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Skintight

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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

86
Absorbing, Good writing, Smart, Great acting

See it if If you liked "Bad Jews," "Significant Other," other Harmon plays. Very talented writer. Occasionally heavy handed, but mostly smart as hell.

Don't see it if You did not like other Harmon plays.

80
Clever, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you're questioning societal beauty standards and the importance of being "hot" and want to see a killer cast.

Don't see it if you are overwhelmed with youth or their apparent cliched attitude.

81
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy dramas about dysfunctional families - this is a new spin on that theme. and Idina Menzel is so fun to watch.

Don't see it if you don't like "straight" plays

75
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Banal, Funny

See it if you like Idina Menzel. I don't but liked her acting in this. Sort of an empty play but that may be the point. Provocative-ish.

Don't see it if you don't like profanity or are homophobic.

85
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a thought provoking show about love and beauty and the obsession of beauty.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with LGBTQ themes/ love stories. Themes about beauty and aging annoy you.

Also I really enjoyed this play a lot, I am a huge fan of Joshua Harmon’s o... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are a fan of family drama, LGBT themes, soap opera plots and great acting. Amazing set.

Don't see it if You are uptight or can't sit still to pay attention to great dialogue.

79
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like joshua harmon

Don't see it if You expect something as good as Significant Other or Admissions

72
Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you love idina menzel (she is quite excellent) and love scripts with sexual content

Don't see it if you dislike explicit sexuality in words and dress

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Clever

See it if well written, funny show. A great evenings entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't like comedies or homosexual relationships.

83
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy family comedy/drama with terrific acting and good writing, with thoughtful issues to ponder.

Don't see it if You don't like characters who are gay or some language that is explicit.

80
Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Profound, Great writing

See it if If you're into a play that tackles taboo subjects and questions the meaning of love; Great performances, and a we--formatted, funny text;

Don't see it if If you're looking for something without the shock factor, something more upbeat, not as over the top;

73
Great acting, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy family drama, can appreciate different perspectives on aging and relationships, and enjoy characters who speak their mind.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate anything mentioned above, dislike stories involving divorce or mid-life crises, or are conservative/narrow-minded.

85
Funny, Great acting, Spot-on!

See it if Great acting from a wonderful cast...in a very informative, (and very truthful), life of a well established Designer!

Don't see it if You're bored by a clever story about the fashion word, gay issues, the quest for youth, or expecting Idina to sing!

70
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You love Idina Menzel.

Don't see it if You dislike plays about extremely dysfunctional families.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Ambitious

See it if Want a good night of théâtre with plenty of laughs. Good acting and farce offered

Don't see it if You are not into gay driven plots and brief partial nudity. Don't enjoy laughter.

65
Funny, Great writing, Slow

See it if You like Idina Menzel and want a play about complicated family relationships.

Don't see it if Don’t like spoiled or shallow characters

80
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You want a somewhat authentic look into other people’s lives.

Don't see it if LGBT themes are not for you.

79
Funny, Great writing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Like the playwright funny and well done Saw the understudy to Mendel but still enjoyed

Don't see it if Looking for a serious play and themes

55
A trifle, Privileged unsympathetic characters, A chuckle for the jewish & gay 1%, Unless you are part of the jewish and/or gay 1%, skip it

See it if You are part of the privileged Jewish and/or gay 1% and have a sense of humor about yourself. Desperate to see Idina Menzel do a non-musical

Don't see it if You are looking for a play with relatable and sympathetic characters. You don't want to see fictional Calvin Klein's family whine.

78
Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy Josh Harmon's writing and appreciate strong performances from an excellent cast.

Don't see it if You are looking for socio-politically relevant stories. Another scene involving rich white people is not what the theatre world needs.

60
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like intelligent comedy

Don't see it if would prefer not to spend 2 hours on the subject of gay relationships

Also too long, too gay, not up to the standard set by "Admissions"

95
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if Perfectly casted and well written, if you're a theater fan you can't miss this intense play.

Don't see it if LGBT topics/relationships make you uncomfortable and you don't like sarcastic humor or nudity.

85
Funny, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Idina Menzel. She does not disappoint. a great story and relevant. If you want to laugh at a story that is actually serious

Don't see it if if you are uncomfortable with the subject of gay relationships, sex and marriages.

65
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if If you're a fan of Joshua Harmon's plays. I gave it 65 for the splendid performances & witty dialogue.

Don't see it if You're not interested in another take on how we're an age obsessed society.

75
Clever, Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You are in the mood to see a play about family dynamics. Want to see an adult dark comedy with some hilarious parts.

Don't see it if Do not want to see some semi nudity and LGBT subject matter.


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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