Already closed | 1h 45m | East Village

36 Juniper

From 47 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the show

The Wrong House presents this world premiere dark comedy about nostalgia, friendship, and grief.

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It's been 10 years since high school, so it's probably about time to get the gang back together at their old stomping grounds, right? But as the liquor flows and the weather goes from bad to worse, secrets start to unravel and everyone is forced to confront a shared trauma from their past that most would rather forget.

1h 45m | Already closed | Teatro Circulo (East Village)

Member Reviews (47)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense
84
Avg Score

68
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if A show about a reunion some 10 years later. A story about the worry of gun violence. If dont want a consistent performance.

Don't see it if First act was terrible, second act was better. You want a good story or good acting

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense

See it if Great concept. Always love an intimate space. Timely story. Very good acting Stella Adler Studio seems to have done the job (based on Bios)

Don't see it if Several times the voices were lost despite the small space. Credit for the set was not noted at all

79
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you enjoy new work, this one written by the cast, that sheds current light on millennials that represents well, complemented with good sound

Don't see it if you are intolerant of youthful craziness or are bothered by violence. A slow start with a silly game that should be condensed would help.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Intense

See it if you find the angst of young adults who h ave experienced a major trauma interesting; you are not upset by references which might upset.

Don't see it if You have experience a major trauma relating to gun violence; you have no patience for hight school nonsense games as vehicle driving a plot

Also Without spoiling the final reveal, I noticed that a few of the audienc... Read more Read less

76
Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a drama that deals with a very sad and messed up situation. You do get some light moments and well written comedy

Don't see it if You need to root for a good person. There are no good characters in this play

Also I really really like this play a lot. The acting, direction, staging a... Read more Read less

75
Uneven, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if you are or care about millennials; are interested in the repercussions of a tragedy that somewhat explains the reactions of the characters.

Don't see it if you expect a show that is consistent in tone & believability. The 1st act spends far too much time on a game that is played to be effective.

Also The 2nd act is engrossing as things are explained & clarified. This is... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing script saved by committed performers, Tiny intimate venue / great set & lighting design, Some solid acting / some over-the-top melodrama, Completely implausible premise / disturbing / violent, Highly intense & shouty / excruciatingly slow / edgy

See it if you want to experience some very solid committed performances: Brendan Byrne ("Theo"), Jacob Dabby ("Ben"), & Jessika McQueen ("Mac").

Don't see it if you aren't into very intimate theater (you feel like you're almost IN the play), & don't care for intense melodrama w/WAY too much shouting.

Also Reviewed 2wks after attending.... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Engaging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an ensemble piece dealing with a major event in their lives and the effects.

Don't see it if Gun violence, school violence or group traumas are triggers. The acting is good, but something is missing to make it great.

91
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are a millennial, or you think millennials are interesting. Or you just feel sad about the state of the world. Well just see it.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by people talking about experiencing violence.

65
Great potential, Desperately needs an editor

See it if you can sit through a first act that doesn't belong on stage. The second act is a wonderful reward.

Don't see it if An incredibly bad first act will be too hard for you to sit through

Also Again, I understand why the first act was written. The authors need it... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you like millennial angst; current show about gun violence

Don't see it if nice try by a young theater group but was just so unrealistic in every way; unnatural dialogue and actions throughout; not funny at all

75
Dizzying, Edgy, Great staging

See it if Millennial Drama...Some of it is good, some of it is not..Second act is better than the first,,,.

Don't see it if Millennial Angst is not your thing.

70
Great acting, Relevant, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You can Appreciate acting in and of itself

Don't see it if You’re not ready for a confusing plot line

68
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy a play about a ten-year reunion which is confusing and frustrating.

Don't see it if You like a well-made play. This one has good acting, a good set and a play which needs work.

83
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You want to see powerful play at times with moving performances involving interesting character conflicts.

Don't see it if You don't like plays driven mainly by characters or are bothered by some improbable things or characters that at times behave poorly

Also The main flaw in the play is that the basic scenario seems unlikely to... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Great writing

See it if I loved it. Regarding family of school shooters.

Don't see it if Memories of school shootings terrorizes you. Some violence and screaming.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like intimate plays well representing our times and the way millennials face life challenges

Don't see it if You want a up-lifting light play. This play is intense.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like exceptional acting with a great cast delving into a millennial issue that occurs far to often. Absolutely great cast.

Don't see it if you are aren't a fan of plays that that are done with millennial issues at forefront.

88
Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You like well acted, modern, new work that is relevant and asks the audience to question what they think.

Don't see it if You need everything to be perfect or want a fluffy night - this show will make you think.

90
Absorbing, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Intimate, intense performances. Real life "millennial" themes. Dark undertones.

Don't see it if you like happy, uplifting shows and resolution.

98
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Intense, Resonant

See it if you love Performances that will grab your heart & take your breath, inspiring acting & company, a new play written by 3 female co. members

Don't see it if if you don't like sensitive material like language, violence, sexual situations, and excessive drinking - or thought provoking plays.

99
Ambitious, Great acting, Riveting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an incredible original dark comedy written by a brilliant group of young women.

Don't see it if You are not interested in exploring trauma and the millennial generation

98
Must see, Relevant, Edgy, Funny

See it if You like shows about millennials by millennials. You like shows touching on current events. You like very dark humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with a complicated message. You don’t like some crude humor. You don’t like violence on stage.

96
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Must see

See it if Honest, gripping, moving. The audience was so engaged, the energy was contagious. See it for it's truthfulness and raw, real perspectives.

Don't see it if You're offended by crude humor, don't like onstage violence, aren't interested in portrayals of young adults. If dark humor offends.

100
Epic, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if I loved the show. You should see it if you want a show that is well written, performed, keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to serious topics such as a school shooting.


December 6th, 2018
“Simply put, just a really great production...’36 Juniper’ is an unexpected and riveting theatrical gem. It is over an hour of emotional and psychological suspense that builds and builds until everyone is mentally exhausted...An incredibly well thought-out plot with characters whose development i...
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