Plano NYC Reviews and Tickets

(65 Ratings)
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Great acting, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Quirky

About the Show

Clubbed Thumb presents an encore presentation of this new play in which three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (65)

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82 Reviews | 21 Followers
Absorbing, Riveting, Dizzying

See it if You like WEIRD shows that are surreal and funny and touching and dizzyingly-paced.

Don't see it if You don't like surrealism or rapid-fire dialogue. Read more

129 Reviews | 26 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate highly original plays which are expertly acted and directed

Don't see it if You only like traditional plots, and don’t appreciate absurdity an surrealism Read more

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
Exhilarating, Splintered, Chilling, Thrilling, Acute

See it if you like when innovation in the theater is more than flash & cuts to the level of consciousness.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a traditional, naturalistic family play. Read more

541 Reviews | 490 Followers
Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you can!! It's really such a unique piece of theatre that has to be seen to be believed.

Don't see it if you've never been a person. (Oh, you are a person? Go see this show.)

372 Reviews | 84 Followers
Great writing, Clever, Astonishing, Brilliant, Original

See it if you want to see groundbreaking, utterly original material, ​unlike anything you've seen before.

Don't see it if you don't like super fast-paced dialogue, surrealism, magical realism and things that just can't be explained. Read more

140 Reviews | 24 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like imaginative and surrealistic drama about family dynamics, expressed through playful language and acting. Surprising.

Don't see it if You like easy to follow narratives or logical situations. This play challenges your expectations of how relatives interact.

99 Reviews | 44 Followers
The very best kind of head scratcher that will leave you laughing and haunted

See it if you want to see a delightfully strange play that will challenge you and leave you with plenty to think about & theorize for days.

Don't see it if you want to leave a play definitely knowing exactly what it was about and what everything means. Read more

208 Reviews | 39 Followers
Quirky, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want a very innovative kind of play about 3 sisters lives/relationships. The writing is smart/unconventional and the acting is superb.

Don't see it if You are into traditional plays with a clear beginning, an even clearer end and formal/conventional characters.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
April 14th, 2019

"To the women in Will Arbery’s sly, elusive, off-kilter comedy, the male presence is a loud, insistent thing...Mr. Arbery’s script is rich with laugh lines...'Plano' toys with language, form and expectations, and the excellent cast savors its elisions and tonal fluxes. The slight bagginess and perplexity of its second half has to do with problems left unsolved, and how to clearly depict women who define themselves by the male presences in their lives...Still, it has a winning playfulness."
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Time Out New York
April 15th, 2019

"The first 15 minutes of Arbery’s 'Plano' are experimental-theater perfection. They move like lightning. They’re hilarious...If other parts of this high-weird comedy don’t have the same precision and surprise, it may be because the first moments have worked too well...It’s delicious to see a playwright binding genres so confidently (body-double horror and rueful family comedy), but the real pleasure is in how much 'Plano' manages to bend how you perceive reality beyond the proscenium."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 13th, 2019

"Arbery’s wonderfully unsettling 'Plano' is a kind of inside-out play: it goes so far into the uncanny, protean mind’s eye that it comes out the other side, revealing all sorts of disturbing social truths...Silverman, Finn, and Flood feed each other, and feed 'off' each other, with electric energy and precision. They create a pulsing, spinning three-atom molecule at the center of the play, which is as funny as it is powerfully disturbing."
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April 13th, 2019

"Astoundingly, this whirlwind production...maintains its fevered pace to the very end. More plot unfolds in the 75 minutes of 'Plano' than appears in many novels...In his stylized, often hilarious, and just as often tragic way, Arbery presents a vision of life that is just a series of expository scenes...Under Reynolds's careful guidance, the cast executes Arbery's verbal gymnastics as if they were Olympic medalists...Arbery introduces himself as an exciting new voice on the New York stage."
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Front Row Center
May 10th, 2019

“Three sisters...reminisce over 30 years of their lives on their front porch in Dallas...Simple premise. Not so simple next hour as things are not what they seem...There is a plot twist...Pay close attention. This is fast moving. As the audience left the theater, they tried to figure out what had just transpired. Fasten your seat belts and get ready to laugh and be surprised...You will love the play.”
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