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American Tranquility

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Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great writing

About the show

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

Actor/Playwright Daniel Damiano returns in his multi-character solo play "American Tranquility," where he plays four very different Americans: a retired Alabaman, an Iranian Poet/Percussionist, a radio talk-show host, and a Brooklyn existentialist.


Member Reviews (28)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great writing
83
Avg Score

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.

Also Damiano's acting is very good (he's a master of accents), but his mate... Read more Read less

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.

Also This was a hard show to score. The acting was really quite good, as wa... Read more Read less

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.

Also Been to this theater a few time it is small and seats are not that com... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a small but powerful one-man show that really takes the pulse of where people's heads are at today. A little gem.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows portraying different characters giving timely, pertinent and funny monolouges.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You’d like to see one man show, see political view of four different characters, great acting by the playwright himself

Don't see it if You are not a fan of intimate theater with bare bome stage, political play about current issues

Also What a phonemonal one hour, amazing writing and acting. Whether you li... Read more Read less

69
Tiny & very uncomfortable theatre, Great acting, Uneven material, A versatile actor, great with accents, Some laughs here & there

See it if you enjoy solo shows; you can appreciate terrific acting; political satire makes you laugh; you don't mind uncomfortable seats for an hour

Don't see it if you are offended by 4-letter words, political opinions, or jokes about foreigners; if you hate tiny, claustrophobic venues or folding chairs

Also Daniel Damiano's quartet of monologues has focused on what America mig... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if U want to be captivated by a 1st rate solo act that is well written & superbly acted & relevant to current America. Has solid humor to boot!

Don't see it if Close minded extremist on either side of social, political, & cultural spectrum unwilling to respect different points of view. Have no humor

Also I see 2-4 performance events a week but even though many are good, I h... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like well performed one actor shows that display a fantastic blend of political and identity satire.

Don't see it if You have thin skin. Some moments in the show might land a little too close to home.

Also Damiano is a true talent. Love the passion he brings to his writing an... Read more Read less

76
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to see a talented, funny actor play four interesting characters, each expressing his view on life in the USA.

Don't see it if you want characters who will give you real insights on the current US political situation or the meaning of life.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You appreciate a one person show that is well written, well acted, timely and performed in the intimacy of a tiny venue.

Don't see it if Don’t have an open mind, and appreciate a liberal perspective on current America.

75
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate great character acting and well written topical talking points.

Don't see it if You need a big production. This is a one man play with minimal set design.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You dig one person shows that explore what it means to be American.

Don't see it if You hate small theatres. This one was TINY

98
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you can appreciate a truly entertaining show that speaks to the times that we live in in a human, funny, unsettling and engaging way.

Don't see it if you consider great theatre to be fluffy Broadway musicals.

Also This piece is in the realm of performance art, a solo show written and... Read more Read less

72
Great acting, Funny

See it if you appreciate very good acting, an absorbing performance and dry humor in a one man show

Don't see it if your are looking for something thought provoking. novel or exciting.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want to understand different segments of the US population that are disfranchised and are fueling the current political divided.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man show at a small venue.

80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like a one actor show about political, social and cultural aspects of the society we live in through the eyes of 4 different characters.

Don't see it if you are not open minded and/or apolitical and dislike one-man shows in a tiny theater with minimal set design.

Also It is a well written play, gives you insight into different characters... Read more Read less

95
Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like timely, thought-provoking theatre that addresses current issues with a sense of humor. 4 great performances by the actor!

Don't see it if you don't like 1 person shows (though this is a very engaging one-person show),are not interested in topical and all too relevant situations

65
Banal, Slow, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy watching one man shows with a political bent.

Don't see it if You wish to see conservatives being mocked in what is supposed to be a “balanced” perspective.

97
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like to be entertained and go home with some things to think about. Plus the characters Daniel creates are a joy to watch.

Don't see it if Hmmm... Not sure what to say here. I think it has a wide appeal and is one of the best one person shows I've seen.

100
Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You dig hilarious satire packed social/ political vitality and brilliant acting, precise characterizations that are also deeply moving

Don't see it if You couldn't care less about the state of the country or the fascinating people in it.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy being challenged by writing which is invested in the future of American society.

Don't see it if you are closed-minded, apathetic or "apolitical".

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Exquisite

See it if Danny Damiano's writing skills are of the highest caliber -- and his acting chops match perfectly. This is a show EVERYONE should see. Truly

Don't see it if No matter your personal biases, this show will make you think -- and LAUGH. It is extraordinarily insightful and original.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Absorbing acting and writing. Damiano is a chameleon when portraying 4 distinct characters. It's a slice of modern day Americana.

Don't see it if you want a theatrical experience that makes you want to think about modern day issues and problems.

98
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if A virtuoso performer and writer, Mr Damiano compellingly captures the point of view of four distinct Americans-mesmerizing, funny, intense!

Don't see it if You do not like to be provoked and entertained!

90
Topical, absorbing, funny, poignant, smart

See it if A microcosm of our current American landscape - wonderful performance

Don't see it if You don't like to think


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 ...
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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. Dami...
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