Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

God of Marz

From 53 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Ambitious

About the show

Get ready for a journey to the red planet in this sexy comedy with a psychedelic twist. A new play full of comedy, original music, burlesque, dance, and aerial arts. More…

When two astronauts crash land on Mars, they discover life, and its not what we thought. Amid a host of delightfully politically-incorrect supernatural and iconic characters, the travelers attempt a perilous escape. 

1h 30m | Already closed | TBG Mainstage Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (53)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Ambitious
54
Avg Score

60
Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if If you like a wierd type of play that does not mske much sense of anything. If you like different types of shows that delve into the absurd.

Don't see it if If you want a big production or a traditional production. Space suits and other wacky things in this one.

62
Intermittently funny, Tired writing, Hardworking cast, Weird

See it if you are willing overlook a lot of flaws to get your dose of weird & wacky.

Don't see it if you were hoping that something this out-there would also mean it was fresh.

Also I like it weird. And the basic set-ups in several of the many short sc... Read more Read less

59
Banal, Funny, Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you like weirdness - there are some comedic moments and some exploration of plot that are worthy.

Don't see it if craziness is not your thing as the plot, acting, music, dance, burlesque and aerial arts are nothing special.

77
Its like a crazy "b" movie, Not for everyone, Funny, Quirky, Confusing

See it if Quirky story with a lot of different happen with no sense (to me). Its funny at time.

Don't see it if Not for everyone.

Also I can see this show being disappointing to alot of people the opening ... Read more Read less

41
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You’re really desperate to get out of the house.

Don't see it if You can avoid it.

75
Silly, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever, Funny

See it if you want a goofy little show with a mish-mash of entertaining acts within an odd story. It was a weird show, but I found myself laughing.

Don't see it if you don't want to deviate from the typical. Or if jokes about Jesus or religion bothers you.

Also A little reminiscent of camp talent night but with overall good perfor... Read more Read less

29
Raunchy, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You have a friend in the show. You want lame comedy making fun of trump and snowflakes.

Don't see it if You want to see a good show. You want the music, burlesque, or comedy advertised.

45
Confusing, Quirky, Insipid, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy watching attractive young actors in dance and gymnastics with attempts at camp humor, no intellectually stimulating theme or plot

Don't see it if you prefer thought provoking drama, parody, or comedy or cannot sit 80 min in meaningless dialog without clear plot development

50
Fluffy

See it if you want some very light faire with some serious, undeveloped points.

Don't see it if you want professional theater and writing.

Also the playwright demonstrated very few writing skills, but was able to e... Read more Read less

72
Ambitious, Raunchy, Quirky, Clever

See it if Sci-fi with a dash of aerobatics, tinged with some breezy humor and a likeable cast

Don't see it if You expect greatness.

40
Pointless, Incoherent, Indulgent, Dismal, Silly

See it if You’re feeling generous. No real reason to see this in the shape it’s in: great ad, fair set, attractive amateur cast, pubescent script.

Don't see it if Seated past the first row; you won't hear much of the script. Very young cast poorly directed and staged.

Also Shows like this—where, ten minutes in the questions "what's the point ... Read more Read less

49
Fluffy, Ambitious, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you know someone in the cast, want to support small theater work, if you are curious. If you are nerdy enough or see it as future cult piece

Don't see it if You expect a great piece of work.

Also I truly expected something different because of the way it started. It... Read more Read less

10
Unintelligible, Amateurish, Incoherent, Excruciating

See it if Want to see a lightweight sci-fi spoof; you are a friend or relative of one of the cast or crew & want to support this production

Don't see it if you want to see something amusing; a muttering woman in a robe & curlers, watching TV in a 1960s room, as the Deity doesn't fly with you

Also PS The talkback wasn't announced as supposed to happen & we were not t... Read more Read less

89
Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are open to having religion as the punchline. I wasn't expecting much from this show but enjoyed the humor in it. God was awesome..

