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The Waiting Game

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Intense, Confusing, Absorbing, Great writing

About the show

Sam’s in a coma. Paolo’s doing his best. When Geoff reveals a secret, reality and fantasy blur. This NYC premiere from Snowy Owl explores relationships in the digital age.

Member Reviews (9)


Ambitious, Intense, Confusing, Absorbing, Great writing
Avg Score

Banal, Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Excruciating

See it if the sight of four hunky males is enough to make your evening.

Don't see it if you don't like plays showing drug use or if you expect a coherent plot with characters you care about.

Also The most shocking thing to me is that this play won the Best Overseas ... Read more Read less


See it if You want to see some interesting ideas and committed acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for a cohesive show that can be followed. It feels slow even at its very short runtime.

Sordid, Flat, Simplistic, Brief, Current

See it if the most important thing for you in a drama with all gay characters is that at least two attractive actors take their shirts off then kiss.

Don't see it if you're triggered by simulated meth-smoking; you expect "Twilight Zone" plot twists to lead to mind-blowing endings; G-chat scares you.

Also Memorable Line: "Finish this sentence."

Great acting, Dated, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like contemporary queer stories. You don't mind dark, heavy material.

Don't see it if You want something uplifting. You want to watch women onstage.

Intense, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You like very contemporary queer stories, darker material, and elements of mystery. This is a really strong, contemporary, raw, queer play.

Don't see it if You're looking for a story that wraps up neatly, something that's upbeat, something that offends conservative sensibilities. Drugs, sex, etc

Epic, Intense, Great writing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You like a show about things that possible happen in today’s gay culture!

Don't see it if Don’t like homosexuality

During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You want a slightly intense mind bender.

Don't see it if You don't want a slightly intense evening of theatre. Or if you are not wanting to come away having to sort things out.

Also I saw what they going for. It just needed to be, in my opinion, full-f... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Resonant

See it if You like challenging theater that deals with complex, contemporary issues. This show will leave you with lots to think about.

Don't see it if You like your questions answered or you like to laugh. This show doesn't let up and with few moments of levity some might be turned off.

During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if If you like raw contemporary stories staged innovatively.

Don't see it if You're averse to dark or explicit content.

February 13th, 2019
“There's plenty of waiting around but not much payoff in Gershman's new drama...The play exists in a cloud of anomie...Giving a banal situation a same-sex twist doesn't add anything of interest...If Wright's direction feels stilted and the performances wooden, you can blame the script...’The Wai...
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February 18th, 2019
"Welcome to 'The Waiting Game,' a play by Charles Gershman, which has the makings for a meaningful drama, but never really amounts to much. A large part of the problem is the nondescript and dull staging, as directed by Nathan Wright, which doesn't really bring any of the characters alive. And th...
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February 18th, 2019
“As directed with a crafty focused style of tight movement and dynamic interplay by Nathan Wright, the slow hypnotic dive into the abyss of grief and loss takes its time assembling the pieces and the game board of life and death...'The Waiting Game' works as a study, but the conclusions aren’t ex...
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February 12th, 2019
“The play is about the mechanisms that people use to cope with loss...The problem is that we never discover how those people feel...The characters seem very two-dimensional lacking emotional depth and not fully developed. The actors do their job but there is not enough to grab onto in order to tr...
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