The Headlands
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The Headlands
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The Headlands NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
Members say
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, 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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Refreshing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Want to see plays by & about the Asian-American experience, enjoy mysteries about one’s background,

Don't see it if Not interested in Asian-American takes told in a noir style or stories about trying to find one’s roots, open ended plots

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In noirish mystery, son tries to solve "cold case" involving murder of his father; raymond chandler has little to worry about

See it if interesting aesthetic as story channels pulpy detective novels & video screens evoke film noir; humor leavens; solid cast

Don't see it if takes implausible left turn at end; ultimately w/o crisp plotting or deep insights into behavior of son/family, lets you down 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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Theatermania
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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BroadwayWorld
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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New York Theater
March 4th, 2020

"More than a murder mystery. It's as much a contemplation of perception and memory and family dynamics, of grief and love and longing, and the cost of not fitting in…a design that sets the right tone of mystery and precisely fits the snug space"
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