TOROS NYC Reviews and Tickets

(161 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Confusing, Entertaining

About the Show

In a garage in Madrid, a group of international late-20-somethings (and a dog) contemplate reality.

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Member Reviews (161)

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66 Reviews | 26 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like stories about resilience and friendship and humans searching for meaning. Yes, the show is deep.

Don't see it if You’re just looking for entertainment… Read more

82 Reviews | 26 Followers

See it if Enjoy theater

Don't see it if No reason not to. Read more

52 Reviews | 20 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Confusing, Intense

See it if you like plays that make you think and are naturally a bit challenging. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if You don't like intensity or tension when seeing a play. You prefer something straight forward.

184 Reviews | 29 Followers
Great set, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It's about the angst of today's young adults. If you are not interested in the subject the writing, performances & direction will pull you.

Don't see it if If you don't like young people doing drugs and sex, this isn't for you. There's lots of this in the play.

52 Reviews | 26 Followers
Great staging, Intense, Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if you want a breezy, short play about troubled 20-somethings but not yet another play full of couch arguments

Don't see it if you hate club music, you have a blood phobia (there's not a lot, though!), you expect spectacle

83 Reviews | 31 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for a play that is a little bit weird and will ask you questions that may seem uncomfortable.

Don't see it if You want a clear cut big flashy play. This is not that. This play ends very ambiguously.

95 Reviews | 30 Followers
Resonant, Quirky, Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting and 20-somethings figuring out adulthood

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of substance use conversations and if an older actor playing a dog makes you uncomfortable Read more

613 Reviews | 114 Followers
Incomplete, Great acting

See it if Your favorite genre of theater is “flawed characters”.

Don't see it if You need everything to be wrapped up in a nice bow at the end Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
August 7th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “Tejera’s play, light on plot, rests on unraveling the uneasy dynamic between the three, and on the meticulousness with which the playwright renders the petty signifiers in their world...These acute character details create a rich triptych of the ails of a social milieu that’s precise in stroke, impressionistic in structure.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
August 1st, 2023

“...a trio of wealthy, aimless 20-somethings, tend to regard Tica the dog with a range of pity and neglect. They’re tangled up in their own dramas and resentments and ignorant of the very strange things happening right at their feet.”
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New York Theatre Guide
August 2nd, 2023

“All the characters, to a degree, feel underwritten. Toro and Andrea exist mostly as collateral damage in Juan’s self-destruction...To Tejera's credit, neither their lofty debate nor their awkward patter feels like a playwright's hand at work; he has a knack for authentic dialogue...with a little deepening of character, ‘Toros’ has potential to charge forward.”
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August 1st, 2023

“Whatever you end up thinking about 'Toros' as a whole, there’s one element you surely won’t forget...Danny Tejera’s new play boasts the spectacle of veteran stage actor Frank Wood playing … a dog. Not an anthropomorphized version of a dog: an actual dog that barks and whines. It’s an amusing conceit, but it’s a measure of how wispy the rest of the play is that Wood’s unusual turn ends up being the most memorable aspect of the production.”
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Talkin' Broadway
August 1st, 2023

“ ‘Toros’ is in the tradition of angry and youthful plays...Tejera's drama may not have the smoldering rage of his predecessors, but there are enough sparks to make him a playwright worth following.”
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Theater Pizzazz
August 1st, 2023

“Perhaps the entire play would be more involving in the hands of a different director than Gaye Taylor Upchurch. In addition to not guiding her talented cast properly, she finds no better solution for Tejera’s staccato script than starting and ending each scene with a sudden blackout. In fact, at my performance, most of my audience didn’t even realize the last scene was actually the final one until Wood came out to take a bow!”
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Off Off Online
August 7th, 2023

Gaye Taylor Upchurch’s production of Toros by Danny Tejera is a study of psychopathology among three privileged millennials living in Spain just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It features admirable performances by a trio of young actors and a riveting turn by New York stage veteran Frank Wood as a female golden retriever on her last legs. Though desultorily paced, the 90-minute comedy-drama has compelling moments and is played in an intriguing environment devised by scenic designer Arnulfo Maldonado and lighting designer Barbara Samuels.
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