Threesome
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Threesome
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Threesome NYC Reviews and Tickets

39%
(3 Reviews)
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0%
Mixed
33%
Negative
67%
Members say
Disappointing, Edgy, Insipid, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

About the Show

59E59 present Portland Center Stage and A Contemporary Theatre's co-production about a hilariously awkward evening with serious consequences.

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Member Reviews (3)

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942 Reviews | 225 Followers
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Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Insipid

See it if you like nudity and the stupid political stuff. The actors try to make it work but story line just not good here.

Don't see it if you like something not as ridiculous. Not for the serious theater goer. Bad story line.

112 Reviews | 32 Followers
42
Profound, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if You want a peek into a culture that isn't often explored on the stage

Don't see it if Full-nudity and constant talk about sex offends you. Not much of a plot

79 Reviews | 65 Followers
12
Awful

See it if if you just like plays with nudity. This was the most senseless plays. First act supposed to by funny. 2nd act Politics and boring insights

Don't see it if just don't see this!

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
July 22nd, 2015

"Infectious laughter ripples throughout the first act,as we watch in amused frustration as a potential evening of pleasure devolves into a three­way of a different kind: mutual exposure of everyone’s hangups...In the end, despite fully realized and engaging performances, Mr. El Guindi cannot quite reconcile the play’s disparate impulses. Half racy comedy, half serious­minded examination of women’s mistreatment in maledominated societies, 'Threesome' feels like a play whose parts — forgive me — don’t quite fit together comfortably."
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New York Daily News
July 22nd, 2015

"Exposing skin is one thing. And there’s plenty of full-frontal nudity — his and hers — in the play 'Threesome.' But the takeaway of this hard-working but unconvincing comedy-drama is the reminder of how difficult it is to reveal something of authentic dramatic resonance. Too little rings true...the cast is capable and committed. Even so, between clunky dialogue and heavy-handed turns there’s little satisfaction from this wobbly 'Threesome.'"
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Lighting & Sound America
July 22nd, 2015

"'Threesome' grafts a sex comedy onto an overwrought melodrama...Under Coleman's direction, the clearly skilled cast struggles to make something convincing of this ungainly script...Its main achievement is the number of hot-button issues it manages to present in the most exploitative way possible...'Threesome' is an elaborate theoretic framework without any real people to inhabit it. "
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Theatre is Easy
July 22nd, 2015

"There’s a hefty amount of bravery behind El Guindi’s play. The topical territory of gender, sexism, and identity within Islam makes for an important play worth taking note. Director Chris Coleman finds the delicate balance in the expectations of the play’s sex comedy beginnings and its intentional subversion by the second."
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Theater Pizzazz
July 23rd, 2015

"Director Chris Coleman did what he could with the production, but what it needed most was editing. A play not about sexuality, but rather about good intentions gone bad, 'Threesome' is a series of missed opportunities, the most significant being a compelling play about modern sexuality."
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Stage Buddy
September 14th, 2015

"Why these two are together never seems to make sense, and if the playwright is suggesting that they are a couple only because they share similar cultural backgrounds, perhaps the play would’ve benefitted from delving into that, instead of trying to make eloquent points about every single topic it touches. Unsurprisingly the play’s major issue is precisely that of Leila and Rashid’s relationship, instead of opening up so much, they should’ve dealt with the more immediate issues."
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T
July 22nd, 2015

"Under Chris Coleman’s exacting direction, this ensemble cast brilliantly showcases Mr. Guindi’s dense text, exposing its layers and its challenging deep questions about the relationship between men and women, the exploitation of women, how sexual violence affects women, and how issues of race and culture interact."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
July 23rd, 2015

"Mr. El Guindi’s dialogue is often interesting, but there’s too much of it, and the second act’s droning tends to drown the drama out. Few have the talent of George Bernard Shaw to make discussion drama continually compelling. Chris Coleman crisply repeats the assignment here, and each of the actors offers a sharply etched portrayal."
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