Already closed | 2h 15m | Greenwich V

Thank You For Taking My Call

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Quirky

About the show

A selfish, abrasive black talk show host battles two white co-workers and his conservative callers and then undergoes a transformation when he learns his female coworker is stuck in an abusive relationship. More…

Note: The theater and restrooms are located on the third floor of a walk-up building. The building does not have an elevator.

2h 15m | Already closed | Players Theatre (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (25)

MEMBERS SAY:

Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Quirky
56
Avg Score

40
Poorly written, Unbelievable, Slow, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You know someone in the cast. Most give a pretty good performance Ben though their material is contrived and unbelievable.

Don't see it if You’re hoping for a smart balanced statement on our political and/or social landscape of today.

Also This show had a lot of potential, unfortunately the script was complet... Read more Read less

60
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if A talk radio play that is political and contrite. It needs more work to make it good. Some good points too it and some good acting.

Don't see it if If you want a play that's good from start to finish.

71
Cliched, Quirky, Relevant, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy watching radio hosts and their incompetent general manager deal with the issues of the day, conservative, liberal, sexism, etc.

Don't see it if you want a solid presentation. This is a step above workshop level and needs some refinement of the script and could use a better set.

10
A play that does not have a future life, Amateurish, Slow, Boring

See it if you want to see a bad play, bad acting, and bad directing.

Don't see it if you have other choices on your list. This is for those who love amateur theatre.

30
Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You have a lot of time on your hands. Yo-yos all over the place.

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience for 2.5 hours of a bad script.

22
Way too long

See it if you want to see a show that tries to tackle a lot of important issues we see in the world today

Don't see it if This play is all over the place. It tries to do way too much but doesn’t really accomplish anything

Also The main issue is the length of the play. It’s right around two hours ... Read more Read less

75
Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You like political humor and like to see stories about shows about behind the scenes in shows

Don't see it if You like show that are done on a large scale with full sets and costumes.

50
Disappointing, Banal, Indulgent, Slow, Cliched

See it if you want to observe radio talk show hosts behind the scenes and enjoy ridiculing and lecturing Conservatives, especially Trump supporters

Don't see it if you are a Conservative Trump supporter and are uncomfortable being the brunt of the jokes, or are upset by sexual harassment at work

80
Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t go (or not go) based on the “Show-Score” average; it was actually quite good. The acting, especially the “Raheem

Don't see it if Reynolds” character, was quite good. The main acting issue was the lowness of the British actress’s tone, especially with the AC on, but,

Also Overall, this small black box theatre 🎭 play hit the points of racism,... Read more Read less

66
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in seeing a work in progress. This is not finished but it is so topical that I'm not sure it will have a further life

Don't see it if you are looking for a polished work or dislike plays with a political angle

50
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Cliched, Banal

See it if If you can stay with a slow moving story about uninteresting people that suddenly turns around because of an abused woman, you might like it

Don't see it if If you are put off by dreadfully amateurish acting and a plodding story this will have you running for the exit.

24
Slow, Unfortunate, Disappointing

See it if You're very patient and willing to see a play that has a long way to go to being presentable.

Don't see it if It references domestic violence, sexual harassment and the current political situation, but doesn't satisfactorily deal with any of them.

78
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate the monstrosity and narcissism of people who call into talk radio shows, you enjoy a good story with a satisfying ending

Don't see it if you're a gun totin' sociopath

70
Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You Want to take a look at the current political climate in the US from a talk radio prospective. The play’s premise is interesting.

Don't see it if This is a workshop piece that needs work. The script and stage direction was a bit disjointed.

69
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in talk radio

Don't see it if you don't like your politics mixed with mediocre drama

68
Ambitious

See it if If you want to see a rivalry between two people change when one of the people has a most difficult problem to contend with.A new dynamic

Don't see it if if you want a big stage production.

Also appears between the two rivals.

73
Disappointing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if I enjoyed the character development in this play and the humor and joy brought to the stage. A story with a happy ending.

Don't see it if This play is disappointed me with how “simply” they resolved the conflicts. It needs to deal with the complexity of life - not simplify it.

75
Relevant, Ambitious, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like anti-trump banter, small productions with a wonderful female lead. I hope to see her in another play.

Don't see it if You like large productions with decent sets. You saw the stage drape open and the door to the venue opened often letting in bright light.

Also Play could have been 1/2 hour shorter. Loved the female lead.

71
Quirky, Slow, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You have the patience for a long production featuring political talk radio sparring.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span.

69
Disappointing, Slow, Funny

See it if Long tally shows with a diverse cast At work settings and conversation

Don't see it if Can sit for two plus hours or go up three flights of stairs

65
A trite plot that has nothing new or compelling to say about the topics it takes on., Some good acting

See it if A play about talk radio, politics and sexual harassment that attempts to take on a lot of today’s important issues. Some good acting.

Don't see it if if you’re a Trump supporter and/or sexual harassment at work (or anywhere, for that matter) is triggering.

Also I enjoyed most of the acting and much of the dialogue wasn’t bad, but ... Read more Read less

61
Quirky, Disappointing

See it if ........ only because it does touch on topics that are relevant.

Don't see it if You want intense depiction of those topics. The timing between actors seemed a bit off.

45
Excruciating, Slow, Ambitious, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if Interested in seeing a play that needs more development.

Don't see it if You're looking to be challenged, entertained, stretched.

26
Disappointing

See it if You don’t mind a problematic screen play. It was jumpy at points and the plot weak.

Don't see it if You dislike plays that are too long, and that try too hard, and that are poorly written.

90
Thought-provoking, Profound, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like to address difficult issues going on in today's America.

Don't see it if You support Trump.


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