Joe's NYC Bar
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Joe's NYC Bar
78

Joe's NYC Bar NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(37 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
3%
Negative
11%
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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Member Reviews (37)

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546 Reviews | 1881 Followers
78
Entertaining, Interesting, Different

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.

434 Reviews | 95 Followers
45
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Quirky

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.

216 Reviews | 910 Followers
83
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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! Read more

276 Reviews | 39 Followers
42
Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

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. Read more

235 Reviews | 228 Followers
80
Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

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

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
87
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

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
92
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

241 Reviews | 59 Followers
79
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

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.

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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