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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Intense, Confusing, Absorbing, Great writing

88
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.

95
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

96
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
85
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
98
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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