Whirlwind
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Whirlwind NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(45 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
11%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Relevant, Clever, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

This new eco-comedy explores the precarious intersection of business, science, and sexual politics involved when “going green.”

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Member Reviews (45)

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1047 Reviews | 254 Followers
61
Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if If you like new plays in a smaller setting. If you want to see a play on alt energy.

Don't see it if If you want something that goes a little deeper or has better writing to it. Acting is passable, story is we as k and slow.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
60
Slow, Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Confusing

See it if you like issue based dramas preformed by young actors.

Don't see it if you require logical plot progression. There are jumps in the story that left me speculating as to what was going on.

708 Reviews | 155 Followers
78
Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant, Abrupt, Confusing

See it if You like new plays with an environmental conscience, dilemmas with no easy solution, impact of physical attraction on ethical matters

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of environmental consciousness & messages, feel 80 minutes is too short for a play, disturbed by depictions of explosives

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
93
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Great trio of actors. My favorite is Annapurna Srinam. Clever use of the small stage with the gardens in the office scene and the ALSO .

Don't see it if .75 minutes... Public transportation is a problem.. Read more

517 Reviews | 106 Followers
21
Unrealistic

See it if you want to see a play about animal rights done in a weird and corny way

Don't see it if You like plays that makes sense. These characters are all unrealistic and would never end up interacting with each other the way they did Read more

460 Reviews | 117 Followers
84
Dramatic dilemma of clean energy threatening endangered birds

See it if Nifty three-hander of bird activist, environmental manager, and her boss at a wind farm company. Policy tensions mirror personal desires.

Don't see it if Clever dialogue, superior acting and directing. The environmentalism element is never boring in the least. Ending is a little far-fetched.

Nic
457 Reviews | 87 Followers
84
Ambitious, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you’d enjoy a politically relevant comedy, and especially if you saw Jaffe’s Crude at Ars Nova - this is part of that series.

Don't see it if you aren’t open to examining the unexpected environmental costs of trying to protect the environment.

434 Reviews | 127 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy excellent and extremely nuanced acting, interesting and plausible plot line, thought provoking subjects., women playing the game

Don't see it if you don't care a feather about environmental issues, office politics and sexual innuendo; you prefer mindless musicals.

Critic Reviews (4)

New Yorker
February 5th, 2019

“Don’t judge a play by its ending: Jordan Jaffe’s 'Whirlwind' features a slightly preachy coda that feels tacked on, especially after the delightful eighty minutes that precede it. Jaffe has come up with that rare theatrical beast—the unabashed romantic comedy...Sriram’s quick-witted performance powers Dan Amboyer’s production, which noticeably slackens when she’s offstage. Fortunately, that does not happen much.”
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TheaterScene.net
February 1st, 2019

"These two mild points aside, Jaffee's script is nevertheless hugely successful in conveying this man-vs-nature clash; his use of clever dialogue and idiosyncratic characters keep the topic in the forefront with much humor and without any preachy heavy-handedness."
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Exeunt Magazine
January 30th, 2019

"Here, believability and hilarity are in equally short supply. Ultimately, a show that promises to be a boisterous maelstrom instead merely kicks up dust...The target is the disconnect between modern environmentalism’s progressive goals and some of its practitioners’ dubious motivations—profit, personal ambition, and sexual conquest. It’s a legitimate, if somewhat feeble, critique. The play’s central political conflict, however, rests on shakier ground."
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Off Off Online
January 29th, 2019

"It’s the intimate scenes that work most memorably, the character interactions, often with a gentle satiric humor...Amboyer takes full advantage of his two stars’ chemistry and charm. They manage to paper over the play’s illogic on occasion and they deliver even the most innocuous dialogue with a delicate touch...Their star-crossed relationship is a memorable one, and Jaffe’s climax proves a bittersweet conclusion to a production of modest means yet ample satisfactions."
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