American Tranquility
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American Tranquility
83

American Tranquility NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(52 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Clever, Relevant

About the Show

Four very different Americans reflect on the human divide in 21st Century America in this comic, unsettling, and timely solo show.

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Member Reviews (52)

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1003 Reviews | 412 Followers
75
Great acting, Interesting, Absorbing, Without focus, Detached

See it if You think you’d like to see four short monologues about timely, topical political issues.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that has any sort of arc or plot. 4 short monologues that, while very well done, lead nowhere, and make no point. Read more

975 Reviews | 341 Followers
70
Unfocused, Thought-provoking, Strong acting, Teeny-tiny theater, Clever

See it if you like intense character studies, done w/humor (some scatalogical). W ltd props, Damiano embodies 4 men w/diff perspectives on Amer life.

Don't see it if you want high productn values. Or dislike tiny venues. Or want a longer show (60 mins). Or don't enjoy solo shows wh are often talky. Read more

1048 Reviews | 254 Followers
83
Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Damiano does a great job in playing four different roles. Funny, and resonant he does a great job.

Don't see it if If you do not like solo shows in small theaters.

870 Reviews | 248 Followers
84
Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want a quick take on our times by a good actor playing four characters with minimal costume/staging changes and great accent changes.

Don't see it if you would not enjoy light exposure to how different people in society react to what is going on: aged, new immigrants, talk hosts, recluses.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
79
Great writing, Amusing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Character monologues each expressing a different opinionated life view with political undertones excites you.

Don't see it if Four unrelated short pieces is not what you come to the theater to see. There are no plot points or reversals, just clearly drawn characters

641 Reviews | 127 Followers
71
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if Does shorts of four people, parts are funny. Not a long show.

Don't see it if If you want a story, with a ending. Read more

391 Reviews | 133 Followers
68
Overrated, Portrait of the polarized, Accessible, Typical op-eds

See it if Exactly as advertised—listenable monologues of 4 different, if rather extreme, characters. Straightforward, not abstract or experimental.

Don't see it if I mean, you could also just ask four people how they’ll vote and why and get a similar show—although w/ a much longer run time. Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
74
Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a solo performance by a talented actor as four different people. You want to laugh and think. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances. You don't like small theater. You don't like thought-provoking theater. You don't want to laugh.

Critic Reviews (2)

On Stage Blog
April 21st, 2018
For a previous production

"Probably one of the best one-person shows that I’ve ever reviewed, both in terms of its performance and its concept...I was skeptical...whether Mr. Damiano could actually pull off a performance of each of these diverse characters...Yet I was easily proven wrong. The play does a very fine job at exploring the division in modern American society on a very human level, and Damiano seamlessly pulls off each of the four individual performances of the characters in his show."
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October 18th, 2018
For a previous production

"A window into the lives of four very different Americans, each with his own ideas about tranquility and prosperity...While the characters are often humorous, the perspectives they represent are all too real...Supporting these lofty themes is a truly impressive performance on the part of Mr. Damiano. Armed with a writer’s ear for capturing dialogue and an actor’s flair for delivery, he makes his characters impressively real and uniquely vibrant."
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