This new comedy with a heart offers a reminder of why marriage and divorce make for the strangest of bedfellows. More…
From the show:
The Exes: Divorce has never been this much fun.
It’s self-made billionaire Richard Killingworth’s daughter’s big day! The last person he wants to see is his estranged wife Mavis – the woman who put the “ex” in “exes.” Celebrating with his best friend Dick, who happens to be Mavis’ first husband, Richard’s life turns upside down when the Queen of Chaos drops in, unannounced, with her new fiance in tow. Throw in a sharp-tongued butler (um, house manager), a champagne-soaked bridezilla and a snarky stepson, and you have a perfect storm of pandemonium – the fun kind – in this comedy with a heart, reminding us why marriage and divorce make for the strangest of bedfellows.
See it if You like sitting Room comedies, sort of a modern Noël Coward style. A little forced but some fun twists, good acting, great set/costumes.
Don't see it if You can’t forgive a few missteps, the writing is a bit forced and some of the acting is stiff but I get the sense they will work it out.
Also Worth it.
See it if If you want a very funny play that has you laughing the whole show. An ex wife, former husband, butler, bridezilla are all great. Bellylaugh
Don't see it if If you do not like comedies. If you rather a musical.
See it if you like light comedy that is predictable and don't mind over-the-top characters. The perfection of character by John Coleman Taylor.
Don't see it if you want a well-directed play or expect a lot of laughs - other than the house manager character, the comedy is lacking and repetitious.
See it if you like light comedies about romantic relationships o about divorce and spoiled children.
Don't see it if you ar looking for a serious play or are sensitive to issues related to divorce, infidelity or poor choices in relationships.
See it if you want to spend a couple of hours being semi-entertained with a tribute to early-20th-century classic dramedies; can score a cheap ticket.
Don't see it if you're expecting to care about any of these privileged, pampered, and spoiled white and wealthy characters; need more diversity on stage.
See it if You’d like to see a nice set. The story and acting is so painful, you’ll try to find distractions.
Don't see it if You want an actual funny, well-acted family comedy of errors type show. Save yourself time you can’t get back.
See it if you are intrigued by a prequel to a Boston blue blood version of “The Odd Couple” and an upity servant in the mode of “Upstairs Downstairs.”
Don't see it if you have no patience for a 2-hour, sometimes tedious drama with few funny and creative moments, uneven acting talent, cliche and no surprise
See it if you like some rom-com and aren't too picky about story lines, etc. This was...cute, and fun and silly
Don't see it if you expect broadway quality at an off broadway show
See it if You would like to see great set, good actors, cliche themes (divorce, bridezilla daughter, prenup negotiations etc). Not many surprises.
Don't see it if You are expecting over the top play, still there are a lot of things need to be worked out.
See it if A fun evening at the theatre with a hilarious play with excellent staging!
Don't see it if If you don’t like comedies then you can miss this one.
See it if you are interested in a trivial story with uninteresting characters.
Don't see it if you need your acting to be real, the dialogue to be sharp and the story to be believable.
See it if You want to waste a couple of hours. Has a few chuckles but this show needs a lot of cleaning up. Actors do what they can with the material.
Don't see it if You are looking for a good set, good plot, and an ending that makes sense. Divorce is not much fun...Exes wasn't either .
See it if You like rather contrived 'situation' comedy with stock characters but with a few laughs and good lines along the way.
Don't see it if You don't like rather fluffy and over-long situation comedies a bit over-acted and predictable.
See it if You’re looking for a show to pass the time. The Exes is watchable, but forgettable.
Don't see it if You want to see a consistently funny comedy. You enjoy three dimensional characters and clever writing.
See it if You are interested in the complicated relationships among exes. Halfway between a sitcom and a soap.
Don't see it if You are looking for hilarity. There are few laughs. If you are looking for a profound show, or even light fun. (The poster lies.)
See it if You do not mind a rather long, not well written, not very funny “comedy.” Performance was at a B level.
Don't see it if You expect quick, witty dialogue. Of a comedy.
See it if Cannot think of a reason to see it
Don't see it if It seems to be inspired by a British farce that does not work in 21 century America. The play is utterly pointless
See it if for basic entertaining value with good staging and acting at comfortable modern venue. Better quality than most Off-Broadway performances.
Don't see it if Not as funny as expected, somewhat verbose. No home run here. Bring your hearing aid - some dialog is not well projected.
See it if you like complicated relationship dramas whose intricacies slowly unfold throughout the show. Also if you like semi-comedy and semi-camp.
Don't see it if you expect a full-on comedy or drama or campy farce. It has bits of each but not enough of any, which left me wondering what it was.
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