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Trippin

Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Quirky, Absorbing
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Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This darkly comic play centers around a lost weekend warrior whose life takes a radical turn when he experiences a strange new drug.

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A nine-to-fiver named Dennis stumbles into the trip of a lifetime when he consumes 2CR-100, a mysterious new research chemical. Magic and adventure quickly ensue with sexy creatures of the wood, angry old bug ladies, the nation's favorite TV game show 'Crimebang,' and the big man Satan himself.

 

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65
Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if Addict takes a hallucinogen and goes on a big trip. First two thirds of the show has some creative, humorous scenes.

Don't see it if Last third of the show is preachy and dull. Overall message is obvious. The character learns something but the audience does not.

83
Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Crazy

See it if You want to see an Alice in Wonderland type show complete with a tea party, mad hatter, crazy characters, and mind altering substances.

Don't see it if If you like your theater calm and steady.

Also It's a really odd show, but in a good way. It moves and it pulses and ... Read more Read less

88
Edgy, Great acting

See it if you want to know what an acid trip feels like or relive one. Great tour de force performance by the lead actor

Don't see it if if acid trips don't interest you.

Also This show isn't for everyone but it is cleverly directed and lit and p... Read more Read less

30
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Portraying an acid trip shouldn't give cover for a playwright to pen random, nonsensical scenes, but this one was clearly mistaken. Skip it.

Don't see it if Yes, Show-Score is crowd-sourced, yet there are too many shills in the midst who should be ashamed of themselves. Don't waste our time & $.

Also The Fringe is a welcome addition to the New York theatre scene, but th... Read more Read less

45
Disappointing, Amateurish, Plotless, Grating, Humorless

See it if you enjoy bad kiddie theater w/swearing. "Let's go on an adventure to find the key to open all the doors closed to you." Horrible script.

Don't see it if you want insights, plot, coherence, good acting, humor, imaginative staging. You'll find only endless drivel. When 2 left, I followed.

Also I have rarely felt so unhappy in a theater in my life. I know this sho... Read more Read less

95
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want a peek into the alternative world / perception of a person tripping on drugs - at least one creative funny & scary version of it.

Don't see it if you do not like alternative theater or alternative realities- but sometimes, an outside the box theater and storytelling could be enjoyable.

78
Great acting, Intense, Quirky

See it if You are curious about what an acid trip feels like.

Don't see it if You need a logical story with a plot.

89
Dizzying, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you like minimalist offbeat (but intelligent) works that make you think; you like a lot of weird to end up with a satisfying end result.

Don't see it if you are offended by swearing and drug use, you like traditional theater or elaborate staging, you want a lighthearted night out.

94
Delightful, Great acting, Profound, Quirky, Life changing

See it if You need a sign from The Universe about getting your life back on track but in a totally fun, funny, WEIRD (but still totally coherent) way.

Don't see it if You can't think outside the box or think you've got it all together.

95
Insightful, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you want to be absorbed in a funny, magical journey into self-discovery with insightful psychological depth . Great acting. Fast-moving.

Don't see it if you prefer themes that are superficial and don't require any thinking or you lack insightful, psychological depth.

Also This play provided an intriguing, enlightening, magical journey of a l... Read more Read less

84
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to learn a little about life... and yourself.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of experimental or physical theatre.

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like imaginative shows that make you think. Helps if you've tripped before as it follows the experience. Great acting. Great message.

Don't see it if you don't like Fringe or minimalist shows without sets or many props. Not for those with mainsteam values who don't like being challenged.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Respect good and consistent acting, you want to see something out of the box.

Don't see it if Want to see something in everyday play form, are afforded by the "F" word. :-)

89
You will be grinning from ear to ear at this funny, zonky & wise trip of a show !

See it if you want to experience this wacky, trippin' & thoughtful Candide-like journey of a young 21st century Brit. office worker who's lost his way

Don't see it if you're threshold for zany is low.

Also Also, the staging is endlessly inventive.... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You're bored of same old theatre and want something exciting yet thought provoking! Whimsical in the most modern sense of the form! AMAZING!

Don't see it if You're boring and don't enjoy some harmless fun! If you take life too serious then this isn't for you

96
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You are looking for an insightful reflection of one man's journey that is everyman' journey. It is thought provoking, self reflective, fun.

Don't see it if Dead. Either brain dead, emotionally dead, or actually dead.

92
Funny, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you want to see rebelliously profound alt-theatre.

Don't see it if you are with children or others who are unlikely to appreciate the play's subjects at an allegorical level.

Also Hilariously silly at face-value, this play is worth the ‘trip’ for gen... Read more Read less

93
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You want to experience a hilarious yet insightful journey exploring new perspectives and which touches upon a very topical issue.

Don't see it if You're a vanilla kind of person!

Also I saw Trippin in the UK and was captivated by it, would definitely rec... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Edgy, Great writing, Talented cast, Unexpectedly cathartic

See it if You like great actors playing multiple parts, laughing at clever lines & creative staging choices, and going on a therapeutic journey.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with themes of suicide & existential despair or off-color comments by unsavory characters. There’s one mention of rape.

100
Funny, Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to be completely transported to another world and entertained by the many colourful fairytale characters

Don't see it if You haven't lived or dreamed or experimented. Or if you have no imagination.

Also I was completely engrossed in this show when I saw it. It really was a... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Must see, Quirky

See it if You value innovative new writing, excellent acting, energetic and frenetic performances and an exceptional, exciting theatrical experience

Don't see it if You like your actors to be formal and predictable or you're prissy about challenging subjects

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Intense, Must see

See it if *You like brilliant new writing *You are ready for something to blow your mind *You want to see an incredible touring company of UK actors

Don't see it if You: *have no imagination *like plays that tell you how to think rather than challenge you to explore ideas *don't like British accents

Also This is an incredible show, destined for greatness. I have seen it man... Read more Read less