Already closed | 1h 15m | West Village

Harry Clarke

From 291 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

About the show

On the heels of a sold out, twice-extended world premiere produced by Vineyard Theatre, Tony winner Billy Crudup returns to this one-man, comic thriller about a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life. More…

Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

1h 15m | Already closed | Minetta Lane Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (291)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny
87
Avg Score

82
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Fast paced

See it if Great writing paired with great acting. Absorbing story with lots of plot twists and hooks. Exciting.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows with minimal sets.

Also Crudup is excellent and the play never flags. Reminds me of Aaron Mark... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Superb acting from Crudup. Captivating story that holds your attention start to finish. Lots of juicy drama with dark comedy woven in.

Don't see it if You dislike solo shows. Although the performance and story should easily keep you engrossed for the 80min run-time.

97
Great acting, Great writing, Spellbinding, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to see one of the best one person shows ever! Billy Crudup is sensational handling all the characters. The story is exciting.

Don't see it if You want to see the typical one person show that feels more like someone’s therapy session rather than theatre. This is a complete story.

96
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Masterful, Riveting

See it if Billy Crudup is astounding. A tour-de-force performance of a masterful script. Probably the best solo performance of the year. A masterclass

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows or want elaborate staging. It’s all acting...

85
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Confusing, Masterful

See it if Crudup is masterful, a complex solo show done well. If you like absorbing shows.

Don't see it if If you do not like solo shows that are complex.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Suspenseful

See it if Timid beaten-down gay man adopts a devilish alter-ego. Does anyone really have a stable identity? Great acting & story that keeps u guessing

Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark comedy. You don't enjoy one-man shows. You prefer to avoid explicit sexual content.

80
Clever, Great acting, Intense

See it if you want to see a great actor taking over the stage

Don't see it if I realize that it is my problem but I still need to adjust to the one person shows

85
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Edgy

See it if An acting tour-de-force & Crudup delivers in full measure Cale's mono-drama slowly becomes a darker look at identity, self deception & fate

Don't see it if Story-line drags in midsection due to psychology of Harry's upbringing but Crudup navigates with aplomb Silverman's minimal touch wonderful

80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Dizzying, Refreshing

See it if ...you are a fan of Cale's solo work & want to see how it holds up without him, or a fan of Crudup & his formidable acting chops.

Don't see it if ...you think a play needs 2 or more actors to interact: Crudup is very strong switching between characters & identities, but he's just 1 guy

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like: Crudup who's at the top of his talents, 1 person shows, unusual gripping plots, accents, fantasize about becoming someone new

Don't see it if you don't like 1 person shows-though this one holds attention, not a fan of Crudup, don't like plots with deceitful, yet charming character

Also This a dazzling entertainment with Crudup absolutely mesmerizing as th... Read more Read less

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy solo shows or vivid storytelling told solely through dialogue. Crudup is astounding, effortlessly gliding between voices/accents.

Don't see it if you require visual stimulation to get into a story. As is the case with many solo shows, you’ll need to use your imagination with this one.

Also This is a story about identity—about a man who feels in his cells that... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you ever seriously imagined being someone eles. Billy Crudup snaps in & out of characters in a wild tale of impersonation gone too far.

Don't see it if you dislike one person show or find flexible morality distressing.

82
Great acting, Riveting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see masterful, energetic acting of the highest caliber while immersing yourself into the antics of one crazy character.

Don't see it if you are not willing to listen intently for 90 minutes, including some fast talking and a British accent.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Solo show with multiple characters performed on a barren stage. Pat Highsmith-style absorbing thriller. Immoral actor finds same material.

Don't see it if Amoral Tom Ripley sort triumphs despite consuming and then discarding those in his way to an undeserving life. Monochome lights and stage.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see Billy Crudup give what is possibly the performance of his career. Also, be on the look out for any new work by David Cale.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows or if you have difficulty focusing on one actor playing a variety of roles.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a powerful one man show about a guy who pretends to be something he's not. He cleverly takes on several characters roles.

Don't see it if you do not like one person shows or if you have trouble with British accents. I sometimes had a problem understanding his dialogue.

85
Astonishing performance, Absorbing, Masterful, Twisty and fascinating

See it if You'd enjoy a tour de force 90 mins w Crudup - he grabs your attention & never lets go. Sharply funny & a little sinister, sad, surprising..

Don't see it if Don't like solo shows (even if story's fiction), amoral characters, explicit language. Also, the ending is is a bit anti-climatic.

Also Saw this at Minetta Lane, early March 2018.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if Bravura performance by Crudup; plays the roles of men and women with equal fun, passion and devotion; I was engrossed from start to finish.

Don't see it if Only reason not to see it is if you hate one man shows, though this felt like there were many characters on stage. Crudup having fun.

80
Clever, Funny, Monologue

See it if You’d like to see Billy Crudup tell a wild, shaggy tale in an assumed British accent.

Don't see it if You are bothered by a less than perfect British accent or you don’t like a one man show.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You can appreciate an evening with Billy Crudup in top form. Great lighting.

Don't see it if You need something dark, heavy or a musical.

Also N.B. I would have happily given this a higher score but I didn’t want ... Read more Read less

78
Terrific performance

See it if You like a well done notifying solo show

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that make you think.Crudup is absolutely flawless.He seamlessly plays 13-14 different roles without losing a beat.

Don't see it if you want something upbeat and frothy. Play should be trimmed by about 4-8 minutes, but that is its only flaw. SEE IT NOW!!!

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting, Funny

See it if you like a good story well told.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man plays

90
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if enjoy a great performance by a master actor.

Don't see it if monologues are not your cup of tea.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if If you are a fan of Billy Crudup in a most masterful performance . An in-depth character study of an empty , undifferentiated young man.

Don't see it if If you do not like solo shows with some psychological depth.


March 23rd, 2018
"Personally, I could have learned more about young Philip’s schoolboy miseries. But playwright David Cale is anxious to get to the good part, where the kid turns into a full-blown confidence man...Crudup takes Harry deeper into the dark recesses of his adopted identity — especially the side of Ha...
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March 18th, 2018
"Crudup gives a performance that is altogether enchanting and decidedly bravura...Unmissable...A firm basis for an evening of theatrical delight. And a springboard for Crudup to breeze through a 90-minute performance which we might find astonishing if the actor weren't so irresistibly charming......
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March 18th, 2018
"Crudup delivers a memorable performance of devilish charm and admirable skill...A terrific showcase for Crudup, who seamlessly invokes the voices and physicality of more than a dozen singular individuals...Although handsome Harry is not an admirable fellow, there is no resisting his appeal, than...
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March 23rd, 2018
"The crowning achievement, if not the sole merit of this show by some accounts, is Crudup’s acting. True to Cale’s repertoire, this show was written as a vehicle for a formidable solo actor, and in Crudup’s hands may well be considered a masterclass in this craft...Silverman’s staging helps Crudu...
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