Friendly’s Fire
Closed 1h 35m
Friendly’s Fire
72

Friendly’s Fire NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(10 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
0%
Negative
20%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant, Quirky

About the Show

"Friendly's Fire" shows us to what lengths one man will go to preserve the sanity of his friend - a veteran who lost his brother in service to our country.

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Member Reviews (10)

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256 Reviews | 47 Followers
40
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a very challenging absurdist play and you don't care if it doesn't make much sense. All of the acting is great!

Don't see it if You want to see a well written play with characters you care about. Very confusing and childish.

124 Reviews | 5 Followers
45
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like an absurdist play that blends together war and pop culture.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward narrative, and a script that full developed. Read more

45 Reviews | 10 Followers
93
Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like original stories that are a bit quirky. Great acting and design elements.

Don't see it if you want a linear play or don't enjoy smaller theatre productions.

21 Reviews | 3 Followers
82
Weird, Dark, Relevant, Quirky, Intense

See it if you appreciate dream sequences, dark memories, and drug trips.

Don't see it if you want everything to make sense.

1 Review | 0 Followers
99
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Cleverly put together, do not show up late, you will miss very important scenes that keep the drama intense.

Don't see it if You are drunk, high, sleepy.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love to get engrossed in the characters and their story. It is totally engaging

Don't see it if Your uncomfortable with strong emotion and distress in other people. I encourage you to try, totally worth the experience

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Profound, Resonant, Intense, Epic, Great acting

See it if You enjoy theater that shakes you to your core. You want to be taken on a ride about our humanity, relationships, healing and love.

Don't see it if Guns are triggering for you. There isn’t a lot of violence but there are guns onstage. Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Quirky, Great writing, Dizzying, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Full disclosure, I am a fan of plays that take risks. That are theatrical. That aren't afraid to lose an audience in a new world.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a broadway-style musical, or and American realism drama, this is not for you. This is a fever dream fantasy.

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
May 8th, 2019

“Bray’s writing is intense, often striving for absurdist comedy...It’s all rather baffling, somewhat interesting and mildly entertaining...The rambunctious stewpot of a plot is a mélange of early Shepard and Vonnegut...With tremendous flair, director Anna Hogan manages to harness enough stage wizardry to keep this all going for a focused one hour and 45 minutes while fulfilling Bray’s epic vision...Either be a profound exploration of substantive themes or an enjoyably avant-garde diversion.”
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Theatre is Easy
May 10th, 2019

"Many soldiers who come home must deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Bray's 'Friendly’s Fire’ is the fantastic story of one such soldier...'Friendly's Fire’ includes bright colors, honeycomb shapes, and allusions to duty, heroism, and conformity, as well as music...and feedback that is all both comforting and intrusively necessary...It's a fabulous, open-hearted ride that fans of Terry Gilliam will surely enjoy.”
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On Stage Blog
May 14th, 2019

“A play incredibly moving in story and almost psychedelic in atmosphere...This play is rich in metaphor and the excitement builds as each connection is made. The metaphorical portions of the play were so rich that they partially overshadowed the more realistic scenes that bookended the play. These felt slightly out of place but by no means...derail the story...An adventure...It kept me engaged. It moved me. It left me with plenty of questions and desperate for more.”
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