Don't see it if you take religion seriously. The show is not for everyone. It has some slow moments, but the funny parts make up for it. Needs work.

Also From the reviews and from my friends opinion, I walked in thinking I w... Read more Read less

80
This beyond crazy off the wall loony tune tickled my funny bone., Hilarious, Edgy, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if If discovering that God is a yenta and she lives on Mars with her alcoholic son Jesus makes you want to know more, then this is for you.

Don't see it if If you're easily offended by disrespect for religion (and science too!). But it's really too absurd and wacky to really offend. I laughed.

88
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Interested in a surreal comedy of astronauts crashlanding on Mars & the twisted Biblical storyHilariouCast,special effects Trapeeze act Kool

Don't see it if Twisted biblical interpretations offend you

45
Back to the drawing board..., Pointless vanity production, Scattershot script

See it if you know someone involved & attendance will be taken. Otherwise, this underdeveloped concept has no idea what it wants to say or accomplish.

Don't see it if you require coherence, point of view or audible performers.

Also A vanity production written by R.A. Shaw--aka lead actress Rachel Shee... Read more Read less

81
Raunchy, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if Your not offended by irrelevant jokes and want to laugh

Don't see it if Your offended by the irreverent

41
Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny, Cliched, Confusing

See it if I mean. Some of it was funny.

Don't see it if I mean. Most of it was just random.

15
Talented aerialist added to the play for no reason, Annoying, Lacks a clear focus, Amateurish, Misconceived mash-up

See it if you owe a debt to someone in the cast; you've 90 mins to kill; you're intrigued by stories set in space ever since you saw "Star Trek"

Don't see it if you value good writing & clear direction; you've no patience with a messy plot; you're allergic to high camp; religious & God talk bores you

Also "God of Marz" fails to launch. Play begins with a pointless parody of ... Read more Read less

69
'2' game actors visit the red planet ... but one is waiting 4 them., Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Athletic young cast set adrift in a spacy play that uses 1 set, some astronaut costumes, video, & music to hold the flimsy script together.

Don't see it if If you've seen the advertising, then know that "sizzling romp" are the last 2 words U would use to describe this play. If U hated 2001, well

49
Quirky, Raunchy, Banal, Cliched

See it if You want a farcical play that mixes some burlesque and lots of camp while discussing feminism, ox culture, religion, and attraction.

Don't see it if You mind bad sound, poor plotting, stiff performance, a lack of character development, jokes that mostly don’t land, and tangents.

Also This appears to be a project to showcase Miss Shaw/Sheen who wrote unl... Read more Read less

40
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Don't. Just don't. There's some fun gogo dancing in the beginning and a nice aerialist bit at the end, but everything in between is bad.

Don't see it if It's weirdly right-wing. It's painfully slow (65 minutes have never felt longer). It has no intermission, but people still left. Avoid.

60
Ambitious, Fluffy, Edgy, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you want to see something very different.

Don't see it if you want to see real mainstream theater.

Also Promo didn't accurately describe this rather bizarre piece of theater.... Read more Read less

75
Indulgent, Fluffy, Banal, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like experimental theatre off off Broadway.

Don't see it if You do not live camp.

Also The aerial act is beautiful.


June 3rd, 2019
"As for the show's humor, there were moments when Sheen should have played her emotions straight instead of going for laughs (a.k.a. the #1 rule of comedy acting) -- but there's time for her to grow into that. Additionally, the comedic concepts in 'God of Marz' could use more development. The sho...
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June 5th, 2019
"A throwback to the wacky, farcical satires familiar to fans of the long-gone Theatre of the Ridiculous, albeit without a whiff of its wit or comically gifted clowns...A farrago of far too many farcical misfires…At moments you can see how a clever director might have made some of this…work. Unfor...
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June 2nd, 2019
"At a recent performance there were indeed a handful of walkouts during the 75-minute show, but one might suspect that it was the result of boredom and not provocation...The performers have to concentrate their efforts on mining laughs from the leaden material, and only occasionally do they succe...
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