Hit The Wall (JCS Theater Company)
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Hit The Wall (JCS Theater Company)
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Hit The Wall (JCS Theater Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(18 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
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Intelligent, Absorbing, Quirky, Slow, Clever

An expert graffiti artist comes into conflict with a student of his, as they both rise on the scene.

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Member Reviews (18)

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971 Reviews | 227 Followers
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Edgy, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if A show about graffiti artists. Well staged and interesting.

Don't see it if It needs work in writing and direction but was entertaining.

796 Reviews | 219 Followers
74
Entertaining, Slow, Quirky, Edgy, Intense

See it if you like new works on different topics - here it is graffiti artists in competition. Sound was exceptional for a small stage production.

Don't see it if you want full staging - here it is minimal but useful for the 5 or six scenes. Lighting was a little off and though short it dragged a bit.

397 Reviews | 103 Followers
76
Lost opportunities, Mixed direction, Underdeveloped

See it if you want to see a show with tremendous potential but little realization. Great performance by Allie Guerrero as Rae.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a fully developed plot and consistently great direction and acting. Read more

407 Reviews | 62 Followers
78
Off beat, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like to think about what is being said on stage as it happens, by 2 very good actors, see and hear this new short play.

Don't see it if you want fluff, this is not for you.

284 Reviews | 32 Followers
73
Quirky, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant

See it if You are interested in art/ fame/ legacy/ Graffitti art. Like small spare productions 2 actors immersed in dialogue. No action/set

Don't see it if I was disappointed. Interesting ideas earnestly spoken but at 70 minutes it dragged and was more coy in delving into the subject than deep

232 Reviews | 123 Followers
74
Quirky, Intense, Slow, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You want to be immersed in 2 artists' cerebral conversation on graffiti art & fame. Good acting on a black box stage.

Don't see it if Not x everyone. Even @ 70m, it drags a little. Some editing would be helpful.

aka
197 Reviews | 59 Followers
75
Quirky, Intelligent, Slow

See it if into 2 graffiti artists' quick banter about art, success, and audiences; well performed.

Don't see it if well -- it is cerebral, slow at times, and on the experimental end. Read more

JR
128 Reviews | 22 Followers
85
Intelligent, Edgy

See it if you like plays about making art with a small cast. Really great acting.

Don't see it if you want a big flashy Broadway show. This is very intimate and cerebral.

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
July 29th, 2022

Timothy Haskell’s production of Jake Shore’s "Hit the Wall" is tense and taut from its opening line and remains on that level. This short two-character play about Amir, a famous graffiti artist having a case of artist’s block, and his relationship with Rae, a younger protégé, just about to hit her stride, is engrossing and compelling. It concerns art, aesthetics and fame, as well as family problems. You may not have expected it, but graffiti artists discuss their work from the point of view of their inspiration, their satisfaction and their commitment, just like fine artists.
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