Actor and stand-up comedian Gianmarco Soresi stars in this witty unromantic comedy at 59E59. More…
Based on true events about marriage, millennials, and navigating through it all, 'Less Than 50%' is armed with a shifting fourth wall and stand-up comedy which could change at a moment's notice However, underneath the humor lies a serious issue. How do children of divorce find their way to love and commitment?
See it if A wounded ex-lover gets a redo on his romance when he shares the stage with his ex. Some jokes and hearfelt displays of emotion. META!
Don't see it if Tracks way too closely to the ending of "Annie Hall" or any Allen comedy. In the sharing, the fourth wall is up and then down and back.
See it if you enjoy an unusual comedy. Very witty writing and staging. Really fitted for a small venue. A story about relationships, funny, touching.
Don't see it if you like a straightforward comedy. The action goes back and forth, sometimes off the stage or into the audience.
See it if You like fast paced theater with smart dialogue, funny and talented actors. Intimate venue and a great use of space
Don't see it if You don't like fourth wall breaking or plays within plays within... A little confusing at times don't expect clear answers.
See it if you enjoy a combination of stand up comedy and an experiment in metatheatrics. The comedy is genuinely funny and some interesting twists.
Don't see it if you're easily confused by breaking of fourth wall and unconventional play structuring. Play still needed some fine tuning/cuts when I saw it
See it if You want to see a manic depiction of the clash of a relationship cynic vs a romantic. The play w/in a play, w/in a play is a play too far.
Don't see it if You need greater motivation for being a commitmentphobe di*k than ones parents' serial marriages and an apocryphal email.
See it if you like play-within-a-play(-within-a-play, etc). Part stand-up comedy, part written play, part real-life, it's funny and clever.
Don't see it if you want a linear play. Some raunchy/edgy jokes. The play follows a story, but cuts between the play itself and the creation of the play.
See it if Soresi is a talented comic and there are some funny moments but not enough meat to justify a play.
Don't see it if Typical commitment-phobe v marriage minded woman BS.Plot seems to be an excuse to tell a bunch of jokes.Laura just serves as straight man.
See it if If you like watching two talented young actors you can see them here albeit in a play thst needs work. Some good standup comedy though.
Don't see it if It is very confusing and much too long. If you like a logical play with a beginning, middle and end this is not for you.
See it if You're looking for an incredibly clever, layered, meta show that is well acted across the board and consistently entertaining.
Don't see it if You get confused easily or are bothered by bits that occasionally are stretched too long.
See it if You’d enjoy the energy and humor of a Fringe-Festival production that has made it to Theatre 59E59. Very well produced. Good directing.
Don't see it if A show tells you what is going to happen then shows you what did happen then tells you what you just saw and heard over and over for 90 min.
See it if You like a slightly different romantic comedy tugs at your heart strings:
Don't see it if You don’t care for a relationship play that can be a bit confusing and is a little too long.
See it if If you really enjoy being treated to an exquisite surprise in an intimate theater. Great play within a play within a play.
Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this play. It is delightful, funny, and absolutely absorbing.
See it if This show was clever in its structure and conceit. I give it big props for its execution.
Don't see it if you're expecting to be blown away by the protagonist and his journey. While it's well done, I didn't care about him.
See it if You want an upbeat, fun night at the theatre. The play appeals to a wide audience, so could be a fun date with a partner, parent or friend!
Don't see it if You don’t like funny plays?
See it if you'd like a rom-com turned on its head. 4th wall is destroyed often! Line bet reality/theatricality is blurred. Dizzying in a good way.
Don't see it if you lose patience w/a bumpy narrative. Lots of starts-and-stops; hard to be fully absorbed. Seems ready to end a few times...then continues.
See it if You want to see a funny show, good small effective staging. Very up beat and quick moving.
Don't see it if If you like a more polished, more linear play. Thoughts are often changed quickly.if you like a slower show that is more laid out.
See it if you'd like a very meta play-w/in-a-play that pays homage to Woody Allen, Seinfeld & Charlie Kaufman & is much more than 50% funny & clever.
Don't see it if you don't care for NY Jewish humor or can't relate to a millennial rom-com; you need a linear narrative & the confinement of a fourth wall.
See it if Interested in some insightful observations about theater, love, marriage & divorce told with humor & at times seriousness.
Don't see it if you object to sudden changes in tone & a not always plausible dialogue. Can be confusing at times and overlong even at 90 minutes.