JOB NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(304 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
4%
Negative
4%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the Show

A tech worker suspended due to a viral video seeks job reinstatement in this psychological thriller.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (148)

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68 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Timely, Must-see, Intense, Shocking, Brilliant

See it if You engage with modern technology and want a play that addresses our relationship to it. You appreciate fresh, original, gripping story

Don't see it if You’re triggered by guns, mental breakdowns, discussions of pedophilia and the horrors of the internet age. BUT PLEASE SEE IT ANYWAY

110 Reviews | 6 Followers
98
Intelligent, Riveting, Masterful, Great writing, Intense

See it if You love plot twists and like psychological thriller. This play will mess with your mind in the best way possible. Also if you like tovk

Don't see it if You don't like suspense or plays with a nonlinear plot line. Or if complete darkness and bright lights with loud noise bother you!

57 Reviews | 20 Followers
97
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intense

See it if you enjoy small-scaled plays. Acting, suspenseful plot, staging and lighting - show was pure quality. I was mesmerized for the full 80-mins.

Don't see it if you want to stay away from work-themed trauma. It takes place in a therapy session and some explicit dialogue may be triggering. Read more

211 Reviews | 28 Followers
95
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a new thriller, two-hander play! Tension all the way through! Great acting. Great writing! Great direction!

Don't see it if Trigger warnings: adult content, guns, violence, sexual abuse. Mental health issues. Revenge. Don’t take kids.

339 Reviews | 93 Followers
94
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if A thrilling, slender show, where you don’t really know where you’re going until you’ve gone. Tense as it is, there’s also real humor.

Don't see it if Avoid if you’re easily triggered by guns or if you need your stories tidily wrapped up in the end.

499 Reviews | 95 Followers
93
Relevant, Intense, Dizzying, Clever, Absorbing

See it if a peak into the complex stress levels a job can bring an individual is just the perspective you've needed about your on work place drama.

Don't see it if a story about someone who is dealing with a STRESSFUL work situation is too triggering for you because this play will set you off for sure! Read more

454 Reviews | 83 Followers
92
Great writing, Thrilling, Astonishing

See it if you would appreciate a topical, thought-provoking thriller.

Don't see it if you find difficult subject matter hard to shake off to the point that it's harmful. Read more

310 Reviews | 33 Followers
91
Great acting, Funny, Intense, Gripping, Must see

See it if you're in the mood for a tense thriller that makes you lean in and listen, featuring fairly dark material but also with levity mixed in

Don't see it if you're seeking a big/flashy production, large cast, or more action, rather than an intimate two-hander that is mostly talking

Critic Reviews (17)

Theaterscene.org
January 25th, 2024

Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon are awesome in playwright Max Wolf Friedlich’s galvanizing psychological thriller about an aged therapist and a troubled young tech worker that has been brought to the stage with high-caliber theatricality.
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The New York Times
September 22nd, 2023
For a previous production

‘Job’ Review: A Stress Test That Feels Like It’s Life or Death. In Max Wolf Friedlich’s nimble play, a crisis therapist tries to connect with a tech worker who is broken by her profession.
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 18th, 2023
For a previous production

“Behind the gun and the ever-increasing ghoulishness, ‘Job’ is, in essence, a parable of generational disempowerment and rage...’Job’ isn’t the kind of play in which spoilers don’t really matter. It’s built for the big drop, and to find out exactly what hellish depths it plummets to, you have to see it.”
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The Wall Street Journal
September 21st, 2023
For a previous production

“ ‘Job’ springs a sensational and implausible twist, then subsides on an ambiguous note. But even the ambiguity is possibly an alternate reality, since we cannot be sure in this willfully murky drama where the truth lies.”
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Theatermania
September 18th, 2023
For a previous production

“A two-person psychological thriller that pits an older man ostensibly in a position of power against a younger woman who is not afraid to seize it by any means necessary, ‘Job’ is Oleanna for the digital age, in which the stakes are much higher and the competition among America’s superfluous elite is even fiercer.”
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Lighting & Sound America
September 20th, 2023
For a previous production

“Jane is a woman with a plan, and her method of seeking moral redress -- not to be revealed here -- is patently, almost laughably, unbelievable. It's also tasteless: In using certain techniques of the thriller format to explore one of the ugliest crimes that humanity can commit, Friedlich trivializes his intentions. Job intends to shock but ends up merely offensive, a brazenly manipulative shocker that leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.”
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Talkin' Broadway
September 18th, 2023
For a previous production

“A bigger problem, and one that can't be resolved by the director, actors, or theatrics, is the play's instigating premise. While there is much to enjoy in the peeling back of the characters' emotional layers, I had trouble moving beyond the initial set-up...Illogical elements aside, there are admittedly enough dramaturgical pyrotechnics to keep everyone except the most curmudgeonly reviewers riveted. Consequently, fans of stage thrillers will find a great deal of satisfaction in this ‘Job.’ ”
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New York Stage Review
September 18th, 2023
For a previous production

“Through the ‘Job' course, she’s [Lemmon] asked to run the gamut of emotions from A to way beyond Z and often in long outbursts. Tall and lean, she supplies the script demands here so forcibly that she eventually gives the appearance of an especially imposing exclamation point.”
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