The Creeps
Ends Nov 05 1h 20m
The Creeps

The Creeps NYC Reviews and Tickets

(117 Reviews)
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Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Absorbing

About the Show

Five creepy characters dive into the human psyche, exploring fear, desire, and the unknown.

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Member Reviews (117)

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62 Reviews | 9 Followers
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Do you want to spend one of the most unique names in the theater this Fall.

Don't see it if You want to see a big musical.

55 Reviews | 35 Followers
Audience interaction dependent, Difficult, Daring, Clever, Ambitious

See it if U like fringe shows that're experimental & take audiences somewhere unexpected. It is proportionally better by audience participation!

Don't see it if If you're against an interactive show that relies on its audience to be involved, comment or even question/converse with the solo performer. Read more

250 Reviews | 76 Followers
Mysterious, Entertaining, Quirky, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy inventive and mysterious theatre. You just don’t know what is coming next. Interactive, creepy and interestingly new.

Don't see it if It IS creepy and unusual. It might make some uncomfortable. You meet some characters and wonder, in the end, why.

59 Reviews | 9 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Confusing, Clever

See it if You enjoy a nonlinear performance with audience participation. You like dark comedy.

Don't see it if Are interested in a lively feel good show. This is not it. Very dark

117 Reviews | 35 Followers
Excruciating, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love dark, one-person character pieces that engage directly with the audience.

Don't see it if you are looking for a high concept play or do not like being a part of the show.

544 Reviews | 136 Followers
No 2 performances alike, Fabulous acting skills, With great amount of audience participation, Abstract, Fringe-y

See it if aficionado of Fringe type engagement, 4 physical & improv skills of Catherine Waller, 4 never experience this again in the theater night out

Don't see it if hate one person shows, audience participation or haze, need clearly defined story line & character studies, don't want to give up jewelry

714 Reviews | 141 Followers
Slow, Absorbing, Quirky, Clever, Audience interaction

See it if One person show that take you along if you want to, some strange characters you will meet and if you want to interaction you can.

Don't see it if interaction bother you but you can go and not interaction. Subject are dark. Read more

1115 Reviews | 450 Followers
Entertaining, Quirky, Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like fringe festival stuff. This is a short (65-70 min) creepy back and forth with the audience that depends a lot on audience style.

Don't see it if You’re not willing to take a chance. I loved the idea. Her performance was aces. My audience annoyed me. You don’t have to participate. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

The Wall Street Journal
September 7th, 2023

“I’m generally a hearty non-fan of immersive, or, as it is advertised here, ‘interactive’ theater—but Ms. Waller, while remaining in character(s), brings an easy naturalness to the manner in which she welcomes the audience into the show, so that the rapport between these weird dramatis personae and those who voluntarily exchange words with them feels unintimidating and even, at times, affecting.”
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September 7th, 2023

“ ‘The Creeps’ offers an impressive showcase for Waller’s own chameleonic gifts as an actress, her physical prowess, and her ability to improvise in character. Certainly, even if I remain unsure of just how much I actually liked it, I left the theater knowing I had seen something — or at the very least, someone — distinctive.”
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September 8th, 2023

Although Waller’s physicality is impressive, the characters seem to be living in a vacuum. We have too many unanswered questions about the freak show we appear to be attending. Neither Monnin’s lighting nor the sound design by Hidenori Nakajo are particularly effective or creepy. The scariest moment is entering the theater where the lighting turns everything black, white and grey, bleaching out all colors, but we quickly get used to this strange state of affairs.
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Exeunt Magazine
September 8th, 2023

“...’The Creeps’ seems to be hinging on Waller’s and the characters’ engagement with the audience to bring resonance to the proceedings.”
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September 7th, 2023

Charismatic New Zealand-born performer Catherine Waller is bewitching in her hour-long highly theatrical solo show which is comprised of dark vignettes. Ultimately, The Creeps’ overly cryptic sketches and variable audience participation sequences do not cohere into a fully satisfying theatrical experience and isn’t really shocking as it has been promoted. Still, The Creeps could be enjoyed as a spirited Halloween-time diversion and as an opportunity to encounter Catherine Waller’s immense stage talents.
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September 7th, 2023

“Getting into too much detail would spoil the frisson of uncertainty and sense of surprise that ‘The Creeps’ maintains from its first moments until its closing fade to darkness. To discuss those details is, anyway, no substitute for the galvanic company of the Creeps themselves.”
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