Manhattan Theatre Club presents this world premiere drama about four lonely people longing for fulfillment. More…
In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer takes a job at a giant online retailer’s shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. 'Fullfillment Center' stars Deirdre O’Connell ('The Affair,' 'Circle Mirror Transformation') and is directed by Daniel Aukin ('Fool for Love.')
See it if Characters who are lost in their lives seek fulfillment outside of themselves making matters worse. Exquisite dramatic ironies.
Don't see it if You don't want to experience painful characters interacting with other painful characters. You don't like dark comedy.
See it if you enjoy the actors in the production, contemporary issues such as the economy & mental health, or indecisive, ineffectual characters
Don't see it if you need to relate positively to all characters, uncomfortable being left with questions about characters, trouble following a long stage
See it if you like seeing a confusing plot with wasted acting. I felt like going on stage and knocking some sense into the characters.
Don't see it if you like characters you can enjoy watching develop or if you enjoy an ending that makes you say, Is that it?
See it if You enjoy plays about sad characters trying desperately to connect with each other but ultimately failing. Costumes + sets are unimportant.
Don't see it if You're looking for an upbeat show that won't leave you feeling depressed. There are bits of comedy but not enough to lift the overall style.
See it if Want to look at disparate lives trying to get by. 4 people in same town circle around each other (sometimes literally) but fail to connect.
Don't see it if Want more than an empty set, actors often on opposite ends of platform. Neither good nor bad, but wondered what was the point throughout.
Also Saw this at MTC in July 2017.
See it if You like quirky, funny theater in the round that starts really strong but dies halfway through the play with a few irredeemable characters.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy confusing stories some of which don't really go anywhere or seem to have a reason for existing.
See it if you enjoy unusual plot; total lack of scenery/props; bare-bones production with interesting characters interacting in different ways.
Don't see it if you want a full-blown production with complicated plots/subplots, costumes, scenery
See it if you appreciate good acting and interesting staging in an intimate setting.Play is a bit slow, but characters are fully fleshed out.
Don't see it if you are looking for something flashy or uplifting.This is an interesting look at blue collar workers & their supervisors.
See it if you enjoy relevant new plays with sharp writing, witty dialogue and great acting. Deals with serious human struggles, but also funny.
Don't see it if you don't like shows with a barebone set/prefer full-scale staging, you don't like head-scratching endings that leave things unresolved
See it if a play that is a series of 2 character scenes about 4 people unfulfilled in work and relationships; interesting staging with minimalist set
Don't see it if some funny lines but full of characters that are depressing; some of the scenes & story lines are developed but not all - some are cliched
See it if Want to see another show very relevant to today's economic situation with good acting. Deidre O'Connell is great as always.
Don't see it if Wish for something fluffy.
See it if You like fresh and interesting dialogue that explores the complexity of relationship and personal trajectory. You admire fine acting.
Don't see it if You dislike stripped down productions that just focus on the language and relationships. Are easily offended by unfair jabs at New Mexico.
See it if You like character drama, fully realized people, charged dialogue, and staging that highlights the joys of live theatre.
Don't see it if You're turned off by lots of talking; awkward, violent sexual scenarios; or the indignities of economic deprivation in America.
See it if you like a well acted play about human struggle. The actors do a lot with a bare set. Although, it gets a bit muddled in the end.
Don't see it if you don't like relationship exploring plays.
See it if you want to witness four characters share aspects of their lives that show them as vulnerable and unfulfilled.
Don't see it if you are offended by cursing; prefer something with more plot development rather than slices of life revealed; looking for something upbeat.
See it if People struggling to survive in middle America make this a real drama for our age. It has,a modern day Grapes of Wrath feeling.
Don't see it if Not a feel good play and if your down yourself this will not help matters.
See it if you like modern staging (read empty stage, no set), like quirky plays; like 'em short (80 Min).
Don't see it if you like developed characters, you like substantial plots, you hate filling in all the blanks in the script.
See it if you'd like good actors performing in a new drama relevant to today's economy. Topics include age discrimination and women's empowerment.
Don't see it if serious subject matter turns you off. Depressing, notwithstanding good acting.
See it if You want a look into the life of Trump's America. How the blue collar worker copes with underemployment.
Don't see it if You want to see beautiful sets and costumes. This is as bare bones as it gets. Also the ending is abrupt and unsatisfying.
See it if you want to see good actors do there best.
Don't see it if you want conclusions at least hinted at, you dislike seeing people repeating bad choices
See it if you are game for an elliptical, character-driven tragicomedy; if you want to catch stunning performances by O'Connell & Weller
Don't see it if you can't with a raw portrait of contemporary despair that refuses resolution; if you need realistic sets to match the realistic acting
See it if You enjoy an offbeat small drama that is rather new in it's concept and execution
Don't see it if If you get disappointed after "best play" reviews
See it if you'll be content just watching glimpses of everyday people in everyday lives.
Don't see it if you want plays to have strong message. It was thoroughly enjoyable but I have no idea what the playwright wanted to do with it.