Already closed | 1h 25m | East Village

Whirlwind

From 45 member  reviews
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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"Whirlwind" centers around the operations at Arrow Energy, a wind developer whose hundreds of turbines are directly in the migratory path of endangered birds. Bethany, a health and safety manager for Arrow, is tasked with distracting and diverting the efforts of Michael, a wildlife advocate, from challenging the expansion of their wind farm—an assignment that becomes all the more complicated when the two become romantically entangled, while Bethany also dodges inappropriate courting from her boss, Cooper.

1h 25m | Already closed | The Wild Project (East Village)

Member Reviews (45)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Relevant, Clever, Funny, Absorbing

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.

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.

60
Uneven

See it if You like supporting new works. Environmental themes interest you.

Don't see it if You are expecting a finished, polished play. This feels like a workshop production.

Also Even at 80 minutes it feels slow. Perhaps due to lack of staging; in m... Read more Read less

65
Timely, Disappointing

See it if a contemporary theme — the social and ethical clash between business and environment — intrigues you. Simply yet effectively staged.

Don't see it if you are critical of plots and relationships that are not really credible.

Also Annapurna Sriram has great stage charisma but her male counterparts' p... Read more Read less

62
Slow

See it if You like small, new plays. Or you like plays about relevant issues.

Don't see it if You like plays with large cast or plays that either a comedy or a drama, not both.

Also It's not a long play, but it still felt slow. There seemed to be alack... Read more Read less


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 ...
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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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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, p...
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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...
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