In the Room
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In the Room

In the Room NYC Reviews and Tickets

(39 Ratings)
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Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the Show

Slant Theater Project presents the world premiere of Lawrence Dial's drama about a burned-out playwright and his misfit students.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (39)

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63 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Nyc-transit-terrific

See it if If you want to see the most original show on Broadway with great B-Boxing; good acting; a Gay-Friendly Show, and a gift to anyone who sings!

Don't see it if If you've never been on a subway before. If you don't like seeing a musical without a full orchestra. If you don't like acapella singing :(

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if If you enjoy brilliant plays that focus on the characters, acting, staging and premise. Frills not needed to enjoy this wonderful play.

Don't see it if If you want to see a play with all the bells and whistles...

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if like intelligent engaging dramas.

Don't see it if large scale commercial entertainment.

62 Reviews | 20 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Must see, Cliched, Great staging

See it if a funny drama with GREAT acting, simple but apropos staging and good script are your thing.

Don't see it if A bit cliche of a play is not your thing.

302 Reviews | 87 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you are intrigued by the playwriting process or appreciate careful crafted character development and interaction and plot twists & spare set

Don't see it if you cannot follow multiple stories within a story or are bored by talky plays with little physical action, few surprises and predictable end

85 Reviews | 31 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy shows in an intimate space. You want a show that will make you think.

Don't see it if You need a big grand detailed set. You don't like shows that break the fourth wall.

548 Reviews | 1903 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if Definitely see this! One of the best off-off shows I've seen. Superb acting with a marvelous script. So absorbing. Hope it transfers!

Don't see it if Don't like intimate shows born in raw realism.

258 Reviews | 104 Followers
Absorbing, Nuanced, Quirky, Edgy, Intense

See it if you enjoy dynamics-driven plays in raw, intimate, in-the-round setting cleverly staged--brief, intercut scenes gave terrific texture & depth

Don't see it if you don't like multiple scenes with minimal staging, going on edgy rides, or engaging with & rooting for quirky characters on slippery paths

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
October 28th, 2016

"The pleasures of Mr. Dial’s play are threefold: Watching the motley assortment of students emerge as real people; laughing at the barely concealed connections of their fiction to their real lives; and taking the course along with them...'In the Room' offers no flashes of universal revelation, but it’s solid and smart...The cast’s fierce commitment renders the experience—seeing a bare-bones production with an audience of mere dozens—thoroughly transporting."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 27th, 2016

"'In The Room,' deftly directed by Knight, is well suited to the small space where it is being performed...Everyone is quite vulnerable, especially as they begin to reveal things about themselves. None of this is handled melodramatically; it's just the truth of it that will either shut them down or free them up...There are no grand revelations, but at least some of the characters emerge all the stronger for the experience...In the end, we feel we have been engaged with authentic characters."
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Stage Buddy
October 27th, 2016

"Anyone who has participated in a creative writing course will appreciate Dial’s skill at capturing the evolution of the classroom dynamic...The production’s very capable cast members meet the challenge of acting in a naturalistic manner while also honoring the more expressionistic elements of Knight’s direction...Harrington and Hunt are both fine in their roles, and I understand why Dial foregrounds their relationship...But their story dominates the action a little too heavily toward the end."
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Theatre is Easy
October 25th, 2016

"Harrington and Hunt are the standouts in this cast...The rest of the characters are given less development, though all the actors are strong...Rather than speeding through the days and seeing who didn’t have their writing done, I would’ve preferred to learn more about who these people are...There are a lot of different ideas in this play, all of them engaging and entertaining, which makes for a swift and enjoyable evening of theater."
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