Shapes Like Things, A Soup Play (FringeNYC)
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Shapes Like Things, A Soup Play (FringeNYC)
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Shapes Like Things, A Soup Play (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

93%
(7 Reviews)
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Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Resonant, Funny

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Danny’s dad was a scholar. Danny couldn’t read. Now Danny’s dad is dead. This puzzle of a play explores a dyslexic boy’s struggle to understand his father when words don’t work.

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Member Reviews (7)

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6 Reviews | 3 Followers
86
Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You're interested in set/costume design and art direction. Great staging and storytelling overall. Enjoyable!

Don't see it if You want to see a fast paced play.

1 Review | 2 Followers
99
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like stories about dysfunction and levity in family life and trust issues that come up when trying to make sense of yourself using words

Don't see it if That stuff isn't your thing.. also if you are looking for easy viewing that leaves out risky but insightful acting and production choices

1 Review | 2 Followers
95
Powerful, moving, well acted, smart, thought-provoking

See it if you like family dynamics, thoughtful storytelling and incredible acting.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for a comedy. The show has some wry, funny moments but otherwise is a drama.

1 Review | 2 Followers
95
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Original

See it if you want to see phenomenal actors who beautifully portray the painful journey a misunderstood boy goes through to be close to his father

Don't see it if there's no reason not to see this play! The emotions onstage are raw and captivating. Hurry to see it before it's over!

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Original

See it if You appreciate plays about family relationships. The realistic dynamic between siblings, spouses, parents and children will resonate.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy. It is funny but also bitter, and bittersweet. I had tears a few times.

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1 Review | 1 Follower
90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if You enjoy intelligent theater that is intense, funny, heartbreaking and hopeful.

Don't see it if You want to see something "light." Parts of this play are very funny, but it is not a comedy.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if if you like plays like the Humans or enjoy plays that are "a slice of life"

Don't see it if if your were looking for a fantastical, and end enchanting musical.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 19th, 2016

"The toll of loss on the family is evident in Jillian Crane’s transformation as the mother. Her character grips at the fringes of the family ties and feels completely spent. From the very beginning, Crane never stops fighting; it is powerful and devastating to watch…DeFriend's commitment to taking his time with each discovery allows Emily Sorensen’s words to come alive in a way that make this character and his journey not only accessible, but perhaps even somewhat universal."
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