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Skintight

From 288 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (288)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking
77
Avg Score

During previews
94
Funny, Great writing, Must see, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if Very contemporary. Grt acting. Extremely funny. Do not miss. Worth a 2nd visit..Best show produced at this venue in many yrs.

Don't see it if No reason to skip this one. Bravo around entire production. I dislike almost everything, so this is very exemplary.

During previews
87
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if like plays, Idina Menzel's theatre roles, Joshua Harmon plays

Don't see it if don't like plays

During previews
85
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays about family, relationships, and love dynamics, with humor balancing the more thought-provoking parts.

Don't see it if you don't like plays set in one place, and/or have a problem with relationships between same-sex people and a huge age gap.

Also Although is a 2-hour-long play, time flew. The script is so well balan... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Funny, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You love Idina Menzel. And want some laughs.

Don't see it if You want to be emotionally vested in characters and have a satisfying theatrical experience.

During previews
72
Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like Idina Mendel, small theaters, cliched gay characters

Don't see it if You expect idina menzel to sing

During previews
75
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy or get intrigued by an absolutely crazy plot.

Don't see it if You cannot stand a play with a fairly crazy plot, and you enjoy less contemporary theater.

Also Second act is predictable.... Read more Read less

During previews
81
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if Looking to be entertained for two hours. Idina is a natural for the role. There are fantastic one liners in the play, delivered flawlessly

Don't see it if Uncomfortable with gay themes or looking for profundity. The play borders on raunchy, but keeps you guessing as to what will happen next

During previews
82
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Brings to light many family issues and values regarding gay relationships. See it if you love Idina Menzel

Don't see it if you don't like some cursing and if LGBT issues bother you

During previews
90
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are a fan of Joshua Harmon; his writing is excellent. The topics he chooses are interesting and topical. Thought provoking play.

Don't see it if You like light fantastical plays.

During previews
75
Great acting, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Humorous, Relevant

See it if you want to see some fantastic actors deal with some very relevant issues and enjoy dark humor.

Don't see it if you want an engrossing plot or have issues with scantily clad actors

During previews
77
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You enjoy plays thought provoking and comedrama. Indina Menzel

Don't see it if Nudity, cougar, gay, disfunctional family matters are disturbing to you

During previews
89
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy plays that force you to reckon with your own possible morality. Harmon is a master of this.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy talk of sex & beauty, you don’t enjoy watching plays about self-absorbed characters.

During previews
85
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You enjoy original works that focus mainly on contemporary issues of the modern day.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with constant profanity and conversations about sex/gay relationships.


June 21st, 2018
"You anticipate a sleekly enjoyable romp: well made, sexy, with a bit of substance yet light enough for a summer evening. A low bar, perhaps, but 'Skintight' clears it...But something’s off, and it’s not the cast...The smoothness of the staging, by the director Daniel Aukin, will keep you from no...
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June 21st, 2018
"Harmon gets good mileage out of Jewish anxiety and discomfort; he is not afraid to make his main characters intensely abrasive. And Daniel Aukin’s staging gets laughs where it should...But the play is so tightly corseted by its central concern—'What is so great about hot?'—that its characters do...
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June 21st, 2018
"Harmon certainly has a talent for crafting bitingly arch dialogue that's on ample display here. But this work never quite comes together. The evening feels diffuse and overlong, filled with scenes that offer some laughs but peter out with little narrative momentum...Seems designed more as a deli...
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June 21st, 2018
"For a play with serious matters on its mind, 'Skintight' is packed with jokes — droll ones, smart ones, silly ones, and some that are quite moving. The men may have all the laugh lines, but Menzel is marvelous at giving Jodi’s annoying smothering-mother the plaintive air of someone who feels com...
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