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The Loneliest Number
Lower E Side
78

The Loneliest Number NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
16%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

About the Show

Amios presents this world premiere comic drama about a married couple's adventures in non-monogamy.

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Member Reviews (31)

85
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Funny

See it if The main couple has problems they are not really facing. They think by getting a different person each month to sleep with things be ok.

Don't see it if It deal with illness, and if you think you are going to see hot, sexy sex. You are not.

78
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Quirky

See it if You want to see accomplished actors work through a complex relationship.

Don't see it if You expect something more out of the ordinary twists and turns over polyamory

Critic Reviews (5)

March 1st, 2018

"Author Lizzie Vieh’s brilliant play initially appears to be a slight off-beat comedy about a swinging couple’s encounters, but after its first third evolves into a profound, suspenseful and searing exploration of relationships. Ms. Vieh’s dialogue is sharp, filled with well-crafted jokes and painful depth...Director Dizzia’s gorgeous staging combines aesthetic accomplishments with realism. From her superb cast, Dizzia achieves the qualities of intensity, unity and playfulness."
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March 9th, 2018

"It’s worth noting that Vieh is also a brilliant comedic writer...The cast is adroit and clever across the board, Markell and Craig are skilled character actors. Both (but Markell in particular) deliver some smart and lively turns during the course of the play...Although this is Dizzia’s first directing credit, she handles the difficult piece with a smart and imaginative hand. Dizzia draws out of her ensemble a performance that carries the piece though her sometimes clunky transitions."
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March 2nd, 2018

"Not really a cautionary tale about polyamory, but rather a sprawling and turbulent tale about the complexities of relations between a very particular group of people...Under Dizzia’s direction, the experience is unduly clunky. The performances, however, are for the most part pretty effortless...Doesn’t treat polyamory as a novelty or a joke, which is a point in its favor. But by fixating on polyamory’s capacity to wreak havoc, it proves to be a less than exemplary representation."
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March 2nd, 2018

"An engaging play that explores several rarely-asked questions, and Vieh’s writing deftly straddles the line between comedy and tragedy...This production should be applauded for its handling of uncomfortable topics without overshadowing the human relationships at its center...Its messages would be more forcefully received if it offered more thorough scrutiny and yet left more of its own questions unanswered. Still, this is an affecting and valuable production."
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February 23rd, 2018

"No doubt Vieh has followed the tried-and-true advice of 'write what you know'...Don't let that fool you into believing that this work is nothing but a cliché — it's the way in which these lives become intertwined that will defy your expectations...You find yourself becoming wrapped up in the plot and the lives of the very-believable characters that live it...The combined effect of everyone's contribution is much greater than the sum of their parts."
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