INTAR presents the New York premiere of Cándido Tirado's drama about a chess-loving computer programmer and the street players trying to hustle him. More…
On a hot summer's day Rey Reyes, a computer programmer for a large bank, walks into Washington Square Park to pay off a debt his uncle incurred the night before to chess hustlers. In dire needs of money, the hustlers talk Rey into playing a few games. "Ninety-Two," a Holocaust survivor who is always interfering with the players' trade, tries to pry Rey away from them. The struggle for Rey's soul between the hustlers and "Ninety-Two" gets more and more heated until the game becomes a life and death struggle.
See it if You like intense and intimate. The acting and script are superb. Plot can feel a tad slow but there is a solid payoff.
Don't see it if You don't like serious plays or getting up close and personal. This may taps variety of tough emotions.
See it if you want to see near perfect theater. Yes, its about chess but don't let that scare you. The acting is perfection
Don't see it if you want big fireworks on stage. This is 5 perfect actors and two chess boards but please don't let that scare you. see this show.
See it if you enjoy dramas which give us a message without preaching; explore important life lessons; excellent acting and a dramatic ending.
Don't see it if you only like big Broadway productions; otherwise, no reason not to see this.
See it if you enjoy con men plots or stories of shared hardship and experiences accross cultures.
Don't see it if you will be dissapointed if not all character twists come through as believable in the acting.
See it if you appreciate well drawn, complex characters especially from cultures under represented on the NYC stage.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span and can't wade through the preachy, unnecessary dialogue in Act 1. Second act was tighter and rewarding.
See it if You want to see a play with chess as the foundation but many other relevant issue are being discussed. You want to see some great acting.
Don't see it if You want really light and fluffy. You don't want to hear about some intense issues. You don't want to hear about a holocaust survivor.
See it if A great play that keeps growing in intensity. Edge of your seat and stays with you after its over.
Don't see it if You want a lighthearted evening of theater
See it if You like dramas about men's personal journeys and crossroads. This stellar ensemble won't disappoint.
Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare, but even so, you should break out of your pattern and see this exemplary play!
See it if you want to see an original, thought provoking, suspenseful play; excellent, 5 male diverse cast each brings something different;
Don't see it if you want a large production and staging; want a female voice
See it if There is a beauty and clarity that comes from the complexity of the story and the rapid exchange of ideas, in this play.Superb acting.
Don't see it if You only go for Broadway productions
See it if you like stories about humanity, inhumanity, and the effects of trauma; you love chess (it's fun to watch games and listen to chess talk).
Don't see it if you won't enjoy a script that at turns punches you in the gut with pure humanity but at other times pushes plausibility
See it if You can play chess, you like intense plots. You want to see a play that can make you think about holocausts, human nature and relationships.
Don't see it if You want a light theater. This is a very serious piece.
See it if you enjoy a play that keeps ratcheting up the tension set in a park where chess hustlers look for easy marks.
Don't see it if you're not inclined to suspend your disbelief about unlikely events occurring in a setting where they're not likely to happen.
See it if You want an intimate experience with a compelling, relevant and at times surprising story. Go with an open mind.
Don't see it if You don't like to be close to the actors. You don't like to think.
See it if you are interested in stories about survivors and what being one actually means.
Don't see it if you don't like intense situations, or want an elaborate set.
See it if you like great set design, intense character development, plot twists & raw depictions of racial tension/violence/historic trauma—and chess!
Don't see it if you want escapism or light/fun entertainment. Or women—it's an all-male cast & the women discussed are archetypal. It also felt a bit long.
See it if you can wade through the indulgent preaching of the first act to uncover interesting multi cultural life in NYC
Don't see it if you have no patience for chess or stories that take a long time to unfold.
See it if Like small productions, black box style. If you like shows that tackle the same topic from different perspectives. Symbolism.
Don't see it if You need flashy and large spectacles. Don't like all male casts. Don't like shows that deal with darker issues. Don't understand chess.
See it if you love chess, you enjoy thought-provoking shows about vengeance and revenge, you enjoy show that question what is right.
Don't see it if you need fast paced spectacle, you're looking for a light comedic show.
See it if you enjoy fast, smart plays; very intimate and up-close setting; ensemble acting w quirky, strong characters. If you are a chess fan!
Don't see it if you want a big production, you have trouble following fast dialogue, accents; you want light and easy (though this play is funny too)