New York | 1h 0m | Already closed

The Cold Record

From 1 critic and 3 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Sui generis, Edgy, Insipid, Delightful

About the show

This solo show tells story of a 12-year old boy who tries to set the record for leaving school the most days with a fever and in the process falls in love with the school nurse and breaks his heart on the punk rock. More…

A secret performance. You must promise never to speak about what you witnessed or else you'll get kicked out. Part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival.

1h 0m | Already closed | Public Theater (East Village)

The New York Times

"Then comes the story, which Mr. Lynn rattles off in mile-a-minute haste and a confident actor’s control of the audience...As directed by Shaw, the story, captivating and sad and beautifully delivered, is leavened by its pacing and its charmingly low-tech special effects. But I couldn’t help feeling, as I have with other Rude Mechs productions, that the deliberately anti-theatrical mode of presentation has uncoupled itself from the powerful theme the show seeks to dramatize." Full Review

Clever, Intriguing, Sui generis

See it if You enjoy a very broad concept of theater. This intimate interactive story sneaks up on you to be more than a fun story with free beer.

Don't see it if You need a proscenium, don't want to be personally involved, and don't see any value in punk rock.

Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining, Quick

See it if you love punk rock and talking/thinking about how music influences you, you like intimate performance

Don't see it if you want a performance that's not from the POV of a young white man and an older white man

Banal, Cliched, Edgy, Insipid

See it if If your ass punk rock fan in a intimate setting. You like this companies priductions.

Don't see it if Mr Lynn talks at rapid pace, difficult to pick up dialogue at times. Story adds no vakue

Cast & Creatives (2)