MOVIN' ON UP (FringeNYC)
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MOVIN' ON UP (FringeNYC)
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MOVIN' ON UP (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(22 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
0%
Negative
5%
Members say
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: It's funny-or-die in the graveyard. This absurdist comedy pits a Watchman with a worthless watch against a chatterboxing, handcuffed man and a know-it-all woman in bandaged hands to see who earns the right to move on up.

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Member Reviews (22)

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196 Reviews | 59 Followers
79
Clever, Cliched, Great acting

See it if looking for wonderful acting / direction / textual flow.

Don't see it if looking for real meaning; for me this was less "thought provoking" and more "cliched mumble-jumble".

66 Reviews | 14 Followers
80
Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Surreal, Ambitious

See it if You like quick, funny wordplay, challenging scripts and big ideas.

Don't see it if You don't like having to work to understand complex ideas.

60 Reviews | 11 Followers
39
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you like seeing everything.

Don't see it if you like interesting plots or characters.

45 Reviews | 10 Followers
91
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if You like original plays that are thought provoking and funny.

Don't see it if You're in the mood for a light fluffy play.

12 Reviews | 4 Followers
82
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if Good times and good music

Don't see it if You want to hear original show tunes

5 Reviews | 1 Follower
75
Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Beckett or Anouilh appeal. Fine American take on similar propositions. Mack & Smith particularly impressive. Gorcyca defeated by loud AC

Don't see it if you like your theatre pre-digested and bland

4 Reviews | 1 Follower
71
Romantic, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You like fun fast paced shows

Don't see it if You don’t like the music genre

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Great acting, Slow

See it if You like strong acting

Don't see it if You get bored easily. But it does pick up

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 17th, 2016

"'Movin’ On Up' spends a great deal of time questioning why characters are in the graveyard limbo space that they're in...The simple fact that there is meaning makes this a more optimistic worldview than true Absurdism, and the end of the show leaves a more hopeful taste in your mouth than it might otherwise. It’s certainly not the dark, trivial romp that one might expect from a show that self-identifies with that old nihilistic performance tradition."
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Theater Pizzazz
August 19th, 2016

"Playwright Jeremy Kehoe’s text is reminiscent of a David Sedaris essay. His dialogue is witty, absurd, and unexpectedly endearing...Preston Smith is hysterical as Lewis. His non-stop gabbing makes him the perfect vehicle for Kehoe’s complex dialogue...When considering the small cast and whip-smart dialogue, the play can get weighed down at times by muddy pacing...Regardless, 'Movin’ On Up' is a short, fun romp of a good time. You’ll come for the laughs, stay for the characters."
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