The Headlands
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The Headlands

The Headlands NYC Reviews and Tickets

(33 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever

About the Show

In LCT3's new drama, Henry (Aaron Yoo) is an amateur sleuth and true crime aficionado who sets out to solve the ultimate case: the unsolved murder of his father. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (33)

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98 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy mysteries, family dramas, homage to San Francisco, distinct Asian-American tendencies woven into show, use of projections

Don't see it if Don't like noir; prefer linear storytelling; want big, grand gestures

131 Reviews | 45 Followers
Quiet, Great projection design, Great staging, Riveting, Enchanting

See it if you're a fan of true crime or mysteries and/or of Christopher Chen's work; support diverse stories in the theatre, love San Francisco

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something heightened and uber-theatrical, a "big show."

60 Reviews | 9 Followers
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a twist on film noir genre and to dive into what feels like a visual staging of a personal crime podcast.

Don't see it if you want something traditional. Also don't see this if you hate monologue-based plays b/c the lead character is narrating the entire time.

145 Reviews | 29 Followers
Riveting, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You love a good noir detective story; you love a well-written, nuanced drama with a fresh take on family secrets

Don't see it if you like big staging, big casts, music; need a happy ending

58 Reviews | 11 Followers
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you’d enjoy a tight, engaging kinda who-done-it that smartly raises profundity moral and cultural dilemmas.

Don't see it if you're disinclined to pay close attention.

271 Reviews | 66 Followers
Journey, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate a slow-boil, relationship-based play with well-rounded characters.

Don't see it if You don’t like talky shows. Read more

58 Reviews | 13 Followers
Refreshing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy the current "sleuthing" trend of solving mysteries. You enjoy fine acting by Asian-Americans and a tight ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You hate projections. You dislike family dramas or mysteries. Read more

189 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great writing, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy plays that are both character studies and plot driven.

Don't see it if You want a play you can drift in and out of. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
February 24th, 2020

"‘The Headlands’ Nods to San Francisco Noir: A cold case. An amateur sleuth. A new clue. But sometimes the murder isn’t the real mystery."
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Time Out New York
February 24th, 2020

3/5 Stars "Taking his time as the plot unravels, Adams elicits believable performances from the entire cast...Considering the intense nature of the story, it’s strange how rarely it stirs the pulse. Intellectually stimulating but emotionally distant, it lands in your head but goes no further."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 24th, 2020

"Men to Watch in 'Cambodian Rock Band', 'Blues for an Alabama Sky,' and 'The Headlands'"
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February 25th, 2020

"'The Headlands' Blends Film Noir, Crime Thriller, and Family Drama: An amateur sleuth sets out to solve his father's murder mystery in Christopher Chen's new play at LCT3."
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March 8th, 2020

"Christopher Chen's Detective Drama 'THE HEADLANDS' Unravels a Family Mystery"
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Talkin' Broadway
February 24th, 2020

"A noirish and inventive mix of gradually darkening humor, family drama, and the vicissitudes of memory."
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New York Stage Review
February 24th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "Christopher Chen raises provocative stakes in this complicated family history, but with unengaging characters"
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Front Row Center
March 13th, 2020

Score: 95%. "A clever enticing tale told in such a beguiling way that if you like plays that tell a good story, this is for you."
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