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Surfacing

From 14 member reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

About the show

A new, unapologetic drama about family, sex, life and death, and starting over in 2018. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

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Chelsea has no idea how to take care of her older sister, Marissa, after her failed suicide attempt, until they each discover the “horrors” of Tinder.

On a first date, don’t open with your botched suicide attempt.



87
Must see, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You want to see something that is very honest, real and doesn’t beat around the bush

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing how young people meet and interact in 2018

Also I’ve said it before and I will say it again there have been some duds ... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you like character-driven, dark comedies dealing with interpersonal relationships, you have a love-hate relationship with your sister.

Don't see it if you are scared of examinations of mental illness and suicidal tendencies, you are offended by casual sex, you hate millenials.

Also This play was surprisingly robust for a short-run festival. The bag is... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a powerful, thoughtful meditation on life and the bonds we make. The characters all have depth, flaws, and likability.

Don't see it if You do not want to grapple with themes of depression and suicide.

82
Funny, Dark, Sharp, Thought-provoking, Contemporary

See it if a hybrid that sends up the straight cyber-dating scene even as it considers life's basic question (why go on?) sounds interesting to you.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy productions done on a shoestring budget.

Also This play won me over early on. On the surface it sends up the straigh... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like plays that are somewhat dark, you have a brother or a sister, you have never been to this theater, cool space and great area

Don't see it if you prefer happy, upbeat, cheerful stories

Also I enjoyed this show-I like the way they went about things, there were ... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Relevant, Slow

See it if You enjoy contemporary work focused on the existential struggles of urban life, especially in regards to finding meaningful relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary work.

79
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a well written play performed by some very good actors about very relevant issues. You want to see a thought provoking play.

Don't see it if You do not want to see a play that will make you laugh and will make you think.

Also I enjoyed this play. They all did a great job. There were some funny m... Read more Read less

77
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if A very good story about siblings. Depressing at times. It will leave you thinking about it afterwards.

Don't see it if A minimal set. Deals with depression ; suicide. If you like musicals or something lite.

75
Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if very relevant topic,great acting by the main character,complex plot.It will stay with you after you leave the theater.

Don't see it if uncomfortable seats, minimal staging, and sometimes it was hard to hear the actors.

72
Funny, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You want to see ~2 solid performances.

Don't see it if You want to see good direction. One actor wasn’t reined in and the transitions didn’t help the flow of the story.

68
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see sibling tension about suicide and partnerships. Some good acting but needs refinement to present a better production.

Don't see it if you have difficulty hearing in a acoustically challanging venue with air noise and background music/sounds with voices soft and too loud.

92
Funny, Clever, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You have a sibling who drives you nuts, or have ever had a really weird Tinder date.

Don't see it if You react badly to frank discussion of depression and suicide.

100
Funny, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You enjoy dark comedies, relevant narratives with depth and humor, and if you’ve ever been on a bad Tinder date (yep, that’s everyone..).

Don't see it if You don’t have a sense of humor or don’t have an appreciation for hard-hitting topics of discussion.

Also Surfacing is a fantastically relevant show that captures the experienc... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you appreciate dark humor and want to watch real, flawed humans deal with real life circumstances in an aggressively honest script.

Don't see it if you prefer lighthearted stories and don't want to watch heavy subject matter.


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