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The Other Plays: Short Plays About Diversity and Otherness
Midtown W
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The Other Plays: Short Plays About Diversity and Otherness NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(26 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
8%
Negative
11%
Members say
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the Show

Theater Breaking Through Barriers presents an evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness. Playwrights include Neil LaBute and Bekah Brunstetter ('This is Us').

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Uneven, Thought-provoking, Engaging, Didactic

See it if you don't mind sitting through some less-than-engaging plays to see some very good ones. (I thought the last piece was exceptionally good.)

Don't see it if you're looking for a deeper exploration of otherness. Many of these plays felt very superficial. (Granted, they are short, but even so...)

37
Slow, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy seeing something about and underdog

Don't see it if you are looking for a play. this is not a "play" its 5 shot plays, a song and 3 monologues. The acting is very unbalanced Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

March 27th, 2017

"The evening is well curated, though a few plays stick out because of their clunkiness and underdeveloped scripts. One in particular was a little bit of a train wreck, which I’ll attribute to nerves. But such problems are easily forgotten as soon as the next piece begins...Overall, this evening of theater is a moment to reevaluate and retire tropes of people living with disabilities as anything but independent and full of verve."
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March 17th, 2017

"As often happens with an anthology performance, some of the vignettes are brought to life more capably than others. One technical flaw that seems to connect all of the individual pieces is a too-long fade to black, leaving the audience consistently unsure as to whether a piece is truly over. Overall, however, this production is touching, humane, and attainably confrontational. It is well worth a visit."
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March 29th, 2017

"The caliber of the evening continued improving and morphing into something quite special...It was a collection of shorts that is very much speaking to the call of right now. As we’re struggling to define ourselves and we worriedly fear losing funding or being allowed to happily celebrate our differences, 'The Other Plays' grandly lets their voices be heard – and what a fun, wonderful voice it is."
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