Closed 1h 40m
The Commons
Midtown E
72

The Commons NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

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.

Critic Reviews (5)

February 14th, 2020

"'THE COMMONS' at 59E59 is a Humorous and Relatable Modern Play"
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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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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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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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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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