The Signature Project
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The Signature Project
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The Signature Project NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(56 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
12%
Negative
4%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the Show

A multi-sensory theatrical experience centered around a huge 76 ft x 36 ft mural layered with hidden secrets. For the past 22 years artist Patrick Dunning has toured the United States bringing the mural to life.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (56)

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276 Reviews | 48 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like intelligent, thoughtful, unique, and heartfelt entertainment presented by a master.

Don't see it if You like the ordinary play! Read more

133 Reviews | 17 Followers
99
Exquisite, Ambitious, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you want to be amazed at what an extremely multi-talented human being is capable of creating.

Don't see it if you are only looking to see either a traditional musical or a play. This show explores what is important in life and opens ones mind. Read more

116 Reviews | 18 Followers
98
A painting, a performance piece, music, dancing, all showing life's interconnectedness

See it if you like multimedia pieces that expand the concept of theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big budget Broadway musical.

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
95
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You love multi-media, Art, Dance etc.It's an original, Inspirational journey. And my signature is now part of the artwork.

Don't see it if You want a regular play or musical. This is very different.

70 Reviews | 12 Followers
95
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Epic, Ambitious

See it if you like innovative, unique endeavors. Patrick Dunning is captivating as he transforms & incorporates different art forms into his projects.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of interdisciplinary shows that explore how the fields of art, science, and technology are interconnected.

50 Reviews | 19 Followers
92
Surprising, thought-provoking, uniquely entertaining

See it if You like to be challenged, love art, science and heart felt exploration of the human condition, enjoy unique creativity and are an explorer

Don't see it if You want a standard play or musical, have no patience with creative development of a theme, don't like fringe performances Read more

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506 Reviews | 1010 Followers
90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if enjoy a gentleman telling his tale with some nice backup Fascinating look at the use of light

Don't see it if you need a big extravaganza.. This 0s like old time storytelling

73 Reviews | 9 Followers
89
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you have a young adult to take it to. It explores the mysterious ways of creative process, basically a fun entertaining lecture about art.

Don't see it if you are not into perceptive talks, study of art, and would rather have a straightforward narrative. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

Theatermania
March 15th, 2018

"Dunning exhibits the intellectual curiosity that one might get from an exceptionally good host of a PBS children's show. He shares his discoveries with gentleness and passion, lightly peppering the evening with dad jokes...It all adds up to an event that is part gallery exhibition, part concert, part TED Talk, and totally delightful...This pleasant evening might outwardly seems apolitical, but its emphasis on the human spirit and its idiosyncrasies represent something important."
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Theater Pizzazz
March 13th, 2018

"Dunning enchants audience members...This subtle drama feels most like a lecture series....Vitale keeps the entire production on an even keel, making space for the Irish music and dance sections, who are there to bring a mural to life. Step-dancers with glittery costumes parade; choreography by Wright is perfected...With communication zooming forward at the speed of light, these ensemble moments celebrate performance from every angle."
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Times Square Chronicles
March 12th, 2018

"One of the most unique and exhilarating art displays and performances I have seen. This show will leave you uplifted, in awe and wanting to add your signature to the 76-foot by 36-foot mural, layered with hidden secrets...Everyone has a spark of creativity within them, but Patrick Dunning is a visionary emerged in hurricane of inventive originality...This is a show not to be missed. It will inspire, amaze and bring you to a sense of universal connection."
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A Work Unfinishing
March 12th, 2018

"Each 4x4 square within the work is a tapestry of signatures...Up close, he can tell you the story of individual signatures...Dunning has so many stories to tell. He doesn't know when the work will be finished. He doesn't know where the work will go. But perhaps it is the journey of the work, his travels, his stories, and the stories he collects along the way, which make this memorable: it is a work of memories set to outlive every person whose name is but a piece of its whole."
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The Playfixer
March 31st, 2018

"A brilliant monologue by an Irish artist named Dunning, who has been traveling around the U.S. with an incredible painting incorporating hundreds of thousands of signatures, using the color spectrum we can see and all the rest of the spectrum we can't. When he shines an ultraviolet and ultrared light on it, we see amazing things...There is also Irish dancing and songs by his brother, who appears via skype...One of the most amazing things I have seen in quite a while."
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TheaterScene.com
March 14th, 2018

"Dunning, the painter and presenter of the evening, speaks to us about the many elements that make up the panels and the painting...Dunning is nothing if not a perfectionist...All aspects of the evening partake of this consummate professional care...The journey we are taken on is like a recursive meditation...Like all good art, this presentation summons magic. The real magic of this evening is the transformative effect it has on the audience."
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