What Else is True?
What Else is True?

What Else is True? NYC Reviews and Tickets

(19 Reviews)
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Confusing, Banal, Clever, Funny, Indulgent

About the Show

A group of college friends in NYC explores fleeting bonds through comedy.

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Member Reviews (19)

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287 Reviews | 164 Followers
Quirky endearing characters, Original, Great writing, Dynamite acting, Not an improv show

See it if About members of an NYC drama school’s improv team. 2hrs with 15min break. Minimal audience interaction. A serious & hilarious play about..

Don't see it if friendship and growing apart. The 6-ppl ensemble is super strong, even the most flawed character broke my heart. Unexpected ending. Read more

250 Reviews | 76 Followers
Touching, Resonant, Funny, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You like improve mixed with a heartfelt story. It’s surprisingly different and relatable with twists and an interesting audience connection.

Don't see it if You don’t like young intelligent talented funny sad and TRUE actors. This is not the usual play and is a bit long

622 Reviews | 367 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if An entertaining play about improv & college life. Character development was believable allowing the audience to connect to actors.

Don't see it if If you prefer a musical then skip this one.

1013 Reviews | 301 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you know how college relationships in organizations can be strong but dissolve with maturity and new opportunities-here it is an improv team

Don't see it if you do not like improv comedy or you are not in for a rathe long play for the subject matter.

57 Reviews | 7 Followers
Flabby, Funny, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Indulgent

See it if you like Improv, unstructured shows, and supporting young actors

Don't see it if you want a clear story line, plot, and consistency. Read more

69 Reviews | 20 Followers
Blah, Raunchy, Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You're feeling nostalgic for your glory college improv/comedy days.

Don't see it if You're not into awkward humor. Obviously part of the point of improv, this show leans hard into the awkward & the payoff isn't always there

539 Reviews | 136 Followers
Has possibilities with complete rewrite, Needs substantial work, Fragmented play, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a show that went to production much too soon, but has a very good idea needing proper writing execution

Don't see it if you can not tolerate fragmented plays that full of unfinished ideas Read more

1115 Reviews | 450 Followers
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You like improv…especially if you’ve ever been in an improv group. Interesting attempt to illustrate coming of age. Some fun/funny moments.

Don't see it if You’re hoping for either a good improv show or a well thought through play with a clear storyline. This doesn’t deliver either.

Critic Reviews (5)

New York Magazine / Vulture
August 18th, 2023

“The pleasures of ’What Else Is True?’ come from its tender attention to these moments: the swells of almost overwhelming possibility and platonic love that break over our young hearts like waves. It’s sincere, with a bighearted commitment from its actors. Gameness isn’t a problem.”
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August 21st, 2023

Another problem with the play is that although the subject is “Improv” we never actually witness any, just theater games to prepare for group improvs. Games like Mind Meld, Mating Call, 99 Problems, Zip Zap Zop and the Pattern Game are practiced but as the rules are not made clear, many in the audience may be confused by what is happening. Throughout the play we are told that Miles is the most brilliant of them all, based on his auditions and performances, but except for a brief moment in the next to last scene in which he performs two characters in an improv alone, we are never shown any evidence of this.
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Front Row Center
August 19th, 2023

“We left the theatre with wounds slightly reopened and bathed in a honey balm of nostalgia.  And I must mention the epilogue explodes with so much improv wizardry that it makes any of the slow bits totally forgiveable.”
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Stage Buddy
August 18th, 2023

“I left David Rosenberg's funny, thoughtful play ’What Else Is True?’ with powerful emotions, and stumbled home through a city made more beautiful by the reminder that nothing---friendship, love, perhaps even NY itself---is forever...But I would hate for you to think from this that the play is a downer. On the contrary: this show about a college improv team is playful, hilarious, quirky, and charming.”
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August 20th, 2023

Over the course of numerous brief pointed scenes during two compelling acts, we follow the professional and personal interactions of three male and three female multi-racial New York City college students who are talented improv comedy group members in 2010. This is an affective, substantive and bittersweet play that is performed by a youthful, animated and entrancing ensemble.
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