You Will Get Sick
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You Will Get Sick
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You Will Get Sick NYC Reviews and Tickets

67%
(179 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
24%
Negative
16%
Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Great acting, Thought-provoking

After an earth-shattering diagnosis, a man turns to someone he's never met before for help.

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Member Reviews (179)

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716 Reviews | 157 Followers
73
Indulgent, Quirky, Intelligent, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of Linda Lavin, like seeing a debuting playwright attempt something profound, comedic approach to fatal illness & eccentricity

Don't see it if Symbology confusing and disconnected, situation a tad unbelievable especially caregiver's eccentricities and rudeness, disapponting

520 Reviews | 107 Followers
20
How did this make it to broadway?, Excruciating

See it if you like to be hip and pretend you understand and like something no honest person would.

Don't see it if You are hoping for a quality Broadway play with an even cast. Read more

479 Reviews | 262 Followers
5
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Banal

See it if you want to see a play that needs substantial rewrites and workshops. This play is not ready for prime time.

Don't see it if just don't waste your time.

473 Reviews | 68 Followers
86
Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if Linda and Daniel act with sincerity and humor in a slightly fantastical journey of acceptance of getting sick. Fascinating parallels with Oz

Don't see it if Caring for the sick/dying, talking about sickness/health decline, fantastical elements, actors talking about acting, humor about death. Read more

394 Reviews | 70 Followers
71
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Indulgent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you are dying to see Linda Lavin back on stage in all her glory.

Don't see it if you are turned off by the idea of sitting through a WEIRD, OFF, QUIRKY new play just to see Linda Lavin's return to the stage. Read more

381 Reviews | 72 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like daring writing, inventive staging, good acting, and out-of-the-box storytelling.

Don't see it if you only like straightforward theater.

340 Reviews | 158 Followers
83
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Unique, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy great performances and are open to shows that are a little quirky but that deliver a positive message.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy concept shows or shows that require you to think.

315 Reviews | 126 Followers
77
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you are willing to accept the premise and the highly improbable events that follow. Some fine acting by Linda Lavin & Daniel Isaac.

Don't see it if you need to be grounded in real-life drama or the unreality of musical theater. This play has a message, & I accepted all that went with it.

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
November 6th, 2022

"Neither prosaic nor clinical, it defies all expectations for a story in which the main character receives a fatal diagnosis, telling the tale in the most lively, surreal and surprising ways imaginable."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 6th, 2022

"The bird bit is funny, but the layers of surreality Diaz throws into the mix start to obscure the finer details of the characters’ dynamic...the production itself also tends to overemphasize the bizarre, and runs away from itself."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 7th, 2022

" 'You Will Get Sick' prompts more confusion than clarity, but a healthy helping of dry humor and a commitment to being daring and experimental for its own sake make it entertaining. In a way, the play is like a mysterious sickness: It could get better, or worse, or weirder at any moment, and you don't know which until it's happening."
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Theatermania
November 7th, 2022

"In its own roundabout way, this surreal new comedy might also be the most searingly astute drama of the Covid era."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 9th, 2022

Lavin is one of the chief supports propping up Noah Diaz's wacky, winsome, and sometimes too -cute-by-half examination of the fate that lies in store for us all. It's a mildly retrograde exercise in 1960s absurdism, skittering wildly between farce and tragedy, that sometimes hits the mark, when it isn't winking, broadly, at his own darn cleverness. Dressed up by Sam Pinkleton's highly imaginative production, it is never boring. But it walks the finest of lines and sometimes it trips.
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Talkin' Broadway
November 6th, 2022

"I almost feel guilty having enjoyed it as much as I did. But playwright Noah Diaz, making his New York debut, has so artfully stitched together the real world and some far-off galaxy of his imagination, and fused the funny with the sad, that 'You Will Get Sick' emerges as a highly original pick-me-up."
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New York Stage Review
November 8th, 2022

"The play left me pondering such weighty mysteries as the way shame likes to glom onto illness – as if, in assuming responsibility after the fact, we can continue to delude ourselves that, however weakened, we remain in control."
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TheaterScene.net
November 8th, 2022

Over an interminable eighty-five minutes, playwright Noah Diaz's "You Will Get Sick" meanders between absurdity and inanity, continually challenging the audience to distinguish one from the other. I gave up. That's fine, because director Sam Pinkleton does, too, resigned to let a likable cast and inventive design team spin their wheels until the blessed ending.
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