Closed 1h 5m
Lunch Bunch
East Village

Lunch Bunch NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Reviews)
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Quirky, Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny

About the Show

In this new play for Clubbed Thumb, seven public defenders are on a frenzied quest for the perfect lunch–whilst battling ACS, inequality, burn out, and a big ole serving of existential dread.

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Thought-provoking, Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Clever

See it if Public lawyers struggling w/daily life seek meaning through making lunch. Marvelously creative & charming with a message. Great characters.

Don't see it if You are not in tune with New York culture. The person next to me was from Puerto Rico. He couldn't follow the legal work & foodie humor

Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if Wildly innovative, Einspanier's neo-screwball comedy uses food as our last hope for meaningful societal cohesion Bizarre, poignant, funny

Don't see it if Ahmadinejad's staging devise of office chairs as balletic movement is edgy & hilarious Ensemble is superb w/Chukwu & McQuail leading the way

Critic Reviews (3)

May 22nd, 2019

“This as a very Clubbed Thumb show: idiosyncratic, nonrealistic, gently experimental with a Downtown’s greatest hits compilation of a cast...Directed by Tara Ahmadinejad and running just about an hour, the length of a slightly luxurious lunch break, it’s a slim show, yes, but also charming and smart and kindly. For most of these characters, the focus on food is a coping mechanism, a welcome distraction.”
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May 23rd, 2019

“Einspanier’s excellent workplace comedy...There’s little room for a story, because Einspanier has crammed every second with marvelous character studies and syncopated conversations that reveal the topsy-turvy stakes of a life lived in service...The amount of dynamic indication in the text makes the script seem almost like a piece of music. The downtown stars...are so at ease with the play’s relentless pace and rhythms that at times they almost seem to be singing.”
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May 23rd, 2019

"'Lunch Bunch' is fully in keeping with Clubbed Thumb’s tradition of adventuresome fare, and is served well by the game eight-member cast of downtown theater regulars, and by Tara Ahmadinejad’s direction. She stages the characters sitting on their ergonomic chairs facing a back wall that has a single shelf, suggesting a row of sterile cubicles...It all feels almost musical."
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