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

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

Also I think the three actors may actually be really good at what they do b... Read more Read less

46
Banal, Cliched, Great acting, Great staging, Slow

See it if you like corny shows with slight comedy about animal rights in coporate america

Don't see it if you don't like shows about animal rights with a weird love story and anti-climatic turning point that doesn't push the story enough


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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