New York | 1h 30m | Already closed

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

From 1 critic and 16 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Edgy, Raunchy

About the show

A very dark Christmas comedy for the #MeToo era, "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" offers commentary on workplace harassment, gender politics, and the magic of Christmas. More…

Santa's coming...You'd better watch out! Scandal at the North Pole! accusations, rumors, and all-out attacks are (still) flying fast and furious around the toy shop. Santa himself has been accused of sexual misconduct, and those that know him best have been interviewed to give their account of events. Hear about what happened directly from the horse's - or rather, Reindeer's mouth. Warning: This show contains adult content. 

1h 30m | Already closed | St Luke's Theatre (Midtown W)


85
TheaterScene.net

“Goode’s structure is creatively simple...Goode’s writing is unabashedly crude, staunchly politically incorrect and often very funny...This production has assembled a terrific group of actors who each bring their distinctive comic skills to these goofy roles...Benvenuti’s smooth staging realizes the material with fine straightforwardness...’The Eight: Reindeer Monologues’ is riotous alternative seasonal entertainment.” Full Review


100
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Funny

See it if You're into topical, socially relevant, theater. Dark, quirky comedy. You enjoy engaging thought provoking plays that also make you laugh.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity, you don't enjoy seeing the dark side of Santa Clause. Or if you don't like great writing and acting.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like dark comedies

Don't see it if you want something light-hearted!

80
Relevant, Funny, Great acting

See it if You're in the mood for a dark comedy about Christmas and enjoy dark humor mixed in with some pretty serious drama.

Don't see it if you're looking for something lighthearted and you don't like shows with very challenging material

76
Ambitious, Funny, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if If you like dark comedies. Can be very funny, some falls flat.

Don't see it if If you dont like raunchy humor or dark humoe.

75
Not quite great eight

See it if To kill time in midtown before going home. Then again, the Times is only three bucks.

Don't see it if You paid more than the price of a cocktail. Bad reindeer, abusive environments. Rather depressing fare.

Also TERM took a while to ingratiate itself with the sparse audience, as th... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You want a Christmas based show with a difference. Like bawdy humor and reindeers.

Don't see it if You are upset by light profanity or bawdiness. Want something a little more serious.

67
Quirky, Sometimes funny, Adult content, Uncomfortable, Goofy

See it if you want something very dark.

Don't see it if Subject can be uncomfortable and not funny.

Also This is not a show to go to with on a date. First I have to say this O... Read more Read less

60
Topical, Raunchy, Uneven, Dark-comedy, Sophomoric

See it if You're in the mood for a Christmas themed dark comedy and enjoy a little sophomoric dark humor mixed with some serious drama.

Don't see it if You dislike sophomoric humor and puns. There are some pretty well-trod jokes about "sitting on Santa's lap" in there.

Also "You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen... Read more Read less

0
Disappointing, Banal, Indulgent, Raunchy, Unfunny beyond belief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See it if you enjoy being TORTURED!!!

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING better to do - from including cleaning out old grease traps, mouse traps, or declogging the guest bathroom toilet.

Also This play SHOULD have been FUNNY, but it wasn't. I was sure that I was... Read more Read less

90
Edgy, Challenging, Ambitious

See it if I came to New York City to be a part of a vibrant theatre artist's community. This show resonates because it's challenging material.

Don't see it if Don't see this if you want to be blandly entertained, or desire anything remotely resembling traditional Christmas fare.

Also Written twenty years ago, this play resonates more deeply today, durin... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Relevant, Must see

See it if You like comedy’s with an edge. Your looking for something different to see this holiday. You want to see an inexpensive great show.

Don't see it if If your planning to bring children under the age of 14. You don’t have a sense of humor.

Also One of the best shows I’ve seen this holiday season. Brilliant writtin... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intense

See it if The playwright is saying something very important about sexual abuse and victim blaming that is at the forefront of our culture today.

Don't see it if TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ABUSE, SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS.

100
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy dark comedies, quirky holiday humor, seeing the dark side of the north pole. Also if you enjoy topical theatre pieces.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity, somewhat raunchy adult humor, you don't want to see the darker side of Santa, Mrs. Clause, and Rudolph.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Resonant

See it if You're in the mood for a fun and entertaining show, enjoy great acting, and listen to people discuss relevant topics in a unique way

Don't see it if You get triggered with stories of mental illness, sexual assault, or reindeer

90
Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If you like a little spice in your holiday gingerbread.

Don't see it if You have kids or are easily offended by hot button or “triggering” topics such as rape and mental illness.

83
Great acting, Funny, Raunchy, Relevant, Edgy

See it if you enjoy edgy comedy with #Metoo topics. Thought Phobe Cates' santa monologue from 'Gremlins' was dark. This takes the gingerbread cake.

Don't see it if You have children with you, are triggered by sexual assault, substance abuse, or mental illness.


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