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Everything Is Super Great

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Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Relevant

About the show

New Light Theater Project's new comedy explores the different ways we cope with grief, and how letting someone in helps us with letting something go. More…

From the show:

In Everything is Super Great (a comedy about what's missing), a typical day in the life of Tommy involves triple shot lattes, pining over the manager at Starbucks and arson at Applebee’s. Such distractions are therapeutic when your older brother has been missing for months and your mom won't stop force feeding you Pop Tarts, but when a well meaning, if somewhat dysfunctional, “art therapist” shows up on his doorstep, Tommy must finally face his loss. 


Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Relevant
77
Avg Score

75
Funny/touching, Script needs work, Resonant, Strong acting, Absorbing

See it if you like contemporary dramedies. EISG has strg actors who improve the script. Funny, touching moments, but plot holes & some slow spots.

Don't see it if you want a fully polished script. Idea of people disappearing is overdone. Still, engrossing/likeable...esply central char (Will Sarratt)

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Good acting, Good writing

See it if Lighthearted way to deal with heavy themes. Absorbing and fresh. Solid acting. Very clever sets for a very small space.

Don't see it if It's a small show.

72
Well acted, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy shows with quirky characters and interested in stories about loss.

Don't see it if You dislike small intimate shows with minimal sets. I liked the show but thought it was slow at times.

90
Great writing, Refreshing, Smart, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if I sort of loved it. Rich characters, smart script. Very satisfying show.highly recommend.

Don't see it if You don’t like small intimate shows. This felt very real life.

87
Witty, Heartfelt, Quirky, Sad, Funny

See it if Comic satire + grief drama had me in stitches one min & tears the next. Four suffering souls put on hilarious flimsy facades. Great acting.

Don't see it if You won't enjoy a dark comedy that throws contrived twists at you in order to set up its funny scenes and resolutions.

Also I loved how the author used role reversal to take each relationship in... Read more Read less

84
Contemporary, Affecting, Strong performances

See it if you like smart indie film, even when you’re seeing it done with stage resources.

Don't see it if you’re in the mood for a panoramic story: This one, though smart, is small.

Also “Everything Is Super Great” unfolds like a low-key, very savvy, contem... Read more Read less

79
Dramedy, Resonant, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Quirky dramedy of brother missing familial love. Mother and son dynamic is written well. Not everything sad remains sad with coping skills.

Don't see it if Everything in a tiny, cramped package is not so super great. Holidays always squeeze out the last dry drip of dysfunction.

95
Intimate and intense, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Go to see these wonderful actors. The play is surprising, funny and sad. Great dialog, interesting, & touching show. Highly recommend it.

Don't see it if you want to see a big broadway show or musical. This is a perfect, but small show in a tiny theater.

Also General seating but a very small show so I'm sure any seat would be fi... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Slow, Funny

See it if How one family dealing with loss of a love one. Has some humor/dry humor.

Don't see it if Anxiety, panic attacks, missing love one or you looking for a just happy show.

45
Predictable, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a great performance by Marcia debonis

Don't see it if You are expecting a really good thought out family drama

Also Seems like everyone else like this except me. My expectations are alwa... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Clever staging in tiny space, Touching, Quirky

See it if Want a small, but surprisingly compelling ensemble piece that looks at loss, relationships, grief, dysfunction in a pretty endearing way.

Don't see it if Want a big story arc with no plot holes, or don't want to see some scenery-chewing acting.This one mostly charmed me & I was carried along.

70
Funny, Slow, Great acting

See it if you're into stories of loss with some hope.

Don't see it if you don't like stories of missing people or laughing at dark issues.

80
Fresh, Great acting, Original

See it if You'd like something contemporary, funny and moving by a young playwright to watch. Great set. Fantastic performance by Marcia Debonis

Don't see it if You don't care for small intimate spaces. You can't related to millennials.

100
Intense, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Relevant

See it if This 95-minute Play is so touching and funny, at the the same time. Totally in my wheelhouse in terms of the type of show I like. I totally

Don't see it if Recommend. No reason not to see and tickets 🎫 are inexpensive. It’s in a black box theatre 🎭 and this works, because we’re (the audience)

Also Getting an initiate portrayal of the characters intimate turmoil. With... Read more Read less

78
Slow, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're interested in a story about folks with problems-family and friends

Don't see it if you want a show with everything clearly defined

Also Interesting, clever, funny, with good acting, but the mystery is not r... Read more Read less

80
Endearing, Great acting

See it if You want a cute, endearing show that is enjoyable to watch.

Don't see it if You want a stronger plot-driven show.

78
Well-acted, Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a well-acted and well-written tale of four struggling people that deftly balances comedy and pathos.

Don't see it if you want an elaborate production and/or a show that is strictly a drama or solely a comedy.

78
Sad, Funny, Unique staging, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you enjoy well performed family drama.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy family drama or intimate theatre settings.

70
Weak writing, Family-related melodrama, Bare set, 1/4 of the cast acts over-the-top, Great chemistry between “mom” & “son”

See it if 2 of 4 actors are brilliant & deliver touching moments; that alone doesn’t save the aimless writing; weak unreasonable happy ending

Don't see it if Feels dragging for almost 100 min without intermission; intimate black box theatre space, very close to actions; balloon explosion startles

68
Quirky

See it if You want to see a new play with great performances from Will Sarratt and Marcia Debonis.

Don't see it if You want a play that doesn’t ask you to take one too many leaps.

Also There’s some great funny and touching moments here. But I wasn’t able ... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Slice of life, Poignant, Indie theatre, Quirky

See it if You would enjoy a low key, clever and poignant play about a young man coping with the disappearance of his brother.

Don't see it if You find quirky, indie-inspired works grating. You don’t like slice of life, somewhat aimless stories.

Also Everything is Super Great is a polished, funny and affecting work. I f... Read more Read less

74
Frustrating story, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like family dramas, The story represented what's going on in real life in a lot of families, could be frustrating to watch...

Don't see it if You prefer something more entertaining and funny.

69
No plot, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You’re interested in a small scale examination of a young man and his mother dealing with a loss.

Don't see it if You like plays with a clear plot. This feels like a bunch of sequential scenes without much point. If you don’t like quirky, family dramas.

Also Everything is Super Great is a dysfunctional family drama centering ar... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy family dramas, quirky comedies, appreciate ensemble chemistry, great acting

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy off Broadway plays, minimalistic sets, have difficulty tolerating a 90 min show without intermission

78
Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you appreciate really good ensemble acting and laughs in a fast-moving, linear script with meaning.

Don't see it if you want surprising twists or deep meaning.

Also The cast of four are excellent.


November 26th, 2019
4/5 Stars "Unfolds in lovingly rendered, beautifully acted, mostly two-person scenes that demand you lean in as these ordinary folks try awkwardly to connect during the holidays...These people may not be destined for glory, but they're worthy of our attention and our tears."
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November 30th, 2019
"'EVERYTHING IS SUPER GREAT' is a Compelling Modern Story"
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November 28th, 2019
"Director Sarah Norris-along with a gifted quartet of actors-has gently and thoughtfully taken Brown's story up a notch, finding colors that may not have been evident on the page but that augment the script nicely. The resulting production is a lovely thing to behold."
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December 11th, 2019
"If your favorite Christmas song is 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'—meaning you like your holiday entertainment tinged with sadness—'Everything Is Super Great' is the show for you this holiday season."
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