Orion NYC Reviews and Tickets

(92 Reviews)
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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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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

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.

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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