Merry Me
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Merry Me NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(178 Ratings)
Positive
79%
Mixed
13%
Negative
8%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy, Funny, Great acting

About the Show

Hansol Jung blends comedy, affairs, angelic quests, and queer themes in a unique new play.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (147)

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318 Reviews | 61 Followers
97
Raunchy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’re not anti-LGBT or an alternative interpretation of Shakespearean work. It was extremely lesbionic and raunchy, yet, clever. I found

Don't see it if Myself laughing and smiling the entire 90-minutes. I’ve never been to a “New York Theatre Workshop” performance before, even though I always Read more

59 Reviews | 12 Followers
91
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a fast-paced comedy with a perfect cast of clowns

Don't see it if you have an issue with raunchy language/situations

68 Reviews | 11 Followers
91
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you celebrate queer women and black joy!! This show was so fresh and funny, with a strong unique voice, i loved it.

Don't see it if you're an old fashioned stick in the mud!!

208 Reviews | 55 Followers
90
Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy a contemporary version of restoration comedy with queer themes, social issues, heightened language & theatrical staging.

Don't see it if you don't like any of the things listed above.

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
89
Engaging, Raunchy, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if interested in lgbtq/lesbian theme in lighthearted storyline. Have fun as quirky characters break the fourth for a more engaging experience.

Don't see it if easily offended by vulgarity, lesbian themes & dislike breaking the fourth wall. Not usually my cup of tea but turned out to be refreshing!

64 Reviews | 10 Followers
86
Refreshing, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like queer characters on stage and seeing familiar archetypes be turned around

Don't see it if You don't like sexual content

98 Reviews | 19 Followers
86
Raunchy, campy fun

See it if It's a comedy. Roll with the punches and you'll have a good time.

Don't see it if I could see people who only want to see "serious" theater or "traditional" theater could be turned off. Read more

93 Reviews | 21 Followers
85
Intelligent, Relevant, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if Raunchy and sophisticated at the same time. The topic is current and deep, yet it was light-hearted and fun. A superb balancing act

Don't see it if You don't like "woke" references. Fast dialogues exhaust you. Or if you cannot stand raunchy, even if it is done rather tastefully.

Critic Reviews (20)

The New York Times
November 1st, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: "It’s a ridiculous, convoluted plot, with only a tenuous logic in its connection to Shane’s orgasmic quest, but there is a gleeful, almost punchy abandon to this play’s dedication to queer female pleasure, embrace of bawdy fun and relish of theatrical in-jokes."
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Time Out New York
October 31st, 2023

“Hansol Jung’s ‘Merry Me’ is a ribald comic paean to lust...The laughs, at least, come nearly non-stop, with help from madcap performances, silly props and loads upon loads of sex.”
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New York Theatre Guide
November 2nd, 2023

“Jung remains the master of wordplay, delighting with dialogue jam-packed with references and jokes; as fun as it is to watch ‘Merry Me’, it will be even better to read the script when published...artistic forces make ‘Merry Me’ an entertaining, energizing, and unmissable queer comedy.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 31st, 2023

“ ‘Merry Me’ has a heart, and it has wit and mischief and plenty of smarts. If only it spent less of its time appealing to our contemporary brand of softly self-flagellating vanity, it might have been merrier still, and riskier, and more free.”
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Theatermania
October 31st, 2023

“This comedic casserole borrows ingredients from ancient Greek drama...yet somehow feels less than the sum of its parts. This is despite some very funny performances and a zippy DIY staging from director Leigh Silverman — both of which reveal the undercooked qualities of the script.”
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Lighting & Sound America
November 3rd, 2023

“Silly Me would be a better title for this loose collection of plot devices and carelessly contrived situations….Jung, whose previous works have skewed toward the dramatic, is in a much airier mood here, putting her characters through all sorts of complications while dropping jokes about The L Word, Shonda Rhimes, Emma Thompson, HBO Go, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But hers is a peculiarly ADHD form of comedy, in which gags vanish on impact, leaving no trace.”
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Talkin' Broadway
October 31st, 2023

“Jung has an original comic voice, and ‘Merry Me’ is a raucous setting for it. Here and there you may roll your eyes at the arbitrariness of everything, or grimace as everyone around you laughs at a pop-culture reference you didn't get. All the same, stick with it. It'll give you the merries.”
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New York Stage Review
October 31st, 2023

“Synopsizing the plot is pretty much pointless. It wouldn’t go far towards revealing a logical storyline. There isn’t one...So, when all is said and done, is ‘Merry Me’ a jes or a no? Jes, it’s a no.”
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