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Lovesong (Imperfect)

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

About the show

In Jose Rivera's ("The Motorcycle Diaries" and "Marisol") fantastical new comedy about imperfect relationships, two imperious lovers look for a love that lasts forever. More…

From the show:

Playwright's For A Cause Writer Jose Rivera brings a new play to our season. Death has been declared illegal by the U.S. government. Trees grow lights instead of leaves. Ghosts love the living. And in heaven you can taste the wind. Two imperious lovers look for a love that lasts forever in this fantastical comedy about imperfect relationships, by the author of the Motorcycle Diaries and Marisol.

Member Reviews (23)


Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful
Avg Score

Incredible second act

See it if You have the patience to sit through a long first act knowing that the payoff will be there in act two

Don't see it if You’re not interested in plays that don’t take place in the real world that we live in.

Also When I look at a playbill and see that the playwright and the director... Read more Read less

Boring, Disappointing, Didnt believe this couple even knew each other, This did not gel

See it if you know the performers.

Don't see it if You care about production values. Ugly costumes. These three felt like they were in different plays, different styles.

Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Quirky

See it if Great acting

Don't see it if ........

During previews
Satiric, Absurd, Inventive, Political, Muddled

See it if the idea of an absurdist satire of love & politics sounds appealing.

Don't see it if you like your political satire pointed: The absurdist & fantastic elements blunt the satire here.

Also I found lots to like about the script for “Lovesong (Imperfect)” a sat... Read more Read less

During previews
Striking visuals, Wonderful actors, Magical absurdism, Elliptic, Funny

See it if appreciate absurdity of life on stage, Jose Rivera's viewpoint, wonderful acting, mix of music/visuals/dance, find humor in the everyday

Don't see it if absurdity is not your cup of tea, find no humor in life or on stage

During previews
So slow it becomes excruciating, Difficult type of comedy to pull off, Rough preview, Stilted, Ambitious

See it if you seek ambitious new plays that show off all the writer’s flourishes & self-indulgence. Interesting magical futuristic alternate reality.

Don't see it if I can’t judge if this is a good play or not. It felt like watching a rehearsal. Long suffering couple prolongs suffering. Not a likable pair

Also This might improve a lot over the run. It's beautifully produced as fa... Read more Read less

During previews
Delightful, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy farce, parody, and satire - this is some of the best. From the type of humor embraced by Monty Python and Benny Hill.

Don't see it if you can't laugh in a theater or need "permission" to make sure your laughter isn't inappropriate.

Also I saw the 1st Preview and there were some kinks that I expect will be ... Read more Read less

During previews
Edgy, Great writing, Indulgent, Tedious, Slow

See it if you are interested in small dramatic productions exploring emotions of friendship, sexual or romantic love, jeaolousy, grieving, drug use

Don't see it if you prefer action drama, musicals, innovative ideas about relationships, solutions to autocratic government rather than wining about it

Also I thought I heard lines that might have been funny if the timing and b... Read more Read less

During previews
Great staging, Great actors, lighting and music, Intriguing but vacant, Fluffy political satire, Delightful, quirky

See it if You're up for spot-on actors; sharp funny writing with no discernible there there however. Writing engaging & funny at times, smooth staging

Don't see it if You dislike experimental theatre, magical realism, farce, or need a traditional narrative framework—you won’t have the patience or payoff.

Also This potentially delightful and quirky show just calls and beckons to ... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy quirky little shows that will bring a smile to your face

Don't see it if You like serious matter

During previews
Quirky, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you like magic realism, you like to see life's exigencies portrayed with a comic touch, you like plays that make you think,

Don't see it if you expect ordinary theater, you dislike the absurd and the magical and the whimsical

Also My companion and I discussed the message behind the madness for hours.... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Frenetic, Repetitive, Intelligent

See it if More intelligent than meaningful. Had the feel of a modern take on a Greek Myth without a moral. Occasionally amusing.

Don't see it if Well, it's frenetic but slow -- you figure it out. You may wish it were only one act instead of two.

During previews
Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You want to see the woman/idealistic vs man/realistic swordplay on love in a three person play.

Don't see it if You expect nice sets and unique insights into love.

Also The doctor character was the cliche “German” accent doctor. Not sure i... Read more Read less

During previews
Quirky, Delightful

See it if You like magical realism. Some really nice touches even if not completely realized

Don't see it if You want perfect storytelling the journey isn’t totally earned but some delightful images

During previews
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intimate theater about love

Don't see it if You want a big flashy musical

During previews
Quirky, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You would enjoy an epically long dark comedy based on a relationship tested through eternal time.

Don't see it if You want to see something that moves quicker or has less coarse language and much unnecessary dialogue.

Also This play was ridiculously long for the philosophical based theme of w... Read more Read less

During previews
Refreshing, Clever, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you want to see something unusual and absurd; don't mind a work in progress

Don't see it if you need everything to be clear, fast-paced, and aren't really into something whimsical and wordy

During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are friends of the actors

Don't see it if You don’t have to

During previews
Needs a half-hour cut, Virtuosic female lead, Lots of intriguing ideas, Sharp political barbs, Lovely sound with live violin

See it if you feel $35 is a small price to pay to see what's on the mind of a respected and loved prize-winning playwright.

Don't see it if you don't think some good writing, some entertaining and thought-provoking ideas, and some laughs are enough to make up for a slack story.

During previews
Resonant, Profound, Enchanting

See it if You are a fan of Jose Rivera and beautiful poetic theatre.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of Jose Rivera or poetic theatre.

During previews
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy fantasy!

Don't see it if You are against live theater.

During previews
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see great theater!

Don't see it if You don't want to see great theater!

During previews
Great staging, Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You enjoy seeing quirky characters onstage

Don't see it if You aren't able to laugh at quirky characters onstage

“Lovesong (Imperfect)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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