Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel
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Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel
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Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
14%
Negative
13%
Members say
Ambitious, Indulgent, Absorbing, Confusing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Part King Lear, stand-up, and virtual reality, a show exploring one of Shakespeare's classic Fools.

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Member Reviews (15)

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1079 Reviews | 264 Followers
70
Fluffy, Quirky, Intelligent, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if It takes you on a journey. If you do not know Lear you will not enjoy it.

Don't see it if Even if you know Lear, it gets confusing and slow at times.

891 Reviews | 258 Followers
78
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Edgy, Clever

See it if you enjoy one person Fringe shows that make you think-here is a unique approach that is both about the King Lear play and the theater today.

Don't see it if you are looking for a linear play-this one goes back and forth from acting to breaking the 4th wall to address the audience.

542 Reviews | 58 Followers
25
Not ready to be seen.

See it if No reason.

Don't see it if You enjoy theatre.

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277 Reviews | 74 Followers
78
Existential, Ambitious

See it if into existential musings about being in the now, in theater, and in life as a whole. Mentally immersive, funny, unique, and amorphic.

Don't see it if well - this is the pinnacle of "not for everyone": his brain goes on a journey, and you must let your own follow along to be absorbed. Read more

203 Reviews | 39 Followers
77
Resonant, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Crouch's inventive, intense & a bit scary performance is the glue that holds this conceptually meta mash-up of King Lear & stand-up together

Don't see it if Knowledge of Shakespeare's Lear a must - it becomes the catalyst of the piece; the audience & theatre mores become as potent as Lear's death

181 Reviews | 26 Followers
69
Excruciating, Edgy, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you’d like to see an experimental one man show about a show, including King Lear, the audience, house staff, and for some reason, stand-up

Don't see it if you want to see a remotely traditional show. The stand-up included a British version of the Aristocrats, which definitely isn’t for everyone

117 Reviews | 12 Followers
77
Resonant, Unconventional, Dark, Meta, Absorbing

See it if you want a show that uses an offbeat approach to take a unflinchingly sobering look at the state of live theatre and society more broadly

Don't see it if you want something light and/or more traditional; you dislike one-person shows or breaking the fourth wall; you're expecting flashy sets Read more

109 Reviews | 9 Followers
80
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if complex monologue act

Don't see it if confusing and too weird at times

Critic Reviews (3)

New York Stage Review
December 29th, 2022

"He’s [Tim Crouch} making much of ticket buyers as part of the two-part actors and audience theater-going experience. This is a significant element of his attitude toward the changes, as he sees them, in theatergoing today."
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TheaterScene.net
January 3rd, 2023

Under the direction of Karl Janes and Andy Smith, Tim Crouch is a very commanding performer, using his resonant baritone to paint pictures with words, holding our attention at all times. Narrating alone he makes us see all he describes from the theater, to the audience, to the landscape on stage and the other unseen actors. However, the play is not for all theatergoers simply because the format is complex and hard to follow and knowledge of the plot of "King Lear" is mandatory. On the other hand, for those who are into experimental theater, this is an exemplary model of the genre boldly pushing the envelope to what is possible.
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Front Row Center
January 3rd, 2023

"Crouch is an inventive master of the twists and turns of words and images that invite an audience into his thought processes...This is both our real and virtual reality. But most important, is our togetherness."
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