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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

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.

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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."

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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