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Meaningful Conversation

From 47 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Funny

About the show

In New Light Theater Project's world premiere drama, two Queens neighbors coexist as intimate strangers until an unexpected occurrence forces them together. More…

During a blackout, new neighbors David and Nat engage in unusual conversation and wind up revealing more about themselves than they intend. Two years later, they are thrust back into each other lives when a domestic dispute erupts in their building, forcing them to reexamine their initial encounter in unexpected ways. 

Member Reviews (47)


Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Funny

Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Well acted, Not always plausible

See it if you like dialogue heavy shows about millennials performed by good young actors.

Don't see it if you have little patience for so much talk & some unlikely plot developments.

Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if If you are interested in singles coping with life in the big city. Some bright spots however the focus is lost to meaningless banter.

Don't see it if Do not see if you are interested in musicals.

Boring, Good acting, Relevant, Too long & slow, Just misses

See it if you like plays about single people attempting to cope with relationships and life in present day urban NYC.

Don't see it if you dislike plays that contain tediously long conversations that tend to be boring in order to "flesh out" characterizations.

Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you want to see a show with a decent performance by actors portraying dysfunctional losers with problems not clearly explained

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a great plot and very believable situations

Also The 1st act, taking place during a NY blackout years ago, moved along,... Read more Read less

Banal, Slow, Good acting, Good staging, Interesting

See it if You want yo see a play that is to see a slice of NYC life about 20 somthings.

Don't see it if If yoi arr opposed to seeing sceens containing sexuality

Banal, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You like convos generally, but not too deep ones.

Don't see it if You're expecting thought-provoking dialogue.

Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like traditional "living room" dramas, and want to see a show that plays with this trope in intriguing ways, you like great sets + light

Don't see it if you're irritated by the manic pixie dream girl trope, you prefer experimental and groundbreaking theatre

During previews
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You have nothing else to do

Don't see it if You have anything else to do

During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are willing to sit through two hours of banal conversations and not so meaningful!

Don't see it if you don't like small plays with small characters in a small setting with small resolutions. Ugh!

During previews
Cliched, Banal, Wordiy, Overly long, Slow

See it if You want to see good actors reciting ho-hum dialogue with some adolescent game-playing.

Don't see it if You don't like cliched bantering and stereotypical characters.

Also The actors did the best they could with the material. Very long first ... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like naturalism, very character driven new plays. A well crafted set. Some good acting, by the upstairs neighbor in particular.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that have a lot of unnecessary dialogue, or you want more from the ending.

September 12th, 2018
“This is a play that I needed a night to sleep on before I could fully process what I had seen. The two acts, at first, seemed to be disconnected...’Meaningful Conversation’ is raw and real. It depicts a snapshot of life like I've never seen on stage. It shows intimate relationships between pairs...
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September 13th, 2018
"We find ourselves in anticipation throughout Act I waiting for something more that might be the reason why we want to sit through Act II. Sadly, we are disappointed in hoping that the conversations will actually be more meaningful...Director Anais Koivisto elicits some good performances but prob...
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September 14th, 2018
"Directed with a slightly messy but intriguing dynamic, 'Meaningful Conversation' attempts to dissect the intimate interactions that a blackout erupts upon when two strangers who are also neighbors reveal more about themselves than they ever wanted...'Meaningful Conversation' drives forward with ...
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September 13th, 2018
"It takes quite a while before there are a few moments of rare meaningful conversation in this new play, and it ultimately ends with gimmickry. But holding interest throughout are excellent cast members who provide a feeling of watching real people...Our experience with the characters presented u...
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