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Relentlessly Pleasant

From 1 critic and 25 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the show

Tongue In Cheek presents this world premiere comedy about women, work, and knowing when to lean in. 

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It's the eve of the launch of a new, all-female co-working space, HER(E) SHE. As the staff prepares for its big day, a series of calamities threaten to derail their hard work.



85
On Stage Blog

“A compelling, well-written play. It does a very fine job at exploring issues of sexual harassment, and what it means to be a feminist in 2018, on a very human level, and does so with an excellent balance of both light humor and potent drama. Starts off a bit slow, and there are some mildly unnecessary scenes...However, you forget about that by the time of the play’s emotional climax...One of the most wonderfully written plays focusing on this issue.” Full Review


88
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a play that deals with harassment in a sensitive way. Very relevant.

Don't see it if You prefer larger theaters or musicals or if you don’t want to understand harassment and the impact it can have

85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy seeing a cast of basically all women pointing out the obvious flaws of society.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy comedy... or laughter...

85
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You enjoy watching a female dominated play that handles issues in todays age.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays... or women...

80
Very entertaining, Great set / clever video-screen use, Excellent ensemble / serious & quirky, Absorbing / compelling / emotional, Well-written / humorous / diverse / relevant

See it if you want to experience a relevant well-written serio-comedy, supported by a strong cast, some of whom play multiple roles.

Don't see it if there's even a drop of misogyny in you. It's all women here, & the only male character turns out to be trouble for the new company.

Also Great black-box theater experience.... Read more Read less

78
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Dated

See it if you like timely issues from today's headlines, but it takes a single dimensional approach

Don't see it if you want a compelling plot, a lot of the jokes fall flat and it feels a bit gimmicky

59
Embarrassing first act, improves in the second

See it if If, like many who attended, you are acquainted with the cast or writer.

Don't see it if You find characters of apparently zero intelligence an embarrassment to women everywhere.

Also While the second act is more interesting, overall, the behavior of the... Read more Read less

49
Indulgent, Banal, Excruciating, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you want a feminist show on feminist issues.

Don't see it if if you want a true funny play. jokes fall on a thud. it is not linear, it is choppy and all over the place.

40
Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you know someone involved.

Don't see it if you want a well balanced script. The drama and comedy don't balance each other out.

Also The characters are archetypes, and don't feel fleshed out or real. Som... Read more Read less

35
Disappointing

See it if You want to support small Theatre Companies. You want to support a play with a feminist message.

Don't see it if You want a compelling plot. Theres very little plot. Many jokes fall flat, very gimmicky.

92
Thought-provoking

See it if You're looking for a funny and thought-provoking comedy set in the modern workplace.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals.

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if If you're a woman, or a man, or human. See it if you want a thoughtful, witty, engaging dive into the experiences of women in modern offices

Don't see it if If you hate laughing, or thinking, or both.

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you care at all about feminism, are angered by the current political climate, and you like to laugh.

Don't see it if you are dead? Everyone should see this whether they are right, left, or center.

100
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Timely

See it if You're passionate about equality in the workplace, and everywhere else.

Don't see it if You hate excellent live theater.

100
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you care about women, or you work in an environment with women!

Don't see it if you think the old patriarchal way is the way...

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Relentlessly Pleasant is a show for everyone. Timely and funny work related office comedy.

Don't see it if No reasons not to see it!

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see a a funny and tragedic take on the #metoo movement in corporate america.

Don't see it if if you struggle with laughing in the face of another person's despair

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want an amazing play, great writing, and great acting. We went with friends and enjoyed our evening of being Relentlessly Pleasant.

Don't see it if you're a boring person.

100
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Relentlessly Pleasant is a smart, funny, and moving look at what it means to be a woman in the workplace. Timely and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if You hate women.

97
Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Great staging

See it if The cast is one of the best I’ve seen in Off Off Bway... funny, evocative, compelling! I want it to transfer to a bigger venue. So timely...

Don't see it if Honestly, I loved it. I’m going to bring a group of women from my office. Some use of the “f” word, so if that bothers you...

96
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if This is a tautly told tale of women at a crossroads with their quests to “have it all”... brava to the company for really saying something!

Don't see it if You want a mindless comedy.

Also I am going to see it again before it closes!!!

95
Absorbing

See it if This show really captures what’s happening right now in our world, women speaking up and pushing back! And it’s funny! Outstanding cast!!!!

Don't see it if You don’t care about women’s rights! :/

92
Riveting, #relentlesslypleasant

See it if You want to see a reasonably-priced comedy with outstanding cast and something to say about the state of teh world and women!

Don't see it if You like a lot of razzle-dazzle. It's a small black box theater.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if I stumbled upon seeing this show -- went with a friend who knows someone in the cast. It was friggin' awesome! So funny and moving!

Don't see it if It is about working in an office, so if you want an escape from your work life, maybe don't see this show?

Also The cast was phenomenal and it's very cleverly staged and moves fast. ... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like a play with twists and turns! I gasped a couple of times and also laughed at how work and ambition was portrayed onstage.

Don't see it if You prefer drama or Shakespeare. This is a contemporary piece with a lot of humor and heart.

Also The cast was nearly all women. I really liked how diverse they were. ... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Incredibly timely for today's discussion of women in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, but it doesn't take a one-dimensional approach.

Don't see it if Hard to imagine disliking it. It's a comedy but also a thought-provoking piece, so if you're looking just for easy laughs, this isn't it.


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