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Inescapable

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

About the show

With rapid-fire comedic dialogue and a mind-bending plot, this fast-moving one-act play about two old friends who find themselves trapped at an annual holiday party toys with our sense of time and identity.  More…

It soon becomes apparent that everything is not as it seems, as secrets and betrayals are exposed just as quickly as the duo's inability to remember them. To reveal anything more would ruin the fun.

Part of Soho Playhouse's 2018 Fringe Encore Series.


Member Reviews (27)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

62
Cute

See it if You want to see a well thought out comedy that most likely will not make you laugh but will hold a smile on your face for 45 minutes

Don't see it if You are expecting a full length play. This is part of a festival and from when I can tail the best play at this festival

Also This play is not an hour and five minutes as indicated here it’s only ... Read more Read less

54
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Quirky, Like/man/dude

See it if You like super short (35min) one act plays with an interesting concept and occasional brilliant moments

Don't see it if You don't want every third word to be "like" "Man" or "dude". Starts slow and picks up but I called every "twist" and was bored.

68
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like & support Fringe Festival, like repetitive words fired to each other by two actors, smart dialogues but for some it might bore

Don't see it if You do not like bare bone, two actor play ina small theater. You will feel like deja vu(just like characaters) for each dialogue

50
Ill-conceived, Frenetic, Glaringly repetitive [dude, man], Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if If you like any basic comedy or improv that doesn't have or need a reason for being or If you like being turned upside-down 4 the hell of it

Don't see it if U expect ANY payoff, U want any realistic dialogue or ONE reason why it's SO Repetitive: Lines are frequently regurgitated with Zero feeling

Also If I were to guess, I'd suspect this "play" was either developed throu... Read more Read less

63
Glad we only paid $8/ ticket, Slow, Indulgent, Not twilight zone, Meh

See it if There's nothing on TV

Don't see it if You're expecting great Theatre


November 27th, 2018
“'Inescapable' is diverting and well performed but fails to take us anywhere. In its brevity it feels more like an exercise than a finished product. Paterson and Dockery give it all they’ve got, keeping the energy going with fast paced dialogue and clear focus. They do build to one emotional mome...
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May 17th, 2016
for a previous production "Paterson joins Dockery in this tale of a holiday party gone awry, and his focused yet natural acting style meshes impeccably with Dockery’s amped-up energy. In the story, Dockery’s unnamed host finds an old pal looking at a mysterious box...Quesnelle’s direction let us see this mysterious box th...
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May 18th, 2016
for a previous production “A tense, brain-twisting drama...’Inescapable’ reminded me of a less perplexing version of the sci-fi film ‘Primer’, or a lost ‘Twilight Zone’ episode...It lacks the romantic magic-realism glow of Dockery's previous plays performed with Quesnelle, replacing it with testosterone-fueled propulsiven...
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August 17th, 2015
for a previous production “A hilarious non-stop, high-energy, rapid-fire 45 minute dialogue that is really about, well, nothing. A sort of ‘Groundhog Day’ meets ‘No Exit’ meets ‘Waiting for Godot’ meets… just about anything you want...The two actors are well paired as each are adept, talking at a blistering pace, and much...
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