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Pete Rex

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Disappointing

About the show

Part comedy, part absurdism, part horror, this new work tells the story of Pete, a small town, Midwestern guy and a vicious, yet oddly smooth-talking Tyrannosaur named Nero. More…

'Pete Rex' is a wholly human story about depression and the choices a young man makes in a fruitless attempt to remain insulated from the fragility of life, and how those very choices ironically lead him, his loved ones, and the world directly into the jaws of mortal danger.

Member Reviews (10)


Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Disappointing
Avg Score

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy absurdist plays with a point of view; acting was fine, dino costume hilarious, ending wraps it up nicely.

Don't see it if you can't abide absurd plots with strange characters, a bit of edgy violence, make-believe. You are not a dinosaur fan.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a small entertaining show that is experimental but also very accessible and easy to follow in narrative.

Don't see it if you can't suspend your disbelief with all the absurd twists & turns. The second act gets particularly weird, but don't take it too seriously

Funny, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to watch gifted actors attempt to breath life into a poorly constructed, tone-confused script.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a promising idea delivered poorly through uneven pacing and confusing, inconsistent intent.

Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if Usually I wait for the second act if the show shows some promise of getting better. Sorry I didn’t leave at intermission this time.

Don't see it if Your looking to be entertained.

Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you like a quirky play about young people today

Don't see it if you are looking for polished drama

Banal, Excruciating, Slow, Cliched, Quirky

See it if Like childish silliness attempting to be philosophical. The Rex character was very good.

Don't see it if Like well put together plays that move along quickly.

Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy quick witted humor, genre-blending surrealism, and committed performances from a small cast of masterful performers!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy horror/comedy/absurdist pieces or can't identify with the feeling of being stuck in a bad situation or left behind by life.

During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Refreshing

See it if you are a dinosaur enthusiast! This Jurassic-Park-themed rollercoaster leaves you guessing at every new genre turn.

Don't see it if you don't like elements of absurd, video games and Millennias.

During previews
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like a completely original story, an absurdist situation that is at once funny and totally understandable, a poingant conclusion

Don't see it if you don't like dinosaurs or don't want to use your imagination, it's not kitchen sink drama

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Imaginative, Quirky

See it if you are a gamer, under 35, (over 35), and are looking for a new imaginative play, and enjoy the mildly absurd.

Don't see it if you don't like dinosaurs, don't want to use your brain or demand literal representations on stage.

Also Imaginative new play (seen during early previews). Lighting and sound ... Read more Read less

February 16th, 2018
"Ingeniously melds modern and prehistoric themes. This is an affecting, yet entertaining show that features creative staging and an excellent cast...Captivating and sometimes insightful story about survival and the fragility of humankind...The three actors master their roles as they ...
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February 16th, 2018
"Intentionally ridiculous, a mass of B science-fiction movie tropes...That the premise of 'Pete Rex' is purposely absurd doesn't prevent it from becoming tiresome...There's a fatal disconnect with the real world; even in a glorified comedy sketch like this...Thompson tries to drag in a bevy of se...
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February 15th, 2018
.“Unpolished yet intriguing…Be warned: before you get to the intriguing part, you will need to suspend your disbelief for a long time…After intermission, things start to make a kind of absurdist sense...The most creative element is Winheld's gloriously outlandish and absolutely committed performa...
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February 15th, 2018
“Stultifying on every narrative level…The twist ending can be seen for miles and definitely does nothing to redeem what has come before…Mr. Thompson peppers his tiresome and unsatisfying scenario with attempted Neil Simon-style stylings that flit by with little effect…The strident performances su...
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