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Round Table

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Slow

About the show

Fault Line Theater Company and Anna & Kitty, Inc present this new comedy about pretending to be what you already are. More…

From the show:

Zach is a medieval scholar and devotee of LARP (Live Action Role Playing); Laura ghost-writes romance novels. They meet at the crossroads of the competing realities they create and live in. Round Table is a comedy about pretending to be what you already are.


Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Slow
72
Avg Score

74
Touching, Strong acting, Well-staged, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if you'd like a rom-com w a twist of medieval LARPing. Well-drawn chars. Bro Kay esp'ly likable. Lively, but long for plot. Gd use of sm stage.

Don't see it if you dislike monologues break 4th wall. Or bored by silly,rep'tive medieval scenes. Or want to learn (basic relnship stuff). Gd set. Clever.

55
Slow, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to follow three different stories. Poor direction and some poor performances do not help this production.

Don't see it if you want a more coherent play. This play is still at the workshop stage.

60
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to watch a talented cast of actors deal with occasionally good scenes in the midst of a muddled, dull play.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play that is slow, and confusing. There is potential to the story but it needs some heavy re-writes.

75
The author has actually done her larp research -- the larp humor was actually funny to this larper, Relatable, Funny, Cute

See it if you can empathize with people who can find meaning in taking themselves seriously in a fantasy world; you like rom-coms.

Don't see it if you'll write off roleplaying as "too weird for you" you're bothered by cringe-y romcom humor, or very occasional swearing.

69
Romantic comedy, Enjoyable, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy rom coms, into nerd culture & wanna see a clever show that comments it, looking for a feel good play with funny characters

Don't see it if Looking for something profound or revolutionary, not interested in a male centric play, not interested in dating scene or nerd culture

79
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy geekdom & fandom, a story about a character that navigates life through their passions. Cast of characters are funny and endearing

Don't see it if are looking for something lighthearted. There’s a melancholy to the show.

Also For a show about LARPing, which is a very particular passion people ca... Read more Read less

81
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you care about and understand LARPs, you want charismatic actors who chew scenery, you like romantic sitcom plots

Don't see it if you find romcoms cliche, or don't like actors doing spotlight monologues at the audience, or want more politically charged material

45
Insipid, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if you think my review at http://theaterlife.com/round-table/ may be wrong.

Don't see it if you think I may be onto something with my review at http://theaterlife.com/round-table/

94
Edgy, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you have an imagination. You don't just want to see the usual stuff.

Don't see it if you have a prescriptive attitude towards art or like seeing plays around a couch.

During previews
58
Well cast

See it if Want to see a relationship based play between brothers and also between a man and a woman

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be about LARP

Also My new rule is to see everything that 59E59 does. A month ago I would ... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if want to show support to actors,expected comedy ( it is not, even when advertising say so), like everything that 59E59 theater does

Don't see it if Mix but no match: King Arthur, modern day writer and medieval time consultant, glioblastoma and magic sword, too long and strange ending

Also Zach's brother is very good, funny and caring, only one normal charact... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a story you can just lean back and enjoy without thinking too much. feel it is best for those ages in 20s and 30s

Don't see it if you are easily confused or dislike continual transition between reality and fantasy.

During previews
93
Quirky, Enchanting, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if if you enjoy fun, quirky premises, you want to release your inner geek, you're a Game of Throne fan

Don't see it if you have no sense of imagination

Also Great acting and staging! Actors had to switch between 2-3 different v... Read more Read less

During previews
89
Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting and smart storytelling with heart mixed with medieval-themed fun. Fault Line Theater always does great work!

Don't see it if you don't like quirky love stories


October 7th, 2019
"'ROUND TABLE' at 59E59 Theaters-Clever and Captivating"
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October 7th, 2019
"Vaynberg...has in 'Round Table' written a romantic comedy, a genre that currently seems as extinct as the dodo….A gratifyingly touching light entertainment, 'Round Table' should serve as gilt-edged calling card for some very talented young artists."
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October 6th, 2019
3/5 Stars "'King Arthur Sort of Remembered Then and Now': Liba Vaynberg's play views troubled romance during two disparate eras"
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October 15th, 2019
"The problem with Vaynberg's play, now being given its Off Broadway premiere, in which she plays the lead female role, is that it has so many interlocking plots that it can give you a headache trying to keep them straight. And as all of the actors play two - five roles it is difficult to always k...
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