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THE VIDEO GAMES (FringeNYC)
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THE VIDEO GAMES (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
0%
Negative
13%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Princess Zelda, the Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through the use of social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before!

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Member Reviews (15)

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you are fan of video games and the characters of video games. The fight choreography of the show was amazing!

Don't see it if you don't like video games.

76
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like comedies and video games

Don't see it if You want to see something serious

Critic Reviews (2)

August 20th, 2016

"Franta and Pugmire do a remarkable job staging a staggering number of fights with different possible outcomes that look polished, fun, exciting, inventive, and safe all at the same time...The large ensemble cast does a stupendous job of embodying the essence of their video game personas...If you grew up playing 'Mario Brothers,' 'Mega Man,' 'Donkey Kong,' 'The Legend of Zelda,' and/or 'Final Fantasy' you will love it. If you weren't into video games you will still have plenty to enjoy."
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August 23rd, 2016

"An exceptionally smart concept. It is desperately seeking guidance and a strong outside perspective to assist to bring in a stronger plot and character development...It needs to feel unpredictable. It's clear that there were certain outcomes that were planned and thusly felt staged...There was an overall sense of discomfort from the cast. The play just needed to be tighter...There is great room for progress...'The Video Games' deserves an extra life. It's marketable."
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