In a Dark Dark House
In a Dark Dark House
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In a Dark Dark House NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
70%
Mixed
30%
Negative
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Members say
Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

About the Show

Neil Labute's "In a Dark Dark House" explores sexual and emotional abuse through the story of two estranged brothers who attempt to understand the legacy of abuse, both inside and outside their family home.

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713 Reviews | 119 Followers
69
Intense, Thought-provoking, Repetitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if complicated family relationships intrigue you. Two brothers who have been betrayed as children now betray each other as adults

Don't see it if family issues are triggering for you. The repetitive writing needs considerable editing.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
87
Thought-provoking, Provocative, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if to see a superb revival of a raw, emotionally trying play from provocateur LaBute about childhood trauma, betrayal, revenge & estrangement.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light-hearted; you're triggered by talk of sexual, emotional & physical child abuse; you can't stand ambiguity. Read more

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
84
Provocative, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if The root of male rage erupts in older/younger sibling validation/competition for adult attention. Clever buddy & treehouse points. "MINE."

Don't see it if Devastating complicated adult realisations oddly from this playwright.Forbidden flirting.Revenge.Gay panicSlurs."Truth isn't your specialty" Read more

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
65
Great writing

See it if Great plot by Neil Labute. The lead actor (older brother) is excellent & truly carries the play.

Don't see it if The actress is miscast & has hardly any stage experience; I don't know why she was cast in this play. Show needs a better cast.

464 Reviews | 101 Followers
65
Uneven acting, Second scene not needed, Too long

See it if You Like plays that deal with very sensitive and usually not talked about subjects

Don't see it if It will drive you crazy knowing there are many things of this play that we, the audience, do not need to see Read more

390 Reviews | 98 Followers
65
We saw the second night still raw

See it if Minimal misogyny. Still with a sexual core. This is an earnest, sometimes slow effort. But the "twist" is obvious from the opening scene

Don't see it if Here is the quintessential mismatched actors reducing the fidelity of the play. I would like to see a different production of this. Read more

369 Reviews | 51 Followers
82
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Edgy, Complex

See it if you want an in depth character study about the abused child as an adult. Twists and revelations.

Don't see it if you don't like small venues or are troubled by the subject matter.

247 Reviews | 40 Followers
86
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like an emotional play about child abuses affect on ones life.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a dramatic play that is moving.

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