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Washer/Dryer NYC Reviews and Tickets

(35 Ratings)
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Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy

About the Show

Ma-Yi Theater Company presents a new farce that examines the joys of owning an apartment with a washer/dryer, and the pressures of modern-day marriage in New York City.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (35)

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240 Reviews | 68 Followers
Delightful, Funny, Relevant, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want an accurate snapshot of NYC, and the struggles of living here, played for big laughs by a diverse cast.

Don't see it if You can't relate to city folk, and the dream that is a washer/dryer.

74 Reviews | 29 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cute, Delightful

See it if You enjoy cute, fluffy, funny rom coms type plays. You can be entertained by a simple fun story about marriage.

Don't see it if You like more serious, deep, profound story lines. If you are offended by references to sex or homosexuality.

761 Reviews | 165 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Enchanting, Indulgent

See it if you like good natured comedies that try to reflect modern conditions, you wish you had a washer/dryer, you respect diversity in theater

Don't see it if you want meaning or a message, domineering mother and gay swish cliches anger you, extenuating situations bother you

119 Reviews | 43 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Original, Quirky

See it if Definitely see if you want a good laugh. I loved all the characters. Especially mom & gay neighbor.

Don't see it if I'm really not good at giving a reason not to see a play if I liked it! So go see it! Enjoy!! I guess don't see it you don't like comedy

67 Reviews | 43 Followers
Funny, Quirky, Feel-good, Entertaining

See it if you want a lighthearted, fun night at the theater featuring a diverse cast

Don't see it if you won't open up to it's style. The pacing can be a bit jarring in the beginning but if you go along with it, the play is enjoyable.

235 Reviews | 232 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if A cute show.

Don't see it if You want 90 minutes of fun, funny and entertaining.

132 Reviews | 46 Followers
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy family drama with comedic overtones and can appreciate a good, multicultural cast.

Don't see it if you can't appreciate real estate and cultural jokes.

563 Reviews | 193 Followers
Funny, Like a sit com, Refreshing, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a funny play. You like sit coms. You like shows about living in NY. You like family & relationship stories.

Don't see it if You don't like sit coms. You want a serious drama. You want a play about issues. You don't like domestic stories.

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
February 4th, 2016

"Presented by Ma-Yi Theater Company 'Washer/Dryer' is only partly in keeping with Ma-Yi’s mission of producing 'new and innovative' work by Asian-American playwrights. New though it is, the play resembles nothing so much as a stale 1970s sitcom...Wry, skeptical and possessed of a dancer’s grace, Mr. Dobson brings hilarity to a play that badly needs it. In a small miracle, he also makes a fully human being out of a role written as a comic stereotype. The other actors fare less well."
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Time Out New York
February 4th, 2016

"Nandita Shenoy’s clunky new comedy...It may be asking too much of a farce to make perfect sense, but the good ones spin out wildly from a center of credibility that 'Washer/Dryer' lacks...The energies of the ethnically diverse cast are channeled into tired cultural stereotypes...Aside from Shenoy, who delivers her own dialogue stiffly, the actors find some moments of funny business between their lines, but there are only so many laughs to wring from material this washed out."
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New York Theatre Guide
February 3rd, 2016

"Sometimes you just want to be entertained, to laugh a lot, not be required to think too hard and just simply enjoy yourself at the theatre. No crying. No deep philosophical existential questions. 'Washer/Dryer' is just this kind of light delight...The witty dialogue covering subversive prejudices and the all-around absurdity of New York life is a pleasure...The audience just falls into fits of laughter and in love with everyone on the stage. This cast is perfect."
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February 4th, 2016

"It is essentially a well-acted sitcom with a weak plot. But Shenoy gets strong laughs from her broadly-drawn characters, whom she paints with gleeful excess, and the director, Benjamin Kamine, picks up on her raucous humor with some genuinely amusing physical comedy."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 3rd, 2016

"'Washer/Dryer' is good-natured and Shenoy can write a funny line…But the script is overladen with gags -- mechanical gags, cheap-shot gags, gags that have nothing to do with the characters…Under Benjamin Kamine's blessedly light-fingered direction, at least all this silliness goes down fairly painlessly."
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Theatre is Easy
February 5th, 2016

"As the play progresses, Shenoy introduces many caricatures...Shenoy seem to bring these stereotypes up to make us laugh, but some feel so overused these days and the playwright only touches skin deep when they could be culturally interesting moments...The pace is evenly timed at a slick 90 minutes, directed seamlessly by Benjamin Kamine...If you are looking for a light evening with easy laughs, and don’t mind clichéd stereotypes, this is a play worth attending."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 2nd, 2016

"I recommend ‘Washer/Dryer,’ a tasty piece of farcical cooking about an Asian fusion marriage. The characters are comically exaggerated yet never so much as to lose touch with reality; the dialogue is sharp and often witty; there are laugh-producing physical set pieces (even the washer/dryer plays its part); and the emphasis on the dangers of lying grounds the play in a meaningful context. Wisecracks about Asian cultural differences are used more for quick laughs than any deeper purpose."
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Exeunt Magazine
February 4th, 2016

"Shenoy’s situation comedy skates along on mostly fluffy charm. From time to time, the sexy leads deliver on this sweet promise, but for this kind of comedic froth you need the bubbly fun to last for the full 90-minute show. As the circumstances become more farcical (and not all the performances rise to the challenge), the laughs begin to feel forced…The performances need some tightening up with both comedic timing and when their characters get serious."
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