Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement
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Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement
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Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
10%
Negative
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Members say
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

About the Show

This world premiere play from INTAR and InViolet Theater explores the thin line between friends and enemies.

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Member Reviews (21)

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712 Reviews | 215 Followers
85
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Quirky, Edgy

See it if Sharply written and performed satire about the relationship between an American man and a Mexican man. Creative and funny.

Don't see it if Avoid if you will be offended by stereotypes or harsh language. Some over-the-top physical humor.

266 Reviews | 60 Followers
60
Banal, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of lame jokes presented through a series of encounters between stereotypical 'neighbors'.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by racial 'humor". The jokes aren't that offensive, but they aren't that funny either. Just not worth the time.

209 Reviews | 89 Followers
81
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Hilarious! It will make you laugh hysterically while allowing you to take a critical perspective on a contemporary political situation.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big budget Broadway show.

209 Reviews | 38 Followers
80
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Great use of humor to explore serious issues of white/latino relations--pertinent but not preachy.

See it if You like the idea of having a serious issue explored in a lighthearted , at times very funny, and always entertaining way.

Don't see it if Your mind is made up and closed on the subject of anglo/latino relations.

148 Reviews | 37 Followers
90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if Excellent writing and acting. Funny, entertaining plot of interplay of American and Mexican neighbors. Laugh out loud with a message

Don't see it if A fun way to explore differences

118 Reviews | 27 Followers
80
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're up for an expertly performed & stylistically adventurous take on contemporary politics; you want to see a wowza ending

Don't see it if you don't do well with high-concept scenarios; if you need your plays to be emotion-driven

74 Reviews | 20 Followers
85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you want to see a fun comedy, unambitious and though not very profound, yet relevant.

Don't see it if you expect great production values (although) there is a pool and it rains onstage... or if you want to see some deep, intellectual work.

33 Reviews | 10 Followers
80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy comedy with political undertones. Dealt with serious racial issues and stereotypes in a humorous way. Enjoyed it a lot

Don't see it if You are easily offended when dealing with stereotypes

Critic Reviews (4)

BroadwayWorld
September 28th, 2017

"Because its performances are so fully rendered and points so wonderfully tackled, one does not realize that 'Neighbors' follows a parroting formula of, 'You know what the problem with you people is? Let me tell you,' until well after the fact. The majesty of what playwright Cubria has accomplished, and the astute hand with which director Moreno has rendered it, is such that it is difficult to fault him for this cheat. The end game is this magnificent production."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 2nd, 2017

“'Neighbors’ is stranded between being a naturalistic buddy comedy and a political allegory, never managing to be funny or pointed enough…The laughs are few and far between; the climax, filled with violence and epithets, feels like a desperate bid for relevance...The actors do their best with characters who are pitched halfway between real people and outright caricatures…But all the good effort involved can't stop ‘Neighbors’ from coming off as an extended, unfunny satiric sketch.”
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TheaterScene.net
September 18th, 2017

"Cubría’s premise is an imaginative and timely examination of class, ethnicity and U.S. hegemony. It’s sustained by well-crafted jokes melded with seriousness, earthy and fierce dialogue, culminating in a ridiculous and chilling denouement...Rodriguez and Blair have a tremendous and palpable chemistry...Director Moreno’s staging emulates the fast pacing and surreal qualities of vintage Warner Brothers cartoons, yet the antics recede to emphasize the sensitive aspects of the play."
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New York Theater
September 20th, 2017

“The stereotypes are deliberately clownish, and the playwright has fun with them…Despite the deliberate stereotyping, the depiction of Joe and Jose does not cause offense, in part because specific biographical details in the script and the two actors’ anchored performances turn them into credible characters, and in part because 'Neighbors' gives us solid if amusing insight into what feels like some genuine cultural differences between the two nationalities.”
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