STILL NOT (FringeNYC)
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STILL NOT (FringeNYC)
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STILL NOT (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: One Bench. Two Strangers. STILL NOT is an honest, comedic, skewed-romantic exploration into the traps of waiting for love...and the fear that it may never come.

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Member Reviews (32)

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12 Reviews | 7 Followers
90
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want a human, charming, lovely two hander about modern relationships.

Don't see it if You are expecting ground breaking new theater. This is simple and rewarding but its not innovative.

12 Reviews | 6 Followers
75
Great acting, Funny, Cliched, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are young and like to examine relationships. It started a little slow for me, but got better in the second half.

Don't see it if you want a very dynamic, profound show.

11 Reviews | 4 Followers
86
Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you are sensitive to the nuances of relationships. The dialogue felt totally natural and the show is flawlessly cast. Poignant with humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for lots of action. This budding relationship (or lack thereof) unfolds gradually as a guy and girl sit on a bench and chat.

10 Reviews | 7 Followers
80
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if you like rom-coms

Don't see it if you want something a little bit more serious

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You've been in a relationship and want to laugh

Don't see it if you need a lot of music in your plays

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
98
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you have ever been in that awkward situation where you see someone that you really want to meet and get to know.

Don't see it if you don't believe in love and relationships.

3 Reviews | 1 Follower
96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You ever were lonely and shy and horribly awkward and self-conscious and single in your 20s

Don't see it if You were always popular in your 20s and never lonely and always could get a girlfriend or boyfriend whenever you wanted and are narcissistic

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
65
Romantic, Great acting, Cliched, Great writing

See it if The actors are great, committed and connected to the characters and the well-written dialog, especially Harrison Bryan who is very charming.

Don't see it if The romantic story line is superficial. You never get to know the characters on a deeper level which makes the play seem long.

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatre is Easy
August 23rd, 2016

"The tension in 'Still Not' is present thanks to the great naturalistic dialogue constructed by playwright Harrison Bryan…The chemistry between the two is palpable...Direction from Rory Lance is delightfully specific in constructing these two characters' physical lives, differentiating their distinct ways of being while simultaneously providing them with numerous ways to connect."
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T
August 16th, 2016

"The chitchat becomes inane and repetitious, only serving as a vehicle for comedic overtones and situations. It is devoid of character development and dramatic arc, leaving one scene indiscernible from another. The two actors come as close to creating interesting characters as the script allows but lack the chemistry to provide and support emotional content...'Still Not' still does not reach its full potential and leaves the audience still waiting for something more."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
August 16th, 2016

"Barely any external reference to the world outside their cocoons is broached. The play’s dramatic arc, despite minor flare-ups into potential drama, is as flat as a day-old Coke...Neither Bryan nor Hightower is sufficiently believable or charming in these uninteresting roles. Trying hard to be natural they instead fall into mannered cuteness, the kind where every transition seems to have been given a subtext that the actors feel compelled to express physically."
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Local Theatre NY
August 27th, 2016

"The play is fresh and offers a unique perspective that is not canned or cliche. It is quirky, very funny and the writing is clever and smart and at moments surprisingly insightful. Both actors were perfectly playing off each other and the chemistry is obvious...Director Rory Lance does a fine job directing these two players and getting the most out of this limited setting. Every motion seems true to the characters and blocking is straightforward but revealing."
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NY Theatre Guide
March 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"Nothing felt forced…There was an easy flow to the dialogue with gradual satisfying progressions…Rory Lance, the director, has done a beautiful job shaping each moment with care and precision…The two actors worked perfectly together. There was great chemistry, believable discourse, shared moments of deep empathy and commitment to the text, to telling the story. This is not a monumental life-altering play…This slice of life, haiku play, is a misty rainbow after the rain."
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