A Blanket of Dust
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A Blanket of Dust
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A Blanket of Dust NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(53 Reviews)
Positive
58%
Mixed
40%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the Show

This world premiere political thriller centers around a woman whose husband was killed in the World Trader Center on 9/11, and traces the ordeal she goes through while seeking justice for his murder.

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Member Reviews (53)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
82
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Great dramatic story with great pacing. and great acting! Clever staging and writing with pops of color. Thought-Provoking​

Don't see it if you don't want to hear anything more about 9-11. This is a very interesting and different take on the subject. Read more

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
82
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like political thrillers & stories about government coverups. Fast paced & fun w/ a GREAT cast. Brings up interesting points re: 9/11

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show set around the events and aftermath of 9/11.

897 Reviews | 374 Followers
68
Absorbing, Slow, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You’d like a show that’s part political thriller, part conspiracy theory and part melodrama.

Don't see it if Ideas that our government may have been involved with the 9/11 attacks is too much for you to handle.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
65
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Not a very good plot. If you like conspiracy theories that are not really indepth.

Don't see it if If you don't like conspiracy theory plays. Or a story that is not well written .

706 Reviews | 200 Followers
71
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you still have questions, are open to conspiracy possibilities, or want to review how peoples lives were affected after 9/11.

Don't see it if you are bothered by reliving the event and the after affects.

668 Reviews | 156 Followers
50
Confusing, Well played, Intense, Crackpot, Sketchy

See it if you think every conspiracy theory, no matter how thin & shadowy, deserves its day on stage.

Don't see it if you have little patience with unfounded conspiracy theories--this play has a few! Read more

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
90
Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if Great cast of Broadway veterans. Poignant, fast-paced, liberal woman vs conservatives, fun Osama rap/dance, even rear nudity shown.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate an extremely well-acted drama (95 min). If the first few minutes which depicts tragedy during phone call will alarm you

464 Reviews | 101 Followers
33
Slow, Excruciating

See it if You want to see a show surrounding the conspiracy theories of September 11

Don't see it if You are hoping to find a different take on a subject that we’ve already heard and know about Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

Theatre is Easy
June 15th, 2018

"Squires's writing is at times excellent, with some compelling scenes of dialogue, especially those in which two characters speak from the heart. And these scenes are helped by some strong acting...Yet the script is also where the show struggles—there is a lack of nuance in character and arguments...While I think 'A Blanket of Dust' raises topical questions for our current political world, it lacks some subtlety, which left me feeling a little spoon-fed."
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Theater Pizzazz
June 12th, 2018

"Squires’ drama fails to make a cogent case for its hypothesis. It rambles, repeats, and even contradicts itself. Starts on a strong dramatic note...Murrah’s direction is cohesive, but cohesion is hardly enough to make this drama work. The play’s seriousness and misguided idealism weigh heavy. Fraser’s Vanessa and Andrew’s fleeting whimsy are the only hints of levity, and they’re just not enough to deflate 'A Blanket of Dust’s' self-importance."
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T
June 22nd, 2018

“Under Murrah’s deft direction, Pierce leads a brilliant ensemble cast whose intricate conflicts drive a mysterious and often challenging plot with enough twists and turns to keep the audience members in suspense and keenly aware of their own political commitments and doubts. Each member of the cast stands out in delivering multi-layered, authentic, and believable performances...Be prepared to have...opinions questioned and loyalties deeply challenged.”
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Theatre's Leiter Side
June 24th, 2018

"Apart from the play's first few minutes, the poignancy of that proximity quickly fades as the action devolves into an implausible drama based on a questionable argument and filled with sturm und drang…Once the…central question is established, it fails to develop in a sufficiently compelling way, going over and over the same thing...Andrew and Diane's fates seem more like dramatic contrivances than organic necessities, making it impossible to either sympathize with or condone their choices."
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On Stage Blog
June 14th, 2018

"While I’m personally not a believer in the conspiracy theories that are delved into in this play, I do admire the way in which it deals with topics of government corruption and suppression of free speech...I felt a piece like this deserved a stronger ensemble. Not that it’s the worst I’ve seen, but still, I couldn’t help but leave the theater feeling rather underwhelmed...I think this play still deserves to be seen by theatergoers, due to the conversation it’s bound to spark among audience members."
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N
June 12th, 2018

“Squires keeps his script lean...The characters have no identity aside from their attitudes toward the issue, aside from the sketchy romance. There’s no particularization...Unfortunately, this style makes the play less a drama than a mere argument...The director, Christopher Murrah, has picked up on the polemic and directed his actors to YELL in nearly every scene...We soon grow tired of this - worse, annoyed.”
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