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

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(7 Reviews)
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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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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.

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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

Critic Reviews (1)

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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