Part of 59E59's Brits Off Broadway fest, Philip Ridley's dark comedy is about one of the defining social dilemmas of our time: the need for everyone to have a family home. More…
When a young couple is offered an ideal house by a mysterious stranger, it prompts the question: How far would any of us go to get our dream home? A fast-paced, pitch-black comedy, 'Radiant Vermin' is a provocative satire about the housing market, homelessness, and inequality.
See it if You appreciate a brilliant biting satire with incredible acting. You want to leave the theater feeling "wow".
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable having your values questioned.
See it if you want to see wonderful, physical acting, you like topical themes such as the housing crisis and materialism, you have a good imagination.
Don't see it if you are not interested in dark satire, the condemnation of the consumer society, beautiful sets are necessary for your enjoyment of a play.
See it if you want to see something terrible. 95 minutes went by at a glacial pace.
Don't see it if you are planning to see something exciting in the 2016-1027 theatre season. Save your money for that show.
See it if These two actors do it all. I was not expecting anything like this when I saw this show. So kool what they were able to pull off here.
Don't see it if If you don't want to use your imagination. But its so fun to use it and get lost with this show.
See it if You like extremely black comedy. You like absurdist plots acted by just 3 actors.
Don't see it if You can't deal with excruciatingly loud, erratic movement and unintelligible dialogue. You don't like a bare stage No furniture or props.
See it if you enjoy somewhat dark British humor and are not offended by murder; you like over-the-top acting and story line with a relevant message.
Don't see it if You don't like any of the above; you do not like unrealistic story lines.The last "party scene" was waaaay too long, but well presented.
See it if you like dark comedy and intense acting. The storytelling is very satirical, engaging, and has important subtext and social commentary
Don't see it if you were expecting an elaborate production, don't like crude dialogue or dark humor
See it if you'd enjoy a brilliantly performed, scathing examination of our materialistic keeping-up-with-the-Joneses-at-all-costs culture.
Don't see it if you need a sympathetic protagonist in your theatre experience. There are none to be had here!
See it if You would like to see the hard working actors accelerate through the proceedings with humor and determination.
Don't see it if You can't ignore that it is a one joke production, however well staged. Also, is it dark humor, or just judgement free?
See it if you like dark comedy; you want to see what two energetic young actors can do on a bare set; you envy your neighbors with nicer apartments.
Don't see it if you prefer drawing room comedies or plays about relationships.
See it if you want to see an original portrayal of greed and desperation. A young couple agrees to take a free house of their dreams. Then mayhem...
Don't see it if you don't want to know how far you might go to get what you want without considering the consequences. Nothing is free...
See it if you are a fan of Ridley's work, and are a fan of writing (and acting) that pushes past the comfortable.
Don't see it if you need a traditional script and/or genre, or cannot keep with a pace that starts fast and speeds up from there.
See it if you like dark British humor and are not offended by story lines that deal with murder. You like to see two energetic young actors.
Don't see it if You can't stand a bare set and unrealistic story lines. The last party scene was way, way too long.
See it if you want to see three excellent actors grapple with this material. You like artificial, meta thought experiments over personal, real stories
Don't see it if you don't enjoy modern morality plays. If you're already "woke" this play will just get a bit tedious as it problematizes without solving.
See it if You want to meet a likable young couple who will commit execrable acts to obtain their dream home.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy dark humor and are repelled by a morbid solution for achieving one's materialistic desires.
See it if An original show with some dark teists made light, makes you think, great pure acting with no set and changing accents
Don't see it if You don't like ridley, you don't like British comedy, or entirely minimalist shows
See it if You think that murdering homeless people could possibly be funny ; & you appreciate energetic actors who are trying very hard & good staging
Don't see it if You have any sort of a conscience and are not an entitled yuppie.
See it if you have a great imagination as the stage is bare and like physical comedy.
Don't see it if cannot keep up when they play multiple parts in the span of 10 min towards the end. This is the dizzying part.
See it if you like dark and edgy comedies. You like a fast-paced play and don't mind a bare stage. Be prepared for a somewhat confusing scene (bday)
Don't see it if You don't like actors talking to the audience. You don't like a minimalist stage and a bit exaggerated acting
See it if you want to see a thought provoking work wrapped in the guise of an absurdist comedy, brought vividly to life by a great cast & a few props.
Don't see it if you don't like black box theater, allegorical plays, or stripped down theater with a small cast and virtually no scenery.