How To Be Safe
Closed 1h 15m
How To Be Safe
76

How To Be Safe NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(25 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
8%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow

About the Show

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade and The Dirty Blondes present the world premiere of this drama about a sensitive recluse and a former drug addict.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (25)

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TT
147 Reviews | 28 Followers
95
Thought-provoking, Clever, Good acting, Good story, Inventive staging

See it if You like shows that explore 2 opposite women's inner demons, needs and similarities. You like to possibly identify with character's secrets

Don't see it if You want a lighthearted romance or feel good play. You need a big theatre, don't like stairs.

394 Reviews | 34 Followers
87
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy meaningful drama about real people with real problems.

Don't see it if you only like polished plays with great settings that are light hearted. Read more

140 Reviews | 39 Followers
85
Entertaining, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you enjoy shows that hit close to home, use simple sets and actors filling more than one role, local theatre, or slower paced shows.

Don't see it if you cannot handle topics such as mental illness or self harm, like grand productions, or want something fast-paced.

146 Reviews | 24 Followers
84
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an exploration of mental health and how friendships can help.

Don't see it if you're not into female-centered shows (if so, get out), or not comfortable with representations of mental illness, including self-harm.

70 Reviews | 12 Followers
83
Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to see a show that explores the coping mechanisms of two women struggling with psychological issues. Well-written and well-acted.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater or don't want to see a show that deals with serious mental issues, such as self-harm and agoraphobia.

104 Reviews | 15 Followers
83
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy writing that balances irreverence and empathy. Great acting and staging as well.

Don't see it if You're not interested in young work.

475 Reviews | 59 Followers
81
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see an interesting play that will hold your interest about real people and real problems.

Don't see it if if you only like light hearted plays, not plays that deal with dark subjects Read more

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You want to see a play about two women and their challenges and inner demons and how they help each other with those demons.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a story of an agoraphobic and recovering drug addict and their inner demons. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
June 10th, 2017

"Jacobson's writing is excellent. The two female lead characters are complex, unique, and fully fleshed-out; their interactions are engaging and sincere. D’Angelo and Sandberg give truthful, nonjudgmental performances that never seem cliché or formulaic...A distracting and unnecessary element is the constant changing of scenery...A timely piece of theater that dives into the extremes of emotions and perceptions that seem inherently universal."
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Theater In The Now
June 14th, 2017

"A psychological drama, this play just scratches the surface of what it can be...It is exceptionally difficult to depict mental illness on stage. Jacobson and director Williams have done a noble job in their attempt. But the script and execution teeter on the line of textbook with not quite enough theatricality...Even in the brevity of the piece, the pacing was sluggish...There is something innately promising about 'How to Be Safe.'"
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M
June 6th, 2017

"I was enthralled. Jacobson does a great job in not only making their mental state a reality to us, but also getting the audience to care about these characters…On the other hand, I wish scenes with the male counterpart, played by Brandon Ferraro, were more sparse and not as lengthy…A powerful study on mental health and its many paths, I recommend wholeheartedly you go and see this production…It’s not often for such a truthful show about this subject to grace the stages of NYC.”
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