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New York | 1h 0m | Ends Nov 17

American Tranquility

From 2 critic and 24 member reviews
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.



85
On Stage Blog

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." Full Review

85
All About Solo

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." Full Review


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

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, 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.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

76
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Interesting, Detached, Without focus

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

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.

72
Funny, Great acting

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.

71
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

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

70
Clever, Thought-provoking, Unfocused, Strong acting, Teeny-tiny theater

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

69
Great acting, Uneven material, Tiny & very uncomfortable theatre, 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

97
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, 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.

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

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

80
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Cliched, 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

65
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

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.

100
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You're very concerned about where our country is right now...

Don't see it if You're easily offended.

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

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".

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!

98
Funny, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, 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

95
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You would like to see a view from different lenses. Each character offers insight and perspective- a thought provoking masterful piece.

Don't see it if If you aren't into great solo work or in the mood to be challenged with political thought provoking material.

94
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You like thought-provoking theatre that makes you both laugh, think and be moved. It's quite an absorbing experience.

Don't see it if you don't like social commentary or edgy material.

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


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