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Made in America

From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant, Refreshing, Absorbing

About the show

After decades of absorbing American pop culture, two Malaysian writers set out to write the perfect American film. Can these two Malaysians convince America that they are more American than apple pie? It’s go time! More…

In countries all over the world, very different people share the same dream: The American Dream. They don’t just want to live like Americans: they want to BE AMERICAN. Low on sleep, high on caffeine and short on time, these two dreamers must find common ground quickly if they are to achieve their pursuit of identity, fame, and fortune.

Please note: the production contains adult content, including: prop firearms, gunshot sounds, violence, and explicit language. The performance will extend beyond the stage, and some guests will be asked to move during the show. 


Member Reviews (16)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant, Refreshing, Absorbing
75
Avg Score

84
Surprising, Entertaining, Intelligent, Delightful, Funny

See it if One screenwriter strives to write an American hero without clichés; the other edits what he can to make the script sellable.

Don't see it if your taste is for more caustic satire. This is actually a thoughtful, ambitious premise but it goes down easy.

Also A great idea and great show. There are a lot of standup quips througho... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that are about cultural difference and how US culture is perceived abroad.

Don't see it if You don't like two drink minima.

2
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you enjoy the sensation of nails on a chalkboard.

Don't see it if you were expecting to see a well written, exciting, and funny tale about a the entertainment business with a new twist because this isn't it

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are interested in exploring race& immigration issues but are tired of victim stories & enjoy layers

Don't see it if If you are hearing difficulties or would not enjoy a nightclub setting. That attracted me but not for everyone.

72
Romantic, Slow, Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like to laugh, have a good time. There is drama, music, dancing, funny remarks about American culture from point of two Malaysian artist

Don't see it if You want serious play, heavy accent , minimum food/drink order bothers you (although it is a great venue)

84
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You care about “American’s identity/image through foreign eyes”; a satire smartly staged in a restaurant/bar; partly moving, mostly funny

Don't see it if $12 minimum bothers you; a montage of many cliched stereotypical dialogues/plots (but somewhat works at the end); high cold stool hurts ass

86
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like a fun immersive dinner theater experience. Unique story telling with musical numbers by a diverse talented cast. Great for a date !

Don't see it if you prefer conventional theater/serious play, or have pay for food/drinks... as there is min. required purchase but the selections are good.

55
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You are forgiving and would just enjoy a nice night out at this venue. If you would like some humor and to see some fun performances.

Don't see it if You are expecting something insightful about race, Americans, Hollywood, and everything else they make it out to be in the advertising.

Also I was really disappointed. The worst thing about it was that you never... Read more Read less

91
Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you need an uplifting cultural experience that is clever and spot on, exceptional performances and writing, great design and staging.

Don't see it if you are not in the mood for a uplifting experience that involves the exploration of racism and immigration, americas laughs at itself.

79
Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like spoofs, you like actors in the audience, you like camp

Don't see it if You want something serious and slick

Also A super fun night of entertainment, making some points but not hammeri... Read more Read less

69
Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to be in a classic nightclub setting where an unconventional gaggle of actors embed themselves in the audience to create mayhem

Don't see it if This show could only work in Joe's Pub which is why I went. Some dialogue was inaudible due to improper placement of mikes.

80
Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the political climate around immigration. The plot is non linear and very creative.

Don't see it if You like a typical straight play. It’s not staged on a stage, it’s throughout the audience.

100
Resonant, Hilarious, Edgy, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want see a fun campy show with heart and intelligence. Such an unexpected format and so delightful. What a wonderful show!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with exploring very light race themes and stereotypes

90
Irreverent, Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky, Immersive

See it if … you want a refreshing night of unexpected entertainment. Use of humor to explore societal issues. Great staging and nice slow reveals.

Don't see it if … you can't laugh at common American stereotypes, or are unwilling to see America from the eyes of foreigners

80
Smart, Relevant, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy socially conscious art and are interested in contradictions inside our experience of the US

Don't see it if You would be offended by social commentary

100
Relevant, Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see a theater experience redefined and if you are up to speed with politically savvy work

Don't see it if Can't really think of a reason one would not want to watch this show. I guess the 2 drink minimum could be a deterrent


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