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Love is a Bad Neighborhood

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Clever, Absorbing

About the show

Sprinkled throughout with magic and prestidigitation, this new drama is a dark and glittery ode to Love itself.

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In this poetic fable set in the mean streets of Love, two women, Sister Pain and Sister Joy, are both are in love with Tag, but which will he choose? And then there's the mischievous Love Doctor, who believes he is controlling the action.


Member Reviews (23)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Clever, Absorbing
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Avg Score

100
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a unique piece of theater with intense and riveting performances, dynamic staging, and a clever use of poetry

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional play that doesn't go "outside the box"

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy a thought provoking performance with incredible acting

Don't see it if Don't like theater, or intense theater that makes you think.

100
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if Shakespeare meets Moliere! Very skillful (and natural-sounding) poetic dialogue. Great concept matched with excellent acting and staging.

Don't see it if You don't value any of the above.

100
Riveting, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you get the chance

Don't see it if if you don't like being challenged.

Also Francine Witte doesn't mince words. She makes them rhyme sometimes at ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Relevant, Great staging

See it if I found the show riveting. Actors were beyond accomplished and perfect for their roles. The ending was intense-this play will stay with me.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a spectacular dramatic show

Also Superb acting and dialogue. The show flowed. I loved the intensity of ... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if clever Shakespeare-inspired plays

Don't see it if you don't like plays

91
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in provocative pieces of theatre that make you question the ways we live life and interact with those in our lives.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light hearted romp. Also, if you're not a verse/poetic language fan, may not be for you.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Profound

See it if Shakespearean and modern, Francine Witte's play, "Love is a Bad Neighborhood," will make you laugh, cry, and keep you at your seat's edge.

Don't see it if What is there not to like?

100
Resonant, Riveting, Masterful, Intense, Great acting

See it if Brilliant performances, deeper explorations into the psychology behind traumatic relationships, humanity, compassion, and empathy

Don't see it if You're looking for a hilarious night of comedy and showtunes

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you want to experience an excellently acted Allegorical drama which does away with the fourth wall, to have a cathartic 90 minutes.

Don't see it if You're looking for light entertaining.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love language and wordplay.

Don't see it if You are not into terrific acting and thought provoking ideas.

Also A thought provoking fable with terrific acting.... Read more Read less

100
Intense, Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if An innovative play, done in verse. The acting is excellent and powerful. A story of deep primal emotion that will shake you. See it!

Don't see it if If you are looking for a musical comedy.

100
Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if A contemporary verse drama is a rarity. This play has elements of Shakespeare, medieval morality plays, and Warhol (yes, Warhol).

Don't see it if No, see it.

100
Clever, Edgy, Ambitious, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Pulls you in. An intense love story, allegorical, in rhyme. Everyone can relate. Very clever script wonderfully acted.

Don't see it if I think everyone should see it

100
Clever, Great acting, Enchanting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if Clever script, dialogue flowed poetically. A fun intelligent storyline, one most people can relate to: love and the pain that goes with it.

Don't see it if I think everyone should see it.

100
Laser accurate; beautifully written; pulls you in and holds your attention from beginning to end; smart; funny; great acting.

See it if If you want to see a play that is a poem that brutally and honestly portrays what love is REALLY like for women..

Don't see it if You are looking for mindless entertainment.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if This play is a unique allegorical piece completely in rhyme. Its quite action oriented and has a dynamic interaction between characters.

Don't see it if If you want comedy. This is more intense.

100
Edgy, Great staging, Intense

See it if You like great acting. The actors really give their all in this. The staging is very effective and you can see that much thought was given.

Don't see it if You want to see a "cute" play

85
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate a deeper, thought-provoking theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you're just looking for care-free, mindless entertainment.

Also Very well acted. Great direction. Powerful and relatable material and ... Read more Read less

82
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like great acting, especially Pain, Joy and Tag. Good directing.

Don't see it if You like dont like a repetitive play, with poorly defined relationships between characters.

100
Delightful

See it if You like quality

Don't see it if You dislike a good time

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Funny

See it if You love solid acting and a twist!!!

Don't see it if You like to play it safe

100
Intense, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You love intense love stories!!! The acting is powerful and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if You are looking for a slapstick comedy. This is an thought provoking piece that moves in its poetic language


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