Orion NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(92 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
13%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

About the Show

Ruddy Productions presents this world premiere drama about Sam and Gwen, a couple that can’t quite make their relationship—or their breakup—work.

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Member Reviews (92)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
65
Likable, uninspiring rom-com

See it if you love plays about youthful relationships; both couples are right out of college. Should be more: more funny, profound, insightful, moving

Don't see it if you want a polished work. The script needs cutting, altho there are good moments, esp'ly the end when the monologues come together. Read more

563 Reviews | 195 Followers
84
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want a relationship drama that goes beyond the cliches . You want realistic, complicated feelings about falling in & out of love.

Don't see it if You hate relationship dramas. You want simple romance & a happily ever after.

464 Reviews | 101 Followers
50
Fluffy

See it if you want a safe cute play that will may you say "I have felt like that at some point in my life with a boy/girl" they did a nice job in the

Don't see it if end, tying everything up. If you are looking for something different you will be underwhelmed. This was very fluffy and the acting was bad

431 Reviews | 132 Followers
79
Entertaining, Story was nicely told and a cut above a standard rom-com., Good acting, Efficient staging

See it if Like to explore relationship dynamics & don't care if story is about college age /early 20's folks. Cast is young/able, writing rings true.

Don't see it if You can't sit on really uncomfortable chair for 90 mins, don't like shows in a tiny space, want everything light, don't like profanity. Read more

427 Reviews | 127 Followers
75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Cliched

See it if you enjoy black box presentations, up close and personal, about falling in and falling out of young love; the ins and outs of relationships

Don't see it if you've been there before - nothing new here, but well done (omit the last scene please) and talented cast. The chairs were indeed the worst. Read more

360 Reviews | 101 Followers
80
Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If like to see the "good guys" win after being torn apart emotionally. 5 extra points for Simone Serra's monologue-worth the admission $s.

Don't see it if Your old enough to know how these situations almost always turn out and unwilling to indulge in the fantasy.

349 Reviews | 58 Followers
73
Earnest, Slightly flimsy, Some good acting, Tiny but effective production

See it if A relationship dramedy with 2 characters who attain insight into themselves and their relationship and 2 who do not. Intimate at times,...

Don't see it if ...banal at others. Sam character is well-acted, Abby character does develop, the others less successful. A bit like a student production.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You want to see a play about two couples on their romantic journey and where it takes them. The ups, down and ins and outs of romance.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a romantic play. You don't believe in love and heartache and breaking up and finding new love. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

The Observer
February 22nd, 2017

"The actors have charm. The play, written by Matthew McLachlan and economically directed by Joshua Warr on a stage the size of a Kleenex, bursts with interesting ideas about relationships that are young but insightful. But the ideas in 'Orion' have been around before."
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Theatre is Easy
February 20th, 2017

"While the scenes of this play can be quite dramatic and sentimental, they are anchored by monologues...The lines delivered in these moments are the most insightful and well-written in the play and add depth and breadth to a play that might feel like a flimsy romantic drama without these looks into the characters’ interiors...Overall, 'Orion' is an entertaining and engaging play that captures the intense emotions and confusion that accompany young love."
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Theater In The Now
February 21st, 2017

"Matthew McLachlan has a colloquial way about his words. His dialogue is snappy and deliberate. The characters he has crafted are clear...Where the piece did struggle a bit was the structure...The characters are relatable. It’s a testament to his writing. Director Joshua Warr took the baton and brought the best, and worst, out of the characters, guiding the company to find the heart, humor, and anguish within each."
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Off Off Online
February 20th, 2017

"The theatrical lovefest dishes out more than sweet nothings. Indeed, this playwright’s first full-length production serves up handfuls of hearty truths. As humorous and poignant in the ensemble scenes as it is painfully honest in its pensive asides by each character in turn, this new work by a young playwright navigates the light and the dark sides of that crazy thing called love with impressive depth...Kudos to the cast for elevating McLachlan's script even further."
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