SuperHero (Sheen Center)
SuperHero (Sheen Center)
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SuperHero (Sheen Center) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
24%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

An original, coming-of-age play about a boy who fantasizes about having superpowers.

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Member Reviews (17)

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795 Reviews | 217 Followers
69
Has potential, Some good humor, Disappointing, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see and support new work. This production has some good points but needs improvement to flow better.

Don't see it if you not enjoy works that feel unfinished. There are many scenes and the four actors play various roles with little costume adaptation.

381 Reviews | 201 Followers
70
Script needs word, Has potential, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Support of young theatre companies with important & relevant messages are needed to ensure a diverse group of thoughts & ideas.

Don't see it if Play has a great concept but is under developed which will leave targeted audiences with disappointment. Fresh eyes on the script are needed

393 Reviews | 102 Followers
67
Some possibilities, Poor staging, Solid acting, Incomplete/undeveloped

See it if If you would enjoy seeing a show that is more in the early reading stage of development than a stage ready work

Don't see it if you want to see a play that follows through on plot lines and has a director that makes it stronger, not weaker Read more

284 Reviews | 32 Followers
78
Quirky, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like intimate theater, quirky characters Good acting and ear for dialog . Interesting use of the set as structure for the plot

Don't see it if You want a straightforward script with a linear story. Small vignettes create a whole & Adults portraying young children can distract

262 Reviews | 30 Followers
73
Relevant, Confusing, Slow, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like family dramas

Don't see it if You need a strong story well told

162 Reviews | 19 Followers
60
Over-long, Tedious, Disappointing

See it if This play plays the right cards for today: race, BLM, gun violence, bullying. If playing the right cards is enough for you, go for it.

Don't see it if There is no coherent story. The play jumps from one cliché to another. I cannot recommend it.

136 Reviews | 27 Followers
69
Entertaining, Slow, Funny, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You can watch a show with promise, that touches your heart and holds up the goodness of everyone. Wonderful cast I love them All!

Don't see it if You need to see a polished work. This show needs editing. The actors are just wonderful with the material they were given.

64 Reviews | 10 Followers
92
Resonant, Must see, Refreshing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you'd appreciate a true gem—a heartfelt play about family, love, loss and the full range of human emotions, with an amazing, versatile cast.

Don't see it if you don't want to be moved or feel anything, you need a big production, you don't appreciate how magical off-off broadway can be. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

Theater Pizzazz
April 16th, 2022

"The memory play is a fairly common staple of American drama .... Ian Eaton’s 'Superhero,' which follows this standard trope and which opened off-Broadway at the Sheen Center—and presented by Houses on the Moon Theater Company—last night, is based on his own story of growing up with immigrant parents in Harlem’s Manhattanville Projects. It makes for a mixed evening of theater since, on the one hand, Eaton has a story to tell that has the makings of something interesting and exciting. On the other, his writing doesn’t make the case that an audience will care to engage with it."
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Front Row Center
April 29th, 2022

"I’ve just gone on and on about the people making the script of 'SuperHero' come alive for a reason. They made the show what it was. The script currently does not have legs to stand on its own, but each of these artists, doing their job and executing their art, brought hot air to a deflated story and allowed it to get off the ground."
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Off Off Online
April 17th, 2022

SuperHero began performances the day after a gunman opened fire aboard a rush-hour Brooklyn subway train, giving added resonance to its protagonist’s decision to eschew violence as a response to personal turmoil. The playwriting debut of actor Ian Eaton, SuperHero is an autobiographical coming-of-age story about an awkward, overweight boy growing up in the Harlem projects in the 1980s.
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