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. More…
Originally created for the 2001 Orlando International Fringe Festival, 'Joe's' has enjoyed various iterations over the years, and now makes its NYC debut. Performed in an actual Upper East Side Bar, the show offers a safe and intimate space for audiences to interact with a diverse cast of colorful and opinionated barflies about the issues plaguing our society in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump. In addition to drinks, there is a different live musical act every night.
See it if You want to be a part of a lively conversation at a bar. Not a show really, more a platform for improv and audience engagement.
Don't see it if You want a narrative or don;t like bar settings.
See it if You enjoy talking politics in a bar setting. There weren't "actors" there were facilitators, there to get the conversation flowing.
Don't see it if If you go to the theater to escape the current insanity of the world. I don't want to pay to drink in a bar and talk politics.
See it if You want to engage in lively conversation, hate the 4th wall, and are up for some heated and relevant discourse
Don't see it if You like your theatre to happen on a stage. This is entirely immersive and much improvised. But hey, there's a bar!
See it if You enjoy less structured theater, improvised dialogue, topical discussions, and unusual performance spaces
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about current events or sit in a bar for the entire show
See it if you want to sit, drink, and listen to strangers meander through hot-button issues. You miss a neighborhood watering hole.
Don't see it if You live on internet forums or want something plotted or immersive but non-participatory.
See it if You want to be part of an interactive, immersive evening that changes every night, you want a platform to vent or speak out.
Don't see it if You don't need to vent, rather see a show than an interaction, or you don't want to possibly hear about politics.
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.
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.
See it if You want to talk politics with a bunch of white liberals at a bar, your individual life is not affected by the current political atmosphere.
Don't see it if You want actual theater and not "actors" instigating cliched and overly done conversations about the election
See it if Sitting in a bar drinking and discussing politics mostly entertains you It is much more seat of the pants than improv-one mans opinion
Don't see it if No script, no storyline and little or no continuity disappoints you - If you don't care for drinking and arguing in a bar don't go
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.
See it if you want to go into "the bar of our collective imaginations" and have a god-honest conversation with people.
Don't see it if You want to see a story be told; this play has no traditional narrative/throughline.
See it if You enjoy political convos (and being part of them), you enjoy the immersive experience. Funny at times, deep at others. If you like beer
Don't see it if You dislike debates, you prefer more story driven plays, you don't like the cramped feeling of a bar
See it if you want to engage in a thoughtful entertaining discussion about relationships, life, and NYC. Performances were uncannily naturalistic
Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable in immersive settings where actors try to engage you directly
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
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!
See it if You like a completely immersive experience and enjoy discussions about current events.
Don't see it if You want to know for sure actors from attendees or are expecting a "show".
See it if You want to have a great night out seeing something completely unique, entertaining and engrossing! MUST-SEE!
Don't see it if You do not like an immersive experience, improv, or you are not open-minded/willing to hear the opinions of others.
See it if you want to support the actors and crew in their efforts.
Don't see it if you expect real improv. Too much is staged and the topics of conversation are far from thought provoking.
See it if you want to be involved in a good conversation in a bar without loud music in the background, or like to watch others have interesting ones.
Don't see it if you don't want to have a conversation or will get bored of others having a conversation, which could be about anything.
See it if you like to engage or watch an interesting conversation unfold
Don't see it if you are sensitive about certain topics. anything can come up and my show got dark & deep with talk about depression. may not be for everyone