Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
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Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord NYC Reviews and Tickets

(91 Reviews)
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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 (91)

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196 Reviews | 83 Followers
Must see, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in stories about teenage girls dealing with all kinds of issues. The dialogue is glorious and feels totally real.

Don't see it if You would be upset by depictions of drug use, or discussions of difficult topics, or depictions of violence. Read more

59 Reviews | 10 Followers
Riveting, Resonant, Masterful

See it if you like to be challenged!

Don't see it if you can't handle trauma.

82 Reviews | 20 Followers
Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy VERY dark humor and can stomach some grand guignol-style elements. Also if you were a weird troubled teen girl in the aughts.

Don't see it if You can't stomach horror and/or young antiheroines. Read more

422 Reviews | 103 Followers
Macabre, Viceral, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something that will in many ways push you past your comfort zone as an audience member. You enjoy supernatural-thrillers.

Don't see it if You don't have the stomach for some pretty strong violent content. Read more

313 Reviews | 66 Followers
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Edgy

See it if A smart, funny, intelligent play that is well written & directed, with an excellent cast of young actors. Feels fresh, relevant and timely.

Don't see it if If your theatrical tastes are drawn to more traditional works.

724 Reviews | 224 Followers
Lively, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Dizzying

See it if Astonishing play about adolescent girls seeking more power over their lives. Full of symbolism, magic, rituals, gore, & physical energy.

Don't see it if You prefer a more literal story, rather than one where the meaning is presented through symbolism. Blood sacrifice, sex, drugs, abortion. Read more

84 Reviews | 23 Followers
Powerful quartet of amazing & skillful young actresses bring intensity to this solid play ...

See it if you want to experience a sensitive exploration of the angst, grief, inquisitiveness, severity, etc. encompassing the teenage years.

Don't see it if a 20 minute ending, which seriously derails the play, will ruin it for you. I wish it didn't occur because it so very good before that scene

289 Reviews | 55 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Confusing, because of extended spanish sequence, Graphic

See it if You know I had this on my list of plays to see. If you’re a feminist, educated in political/ worldly culture, pro-women, pro-LGBT, non-pious

Don't see it if Not offended by seances, blood, sacrifices, sexual topics, drugs, and know some Spanish- you’ll like this. It was VERY entertaining. All the Read more

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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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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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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