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GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS (FringeNYC)

Members say: Funny, Edgy, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
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Members
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27 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: Turns out, high school boys aren't the only ones trying to get laid. Filthy, funny, and relentlessly honest, GWBG is a coming of age story about best friends navigating their newfound sexuality in the digital age. World Premiere!

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Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. Written by Jolie London Glickman. Directed by Shira-Lee Shalit.

FROM THE ARTIST:
Turns out, high school boys aren't the only ones trying to get laid. Filthy, funny, and relentlessly honest, this provocative new play follows four New York teens as they stumble towards the brink of womanhood. Together they do their best to navigate their newfound sexuality, autonomy, and all that it means to grow up girl in the digital age.

This is unapologetic girlhood... and it isn't always pretty.

 

Reviews (28)

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80
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80
Theatre is Easy

"'Girls Will Be Girls' is littered with funny lines. The show is extremely quotable and has some wonderful comedic moments. But Glickman includes some serious themes with the humor too, most of which surrounds sex and sexuality...Luckily there are some new ideas here that I haven't seen done before. It took a few scenes before the actors settled into their performance rhythm to share these ideas with us, but once they did it was fairly smooth sailing." Full Review

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89
Avg Score

82
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you like-teen flicks-coming of age stories-clever dialogue-pays that balance comedic and dramatic facets well-promising new playwrights

Don't see it if you don't like-blue comedy-minimal set design-dark humor

75
Funny, Edgy, Promising, Has potential

See it if you're into edgy 2016 dialogue between teenage girls, which is always entertaining (and occasionally feels truthful!)

Don't see it if you're expecting anything groundbreaking.

78
Clever, Great acting, Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see great acting and a show from a writer who shows a talent for dialogue and timing.

Don't see it if you want great depth in your characters with some maturity

92
Edgy, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are aware that high school females have friendships and desires but were not aware how they balance these things in a healthy way

Don't see it if You're afraid your teenage daughter is doing these things....just kidding, that attitude won't get you anywhere

69
Edgy, Snarky, Relevent, Horny, Longer than necessary

See it if youre in high school or parents of high schoolers. This play's a window into the teenaged world. Kinda sad.

Don't see it if you want good lighting design. One actress was on her mark, nearly center stage, but in the dark thru much of a major scene. So distracting.

98
Funny, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like smart, honest, funny, well written work

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with an honest, sometimes painful portrayal of teen behavior

85
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You'd like to understand millennials better while being entertained

Don't see it if you are not open minded

100
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You enjoy contemporary theater with fast witty dialogue that makes you both laugh and cry

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with vulgar language

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You have a sense of humor and want to laugh.

Don't see it if You're a bore

90
Funny, Original, Edgy, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if You'd like to see an amazing group of young women perform a raucous yet poignant play. If you like sex comedies and female empowerment.

Don't see it if You have an issue with explicit language or may be triggered by discussions of sexual violence.

92
Funny, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You enjoy smart, provocative, somewhat unsettling drama with fantastic dialog about current social scene.

Don't see it if You don't like raunchy, rude, vulgarity - but even then you should see it, because it is a very good play. You will not be bored.

97
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you love smart, witty humor and a refreshing and spot-on take on GIRLS

Don't see it if you hate good times!

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You enjoy contemporary, realistic, amusing yet meaningful plays.

Don't see it if You are puritanical and humorless.

90
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy raw, edgy theatre that portrays emotionally intense situations in a gritty (and twistedly funny) way

Don't see it if You're a member of the clergy, cringe when you hear the word "period", or have ever been described as prudish.

95
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You're looking for a quick-witted coming of age story that feels fresh and real.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with overtly sexual content.

94
Funny, Original, Absorbing, Clever, Edgy

See it if This show gives fresh and original insight into the lives of girls with head-on views of topics we don't normally see in mainstream media.

Don't see it if May not be appropriate for audiences under 16 due to mature sexual content.

95
Original, Clever, Resonant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are a feminist, you like hilarious, insightful social and societal commentary from unique POVs, & you aren't afraid of the nitty-gritty.

Don't see it if You don't like strong language, you are disgusted by sex, periods, and examining the reality of the world, and are highly conservative.

100
Funny, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Like good writing & acting.

Don't see it if You are a prude.

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Great writing

See it if You must see this play if you want a refreshing take on the young female experience. Acting and writing are both stellar. I loved it.

Don't see it if You get squeamish when women talk about sex

100
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you love good writing, This 21 y/o woman knocked it out of the park. Smart, Funny, Female-correct!!Good for you!!!

Don't see it if under 17.... or maybe 14

100
Funny, Edgy, Raunchy, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like raunchy, honest, and funny stories about a group of best friends navigating through high school.

Don't see it if you're looking for a family show for young children.

100
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Must see, Great writing

See it if You like witty dialogue, great characters, terrific writing. If you like plays that make you laugh and cry!

Don't see it if Sex, drugs, bad language makes you comfortable

100
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You like thought provoking play writing about real honest stories

Don't see it if You have young children or are offended by sex or raunchy language

100
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an modern day, funny, moving show about high school girls

Don't see it if You don't like hearing the f word

100
Funny, Edgy, Raunchy, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a hilarious show with fantastic actors, fresh writing, and truly engaging story lines.

Don't see it if You are conservative or looking for a family-friendly show.