Get the Boat
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Get the Boat
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Get the Boat NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(51 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
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Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the Show

A poignant, gruff, and sometimes comic new Irish drama makes its US debut. A story about sudden friendship, life-shattering decisions, and the secrets that we share. 

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Member Reviews (51)

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90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Insightful, Important

See it if You want to see a sharply written/acted quick piece that is immensely important, now more than ever. Written for Ireland but for US too.

Don't see it if You have no interest in topical or controversial subject matter. Or if you want a show that spoon feeds you. This asks hard questions!

75
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Dated, Slow

See it if you are interested in the abortion question. The actresses do a great job.

Don't see it if you are sure of your decisions regarding abortion. The plot is a narrow polemic that ends where real conversation might begin.

83
Exquisite, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a brilliantly written play with great acting that goes in depth on a touchy subject

Don't see it if You are not interested in the subject of abortion Read more

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Heart-breaking

See it if you want to see a heart-breaking but poignant look at abortion in Ireland through the eyes of two different women.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a play that is pro-choice on abortion or you need a big show or you do not like projections. Read more

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if you're interested in women's right to choose. With Ireland just recently passing a referendum on allowing abortions, this play is so timely.

Don't see it if you cringe at discussions of reproductive rights. If you're strongly aligned to one side, you might not like this balanced presentation. Read more

69
Relevant

See it if You’re interested in learning more about abortion rights in Ireland.

Don't see it if You want a well-paced show. It has slight PSA vibes, and favors characters’ point of view over action or events happening.

80
Must-see, Promotes open-dialogue, Refreshing / unique, Passionate / thought-provoking, Great (but very short) book / strong performances

See it if Closes tomorrow: MUST-SEE!!! Only 50min. Catch it right after "INNIT". Both are part of #IrishWomenWrite @ Soho Playhouse.

Don't see it if ...more to come...

88
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like thoughtful short pieces about women and women’s issues. This candid, delightful well written and acted show is full of surprises.

Don't see it if You are not open to conversations about abortion and a woman’s right to choose. Don’t like short plays. Don’t like intense plays.

Critic Reviews (6)

BroadwayWorld
August 3rd, 2018

"Theater that will give you a new perspective on life, and also has you talking long after you leave the theater...Sheds a new perspective on why changing Ireland's ban on abortion may not necessarily be as it sounds...What could be a straightforward, fact-filled discussion about abortion turns into a stunning, beautiful play that tells the heart-wrenching story of two women who are forced to make this difficult decision...It is unbelievable the power such a show as this has over an audience."
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TheaterScene.net
July 13th, 2018

“Brennan’s simple yet effective writing...A quietly powerful work. The dialogue is a skillful blend of mundane details, biographical data and expressions of world views that all strongly delineate the characters...Brennan’s command of plotting injects suspense, surprises and momentum, all combined with emotional resonance...Ably dramatizes conflicting views on abortion through its well-drawn characters and ultimately is on the side of freedom of choice.”
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Theater Pizzazz
July 11th, 2018

"There are still numerous well constructed moments in this story that boldly illustrate how two diverse life paths can share common territory. Though we get to know them for less than an hour, we gain tremendous insight into the difficult decision that both women are making...Ms. Brennan has written a powerful piece of activist theater. She is acutely sensitive to her subject matter and has picked two clear and distinctive voices among the many thousands who share this experience."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
July 12th, 2018

"Whatever dramatic germ this material holds is crushed by the actresses' lethargic performances. Although both seem superficially natural, they practically whisper their conversations, show no sense of urgency, only briefly display any theatrical energy, and make their turtle-paced 45 minutes or so seem twice as long. Zzzz…Weak direction may be the play's greatest drawback, given that the material deserves better than what it's presently getting."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
July 11th, 2018

"Directed by Smith, Brennan and Donnellan deliver the disparate backgrounds, distinct psychology, and heartfelt emotions of the women, in a two-sided interchange...as much an intimate conversation as it is a political debate...While the format provides relevant information, it lacks integration; the factual material could have been written into the characters’ abruptly-ended dialogue for greater consistency and dramatic effect...Seems more like a work-in-progress than a finished play.”
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StageBiz.com
July 13th, 2018

“A timely play that taps into the current need to highlight crucial women’s issues in a patriarchal society...Brennan easily captures the natural way women speak to one another...The actresses tackle the emotionality of the piece with honesty and and express their opposing viewpoints with a fierce vulnerability...I was just starting to get into the play when it ended. I feel that there is more to the story...I would also like to see a little more variance in the direction of the piece."
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