See it if Tight and fast. Expert writing combining pathos and laughter. Great performances. Relevant and fresh. Great play!
Don't see it if Issues of dealing with cancer are not for you.
See it if You enjoy stories with interesting characters. Good balance of comedy & drama. Engaging throughout. Very natural Dialog & performances
Don't see it if If the subject of skin cancer hits too close to home. The show explores it in a realistic way that has many fun moments & some hard-hitting
See it if You or someone you love has gone through the sometimes revolting course of “care” for cancer, particularly skin cancer. Funny. Touching.
Don't see it if It’s very realistic of a cancer care ward. It may bring up some really raw emotions for you if you’re not prepared. This is not fluff. Read more
See it if patients face horror of disfiguring disease, abandonment by family; interactions sharply etched by fine cast; black humor leavens mood
Don't see it if some may find this to be melodramatic; some characters, scenes don't work esp ending scene between doctors Read more
See it if Interesting interactions amongst the patients in the waiting room, between the doctors, and interplay between patients and loved ones.
Don't see it if The following are triggers 4 you: skin cancer, whether to trust the doctors & hospital; can your companion help you handle all outcomes. Read more
See it if A moving & expertly acted drama focusing on 4 out-patients in a hospital waiting room.
Don't see it if If you prefer a lighter topic then skip this one.
See it if you like plays that just skim the surface. No depth in this play.
Don't see it if you're seated further back than the third row. The actors do not project and their diction is poor, with the exception of two actors.
See it if A peek at the emotional and psychological tolls dealing with health issues from a couple patients and from 2 doctors. It's rough on everyone
Don't see it if Cancer, no traditional plot - more a day in the life of, talking about sickness and health, US health care system aren't your thing. Read more
"4/5 Stars! Gardner has an uncanny ear for dialogue. She prizes people over plot as she fleshes out her characters, mining their flaws for punch lines and pathos...Director Knud Adams's humanistic touch ensures that there's rarely a false note. Even the elements that feel too on-the-nose don't undermine the evening's potency."
"It's a tribute to Gardner's keen attention to character detail that 'I'm Revolting' rarely feels schematic...Knud Adams's direction adds an intriguing layer or two to Gardner's play."
The title certainly gives one pause, and the setting, a skin cancer clinic in Manhattan, hardly seems promising. One can be entirely forgiven for slumping in one's seat at the Atlantic, steeling one's nerves for an evening likely to be grotesque, maudlin, or both. But don't count out playwright Gracie Gardner, who spins these distinctly unpromising materials into theatrical gold. I'm Revolting…offers as complete a vision of the human comedy as we have seen in months. It's a remarkable feat, instantly announcing the playwright as an exciting new voice.
"In the end, it is the overall subject matter that gives the play its heft. The individual patients are, in some ways, interchangeable. But the situation they are dealing with is something any of us might face."
"We actually learn a lot about the characters in only 90 minutes, and Gardner writes smart dialogue."
There are two truisms in life in addition to the one about death and taxes: it takes all kinds of people to make a world and something will get everyone in the end. The world premiere of Gracie Gardner’s I’m Revolting beautifully proves both points. A sensitive and perceptive play set in the waiting room of a private New York City skin cancer clinic, the plot introduces us to all walks of people and many reactions to medical reports. The ensemble cast includes several veteran actors (Laura Esterman, Glenn Fitzgerald, Peter Gerety and Patrice Johnson Chevannes) and several not so well known faces. Knud Adams’ direction is subtle and unobtrusive allowing life to pass on the Linda Gross stage of the Atlantic Theater Company.
"In 'I’m Revolting' we are only given the barest of plot threads...In the end, we are left with fragments of a well intended story that do not a story make."
An adequate medical procedural multi-character study that just about sustains its 90-minute length. A tacked-on glum surprise twist ending compounds the pervading flatness.