Sunday NYC Reviews and Tickets

(102 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing, Slow, Banal

About the Show

In this new play by Tony winner Jack Thorne, friends gather for a book group, anxious to prove their intellectual worth, but that anxiety gets the better of any actual discussion as emotional truths come pouring out.

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567 Reviews | 148 Followers
Quirky, Clever, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A life unlived, a roommate's suicide,and cleverly choreographed interstitial calisthenics,derail an intern's bookclub's focus on Anne Tyler.

Don't see it if Vodka-infused fourth-wall onstage narration: "Book Club started as a post-ironic joke.". The reasons for the malaise are quickly revealed. Read more

90 Reviews | 5 Followers
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like convos that go nowhere, but still enjoy the journey of it. Staging was very good as well.

Don't see it if You want answers - to anything.

107 Reviews | 26 Followers
Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You don’t mind sitting through a lot of meandering scenes to get to one truly engaging scene between 2 characters

Don't see it if You are not a fan of twenty- something angst.

201 Reviews | 33 Followers
Disappointing, Confusing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy seeing new works and good actors

Don't see it if You aren’t patient. It needs editing.

82 Reviews | 12 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to go into the fictional heads of young adults that may or may not be realistic. This one's more of a mood than a play with a plot.

Don't see it if you want a structured story as this is about ideas and has a depressive outlook instead of youthful optimism. Good performances.

171 Reviews | 35 Followers
Entertaining, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy new works about young people struggling with purpose and depression and dependence with some good acting and interesting staging.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays about 20-somethings trying to find meaning in life, who drink a lot and break into interesting yet confusing dance.

123 Reviews | 8 Followers
Thought-provoking, Slow, Drifts, At-times boring, At-times interesting

See it if 20-somethings gather for one reason, obviously becomes something else with a narrator to clarify more-or-less. Plus there's a guy downstairs

Don't see it if Want to care about characters. Was not drawn in or curious as to where writer was going. Felt as detached as characters. Maybe the idea?

414 Reviews | 71 Followers
Some great acting, Slow, Cliched, Wordy, Intelligent

See it if like wordy, discussion-based stories of 20-somethings, like having a narrator filling in past & future events & commenting on current ones,

Don't see it if you want to like or empathize with the characters, don't want scene broken up with dance sequences (at least it makes it less wordy) Read more

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
September 23rd, 2019

"Being Young and Bored in a Book Club on ‘Sunday’: In Jack Thorne’s listless new play, a group of feckless friends gather to discuss Anne Tyler and share their self-consciousness."
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Time Out New York
September 23rd, 2019

2/5 Stars "Sunday is listless and out of joint, full of redundant arguments and, when it wants to make points with crashing clarity, third-person narration."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 23rd, 2019

"Unmagical Realism in 'Runboyrun,' 'In Old Age,' and 'Sunday.'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
September 23rd, 2019

"The twentysomething members of a book club reveal their thoughts and insecurities in the new play by Jack Thorne, the Tony-winning author of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'"
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September 23rd, 2019

"Jack Thorne Redefines Sunday Scaries for Young Adults Staring Into the Future: The Tony-winning playwright of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' brings a different kind of coming-of-age play to Atlantic Theater Company."
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September 24th, 2019

"Book-Clubbing Twentysomethings Seek Their Defining Moments in Jack Thorne's 'SUNDAY.'"
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New York Stage Review
September 23rd, 2019

2/5 Stars "'Twentysomethings, Off the Grid and ISO Meaning': Having tackled King Kong and Harry Potter, Jack Thorne takes on post-millennials"
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New York Stage Review
September 23rd, 2019

2/5 Stars "'Spending a Desultory Evening with Generation Z': Meet some 'wry and ironic and dull' characters at Atlantic Theater, or perhaps not"
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