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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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.

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

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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