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Sunday NYC Reviews and Tickets

56%
(101 Reviews)
Positive
19%
Mixed
49%
Negative
32%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (101)

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754 Reviews | 124 Followers
60
Awkward set, Dated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Hard working actors

See it if you want to support young actors.

Don't see it if you're bothered by performers suddenly dashing around the stage without explanation, illogical plot development or gratuitous public peeing

496 Reviews | 727 Followers
37
Indulgent, Confusing, Intelligent, Self-important, Obnoxious

See it if Don’t

Don't see it if you’re annoyed by a bunch of unlikeable, young adults indulging in intelligent conversation that doesn’t feel true to life. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
82
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

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
50
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You're interested in young adults revealing personal history & talking about social issues through their discussion in a book club.

Don't see it if You would like histories & social issues discussed in depth or in a way that goes beyond cliche & presents them as real people & not types.

476 Reviews | 131 Followers
34
Quirky, Dismal, Slow, Banal, Pretentious

See it if You have read Ann Tyler’s novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and remember details.

Don't see it if No reason to see this unless you are a subscriber of Atlantic Theatre Co. and have already paid to see this drivel !

434 Reviews | 127 Followers
50
Banal, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if you have little else to do. This was really a bore

Don't see it if if you value your theater time,

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
58
Good for millennials, Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if A play about millennial’s and their problems. Lots of dialogue interspersed with strange dance moves. I found it very slow moving.

Don't see it if You are over the age of 30, and don’t care about millennial problems. Lots of drinking, and some drug use included. I prayed for the end. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
36
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing

See it if You want to see a bunch of pseudo-intellectual kids pretentiously abusing booze and their obnoxious behavior .

Don't see it if You’re looking for a pleasant evening at the theatre.

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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Theatermania
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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BroadwayWorld
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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