Popcorn Falls
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Popcorn Falls

Popcorn Falls NYC Reviews and Tickets

(154 Ratings)
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Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

About the Show

In this new Off-Broadway comedy, a small town's survival depends on producing a play in a week. One big problem: no playhouse. Another problem: no play.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (154)

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75 Reviews | 91 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Hilarious, Talent beyond imagination

See it if You love comedy, but with a warm message. You appreciate amazing actors, staging, comedy, multi played roles and just.... go see this now!!

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and rather stay home and miss a spectacular play. Read more

50 Reviews | 14 Followers
A new classic comedy with a big heart

See it if you need a reminder that there is good in the world and that we can still laugh in the theatre. Enjoy a completely entertaining evening.

Don't see it if you can't leave your cynicism at the door and if you don't care for good-natured comedy. Read more

54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy laughing so hard you can barely breathe.

Don't see it if You don’t like comedy. Read more

127 Reviews | 13 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love creative character development and wonderful staging that keeps you on your feet.

Don't see it if you need lots of actors on stage.

738 Reviews | 144 Followers
Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Great acting

See it if Story is funny, two actors playing more than one part. It's alot of Fun.

Don't see it if If you want a serious play. Read more

119 Reviews | 35 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love funny shows where two people play multiple characters like "The 39 Steps," "Murder for Two." Excellent comedic acting, 80 min.

Don't see it if You don't like comedic plays. You like lush sets and many actors.

105 Reviews | 25 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you like comedy in large doses, a talented cast with zingy one liners, clever quick changes of character, fast paced fun for all.

Don't see it if You are not in the mood for light theatre that is silly in nature, very slapstick, like a big old Christmas Panto.

60 Reviews | 23 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you love farce, and great acting: a mind-boggling number of roles played by only 2 actors. Great direction by Christian Borle!

Don't see it if you only like serious drama or musicals. There are some heartfelt moments but not the focus of the production.

Critic Reviews (15)

The New York Times
October 11th, 2018

"Not so much a laugh riot as a laugh scuffle. It’s rare that a play manages to be both predictable and confusing...But as directed by the Tony-winning actor Christian Borle — maybe a bet was lost? — 'Popcorn Falls' is also almost charming...The actors are enjoying the material and enjoying each other and their zippy enthusiasm is reasonably infectious...But art — even flippant, sweet-natured, intentionally farcical art — can stand to be better than this."
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October 8th, 2018

"The most entertaining, and awe-inspiring, parts of this play were during the 'play practice' where Souhrada takes on all of his roles...These scenes are when Souhrada's genius shows through the most...The rest of the plot is pretty straightforward...For a directorial debut, Christian Borle took on a beast. This play required expert direction to be executed properly, and Borle rose to the occasion...'Popcorn Falls' has all of the components required for a hit."
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New York Stage Review
October 8th, 2018

"Heller also has to play the straight man in a story that flirts with sentimentality from time to time, but happily never strays too far off its fundamentally farcical course. Borle keeps the pace brisk and the tone playful...It’s not hard to root for them; at about 80 minutes long, 'Popcorn Falls' never wears out its welcome. In a flash, we’re returned to the real world, grateful to Hindman and Borle and the dexterous performers, and fake vermin, for the reprieve."
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October 17th, 2018

“With Adam Heller and Tom Souhrada, ‘Popcorn Falls’ works valiantly to create a multitude of characters in a very far-fetched story. Unfortunately this is not ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ where the quick changes take your breath away. Mildly amusing, ‘Popcorn Falls’ was not even serving popcorn in the lobby at the performance under review, which might have added to the ambience.”
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Theater Pizzazz
October 8th, 2018

“This is one wacky, fun filled absurd adventurous two-hander...With the clever use of a chalkboard designating scene locations; a piece of this n’ that...we get to meet many of the zany residents of Popcorn Falls. On some levels think ‘Noises Off’...Wackadoodle script...This twosome are a perfect pair of well seasoned actors who transform and move at lightening speed, assuming characters with a wink, accent, walk or speech pattern...Delightful fun."
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October 8th, 2018

"Are all these characters ridiculously familiar? Certainly. Is the plot a mashup of every comic skit we've ever seen? Of course. But none of this takes away from the sheer joy of watching two veteran actors ply their trade under the skilled direction of the multi-talented Borle...While Heller makes Mayor Trundle both believable and sympathetic. Not every joke hits its mark. A few even fall quite flat. But overall, the comic hilarity of this farce carries through until the triumphant end."
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Front Row Center
October 9th, 2018

“An actor’s dream of a play...Charming, funny and clever evening...2 actors play all the roles. They are smashing...Each character is simply but clearly defined. And they have to be because it’s a fast-paced script with the occasional group scene that has the two actors playing multiple characters at once...Borle did a magnificent job in his freshman directing effort..It proved that really, with great acting and writing, and a good pace, you don’t need a lot of extras. Kudos to all involved."
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Front Mezz Junkies
October 19th, 2018

"'Popcorn Falls,' wildly and most wonderfully directed with brilliance and bravado by Christian Borle had me right where the show wants me, because its smarts exist in that very opening messiness, and that hook is precisely what makes this play by James Hindman such a tremendous joy and surprise...For a hilarious comedy, it truly is wonderfully detailed and drenched in emotion while never losing its wink and wet nod to the theatre audience.”
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