The Muscle in Question (FringeNYC)
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The Muscle in Question (FringeNYC)
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The Muscle in Question (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(22 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
9%
Negative
9%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Clever

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: The Muscle in Question is a magical realism full length play in one act about how the technical structure of a human’s brain has an effect on their day to day well-being, experiences and existence.

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Member Reviews (22)

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434 Reviews | 127 Followers
69
Intelligent, Meh, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in a rather boring plot concerning death and friendship; parenting

Don't see it if you are easily bored, don't enjoy somewhat insipid characters.

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254 Reviews | 70 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if looking for a good drama; good acting by all, but most notably the girl.

Don't see it if you are super demanding; this is fringe -- rewrites will be applied later...

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
82
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like good human comedy drama and are interested in brain body emotions challenges

Don't see it if You are looking for light raucous entertainment

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80 Reviews | 25 Followers
81
Resonant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to see a sweet, light, deft touch applied to a play where the subject matter is brain cancer and brain aneurysms.

Don't see it if experience would have you not want to deal with this subject matter, or you'd be bothered seeing it handled with grace instead of misery.

38 Reviews | 7 Followers
45
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You like plays in the theme of "The Notebook" with worse dialogue and character development.

Don't see it if You were expecting anything mature, earned, or well-written. You know anybody with cancer.

28 Reviews | 14 Followers
94
Great acting, Delightful, Ambitious, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see what the brain's heart looks like.

Don't see it if You're jaded and have dulled your feelings to a pulp.

12 Reviews | 4 Followers
45
Confusing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a young woman stand out in an otherwise unsatisfying play.

Don't see it if you want to hear all the dialogue as most of the actors don't project enough to be heard over the noisy air conditioner.

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Original

See it if You like great character development and have an interest in psychology. If you like original theatre and want to support young talent.

Don't see it if You're troubled by illness and heavy topics, but there is much more to this play than that!

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 17th, 2016

"The plot is impressively intricate. Unfortunately, this leaves the play feeling unfocused and overlong; a tighter arc might have allowed for deeper emotional investment...Because we are not given a chance to know the characters before they must confront matters of life and death, the dialogue doesn't always feel earned...The play lacks the profundity that it seems to be aiming for. Instead, it hits the audience over the head with ideas that might have worked better as subtext."
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