Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Locusts Have No King

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Riveting, Edgy, Ambitious, Intense

About the show

INTAR presents the Off-Broadway premiere of 'Locusts Have No King,' a dark and comedic drama about two gay couples and the one simple choice that threatens to change all of their lives forever. More…

Two gay couples get together for a dinner party. They work together. They even live in the same building. And, they are closeted. But when one of them ponders his resignation, the others fear the exposure of their hidden relationships. They cannot allow this to happen. They won’t allow this to happen. So, all hell breaks loose…literally.

1h 30m | Already closed | INTAR Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (13)

MEMBERS SAY:

Intelligent, Riveting, Edgy, Ambitious, Intense
83
Avg Score

73
Amusing thought-provoking supernatural religious

See it if Two couples of gay Catholic priests live it up in the Rectory. Interesting premise almost hits the mark. Bitchy religionists find guilt.

Don't see it if Some supernatural elements were symbolic but the final scene just did not work. Some of the acting was off-base. A nice, intimate space.

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Slow

See it if you just want to watch actors struggle with bad material

Don't see it if you want something that makes sense and has a message

85
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Must see, Riveting

See it if you like smart, funny contemporary plays that toy with your theatrical expectations

Don't see it if startlingly ambiguous/provocative endings aren't your thing

92
Great writing, Riveting

See it if You like strong, resonant, challenging work. It's tough, funny with strong notes of magical realism.

Don't see it if You are offended by gay people, or humorless about faith/spirituality.

90
Great writing, Edgy, Hilarious, Intense, Riveting

See it if Tight ensemble work & a truly funny, frightening and unexpected script. The less you know, the better. Was on the edge of my seat!

Don't see it if Gay stuff makes you feel squidgy or if you like your religion and spirituality tales served squeaky clean. Stay home.

92
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Relevant

See it if you are interested in challenging material that is well executed by a strong artistic team.

Don't see it if you struggle with text-focused work or non-realistic worlds.

89
Riveting, Intense, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if enjoy great acting and writing.

Don't see it if if you are conservative.

89
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if You enjoy smart, edgy plays that show a crisis of faith among gay priests. Funny, surreal, and intense.

Don't see it if You're too Jesus-y and can't get past it.

During previews
55
Ambitious, Murky, Inconsistent, Unsettling, Thoughtful

See it if you want to see a messy but fascinating take on the intersection between homosexuality and religion.

Don't see it if you don't like when supernatural things happen without any satisfying explanation in a show that is for the most part naturalistic.

During previews
99
Clever, Edgy, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Join "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" with personal & divisive dogma laced with duplicity--the results are funny, revelatory & mind blowing!

Don't see it if You're in the mood for a mindless show--or pretentious "art" posing as groundbreaking theatre.

During previews
100
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Must see, Great writing

See it if You want to see live theater with a strong moral throughline in an intimate setting, and like to laugh.

Don't see it if You don't like being close to the action and you don't like to be challenged

During previews
90
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Original

See it if you are open minded

Don't see it if you don't like sexually related religious issues.

During previews
95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you are Catholic and/or gay.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sexual matters.


April 5th, 2016
"Funny though the play is, the surprising and rather lovely thing about 'Locusts Have No King' is that it never treats its characters or their vocation as punch lines...Strange things happen throughout the evening...All of this eeriness is meant to build toward a culminating, heightened moment th...
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March 30th, 2016
"Under the sly direction of David Mendizábal, the truth behind this wickedly delicious play reveals itself in a tantalizingly slow striptease....Unfortunately, the playwright squanders the tension he and Mendizábal so meticulously build up on a somewhat incoherent finale. Still, the drama up to t...
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March 31st, 2016
"'Locusts Have No King' is a pretty turgid affair, with leaden exposition and endless foreshadowing of the crisis to come...I can't explain any of this except to add that it leads directly to the nuttiest ending of any play I've seen this season. Under the sometimes awkward direction of David Men...
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March 31st, 2016
"This situation is ripe for culturally dramatic possibilities but Mr. Christopher descends into unexplained and distracting outlandishness by taking mystical detours in his narrative...The dialogue is witty and there is an engrossing debate about being gay and in the priesthood but the fantasy el...
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