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Side Effects May Include

From 54 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

About the show

Based on a true story that originally appeared in the New York Times Modern Love column, this solo show offers a comic look at living with Parkinson's. More…

At age 47, Phil's wife is diagnosed with Parkinson's. This sends him on a roller-coaster ride through an escalating mountain of pills, dangerous liaisons, questions of manhood and womanhood, desire, faith, and love. On this ride, he finds himself exploring whether our personalities and passions may be little more than tamper-resistant chemical reactions stirred up in our brains.

All proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.


Member Reviews (54)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Well written, well acted, great pacing, and moving

See it if They want an entertaining, well acted view of living with Parkinson's disease and the side effects of medications

Don't see it if You love the pharmaceutical companies or you are looking for a romantic musical about Viagra

74
Clever, Over the top

See it if Interesting performance and comedic approach to a terrible disease.

Don't see it if Hyper sexuality is the main focus of the show. Too exaggerated. Also, Parkinsons is NOT FATAL. It is horrible .

Also However, because it is degenerative you may die from a fall or pneumon... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You know someone with Parkinson’s and want to learn what it’s like living with it and want to support Michael j Fox’s Charity

Don't see it if You don’t like 1 man shows or are uncomfortable with shows speaking about sex

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Very enjoyable!

See it if you like shows that raise awareness about serious topics in a funny and completely entertaining way.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this show. It was a mix of very personal storytel... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if You are willing to be touched and educated about living with Parkinson’s.

Don't see it if You are closed minded.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if For me this one man show started slowly and I sent until perhaps 20 or so minutes in I started enjoying it. Interesting topic

Don't see it if If you don’t like one man stand up style

93
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if A relevant and eye-opener about Parkinson's disease

Don't see it if You don't have the ability to look at the most debilitating situation with a smiling eye...

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love a good comedy with heart that goes straight through without an intermission.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-man shows or you like an intermission.

70
Cliched, Touching, Quirky, Funny, Stereotypical

See it if You enjoy one-man shows. You enjoy discussions of health care and love done in a humorous way.

Don't see it if You hate one-man shows. You don't like somewhat dated, traditional stand-up tropes. Jokes Parkinson's & other health issues would upset you.

Also I liked that the show told the story of a happy marriage and a couple ... Read more Read less

73
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if You’re interested in how couples deal with adversity with a humorous slant.

Don't see it if You’re interested in deeper content

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Emotionally resonant and very entertaining. A must see if Parkinson's has affected you or anyone you know.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see this.

94
Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if People supporting loved ones with Parkinson's can identify with the struggles. Emphasis on humor as a way of coping.

Don't see it if This is a one actor show and based on one couple's personal story.... deals with coping with sexual issues.

98
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if This is a one-man tour-de-force, it's incredible to watch this actor play so many different parts and with such emotional range. Incredible.

Don't see it if This show is a don't miss, not a don't see.

95
Thought-provoking, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want a serious, funny, intelligent, and thought provoking take on dealing with ANY life changing illness; it’s wonderfully presented.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the reality that comes with coping with a disease like this...however, it’s done so well; give it a chance!

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Hilarious, Profound

See it if A really, smart, impactful show on dealing with serious illness in the family. Funny, well-written and great acting.

Don't see it if It's worth seeing.

91
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Resonant, Raunchy

See it if Very funny and realistic. The story is very relatable on many levels regardless of your life experiences.

Don't see it if If you are easily offended this may not be the show for you


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