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Enterprise

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining

About the show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This fast-paced and surreal workplace comedy is the brainchild of indie theater stalwart Brian Parks. More…

With their large company suddenly on the brink of collapse, four panicking businesspeople make a desperate overnight attempt to save it–and their futures. Emergency proposals, email hacking, an animal sacrifice, a radical theory about the Ottoman Empire–will any of it work?


Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining

68
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy extreme satire that really is sketch comedy. Realism dissolves into absurdity with the use of poetic vocal and visual imagery.

Don't see it if You need a coherent storyline that moves forward in a straight line. This absurdist comedy is all over the place. All dialogue is shouted.

Also I think this 100% original play would have fared better if there had b... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Funny

See it if You work in an office and want to see four talented actors poke fun at the insanity of an office environment.

Don't see it if a fast paced show that still FEELS slow, doesn't appeal to you. While often funny, the lag time between punchlines was rough.

69
Tedious, Great acting, Relevant, Unorthodox, Somewhat funny

See it if you like themes critical of the corporate work place, off-beat witty language and minimal plots.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy a lot of shouting, similarity to sketch comedy, bare bones plots and unconventional character interactions.

69
Ambitious, Intense, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if you want to see a play about the horrors of the corporate world and what the workers go through.

Don't see it if you do not want to hear screaming for one hour.

Also I found the play hard to take and couldn't wait for the screaming to b... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Great acting, Dizzying, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy quick, disjointed impressions on a theme, in this case "a corporation". You don't mind a topic satirized, with little exposition.

Don't see it if You're expecting an off, off, B'way type of "Enron", or like a super, off B'way play of 2016, "Men of Tortuga". Both dealt with corporations

68
Confusing, Funny, Dizzying

See it if You want what's advertised: fast paced, absurd, surreal

Don't see it if You want to understand what's going on


September 14th, 2017
"An absurdist express train of comic corporate-speak...Though the characters played by Boston and Calvitto are more the alpha dogs, all of the actors demonstrate a crack sense of ensemble egalitarianism. The true star is Parks’s dialogue: If a joke doesn’t hit its mark, another one lands before y...
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February 6th, 2017
for a previous production "'Enterprise' values linguistic acrobatics and absurd exchanges over narrative. The story, such as it is, unfurls in brisk, wordplay-packed scenes...The success of a surreal comedy like this is all in the timing. And the performers, though impressively committed, are still finding their rhythm un...
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February 10th, 2017
for a previous production "Modern neo-liberalism adds some relevance to this work, but otherwise it might have appeared onstage ten, twenty, or thirty years ago. It doesn't attempt to address the particular office behaviors of, for example, a startup workplace...It just highlights the comedic despair and disembodiment cau...
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February 18th, 2017
for a previous production “‘Enterprise’ delivers but with a twist: the humor builds not from the absurdities of corporate culture, but from language…Despite the characters’ embarrassingly bad word play, these employees seem intrinsically aware that speech is man’s most powerful tool… To paraphrase Shakespeare, in whose tr...
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