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Ring Twice for Miranda

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Members say: Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

About the show

Red Horse Productions presents a dark comedy set in a dystopian society where only the clever survive. More…

In 'Ring Twice for Miranda,' a man known only as Sir rules with a vengeance, but Miranda, a chambermaid, adds intrigue to his life. When Elliot, the butler, is fired, Miranda flees with him into the frightening streets. What will become of them in this challenging world? 


Member Reviews (185)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Quirky
60
Avg Score

52
Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Confusing, Goes nowhere

See it if You want to be confused by an aimless piece that I'm guessing is supposed to be clever because rather than an arc it goes in a circle. Blah!

Don't see it if You have anything else worth doing. The set is interesting. They made pretty good use of the space.

4
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you like to see a show where the characters are uninteresting, the storyline is confusing, boring and stupid.

Don't see it if You like a show that has an interesting plot, characters that have decent dialogue and you actually want to stay awake.

60
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if you enjoy a show which mixes it's genres: comedy, drama, serious, silly, decent acting, overacting.

Don't see it if You like a show which is coherent and knows where it is going.

65
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You'd find a metaphorical and political play interesting. The characters portray various social groups but don't quite hit the mark.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy absurdist or surrealistic drama.

73
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if Interesting concept, slow at times. This in fact may be a glimpse of our future in light of the direction which we are presently headed.

Don't see it if If you enjoy only musicals and crystal clear non ambiguous plays.

60
Bleak, Post-apocalytic, Confusing, Acting is uneven

See it if You enjoy dystopian dramas with a tiny bit of humor.

Don't see it if You like shows that are well-plotted and uplifting.

Also By all means, see this if post-apocalyptic shows are your jam. Persona... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you have nothing to do and you don't mind a play that is a little too long, with some bad acting, that is poorly written.

Don't see it if you want to see a good or fairly good play.

60
Great writing, Intelligent, Slow, Intense, Original

See it if you are interested in a unique and unpredictable show that is well acted and well written

Don't see it if you are not interested in shows dealing with doomsday scenarios and/or shows that are not necessarily happy and light

55
Cliched, Edgy, Confusing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if This was another picture of a distopian post-apocalyptic near future.

Don't see it if It was confusing as to who all these people were and how they came to their power or lack thereof.

Also I found my likes and dislikes of the characters shifted throughout the... Read more Read less

89
Ring and sing!

See it if Existentially inclined. Shades of Beckett, Sartre, Ionesco. Very strong lead. Interesting, efficient staging. Downtown show in midtown venue

Don't see it if Playwright pads running time with supporting characters chatter. Expensive retail ticket.

65
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You want to see another will acted show, that remains a bit confusing all the way through

Don't see it if You want to see something more real, more familiar or are into plays that don't leave you with many questions

71
Confusing, Great acting, Slow, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if slow-moving play is hard to follow, at the end it becomes apparent protagonists are provisional; excellent acting by Kleiger & Merrick.

Don't see it if you only like well written plays; great acting alone will not satisfy you.

55
Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if Post apocalyptic and power dynamics interest you

Don't see it if Good first act but falters in act 2

74
Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Dizzying, Slow

See it if You would like to see a story happened in a non-traditional setting, namely a dystopian society where there are mostly fears and thrillers.

Don't see it if You want everything to make sense. Some plotlines are confusing, the story itself needs more development. But I like Katie's singing!

52
Confusing, Quirky, Uneven, Overlong, Pointless

See it if you like dramas about people stuck in futuristic dystopian societies and enjoy tracking shifting power plays among the characters

Don't see it if paper thin characterizations or plots that strain believability drive you up the wall. Also inconsistent tone shifts...

50
Quirky, Cliched, Overacted

See it if You like aggressive overacting and a play that tries really hard to be both funny and meaningful and fails at both.

Don't see it if Want a plot that isn't purposefully enigmatic in a way that doesn't enhance anything.

51
Banal, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You get a comp or ticket under 20 bucks

Don't see it if You are looking for well written, well directed theater.

Also This just isn't good. You would like to think that MTC has a certain l... Read more Read less

57
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Bland, Quirky

See it if you can make it to the second act which improves

Don't see it if you want something more thought-provoking

69
Confusing, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like offbeat theater.

Don't see it if the play was too long and hard to follow.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like thought provoking topics Good acting

Don't see it if You prefer to see a light hearted play

55
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you like Alan Hruska other works which are better then this one. There are a few moments and the 2nd half is better than the 1st

Don't see it if if you have a problem with choppy dialogue and confusing story matter.

79
Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Slow

See it if you enjoy layered, dystopian stories.

Don't see it if if you get bored easily or are an impatient person.

Also I did not know going in that it was a dystopian story, so I was pleasa... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Entertaining, Confusing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you enjoy spending the first act trying to figure out what is going on.

Don't see it if If you like order and realism.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedy.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of comedy

88
Absorbing, Profound, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if A interesting play about how middle class jobs are disposable. Sadly a near reality if we don't get our politics in check.

Don't see it if If your a tea party Republican and believe that the middle class, service providers and the arts do not bring value in to to our lives.

Also Well written and performed.and directed.... Read more Read less


February 13th, 2017
"This awkwardly plotted 'tragicomedy,' with its sketchy humor and one-dimensional characters, feels like a missed opportunity to deliver some timely satire regarding greed and privilege in the halls of power...The performances here are energetic...Hruska's contrived plot and choppy dialogue, howe...
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February 13th, 2017
"This one is likely to go down as one of the season's real head-scratchers...It doesn't help that the characters behave and speak like no human beings ever seen...Rick Lombardo's production is certainly polished and his cast is remarkably committed, when they aren't mugging shamelessly...'Ring Tw...
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February 12th, 2017
"An almost unbearable two-hour evening...Hruska defuses any potential insight with his quick dips into apocalyptic absurdism, ostensibly in imitation of (or paying homage to) Samuel Beckett...This isn't regimented or coherent enough to be satire. If it's intended as serious drama, its frequent co...
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February 19th, 2017
"Hruska dabbles in existential world-weariness, classism, apocalyptic darkness, the Holocaust, spinning it skillfully, if pretentiously, into a surreal entertainment that induces much head-scratching but is not without its literate pleasures, not to mention fine acting and surprisingly intriguing...
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