The Commons
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The Commons
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The Commons NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
66%
Mixed
17%
Negative
17%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Slow, Cliched

About the Show

This world premiere is a play about living with strangers and the things that seem small, until they aren’t.

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Member Reviews (6)

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670 Reviews | 156 Followers
84
Contemporary, Well-observed, Narrowly focused, Smart, Funny

See it if you want a sense of the joys & (mostly) woes of apartment-sharing in contemporary NYC.

Don't see it if you are looking for a broad statement about the human condition: This play is very narrow in its focus. Read more

481 Reviews | 316 Followers
90
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Quite funny, entertaining and relevant for many who live or ever lived with roommates (or family!). Well done.

Don't see it if you want a big broadway show. This is a very intimate theater and a simple story. Staging could be better, actors often have back to you.

434 Reviews | 127 Followers
85
Resonant, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you have ever lived with roommates; or even a spouse! You like comedy/drama based on realistic situations to which we all can relate

Don't see it if you are annoyed by young people and their real or imagined dramas; you prefer musicals or dysfunctional family situations. Read more

254 Reviews | 37 Followers
40
Slow, Disappointing, Funny, Banal, Cliched

See it if you want to see a story about four young adults living together and the conflicts that naturally come from being roommates.

Don't see it if you want three-dimensional, engaging characters and a story with a plot. This story is mainly about characters whining about minor problems.

243 Reviews | 23 Followers
60
Slow, Lacks impact, Funny

See it if You want to see talented actors and some occasionally funny moments.

Don't see it if You want a show that is story-driven and not overlong.

34 Reviews | 6 Followers
72
Quirky, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like light slice of life NEw Yorker fun

Don't see it if Group living complaining annoys you

Critic Reviews (5)

BroadwayWorld
February 14th, 2020

"'THE COMMONS' at 59E59 is a Humorous and Relatable Modern Play"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 13th, 2020

"A sometimes-engaging piece in the current style, which allows itself to go on too long at an hour and forty minutes."
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New York Stage Review
February 12th, 2020

2/5 Stars. "We're introduced to four flatmates, most in their 20s, who actually seek to communicate with each other in the flesh-and the results aren't pretty."
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TheaterScene.net
February 18th, 2020

"Could there be five more self-involved, selfish, self-deceptive characters than those who populate Lily Akerman's 'The Commons' at the 59E59 Theaters? No, these five roommates aren't evil, just depressingly of the here and now."
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Off Off Online
February 13th, 2020

"Lily Akerman's 'The Common's should come with a trigger warning for anyone who has ever had multiple roommates in a New York City apartment."
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