The Hope Hypothesis
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The Hope Hypothesis
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The Hope Hypothesis NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(19 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
21%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

In Voyage Theater Company's world premiere, when a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork, her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events.

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Member Reviews (19)

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706 Reviews | 214 Followers
85
Insightful, Dark, Relevant, Refreshing, Funny

See it if Dark comedy in a Twilight Zone DMV office that is paranoid about terrorism. Witty dialog & surprising plot twists reinforce a serious theme

Don't see it if You don't like dark comedy with an emphasis on the comedy. You want more realism. You are uninterested in the theme of fear doing damage.

501 Reviews | 103 Followers
72
Quirky

See it if You like shows about a very serious topic where they try to lighten it up with comedy

Don't see it if You are expecting this to be a serious drama about immigration Read more

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
75
Yes, dark., Uneven tone, Good set, Smart staging, Briskly-paced

See it if Want clever look at immigration issues, bureaucracy, govt in scary times. Enjoy well-directed/acted ensemble work & ok w dark/grim humor.

Don't see it if Odd disconnect -tough to be funny re current, ongoing immigration issues in 2019. Abrupt end. Contrived plot points but still, entertaining.

403 Reviews | 104 Followers
86
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if you want to see a show using paradox and absurdity to skewer the pervasive climate of fear pervading the US.

Don't see it if you are a frightened little mouse wanting a big stick. You want a show that is able to introduce sarcasm into the argument Read more

387 Reviews | 132 Followers
83
Comedy, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Exquisitely snarky. Imagine The Office in a DMV. Snappy scenes, comic antagonists, pointed legal humor. Miller's script= breath of fresh air

Don't see it if dislike an administrative farce. Not that it makes light of tough issues, but its wit, sarcasm, absurdity give sparkle to its introspection. Read more

262 Reviews | 67 Followers
75
Relevant, Banal, Quirky

See it if Average play about a woman held up by immigration authorities thinking she's a terrorist. Short play only about an hour running time.

Don't see it if The play wasn't bad by any means but it wasn't great either. Some lame jokes and writing as well. The acting was good though.

247 Reviews | 44 Followers
77
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if kafkaesque 75 minute play about todays America and security...well acted and funny.

Don't see it if You don't like plays a out getting lost in the bureaucracy of today's government..

243 Reviews | 19 Followers
59
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a new play about current events.

Don't see it if You want a play that has found its tone. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

BroadwayWorld
October 29th, 2019

"Governmental bureaucracy is serious yet slyly hilarious in 'THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS' at The Sheen Center"
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TheaterScene.net
October 31st, 2019

"The dialogue, consisting almost entirely of short, snapped lines (some of them non sequiturs or near non sequiturs), amuses, even as it displays humanity as a fairly sorry lot. The play's immigration theme is, of course, a timely one."
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