The Wild Parrots of Campbell
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The Wild Parrots of Campbell
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The Wild Parrots of Campbell NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(49 Reviews)
Positive
71%
Mixed
27%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Slow, Great staging

About the Show

Set in a rundown house of a California suburb, this world premiere drama looks at the chaos that erupts when a roommate invites a girl to move in.

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Member Reviews (49)

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20
Dreadful, Predictable, Cliched, Poorly written, Excruciating

See it if You know someone in the cast or crew and want to be supportive.

Don't see it if You want more than an occasional spark of decent acting from an otherwise dull, drudge filled two plus hours of millennial melodrama. Read more

83
Complex, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

See it if Emotionally damaged young people seek refuge in a house that is haunted by past trauma. Relationship fireworks lead to self searching.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in flailing 20-somethings. One character was stereotypical comic relief. Read more

81
Relevant, Good acting, Slow, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if u want to observe a group of Gen Z slackers as they navigate young adulthood (& self-destruction) in a perceptive, fresh backyard drama.

Don't see it if ur looking for explosive drama, fast-paced storytelling & tidy endings; u simply can't relate to the young-life crises of Gen Z/Millennials. Read more

78
Well written, Slow, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Extremely well played & staged, its' Reid's writing that captivates While overwritten, it unfolds at its own pace providing its tension

Don't see it if The influences are fairly evident; notably Shepard & Guirgis the storytelling is very potent Characterizations can often be one-dimensional

75
Edgy, Intense, Great acting, Well directed, Thought-provoking

See it if subtle direction of complex interwoven character backgrounds interests you. Five people each exploring deep wells pain.

Don't see it if tobacco smoke bothers you. The auditorium is small and the actors smoke on stage.

79
Intelligent, Enjoyable, Inconsistent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Not as strong as The Floor is Lava but has a lot going for it. Similar psychological candor re expectations & growth makes it worthwhile.

Don't see it if Both Lava & Parrots feature chrctrs at parties they aren’t enjoying. If dissatisfaction w/ surface contentment doesn’t interest, might skip. Read more

65
I think there may be a great story in here., Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want a play with a relatively interesting plotline. We meet our cast in a round robin, several critical points are brushed over here.

Don't see it if You want an overstuffed, underdeveloped play. 2 hours 20 min and a lot of door slamming. The plots could have been streamlined and allowed Read more

93
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A evening of drama which was emotionally wrapped in sadness & denial produced a true winning formula. Kudos to the entire cast. Thumbs up!

Don't see it if You are allergic to tobacco smoke. It is a key component to the emotional release of pinned up feelings. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

BroadwayWorld
December 10th, 2019

"Squawking slackers in the compelling world premiere 'THE WILD PARROTS OF CAMPBELL' from NOW Collective at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre"
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Talkin' Broadway
December 11th, 2019

"There is a hint of Sam Shepard in Alex Riad's well-acted play, which focuses on the troublesome post-teen, pre-adult years for a group of slackers and lost souls."
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Off Off Online
December 11th, 2019

"Hall gives a detailed rendering of Jack. Watch as he approaches Amanda from behind, unwilling to startle her, so he slightly dips his body to come into her field of vision. And he excels in that hoary standby, the drunken monologue."
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