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 can find humor in gay stereotypes and cliches and would enjoy 60 minutes of those various gay characters played out by one actor.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy one man show or display of cliched gay characters and humor.
See it if you enjoy gay humor and stereotypes. If you liked Boys in the Band. If you appreciate one man creating a lot of different characters
Don't see it if you want to see a play with a plot
See it if You are a fan of Drew Droege or enjoy shows where one actor plays multiple roles.
Don't see it if You dislike one actor playing multiple roles.
Also I smiled more than I laughed out loud. But I still enjoyed myself.
See it if Some very funny lines delivered in spitfire time. You can stay focused.
Don't see it if You expect to be laughing at everything. Some of it’s not all that funny but overall it’s worth going.
See it if You like gay humor and one man shows. Talented actor, playwright Drew Droege portrays a series of guests at novelist Doug’s birthday party
Don't see it if This show is very gay-centered, from the characters, to the references, to its sensibility. At an hour long, it feels flimsy. Has no plot.
See it if Average one man solo act of a gay man depicting his gay friends at a birthday party.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy gay themed plays. Acting wasn't bad storylines could be improved a bit.
See it if You would enjoy a humorous one man show populated with gay stereotypes interacting at a party.
Don't see it if You avoid gay themes. If you want to see a profound work, or expect anything but to laugh for an hour.
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 An actor impersonating a few gay characters all attending a bday party in LA sounds good to you. Lots of stereotypes not much substance.
Don't see it if If you did not like” bright colors and bold patterns “. This show is even worse ( I know, unbelievable but true ). Very poorly written.
See it if you like a smart and funny collection of gay character monologues expertly performed. Quite entertaining.
Don't see it if you don't like solo performances. Or want some big dramatic moments or compelling social commentary. This is just a bit of indulgent fun.
See it if You want to eavesdrop on 41 year old gay writer’s birthday party-audience non-stop laughing. Actor/writer switches flawlessly between roles
Don't see it if You expect depth -there are laughs and witty moments but not a big emotional payoff
See it if you are a fan of Droege, who is simply amazing at changing characters so quickly. I felt I was really at Doug's b-day party-I had fun.
Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows; or gay characterizations; this has plenty. While cliched, we all have seen these guys at parties.
Also Happy Birthday, Doug-Here's to many more!
See it if you would love seeing a one-man powerhouse explore a niche gay scene in Los Angeles with hilarious character work.
Don't see it if you're looking for a more layered narrative.
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 enjoy comedic one man shows where the performer emulates multiple characters.
Don't see it if You are offended or wouldn’t appreciate caricatures of several gay men who have come together to celebrate a birthday party of their friend
See it if you like "Buyer & Cellar," hilarious non-stop monologues, one-man shows, multiple characters, pop culture, contemporary gay humor
Don't see it if you don't like fast & furious one-liners & party people stereotypes, you prefer plot to crazy characters drinking & rambling
See it if You enjoy shows about an aspect of gay life, and don't mind a clever performer satirizing gay men. Solo performer Drew Droege is terrific!
Don't see it if You dislike shows that deal with the gay life style, and solo performance plays.