Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson (FringeNYC)
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Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson (FringeNYC)
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Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(15 Reviews)
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Members say
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: In a new comedy inspired by the absurdist plays of Samuel Beckett, over-educated but under-employed millennials struggle to survive loopy locals and crippling neuroses while waiting for a perpetually delayed bus to their beloved Garden State.

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Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Must see

See it if You are fascinated with differences between, quirkiness of and quests for purpose and personal brand of young males--timeless.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span and cannot remain entertained without lavish set and costumes and many characters

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Clever, Funny

See it if You like a millenial take on Waiting for Godot that goes by faster than you think it will.

Don't see it if You need A/C. You hate plays where 2 people just talk to each other.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
August 15th, 2016

"A millennial version of Beckett’s 'Waiting for Godot' that weaves in great laughs...The play offers up touching moments of reflection on themes such as identity, friendship, and change...Levie is tasked with the tall order of staging a show that is primarily an extended conversation—she does this with tact and poignant humor…The play ends with a slightly clumsy wrap-up that could have been avoided had Doyle embraced the constraints of the Beckettian dream-state a little further."
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T
August 21st, 2016

"Gordon and Kilgore have great chemistry and make the most of the material they are given...They are everymen filled with hope, fear, anxiety, dreams, and knowledge. They are sensitive, abrasive, willing, and combative. They are human. Natasha Edwards as Ghoul and Carlo Fiorletta as Ass-Biter round out the competent cast. Amanda Levie moves the piece along at a comfortable pace but there is absolutely no need for an intermission which interrupts the tension and frustration."
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Theater In The Now
August 25th, 2016

"A modern riff on ‘Waiting for Godot’ packed with stoner intellect. Doyle has written a play that is witty and intelligent, poised to ask the tough questions we all ponder…Doyle has a promising voice...Even with waiting being the name of the game, 'Is That Danny DeVito?' was a ton of fun. That being said, it ironically ran ten to fifteen minutes too long...Amanda Levie's direction of Doyle's play was simple. The focus was on the words and the humor rather than the intellect."
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