In this new solo comedy, Doug is turning 41. He's visited by friends, nightmares, a few exes, and a ghost. Imagine a gay Christmas Carol/modern day exorcism set in a wine bar in Silverlake. Welcome to the party! More…
From the show:
Drew Droege returns to SoHo Playhouse following his triumphant run of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns (New York Times and Time Out Critics' Pick, now available on BroadwayHD). Doug is turning 41 today. He's visited by friends, nightmares, a few exes, and even a ghost. Imagine a gay Christmas Carol/modern day exorcism set in a wine bar in Silverlake. Welcome to the party!
See it if you are a devoted fan of Drew Droege and are satisfied with a series of impersonations of gay stereotypes that don't add up to much.
Don't see it if you are not interested in the concerns of a bitchy circle of gay LA show biz types.
See it if you want to see an actor/writer portray 8 characters in one hour. Or if a portrayal of various gay stereotypes at a party sounds like fun.
Don't see it if You don't like bare-bones one-person shows. Or if the drunk gay guys at a party idea doesn't appeal to you. I didn't find it much fun.
See it if you want to spend an hour with every gay cliché. It is expertly acted but still a collection of stereotypes
Don't see it if you are not a fan of one man shows
See it if You like one man shows on a bare stage with the actor doing multiple parts.
Don't see it if You want to see something a little more profound. The actor did a decent enough job, but the depictions seemed very cliched.
See it if you feel that you need to see this new production by this talented team.
Don't see it if if you are expecting the fun, magic of Bright Colors / Bold Patterns.
See it if you are super gay and a bit drunk. It has it's moments, but not enough of them.
Don't see it if you are looking for depth or insight. Too filled with cliches for a better review.
See it if you'd like to sit through an endless stream of gay gags, mostly drink and drug related.
Don't see it if you think it might be time to move beyond the same old tired stereotypes, though vividly portrayed.