Manhattan Theatre Club presents a fantastical tale about the hottest fashion designer in 1930’s New York and his rival, who starts releasing strange new pieces like The Sweatshirt and The Skater Pants. More…
Sam Greevy is the toast of 1930s women’s apparel, until the maverick fashion designer Paul Roms springs his radical creations on the world. The Sweatshirt, The Track Suit, Skater Pants: the clothes he comes up with seem to be from another dimension...and maybe they are. As Greevy tries to adapt to rapidly changing fashions, a parallel drama unfolds in Albany, circa 1996: a teenager stoner keeps losing articles of clothing, and a man keeps bursting out of his closet to take them.
See it if you enjoy zany, energetic, funny, weird theater. This wild romp is often engaging, but the plot is a mess. Funnier idea than execution.
Don't see it if you want theater to enlighten. This is purely entertainment. Very well staged. Chaos is come again.
See it if funny repartee, outlandish stories. First act starts well, funny and well done for the venue size and play theme.
Don't see it if you want to know what the title has to do with the play. Second act takes the play in a different, not as good direction.
See it if You enjoy over the top silly comedies. The actors do a good job of wearing multiple hats by playing many roles.
Don't see it if You don't like silly slapstick shows with lots of overacting. Due to poor blocking the side seating is incredibly inferior to the center.
See it if you want to see fun satire of noirish 1930s radio productions (e.g., the Shadow) delightfully performed by group of hammy actors
Don't see it if you are put off by play that tries to do too much, combining radio satire, sci fi elements, fashion industry send-up, unfocused second act
See it if you like a Saturday Night Live sketch stretched out to two hours. Also if you enjoy works in progress—in dire need of its next draft.
Don't see it if you are smart.
See it if you enjoy light-hearted quirky comedies and easily suspend your disbelief
Don't see it if you are a stick in the mud that can't enjoy farce, puns and topical humor
See it if You like madcap comedy and want a good laugh, and are relaxed enough to not take things seriously.
Don't see it if You want some serious and thought-provoking, or are not a fan of the ridiculous and over-the-top comedy.
See it if you like the zany and bizarre. Just give over the to strange and ridiculous and you could have a very good time. Go for the throw away lines
Don't see it if you need to grounded in reality. This is for those that find the absurd funny and entertaining.
See it if You like somewhat cheesy, overdramatic jokes. It's a very fun show with lots of great bits and an extremely talented cast
Don't see it if you don't like cheesy humor. The whole show is much like an SNL skit
See it if bizarro time travelling hilarity festooned in the most outlandish headpieces is your jam. Solid ensemble. Very different. Very memorable.
Don't see it if the above alarms or confounds
See it if you want to be immersed in a new dimension. It' set's up their own fully functioning world.
Don't see it if you don't like farcical humor that is highly dramatized, this ain't no living room drama.
See it if Overreacting, with a confusing plot and terrible staging are your thing.
Don't see it if This play was simply awful. I couldn't figure out what it was even about until nearly the end of the 1st act. I walked out.
See it if You get a free ticket. It's always good to see live theater even when the play is bad. There are some laughs.
Don't see it if There's something good on TV. Really a bad play. Makes no sense, it's frenetic and directed to get audience response at all costs.
See it if you want to laugh incredibly hard, liked The 39 Steps, like irreverent period pieces, like old school sci-fi.
Don't see it if You can't handle the deliberately exaggerated, satirical acting style, can't keep up with fast-paced jokes, want something at all serious.
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