New York | In Previews: Opens Oct 02

Final Follies

134 Members say: Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great writing
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About the show

A uniquely curated selection of three one-act plays by celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney. More…

The plays specifically chosen for this special engagement include: "The Love Course," an observation of the culminating meeting of an undergraduate romantic literature course, co-taught by two of academia’s most eccentric professors; "The Rape of Bunny Stuntz," an enigmatic story of an overburdened woman anxiously trying to keep her personal life from the throes of chaos while leading a rowdy community meeting; and the titular "Final Follies," the last chapter in Gurney’s oeuvre of short plays examining WASP life in America, about a forlorn Manhattanite searching for the key to adulthood in the most truly, and literally, adult place imaginable.


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100
During previews
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by a delightful show.

Don't see it if you don't like A R Gurney and his take on society.

Also Loved the show. The acting was GREAT.

99
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Classic Gurney and the three one acts shine each in their own way. A delight!

Don't see it if You want a musical.

98
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want to see well-crafted, hilarious comedy that isn't sit com or predictable.

Don't see it if you want something heavy.

Also A.R. Gurney died last year. We have lost one of the finest playwrights... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you love Gurney or if you love to laugh

Don't see it if you don't like one-acts

93
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You love witty smart theater performed by actors at the top of their game. You will be missed A.R. Gurney

Don't see it if You just want to see over the top Broadway productions.

93
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Masterful writing, Superb acting/direction

See it if you like incredibly written, funny, superbly acted satirical "situation comedic" plays that have contemporary messages about our culture.

Don't see it if you favor serious, very "realistic" plays and dislike obvious satire with exaggerated characterizations to make their "messages."

92
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if you are either familiar or not familiar with the work of Gurney. Two short plays in act 1 and one after intermission.

Don't see it if Second play thought provoking but could do without. First very good. Third a masterpiece. Laughed a few tears ! Go see this Gurney tribute

91
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if A.R. Gurney never disappoints! This is a trio of weird, funny short plays about love, etc.

Don't see it if There's some frank talk of sex (no nudity, though) and the plots are somewhat absurdist.

90
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like short, well written plays.This trio is excellent.Funny,smart,well acted, well directed. I love Guerney.He would be proud of these.

Don't see it if you want a musical or something heavy.These are very well paced and hold your interest and leave you with something to think about.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Hilarious

See it if like A.R. Gurney's unique sense of humor and great insight into human character. want to laugh at lot while being challenged intellectually.

Don't see it if you like straight-forward stories. don't like to be challenged intellectually. don't want to see superb ensemble acting.

Also I was so impressed with this production. The acting was uniformly exce... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of Gurney's. Enjoying bravura acting and unexpected plotting

Don't see it if you prefer a full evening play as opposed to three one-acts. Prefer dramas.

Also Two of the three plays are gems. The third is the most experimental an... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like stories told in a very clever and delightful way. Loved the acting and the funny way the stories were delivered.

Don't see it if You are not into funny stories.

90
During previews
Funny, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like clever, ironic plays that are critical of society and also very entertaining

Don't see it if you need a lot of action or have no sense of humor

90
During previews
Quirky, Fabulous acting, Riotous, Fun and games, Reversals of fortune

See it if you want to leave the theater physically happy from having laughed so much.

Don't see it if you don't take pleasure in the nuances of language.

Also You begin with Gurney's last short play, fun but mild, then wake up to... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see three plays that were well written, performed and staged. You want to laugh and be entertained by a great cast.

Don't see it if You don't like funny plays. You don't want to, but you will miss out on something good.

89
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you want to have 2 hours of great fun, although the second piece is the weakest one the other two are worth it.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play with a deep message and meaning. This is like a refined and well written sit-com. Fun and enjoyable.

89
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Two out of three is not bad, an enjoyable evening with A R Gurney. Typical WASP bashing, well written, well acted.

Don't see it if You can't take a little jab at the world of WASP's.

88
During previews
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are OK with three acts each a different story. You may have funny laughing.

Don't see it if If you need a full length story. Dancing or singing. If you want a story with meaning.

Also Of the three stories, I like 1 and 3 the best. Yes, I find a lot of fu... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You wish to see the wise, AR Gurney's brilliant take on careers, money, education, family and sexual relationships. Writings of a gentleman!

Don't see it if You wish edgy, current, content with rougher language and actions. You want either an old fashioned comedy, or Lena Dunham/Judd Apatow fare

Also The cast was superb - especially Rachel Nicks, Colin Hanlon, Piter Mar... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Delightful, Dizzying, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if excellent, simple staging of 3 short comedic plays. They skirt absurdism, but aren't heavy-handed. The performances are marvelous.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a comedy, or only like realism. The middle play is the weakest.

88
During previews
Funny, Brilliant, Small theatrical gems

See it if you like clever short plays from a great writer, that grow from good to genius to the sublime, reflecting on one another, crisply directed.

Don't see it if you dislike theater that at times seems like it's on the brink of being too over-the-top & self-aware, or not a fan of the short play format

87
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You want to see lesser known Gurney plays done masterfully , you laugh, you think, you cry that such a voice is gone

Don't see it if You don't like one act plays that make you think

87
During previews
Engaging, humorous, abstract, entertaining and great fun

See it if You love AR Gurney, outrageous and entertaining situations and great acting with belly laughs.

Don't see it if You want simple plots, ordinary characters and situations easily understandable

Also This is AR Gurney at his most hilarious and abstract with creative set... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing, Solid pro cast

See it if You’re up for three deftly written, very well acted, snappily directed, slightly absurdist comedies of manner. Solid cast refreshing to see.

Don't see it if You're wanting more theatrical heft; Gurney's is a light & comic theatrical touch, at times over the top, that at times touches the serious.

Also It's always a treat and surprise encountering solid pros plying their ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Funny, Clever, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Gurneys comment about WASPS in America

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy Gurney


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