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Omega Kids

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Slow, Great staging, Absorbing, Intimate

About the show

New Light Theater Project and Access Theater present a new drama about a pair of guys who bond over their shared love of a classic comic book. More…

This is the story of two Michaels who spend a rainy Saturday night on the floor of an unfurnished apartment talking about 'Omega Kids'—a comic book about a ragtag team of teenage superheroes. Between the reboots and retcons, apocalypses and alternate universes, fiction and reality blur as the Michaels test the limits of their new friendship.


Member Reviews (21)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Slow, Great staging, Absorbing, Intimate
74
Avg Score

80
Great acting, Intimate, Resonant, Great staging, Lovely

See it if you like great performances in a naturalistic play that maybe never quite gets where it's going, but the ride itself is very satisfying.

Don't see it if you're more interested in plot-driven plays and big conflict than character exploration and more intimate drama.

12
Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you want to see a nice very very small theater. There is only a front row and it is done in the round.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything to happen in this play. Or if you are bothered by a gay subject matter.

Also great space but horribly written play. This playwright should never be... Read more Read less

68
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like delicate shows investigating life's path and connecting to a person.

Don't see it if you dislike small two-handers. Very little happens, but it's almost poetic.

65
Absorbing, Resonant, Intimate, Aimless, Geeky

See it if You are a geek - you will relate to elements of this so much. You want to just witness an intimate conversation that doesn't go anywhere.

Don't see it if Watching two guys talk is not entertaining enough for you, or you want there to be a point to it all, as opposed to a snapshot of a moment.

72
Intimate, Relevant, Great staging, Slow

See it if You want to see a very close look at two relative (male) strangers getting to know each other in a very small space.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with gay love stories or sitting about one foot away from actors.

75
Funny, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like small, intimate pieces where you're very close to the actors. Also, if you're interested in comics, video games, or LGBTQ themes

Don't see it if you want a big production, much of a plot, or you don't like geeky stuff.

69
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want a free comic book about kids who have superpowers. The acting was good.

Don't see it if You don't like slow plots or teenagers' love and friendships. Nothing really happened during the show; it is the feeling that matters.

70
Slow, Quirky, Refreshing, Intimate

See it if refreshingly real and honest - you are fly on the wall in a tiny room on their 1st date as they verbally "dance" to couplehood or not?

Don't see it if a slow, intimate, purely character-driven piece is not for you

Also The staging and lighting and sound design was an instrumental part of ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Slow

See it if You like two-handers that focus on the "slow burn" rather than an intense climax. You like comic books or watched cartoons as a kid.

Don't see it if You want a show with a lot of action or intense drama. You'll be annoyed by an unsatisfying, open-ended finish.

82
Confusing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You'd like to see a naturalistic play with two characters in a really slow-burning scene in a very unique space.

Don't see it if You don't like experiencing a scene in real time, and are in need of a steeper arc.

77
Clever, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you're a comic book geek, or geek-adjacent. You like tiny shows.

Don't see it if you want a neatly tied-up storyline.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic, Slow, Refreshing

See it if you like cool design elements, connected actors, comic books, theatre in the round, intimate spaces/stories

Don't see it if you like a lot of action/fast-paced stories

60
Slow, Relevant, Excruciating, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in an exploration of the gender spectrum and comic books as metaphor for real world otherness

Don't see it if You might be triggered by mention of sexual assault or you're looking for something light, happy, or fast-paced

Also Great design. The lighting and sound were really wonderful. The writin... Read more Read less

60
Relevant, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you'd enjoy an intimate piece where the audience is able to feel even the most minuscule of emotions and tension between the two characters

Don't see it if you were expecting it to be about superheroes

96
Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if You love smart writing, excellent acting and the exciting juxtaposition of realism and expressionism. Such an intimate experience.

Don't see it if You're looking for explosions or big special effects. Don't be a hero - CALL FOR THE ELEVATOR!

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You want a drama that experiments with how a story is told, and if you like quiet, tender naturalism

Don't see it if you want a big musical, plot driven show, or something risque

100
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if You like mixed mediums. You appreciate intelligent conversations. You enjoy creative spacing and design.

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of action.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like intimate staging, realistic dialogue, beautifully rendered small moments, and comic book culture.

Don't see it if you are expecting big plot twists and high drama.

96
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy sharp writing and delicate acting

Don't see it if you expect a ton of action

95
Great acting, Slow, Relevant, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You consider yourself a nerd and you've ever been in love. If you love beautiful and unconventional production design.

Don't see it if You're not okay with a slow burn or a character-focused drama that doesn't have a lot plot-wise.

96
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You like nuanced performances, bold design choices, and subtle text

Don't see it if You want an action-packed show full of scenery chewing


March 5th, 2017
"We keep expecting the subtext of Mease's guarded dialogue to bubble to the surface, but it never does, making this show feel like an abortive night of romance...This is despite competent performances from the two actors...These layered portrayals still cannot compensate for the fact that the Mic...
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March 7th, 2017
“An insightful view into the feelings of two young men. If you've ever spent a night talking and opening up to another person, you will completely relate to this show. It is charming and honest…Both of these characters are likable, at times sympathetic, and very authentic. ‘Omega Kids’ is a wonde...
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March 7th, 2017
“‘Omega Kids’ holds one's attention for a surprisingly long time...About two thirds of the way in, however, a certain tedium sets in…More a talented attempt than a full-scale success, 'Omega Kids' nonetheless showcases Mease's faultless ear for his characters, as well as his empathy for the lonel...
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March 6th, 2017
"Sarratt and Gonzalez, aided by Jay Stull's direction and Kate Rose McLaughlin's movement, create almost a dance in the way they get close to each other and break apart, building sexual tension...It may not be the stuff of action-packed superhero movies, but I'll take realism over fight sequences...
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