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ZAMBONI (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(48 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense

About the Show

A FringeNYC Encore: Jamie has resurfaced the ice rink for decades, unnoticed by the world around him. On the brink of his mom's death, he begins a high-stakes journey of self-discovery through morally risky encounters.

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Member Reviews (48)

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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Depressing, Great staging

See it if you are interested in the subtle handling of difficult subject matter.

Don't see it if the banality of evil disturbs you.

Edgy, Thought-provoking, Pitch dark comedy, Uneven acting, Writing feels like an early draft

See it if You want a dark, dark, comedy about a very uncomfortable subject. You want to see a play in the early stage of developmnet.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that's more developed. You don't want to see a play about taboo topics.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
August 21st, 2016
For a previous production

“Although the plot's predictability may cut some of the tension, the script and acting are exciting enough to hold attention...Overall, ‘Zamboni’ is a thoughtful and prodding piece of theatre about a specific world, exploring the taboos and examining the unique moments within. I found myself captivated throughout, and excited to see the progressions and dynamics. The cast brings true presence and talent in a way that I’ve yet to see in this year's Fringe, and the piece is truly memorable.”
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August 27th, 2016
For a previous production

"A remarkably honest and vulnerable performance. Mr. Franchini fills his character with uncertainty, frailty, instability, and addiction...It is a performance that is not easy to watch but should not be missed. There is a supporting cast that is brilliant…Deftly directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby each character embraces subtle nuance while remaining emotionally powerful. Mr. O’Brien is a fresh, new, young voice that hopefully will continue to be heard in a new generation of American playwrights."
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Theater In The Now
August 26th, 2016
For a previous production

"Sometimes all it takes is a strong story and basic storytelling to make the perfect Fringe play. Those were the main ingredients of O’Brien's nearly flawless 'Zamboni'…It's a heartbreaking story. It's heavy but not daunting…'Zamboni' featured exceptional direction by Leslie Kincaid Burby…The play moved effortlessly with transitions from scene to scene blending into one another…'Zamboni' featured an incredible ensemble...Franchini gave a heartbreaking performance."
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