American Strippers (FringeNYC)
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American Strippers (FringeNYC)
83

American Strippers (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(14 Ratings)
Positive
79%
Mixed
14%
Negative
7%
Members say
Clever, Original, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: When the Greek goddesses throw a bachelorette party and crash a legendary strip club run by American folk heroes like Pecos Bill and Johnny Appleseed, all Hades breaks loose. Myth, sex, romance and culture clash in this outrageous cosmic comedy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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187 Reviews | 211 Followers
83
Original, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you're curious about the current (and future) lives of characters of Greek myths and American folklore & enjoy clever writing, often poetic.

Don't see it if only the stripping aspect (just R-rated, a minor part) appeals to you. See it rather for its imagination & overall offer of simple pleasure.

36 Reviews | 7 Followers
69
Clever, Ambitious, Talky

See it if It's enough to have "Strippers" in the title, and you won't be disappointed by the dearth of actual stripping

Don't see it if The juxtaposition of mythology and a strip club ceases to entertain you after 2 minutes

4 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Clever, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You know our mythology exists so we know how to think about our world.

Don't see it if You think Athena could NEVER have loved Aphrodite.

5 Reviews | 2 Followers
55
Quirky, Original

See it if You're info Greek mythology

Don't see it if Your left brained enough you can't bet into hair brained plots.

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
35
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Insipid

See it if you like the mythological characters mixed in with a fantasy strip club

Don't see it if you aren't ready for strip club comedy.

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Epic, Original

See it if ...you like comedy with an edge. ...you're Pagan.

Don't see it if ...you are easily offended. ...mature content upsets you

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Raunchy, Original

See it if You appreciate an entirely original, well-acted, sometimes raunchy, laugh-out-loud script.

Don't see it if You like the same old derivative drivel.

1 Review | 2 Followers
100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Epic, Hilarious

See it if You like clever comedy that also has great historical context.

Don't see it if You have a problem with sexuality.

Critic Reviews (2)

CurtainUp
August 20th, 2016

"Broccoli seems determined to justify a ridiculous premise with intellectual heft. As a result, he creates an overwhelmingly complex set of rules and conditions, rooted to varying degrees in myth, that precipitate one plot twist after another...He manages so many diverse points of view surprisingly well, but it's a structure that begs to be simplified...In an attempt to avoid cheap laughs, we instead end up in a world of contrivances and melodrama."
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Theatre is Easy
August 20th, 2016

"The problem with 'American Strippers' is that, even with its long run time, it doesn't do enough with this concept, and it's unclear which point Broccoli is trying to make about this country, if any...It's in the monologues that Broccoli always seems on the cusp of something...The strip numbers are fun, though at times the actors aren't completely in sync. And it is refreshing to see so many sexually fluid characters."
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