The Whale and the Dog Star
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The Whale and the Dog Star

The Whale and the Dog Star NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Reviews)
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Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Clever

About the Show

A new drama that explores mourning, the unknown, and what it is to be a family.

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Member Reviews (12)

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891 Reviews | 259 Followers
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining, Edgy, Slow

See it if you enjoy a work with potential that needs tightening up performed by a good cast that mostly interact quite well - it's a different family!

Don't see it if you want a polished play on the subject of work relationships: it's a bit long, with many scene changes in a loft in which the sound bounces

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
Ok venue / stagnant set + wall projection(s), Potential (w/better casting), Very funny yet annoying, Ambitious book / bit absurd, Weird staging / lacks directorial hand

See it if you want to experience 5 characters try to figure out why am I here, what am I good at, what's really important, who is really 'my family'?

Don't see it if you prefer major productions in a real theater-setting, w/masterful performances (it's a loft on 14th, w/uncomfortable 2-tiered seating). Read more

206 Reviews | 33 Followers
Slow, Funny

See it if Good dialog. It's quite funny in parts. It touches on mourning and obsession and feminist STEM issues but isn't really ABOUT any of them.

Don't see it if You need everyone to act at the same level. You need equally good 1st and 2nd acts (Act 1 is slooooooow).

148 Reviews | 99 Followers
Painful to sit through, Amateurish, 3 flights up & a folding chair for this???, Disappointing, Script is "lost in space"

See it if you are so patient & forgiving that you can endure a play where even MARTIN, a main character, complains of BOREDOM (& you know he's right)

Don't see it if you can't abide small-scale indie theatre, if you prefer a script that makes sense, if you prefer a polished, professional production Read more

101 Reviews | 63 Followers
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are good at locating ambitious ideas and writing muddled in a play that hasn't found it's footing and badly needs directing and editing.

Don't see it if if the above sounds unappealing. Read more

59 Reviews | 7 Followers
Slow, Good acting, Long, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy work-in-progress. Intimate venues with folding chairs. Moby Dick. Decent writing but a bit long winded.

Don't see it if You want a big splashy production of a classic work. A comedy. A musical.

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
Ambitious, Good acting, Dizzying

See it if want an interesting study on brilliance and boredom, love and loss. Overall solid acting and, except for the last 10 minutes, solid script.

Don't see it if you're easily distracted by minimal sets and production, intense yelling scenes and an ending that's a bit of a cop-out. Read more

48 Reviews | 4 Followers
Clever, Great writing, In-progress, Funny

See it if you want to see an excellent play with a lot of potential, but a few quirks left to work out. you are interested in funny contemporary drama

Don't see it if you are turned off by amateurishness in acting or struggles with lines, you get bored easily, you prefer very professional theatre