No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh
No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh

No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

About the Show

A tailor faces mortality and urges her apprentice to continue her legacy amid an upending visit.

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Member Reviews (10)

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434 Reviews | 143 Followers
Sort of peculiar, Soothing, Contemplative, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you’re not trendy (this play isn’t a crowd pleaser & neither are u). U long for retirement, know you’ll enjoy your 60s > your 30s.

Don't see it if in your 20s or long for that age when one believes life/self-efficacy can’t begin until coupled; unintrstd in the spinster/bachelor’s legacy Read more

1013 Reviews | 301 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like character studies - here one contemplating ending a career and another starting a new life, with nice scenes over a short period.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of action - this is mostly talk between the two main characters with interruptions of a former partner and others.

324 Reviews | 38 Followers
Disappointing, Banal, Well acted, Slow

See it if You like small productions with lots of talk and little action or plot development. A few good lines that lost their zing

Don't see it if You want Chemistry between the actors or nuanced story

615 Reviews | 67 Followers
Interesting start. banal pretentious finish.

See it if You want to see new shows that the New York Times likes.

Don't see it if You want a good well written play.

128 Reviews | 16 Followers
Uneven, Muddled, Disappointing

See it if you want to gain insight into what an aging, hard-working, dedicated woman has to say about her life experiences and her future

Don't see it if you want a coherent exposition. Read more

424 Reviews | 83 Followers
Disappointing, Insipid, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if If you are interested in vague dramas with limited focus

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of overly long unfocused dramas with annoying uneven Russian accents. Requires editing and clarity.

14 Reviews | 2 Followers
Uplifting, Uncomfortable, Thought provoking, Good acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy relationship stories and a gentle unfolding of backstory.

Don't see it if threats of violence and people different from you are difficult for you.

9 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like character led dramas with strong leads. The acting was the highlight here. Solid staging and set are also notable.

Don't see it if The show does deal with one's fate/mortality and how to wrap up a life's work.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
September 13th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: "Directed by Rory McGregor...with a bit less atmospheric poeticism than the script aims for — ‘No Good Things’ is interested in what it means to lose a business that has quietly woven itself into the fabric of a neighborhood. That’s a resonant concern these days, as so many urban storefronts sit vacant.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 10th, 2023

“The play, however, asserts its own straightforwardness inside its muddled gothic trappings: It’s not really a full-fledged metaphysical drama, but it’s a decent character study.”
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Lighting & Sound America
September 11th, 2023

"As played by the always-welcome Kellie Overbey, Agata is a steady source of crisp, acidic amusement. A Russian tailor operating out of a shop in Queens, she is both a wizard of her craft and a kind of Slavic Ann Landers, handing out bitter life lessons culled from her own dark history… The playwright's obvious affection for her protagonist has left her dramatically tongue-tied, however. This act of homage is little more than a series of brief episodes designed mostly to give Agata plenty of room to opine outrageously and demonstrate her considerable psychological armor."
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September 13th, 2023

This is an admirable level of research but the side characters, Janice and Vlad (T. Ryder Smith of "Underneath the Lintel"), are more compelling. Vlad is mentally ill and obsessed with Agata. How did he get this way? Based on a flashback scene he used to be a functioning member of society. Now he's showing up at Agata's shop unwashed and in his underwear; Smith's acting is so strong you can practically smell the B.O.
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Front Row Center
September 11th, 2023

“ ‘No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh’ is thought-provoking, tender, economical, at times funny, sometimes sad, poignant, and always accessible and engaging...I hope this show lives beyond its initial run, it deserves to be seen by a wider audience.”
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