Summer Shorts 2015 (Series A)
Summer Shorts 2015 (Series A)
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Summer Shorts 2015 (Series A) NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(4 Reviews)
Positive
25%
Mixed
75%
Negative
0%
Members say
Disappointing, Like a pot luck meal, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting

About the Show

59E59's 'Summer Shorts' returns for another summer of new American one-acts featuring original plays by the country's top playwrights.

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Member Reviews (4)

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500 Reviews | 77 Followers
75
Disappointing, Uneven

See it if you are a fan of short works.Of the 3, only the Neil LaBute is really excellent.The Helpers is quite good, but This Is How It Ends is a bore

Don't see it if you don't like exploring new works and running the risk of seeing a dud. The gems you find are worth the hunt!

120 Reviews | 26 Followers
66
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like short plays and don't care if not all of them are great

Don't see it if You are not satisfied with 1-2 hits out of 3

64 Reviews | 26 Followers
65
Like a pot luck meal

See it if 2 out of 3 one acts works for you

Don't see it if sci fi play (the last day on earth) seemed like it would never end!

39 Reviews | 7 Followers
67
Slow

See it if You must see short one-acts.

Don't see it if You are looking for something novel, deep or unusual.

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
July 28th, 2015

"'10K' is still a highlight of the first evening...'Glenburn 12WP:' There’s some stiffness to the writing, but the characters and actors eventually achieve a nice rapport. 'The Sentinels:' You could say we don’t need another 9/11 play, but Mr. Lopez’s is at the least elegantly constructed and gracefully performed. It’s an emotional workout."
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Stage Buddy
July 30th, 2015

"The work on display by Neil LaBute, Matthew Lopez and Vicki Ramirez proves why these playwrights are the voices of contemporary American theatre...The reason these shorts are so successful even though they are anything but summery is that despair is conveyed with a light hand."
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