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Waiting For Obama (FringeNYC)

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: A father and son are convinced that President Obama is coming for their guns… And they may be right! This magical and surreal exploration of relationships touched by tragedy, leaps head-first into America’s most complex conundrum… Guns. More…

Categories: Comedy, Drama, National. From Wild Blindness Productions. Written by John Moore.

Member Reviews (10)


Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining
Avg Score

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love a thoughtful, totally relevant, well acted, political comedy/drama about gun control and a dysfunctional family.

Don't see it if no you must see it but unfortunately tonight was the last fringe performance (I hope President Obama sees it someday).


See it if You enjoy provocative theatre. Personally though, I wish "Godot" had remained an imagined fear and the story/conceits simplified.

Don't see it if You don't like being hit over the head with a message (even one you agree with).

Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you hope that one day USA may reach some kind of consensus on sensible gun control & believe that thoughtful theatre can contribute

Don't see it if you are not into serious reflection or if you are Charlton Heston

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Amazing cast loved Sarah Bareilles! Would definitely see again

Don't see it if If you expect a serious drama with no musiCal talent

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you need a easy fun evening

Don't see it if want high brow entertainment

Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like political and relevant theatre.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical comedy

Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like great acting and thought provoking topic . Slightly slow . I didn't think Obama should have shot anyone or been shot- not coming!

Don't see it if You are crazy and can't leave your gun at home .

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like a good 'the good guy wins' story!

Don't see it if You don't like a nice love story

Absorbing, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you agree we need to do something in this country about gun violence

Don't see it if you don't like plays which make you think


See it if You are interested in the gun issue explored through a surreal lens of an American family who has experienced tragedy.

Don't see it if You want only a political debate or total realism on stage.

August 15th, 2016
“The cast is spectacular, and John Moore’s powerful script is further energized by incredible sound design from director Brian Freeland. His use of ominous music accompanying various gun-related tragedies provides great touches to this wonderful work. The production design by Luxbomb Tricycle is ...
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August 17th, 2016
"Statistics and current events in media are presented in recurring heavy-handed interludes, or are integrated clumsily into the dialogue...The conclusion of the play is the most predictable finale to a gun violence play you could possibly anticipate...Text aside, I admired the production design.....
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