New York | 1h 10m | Already closed

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

From 6 critic and 13 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Original, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious

About the show

One Year Lease Theater Company presents this world premiere about an illicit affair between a high school math teacher and her fifteen year-old student, told through the eyes of the student's cell phone. More…

In 'please excuse my dear aunt sally' the narrator tries to break down complicated human experiences through an order of operations you may remember from middle school. A breakneck journey from pockets to purses, through text messages and photo galleries, 'please excuse my dear aunt sally' takes us inside a unique perspective on human interaction, and tries to unpack some of life's most complex equations.

Wolf Entertainment Guide

"The important thing to remember at 'Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally' is that this oddball play is coming to us from the perspective of a cell phone recounting what has been said and happening...What the play has going for it apart from Armento’s unusual idea is the acting by a very affable cast." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

"If 'Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally' is an overfamiliar tale that doesn't always bother to flesh out its characters, Armento's writing is almost always pleasurable on a line-by-line basis...It doesn't fully convince, yet it's hard not to get caught up in its depiction of a train wreck in the making. By the end, you may even feel the pain of what happens to these foolhardy, yet tragic, lovers." Full Review

Theater Life

"The gifted cast executes the movement and dialogue meticulously, unfortunately the form leaves little room for dramatic conflict and the play comes off as cleverly presented witty exposition." Full Review

Banal, Original, Insipid, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you enjoy stories that are told in unusual ways.

Don't see it if you prefer to see actors doing things rather than having narrators tell you what the actors are doing.

Clever, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You just wanna see it

Don't see it if Your not interested


See it if You like musicals

Don't see it if You hate musicals

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