Already closed | 1h 15m | Greenwich V

Soul Survivor

From 35 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Confusing

About the show

This raucous comedy explores an obnoxious, bureaucratic hell. More…

From the show:

They’re coming for your souls. They’re coming tonight. That would be a scary thought if “They” weren’t a couple of greenhorn demons more concerned with socializing than doing their jobs. Lisa and Dave are siblings in a tight spot– if they can’t find a loophole in their infernal contract, they’re going to hell. Tonight. But with an increasingly eccentric cast literally breaking down their door, they’re going to need to think outside the box. SOUL SURVIVOR is first and foremost a raucous comedy exploring an obnoxious, bureaucratic hell. Any touching moments or examination of morality is purely accidental.

1h 15m | Already closed | Players Theatre (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (35)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Confusing
68
Avg Score

87
Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You can enjoy something that’s completely ridiculous, over the top and unbelievable yet manages to explore some harsh truths in a funny way.

Don't see it if You’re not willing to set aside reality for a little while and let the absurd dark humor take you away.

Also This was MUCH better than I expected. So glad I went. It really spoke ... Read more Read less

61
Disappointing, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky, Insipid

See it if you enjoy seeing what young playwrights are up to in working with the difficulties of family relationships, religion, drug and alcohol abuse

Don't see it if you want great drama - a bit campy and not too funny though there are lots of good points surfaced most of them fell flat for me.

60
Quirky

See it if A few funny absurd moments. Plus full Male nudity in first extended scene

Don't see it if A bit too over the top and jokes become tired. Off off Broadway quality

86
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a young playwright on the rise.

Don't see it if You are old and grumpy and don’t feel like laughing and having a good time

Also This isn’t going to be the best play I see this year but it will defin... Read more Read less

65
Slow, Great acting, Confusing, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You need some laughs

Don't see it if If you’re serious about you theatre

66
Edgy, Ambitious, Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if Amusing show affirms the humanity of ppl w/ sobriety problems; condemns the selfish, shrewish squares who begrudge having to supervise them.

Don't see it if you prefer secular arguments to religious ones. Addict is cast as a holy fool. Show’s moral reasoning boils down to "because God says so."

Also Would feel a little like Kevin Smith's Dogma if perfectly executed. Fu... Read more Read less

50
Undeveloped, Immature, Disappointing, Quirky, Absurdist

See it if interested in a young playwrights attempt at a farcical approach to religion, selling of souls, heaven & hell. A few amusing moments.

Don't see it if easily offended by satirizing religion, gore, male nudity, substance abuse. I was not offended by the above, but was by the lack of craft.

Also The description of the show sounded promising...Unfulfilled.

93
Intelligent, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you understand the silliness of family loyalty no matter the costs and enjoy send ups of Heaven and Hell

Don't see it if you are a fundamentalist Christian or any other religion that believes in Old Testament justice or family loyalty at all costs

Also Much of the staging of this show, but not the writing, was developed t... Read more Read less

83
Raunchy, Hilarious, Funny, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like weird, goofy, ridiculous comedy. And don't mind seeing a naked guy get stabbed in the eye.

Don't see it if Well it's not going to go well for you if you don't have a sense of humor or issues with nudity.

79
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Enjoy an evening about the concept of heaven and hell. Strong and believable acting with this interesting script. Play has great potential.

Don't see it if Religion or nudity is something you don’t want to think about.

Also We went to the last performance and a talk-back. I think previous thea... Read more Read less

70
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Funny and fun, Goofy, quirky

See it if You're up for a farcical, heartfelt meditation on the sometimes lethal cost of care-taking and literal deals with the Devil. Fresh writing.

Don't see it if You can't suspend belief, don't like tipsy demons, farce or Teddy Roosevelt as a soul repo guy. Cast is young, fine and all in, all shine.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Great staging, Funny

See it if You enjoy original funny toilet humor, good acting and staging. Truly belly busting funny at times.

Don't see it if You want deep meaning or relevance.

48
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like silly, uninteresting plays

Don't see it if You want to see something that is even moderately entertaining

83
Zany, Quirky, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy black humor, you enjoy absurdism, you are open minded about nudity, profanity, and religion

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity, irreverence, foul language or if you can't laugh at the preposterous

Also I see I enjoyed this show a LOT more than other people. I laughed a lo... Read more Read less

70
Fluffy, Edgy, Great acting, Confusing

See it if Another story about selling souls, carrying about the substance abuser;what person will do for a close family, and...very talented demons

Don't see it if Your religious beliefs can be insulted; male nudity for some time;alcohol and drugs as solution to calm;murder and betrayal

Also Call me stupid, but I did not understand the main idea of a play.Looks... Read more Read less

45
Uneven

See it if You like dark comedies.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a play that’s worked out all it’s kinks.

Also The script has its moments, especially towards the later half. The dem... Read more Read less

65
Raunchy, Confusing

See it if you don't mind nudity and violence

Don't see it if you don't want to ponder the soul and where it is.

71
Confusing, Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if It's funny. It's pretty well written but sort of falls apart in the last 15 min. It's a young cast having a lot of infectious fun.

Don't see it if There's male nudity, there's a lot of cursing, there's some violence & gore, & it needs a bit of a rewrite. Worth seeing, but not essential.

30
Awkward, Labored, Confusing, Confused

See it if You might like the gratuitous nudity (male only). Or young actors acting their hearts out for you. Or your fruitless search for any meaning.

Don't see it if Too many awkward moments, laughs that don't come, props that fail. On the bright side, there's plenty of room for improvement.

75
Almost there, but not quite..., Funny, Quirky, Strong acting, Clever

See it if you're interested in a funny but thought-provoking study of relationships.

Don't see it if you are offended by (male) nudity or crude language,

Also This show definitely works at being a bit shocking, which may put off ... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Edgy, Great writing, Riveting, Funny

See it if You are full of questions about contracts with our souls before and after death And might be looking for a loophole. It’s fun and good!

Don't see it if You are Not comfortable with questioning the punishment and reward system relating to heaven and hell And in between and finding humor in it

50
Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like satires that delve into religion, addiction, and co-dependency.

Don't see it if You like shows that lite and fluffy. Or have big production values.

Also With some more polish this could be quite a fun and subversive play. U... Read more Read less

50
Intense, Quirky

See it if raw, new works are your thing. This show needs better writing.

Don't see it if quirky, at times confusing plots are not for you. The cast is energetic, but if you don't care for stage violence this is not for you.

54
Disappointing, Overrated, Farcical, Gruesome, Juvenile

See it if enjoy staring at exposed male, play with gruesome act. Are juvenile and seek juvenile performance. Theodore Roosevelt is well portrayed.

Don't see it if above does not speak to you

68
Hints of brilliant writing, but still rough as a whole, A comedy in search of its identity: dark or silly, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are not easily offended or put off by prolonged on stage nudity and references to hell.

Don't see it if Nudity, drug references and simulated gore and violence are not to your liking.

Also I found Mr. Dante Piro’s play spirited and original, though still in a... Read more Read less


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