Our Man In Santiago
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Our Man In Santiago
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Our Man In Santiago NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(89 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
14%
Negative
10%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

Spies, betrayals, and murder are all on display in this farcical examination of American adventurism

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997 Reviews | 409 Followers
86
Great writing, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like short (90 minutes) comedy dramas. Very well acted and entertaining. Sort of like a great episode of Law and Order. Political.

Don't see it if You want silly and fluffy. This has some comedy to it but it’s a serious show. It’s about a true political event so if you hate politics…?…

434 Reviews | 127 Followers
60
Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you are aware of what went on in Chile in the Allende era. Otherwise a lot of the plot is lost.Two Chileans in our audience stormed out ,

Don't see it if you want a lot of laughs. Plot twists were the best part of the show, although acting, staging and set were very good. Nice venue

433 Reviews | 66 Followers
50
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you like amateur theater, this might be for you.

Don't see it if you are looking for , as advertised, a comic spy thriller, it is none of the above.

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393 Reviews | 70 Followers
29
The very few potentially funny moments are lost, Really feel sorry for all involved, Avoid, Community theatre fodder at best, 95 boring and painful minutes

See it if Don't. Just don't. Unless you need a nap.

Don't see it if You have even the most moderate of standards. Read more

395 Reviews | 56 Followers
75
Funny at times, Political satire, Lighthearted, Silly farce, Good acting

See it if you like silly farces, political satire, good acting, lightweight "fare" and some laughs.

Don't see it if you favor realism, non-subtle humor and serious examinations of politics, people and their emotions.

282 Reviews | 142 Followers
78
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Set in the 70ies, the comic spy thriller is abt how some CIA agents are trying2overturn the democratically elected Chilean leader Allende.*

Don't see it if You don't believe that all the above is funny, nor dou appreciate audience members(plants?)laughin&clappin@the wrong time&xthe wrong reason. Read more

314 Reviews | 28 Followers
85
Great staging, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to be entertained by wonderful actors playing CIA operatives.

Don't see it if you don't like farces.

302 Reviews | 34 Followers
73
Clever acting, Great set design, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like farcical spy thrillers, good acting and sets. I wanted to like it more but it was thin on content and dragged

Don't see it if You want factual in depth content about Allende and the political situation in Chille at that time

Critic Reviews (5)

Talkin' Broadway
September 16th, 2022

"Overall, there is plenty here to enjoy, so much so that the missteps disappoint."
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TheaterScene.net
September 19th, 2022

Mark Wilding’s "Our Man in Santiago" is billed as a “raucous political farce” but it is neither loud and noisy nor hilariously funny. Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 1974 article in Harper’s Magazine concerning the CIA involvement in the death of democratically elected President Salvador Allende, the play supposes that the CIA had operatives in Santiago ready to kill Allende when General Pinochet launched his coup that took out Allende’s government and democracy in Chile for the next 16 years. While Charlie Mount, who also directed LA’s Theater West production in 2021, keeps the play bubbling along, the one-dimensional characters and the lack of real farcical stage business diminish the play to an overly long attempt at satire.
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Front Row Center
September 19th, 2022

"The play is billed as 'A raucous political farce…' There was nothing raucous or farcical about the performance I was at. It was as if the entire production had been submerged in thick mud."
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Stage Buddy
September 16th, 2022

"'Our Man in Santiago' is a freeing and riotously entertaining night at the theatre."
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Off Off Online
September 22nd, 2022

"If you like political satire with a twist of espionage, look no further than Mark Wilding’s new play, 'Our Man in Santiago'."
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