Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon ('Bad Jews,' 'Significant Other') and director Daniel Aukin ('Bad Jews') for this scorching examination of beauty, youth, and sex, starring Idina Menzel. More…
Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who’s 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi’s son. Who’s also 20. And definitely gay. 'Skintight' assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what’s on the inside.
See it if you want to hear Idina whine. It is an embarrassing display of trite, self-indulgent "acting" on the part of everyone in the cast. Dreadful
Don't see it if You love the theater and believe that it is about challenging ideas and engaging with interesting and potentially difficult subjects
See it if you want to see Idina Menzel in a play and a phenomenal performance by Eli Gelb.
Don't see it if you want a show with depth. The message of the show is underwhelming and unsettling. What will be next, a musical version of Pretty Woman?!
See it if You want to see Idina Menzel in action without singing
Don't see it if You want a script with enough context to justify why these people treat each other the way they do. Unlikable. The lot of them.
Also Acting is great, but the script leaves them no favors.
See it if you want to see Idina flex her acting chops. See if you don't want a complex story with complex characters. The plot came off very flat.
Don't see it if if whiney, rich, snobbish characters make your skin crawl. If you don't find humor in the elementary.
See it if You are willing to take a risk on a limited run play. If you can laugh at stereotyped characters, you might enjoy it.
Don't see it if You expect a comedy about family relationships. I blame the director who neglected to make the characters sympathetic and believable.
See it if you like Lucas Hnath/Bruce Norris-style plays that are more about the playwright's ideas vs. characters that resemble real people
Don't see it if it would disappoint you greatly to see Josh Harmon fall out of form. At least he's 3 for 4 but man what a whiff.
See it if you enjoy seeing good actors playing self-absorbed, frequently cruel characters in what seems to me a pointless script.
Don't see it if the message that sex is the total meaning of life is less than intellectually satisfying to you.