Tin Cat Shoes NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Ratings)
Members say
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Confusing, Ambitious

About the Show

Part of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2018 series, this new comedy centers around a troop of dedicated shoe store workers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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683 Reviews | 161 Followers
Ambitious, Dizzying, Loony, Contemporary, Brilliantly designed

See it if you want to see a challenging play that is fully plugged into the zeitgeist, performed by a stellar downtown cast & beautifully designed.

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for experiment that tests the limit of how far afield an original premise can extend before the whole thing snaps. Read more

1107 Reviews | 377 Followers
Funny, Quirky, Imaginative, Great staging, Unfinished

See it if you like a wild ride. There's lots to enjoy here (characters, humor, acting, staging), but the great set-up is dropped and TCS falls apart.

Don't see it if you want a full story arc. 1st 2 parts are masterful, the last disappointing. Still, laughs thru-out. W cutting/shaping, TCS could be great.

50 Reviews | 19 Followers
Clever, Confusing, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if ... You prefer poetry over reason, character over plot, whimsy over solid ground. ... Good direction and design are important to you.

Don't see it if If you hate theatre. This might make you hate it more.

270 Reviews | 58 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of the Clubbed Thumb tradition of wild and crazy, as you should be. Downtown stars, lots of whimsey, this has promise.

Don't see it if The widening gyre, the center cannot hold, mere anarchy is loosed upon the stage. If that bothers you.

688 Reviews | 116 Followers
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A great cast of downtown icons (including David Greenspan) work very, very hard to pull drama off Aided by great set & staging but not to be

Don't see it if Harnetiaux's talent is definitely on display but only sporadically It's dense w/o being illuminating; has a feel of 'whimsy on steroids'

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absurd, Banal

See it if You like absurd stories

Don't see it if You prefer realism

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great writing, Hilarious, Profound, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you find humor in the hellscape of corporate culture. It has comedy for days.

Don't see it if you have to go to a team-building work function. But see it after that.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/summerworks-2018

Don't see it if I know this entry will be tagged/removed for posting the link, but I wasn't sure how else to get the Show-Score to include TimeOut's review

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
May 22nd, 2018

“A classic shaggy dog story. Or rather, shaggy bear...In its opening scenes, ‘Tin Cat Shoes’ may put you in mind of a stretched-out sketch...But Ms. Harnetiaux is following her own System, which involves dismantling our pathetic trust in all systems...With a lesser cast and design team the ingredients of ‘Tin Cat Shoes’ might not seem quite as fresh or tasty. But it’s hard to resist the eccentric top spin that these performers so happily put on their lines.”
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