Old New Year
Closed 1h 30m
Old New Year
60

Old New Year NYC Reviews and Tickets

60%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
29%
Mixed
54%
Negative
17%
Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Lost & Found Project presents a new multidisciplinary theater piece exploring a mosaic of interrelated personal stories, relationships, and struggles faced by New Yorkers trying to find their way.

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Member Reviews (24)

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Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if You want to see something very different. You are open to new things. You don't expect a play with depth.

Don't see it if You are not interested in what some might call experimental theater. You like traditional theater.

70
Convoluted, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You enjoy experimental theatre with clever staging and an enthusiastic cast, but an unengaging plot.

Don't see it if You can't take non-linear plots, or uncomfortable seats, lights in your face and poor sightlines for long periods of time.

Critic Reviews (3)

BroadwayWorld
May 5th, 2017

“Unfortunately, all this talent, passion, and raw intelligence finds inadequate outlet in ‘Old New Year’s’ chaotic, disparate stories…The characters are not wholly unsympathetic or without depth...There are simply too many subplots insufficiently integrated for us to become invested in any of them…The standard of coherence may be less stringent in experimental theater, but a production still has to work as theater, and ‘Old New Year,’ sadly, doesn't.”
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Pop Dust
April 30th, 2017

"Actors gamely throw themselves into the text, and are able to elicit a reaction from the audience, however the lack of a compelling narrative leaves them with a Sisyphean struggle...There seems remarkably little at stake, and little or no reason to root for any of the characters...'Old New Year' is never able to rise above its status as a thoughtful experiment. It is not a disaster, but neither is it the life-changing, genre-defying work it seems to set out to be."
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May 1st, 2017

"The story doesn’t resolve or grow much, but its characters mostly feel authentically dramatic and interesting...Can’t quite decide if it’s a way for members of the community to reckon with its own dynamics or a way to represent this community to the rest of the world...Definitely veers a little into weird-for-weirdness sake, but a redeemable amount. The various story lines are unfocused, but its characters come to life. It won’t cause epiphanies, but its characters make for enriching company."
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