Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
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Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
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Our Dear Dead Drug Lord NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(88 Reviews)
Positive
74%
Mixed
19%
Negative
7%
Members say
Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy, Absorbing

About the Show

In this fierce and feverish world premiere comedy from WP Theater and Second Stage, a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned treehouse to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. 

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Member Reviews (88)

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Quirky, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if A play about 4 girls in high school and pablo Escobar. Story is in itself okay.

Don't see it if Climax of play is in Spanish. Ending is not that good, could have been better.

20
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if When they hand you a paper after that says “Didn’t understand Pablo? Visit www...” you know it’s bad. Absurd, poorly written.

Don't see it if Please don’t waste your time.

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
September 24th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "Paging Pablo Escobar in ‘Our Dear Dead Drug Lord’: Alexis Scheer’s vibrant play about four teenage girls, a Ouija board and a narco-terrorist summons the truly scary spirits that keep us awake at night."
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Time Out New York
September 24th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Scheer’s savage one-act...Under Whitney White’s energetic direction, Samuel and the adorkable Gold mostly serve as comic relief to Berkeley and Jimenez’s ferocious alpha females...It isn't for the faint of heart, but neither is coming of age."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 24th, 2019

"The Moral Downshift of 'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord'"
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Theatermania
September 24th, 2019

"Four Teenagers Try to Exorcise the Patriarchy in 'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord': Alexis Scheer's bacchic spectacle of a play makes its world premiere at WP Theater."
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New York Stage Review
September 25th, 2019

3/5 Stars "'A Schoolgirl Crush Goes Tragically Wrong': Teens idolize Pablo Escobar in newcomer writer Alexis Scheer's offbeat dramedy"
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TheaterScene.net
December 12th, 2019

"While Alexis Scheer's 'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord' may get a little carried away with its conceit, it is the work of a born playwright and a unique new voice. This world premiere play is also very revealing of what girls talk and fantasize about when they are alone."
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Theater Pizzazz
September 24th, 2019

"Scheer seems to have not so much invented characters or dialogue but has simply allowed us to eavesdrop on the monthly get-togethers of our four protagonists."
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Front Row Center
September 25th, 2019

"'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord' explores the capacity for women to reclaim the power to control their own destiny. It is messy, loud, violent, bloody, magic."
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T
December 22nd, 2019

"A stunning and unsettling piece of theatre that will stay with audience members long after the curtain call. The memory will either result in dramatic shifts in understanding or even more dramatic descent into entrenchment of thought."
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