The Wild Parrots of Campbell
Closed 2h 15m
The Wild Parrots of Campbell
76

The Wild Parrots of Campbell NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(49 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (49)

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269 Reviews | 81 Followers
95
Must see, Riveting, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a well developed play and complicated family dynamics. This is sensitive, intelligent, complex and moving and captured my heart.

Don't see it if You are not into the nitty gritty of family members in a complex and powerfully dynamic moment in their lives it asks us to listen.

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
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

334 Reviews | 37 Followers
90
Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You appreciate the complexities of family relationships , smart writing and well developed characters

Don't see it if You want a snappy story with a happy ending, or a big production. This is an intimate theater in the round. 2+hrs

117 Reviews | 23 Followers
89
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like character-driven stories about relationships, baggage, trauma, etc. that are wonderfully acted and written. Lots of humor, too.

Don't see it if you lack empathy, you don't like flawed characters, you don't like to think/witness authentic dialogue and only want lots of action

336 Reviews | 45 Followers
86
Intense, Great writing, Funny, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You enjoy story telling at its finest. The relationships between the characters was funny, poignant and very intense.

Don't see it if Your looking for an evening of nothing but light hearted fluff

232 Reviews | 20 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a well written family story performed by very good actors

Don't see it if You like musicals or comedies.

774 Reviews | 246 Followers
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

MJK
677 Reviews | 192 Followers
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

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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