The Untold Yippie Project
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The Untold Yippie Project
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The Untold Yippie Project NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
65%
Mixed
19%
Negative
16%
Members say
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

About the Show

Sunglasses After Dark paints a picture of a divided and united America in its new play about a group of Yippies who shut down Disneyland. Based on a true story.

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Member Reviews (31)

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811 Reviews | 221 Followers
79
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want understand a true story of young people trying to change society and the struggles it presents among the participants.

Don't see it if you do not have an appreciation for the late '60's, early '70's Vietnam War impact on society.

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You want to further understand American history. Slow but builds into a cresendo. This is an important and fascinating story.

Don't see it if If you don't have patience for a rare gem of a story.

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
75
Intelligent, Heady, Well-staged, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you'd like to see an intense drama about an actual historical event, staged theater-in-the-round, in a different setting (downtown loft).

Don't see it if 1960s-70s U.S. history (anti-war) is not your thing. Well-written/well-performed, although a bit confusing when timeline flips back-n-forth. Read more

254 Reviews | 137 Followers
20
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You want to see a fictionalized scree of an actual Yippie event by overwrought direction, way over-the-top acting and expositional writing.

Don't see it if You know thinly veiled charismatic activist Abbie Hoffman was bipolar and not just manic. Read more

207 Reviews | 36 Followers
52
Ambitious, Dated, Slow

See it if You are interested in a short-lived political movement.

Don't see it if You don't want to climb up 4 flights of stairs. You don't like theater in the round. Read more

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
49
Banal, Cliched, Slow

See it if the only good reviews below are all from people with only one review who signed up just to skew the score; not cool

Don't see it if you want a straight forward enjoyable story

108 Reviews | 40 Followers
65
Overrated, Excruciating, Great staging, Interesting

See it if You enjoy little known stories about the anti-Vietnam war counter culture, enjoy decent actors playing many roles, and narrative plays.

Don't see it if You get bored easily, as the show could have been cut down greatly, or enjoy nuance, as this show lacked it. Or have trouble climbing stairs Read more

99 Reviews | 31 Followers
46
Disappointing, Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you are interested in very small theatre and don't mind climbing 4 flights to get to the theatre and then sitting in a warm room

Don't see it if you are looking for a story that has been fact-checked correctly.

Critic Reviews (1)

The Huffington Post
August 10th, 2017

"Fascinating and provocative...'The Untold Yippie Project' is fast-moving, exciting, and truly fascinating, with a young, energetic, and committed cast. Underneath the adrenaline-infused action and historical perspective, there’s also some sharp character development...Coughlin and LaBeach are perfectly cast in their roles...Schlossberg impressively recreates the mores and mindsets of that time period...'The Untold Yippie Project' is also stunningly relevant in 2017."
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