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A Brandy Before Dying (FringeNYC)
East Village
65

A Brandy Before Dying (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
42%
Mixed
42%
Negative
16%
Members say
Disappointing, Funny, Indulgent, Clever, Slow

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: A British drawing room murder mystery comedy. Identical twin brothers, one very rich, one poor, vie for the same woman's affection. A murder ensues.

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Member Reviews (12)

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Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Clever

See it if You like fresh, at times witty dialogue, and if you haven't already overdosed on this kind of play.

Don't see it if You have another option.

51
Banal, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You have much tolerance and patience for self indulgence.

Don't see it if you don't.

Critic Reviews (3)

August 17th, 2016

"Farmer’s quickness and imagination never cease to impress…’Brandy’s’ overarching narrative leaves something to be desired. Despite its lightning-quick language and action, the play can’t help but lose steam as it progresses. The characters, despite being performed by a uniformly talented cast, are hard to track from one scene to the next…With some tightening and finessing, 'A Brandy Before Dying' could become an absolute powerhouse of a show delivering thrills amidst non-stop laughter."
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August 17th, 2016

"Where the production goes wobbly is in the hit-or-miss quality of the mockery. There are laughs here, to be sure, but some of the lines fall flat because they are either too silly or simply bizarre...Farmer’s hand is a bit heavy in places...The cast isn’t quite an ensemble yet either. Each actor is competent or more in his or her role, but that chemistry among them that makes a comedy sparkle has not quite come about yet...This is very much a work in progress."
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August 20th, 2016

"'A Brandy Before Dying' was like a bad car crash that you walked away from knowing there were no survivors...One can only assume that they were going for a farcical comedy, but the problem was, they didn’t go for it. It fell short in every category...Overall 'A Brandy Before Dying' was a bit half-assed...The plot sounds interesting, but is really just a clotted mess of ideas. The ideas are there, but organization is needed."
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