Good acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for light drama. This is thought-provoking

During previews
78
Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Through monologue, two affected by a self-hating shooter, try to cope, to connect, and to heal without actually meeting. Great acting.

Don't see it if All of the monologues are fantasy "in the head" providing little action. Astral projections provide planetarium theme to little effect.

Also "I am not going to be your good black woman.Violence follows me."


May 2nd, 2019
“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 unbearabl...
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May 4th, 2019
“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 ...
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May 7th, 2019
“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......
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May 4th, 2019
“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 confro...
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