Joe's NYC Bar
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Joe's NYC Bar

Joe's NYC Bar NYC Reviews and Tickets

(37 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

About the Show

In this interactive, immersive, improvised show, the audience is invited to join the cast in seeking to build a global conversation about the world we live in.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (37)

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196 Reviews | 51 Followers
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Immersive, Profound

See it if you want to live something very interactive, personal and interesting.

Don't see it if you don't want to share your personal life with an audience. Read more

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
Cathartic, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if You are interested in a participative experience where you may not know the actors from the audience.

Don't see it if You don't like conversations in a bar. Read more

54 Reviews | 35 Followers
Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ingenious

See it if You want an incredibly clever spin on immersive theatre and like the idea of participating along with the cast in thoughtful discussion

Don't see it if You're really wanting something more traditional/scripted. If you're on the fence, I'd say give it a go -- it was really a neat experience!

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want to vent

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable expressing yourself in a group of strangers

180 Reviews | 39 Followers
Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if Its different, & not quite a play-more of a guided discussion. Characters challenge the bar patrons to discuss issues & themselves. Was fun~

Don't see it if Night I was there discussion went dark & angry a few times leaving me w/a sour taste. I understand most nights were much more encouraging.

141 Reviews | 57 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like to be immersed in interactive conversations. I have no idea if this is really a "show," but let's see.

Don't see it if You don't like bar talking, which can sometimes be superficial & boring.

88 Reviews | 13 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are open to a couple of hours of interactive conversation with regulars at a bar.

Don't see it if You are not willing to participate in intimate conversation

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
Unique, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Conversational, Involving

See it if you appreciate interactive relaxed conversation with audience. Hindrance free participation. Actors and audience blend in spontaneously.

Don't see it if you don't like unstructured shows. Don't like audience participation and adlib conversation with strangers. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

Broadway Baby
August 7th, 2016
For a previous production

"Utterly engrossing...The characters are pure Americana and feel like they've come straight out of a Paul Auster novel and feel familiar to every local bar in the world...The actors inhabit their parts so well that it starts to become difficult to separate reality from the fantasy. There is no plot: it’s just people sharing jokes, telling stories and coming to personal realizations. It’s the sort of show that you’ll get more out, the more you put in."
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TV Bomb
August 13th, 2016
For a previous production

"A funny and flawlessly executed show, where the barrier between the spectator and the spectated is removed...The success of the complete immersion is also due to the incredible realistic acting that is sustained throughout the entire show...With a refreshing format, relevant topic and exceptional acting, 'Joe’s NYC Bar' is an equally enjoyable and interesting experience. It doesn’t feel like you’re watching a play, but taking part in both a night out and a debate."
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edfringe review
August 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"This is immersive and interactive theatre at its best, a two-way conversation between audience and cast where invisible barriers are free to be broken down. The genius of 'Joe’s NYC Bar' is the ability of the cast to make their audience forget that they are watching a production...A unique cast of characters keep the pace going throughout, pulling the discussion in new directions...Intriguing, amusing and utterly absorbing, this show will leave you wanting to stay for one more drink."
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edfringe review
August 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"A tricky and difficult discussion to have to manage as a cast, yet the production team highlighted the importance of actually discussing these issues in a safe and mature environment...The production is not so much an immersive drama but rather a dissection of the audience’s thoughts and beliefs...A hugely entertaining and thought-provoking production definitely worth seeing and getting involved with, just be prepared for some hard truths and lots of cheeky banter with the bouncer."
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British Theatre Guide
August 16th, 2016
For a previous production

"Between Gabriel, the owner, and Piper, bouncer, they keep everything moving and just civilized enough to be fun for everyone; whether you’re participating or watching. There’s a wild cabaret artist and band and drinks served throughout...This is incredibly well-conceived and executed by Christian Kelty and friends. If there is any weakness at all it would be that the 'story' plot of the evening seems just a little too contrived to finish the evening and probably not needed."
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