THE VIDEO GAMES (FringeNYC)
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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)

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252 Reviews | 75 Followers
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.

110 Reviews | 56 Followers
76
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like comedies and video games

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

31 Reviews | 9 Followers
85
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Action-packed

See it if you are a gamer and like Hunger Games!

Don't see it if you are not a gamer

14 Reviews | 4 Followers
89
Clever, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like shows with audience interaction or if you're fan of video games or the Hunger games.

Don't see it if You want a clear straight forward story line. You don't like actors interacting with the audience.

6 Reviews | 5 Followers
76
Delightful, Fluffy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You want a reminder of your childhood and would like to see a fun entertaining/ interactive show with video game characters

Don't see it if You are very rigid and feel it is a waste of your time as an adult to watch a show with video game elements.

6 Reviews | 4 Followers
80
Great staging, Fluffy, Action packed

See it if You want to see some pro-wrestling-level stage fighting, and if you laugh about jokes about Super-NES games from the 90s.

Don't see it if You don't play video games, or if you want a particularly deep plot.

4 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Fluffy, Epic

See it if you want characters from nintendo, playstation and xbox fighting to the death in an audience choose your own Battle Royale.

Don't see it if Video game jokes would fly over your head. If you can't work a console don't expect to be wowed by this show.

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
75
Clever, Interactive

See it if you have a wealth of knowledge about Video Games and have seen/read The Hunger Games or if you like stage combat.

Don't see it if you want a serious plot with developed characters.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
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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Theater In The Now
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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