Already closed | 1h 10m | East Village

American Tranquility

From 52 member  reviews
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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From the show:

After acclaimed runs in NYC and, most recently, in Washington DC, Daniel Damiano’s timely, funny and unsettling multi-character solo play, focusing on 4 very different Americans who reflect on the human divide in 21st Century American, returns to the East Village Playhouse for a limited engagement.

1h 10m | Already closed | East Village Playhouse (East Village)

Member Reviews (52)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

70
Cliched, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy watching the craft of a good actor transform.

Don't see it if You’re looking for insight. Once the characters announce themselves, you pretty much know what they are going to say.

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.

90
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in the current political climate (represented from 4 different Americans), with option to stay for discussion after.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in politics.

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

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

90
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are open minded and interested in today’s America hot issues!

Don't see it if you don’t want to take a glimpse of today’s American Culture.

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

80
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you enjoy listening to different viewpoints and seeing an actor completely inhabit his roles.

Don't see it if tiny theaters make you feel claustrophobic. But the show will make you forget this.

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.

79
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you would enjoy a one man show about the great divide in American culture and politics that is very relevant

Don't see it if you really want to see a big show on Broadway and don't like small one man shows

95
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you love great writing and performance. Also if you’re interested in current political issues and how they affect people. Its short.

Don't see it if Tight space, its very off off broadway. Looking for a full length show this is more montage.

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.

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

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy great solo performance with strong writing and are interested in all the important issues of the day.

Don't see it if You are not interested in current cultural and political issues and only want light entertainment.

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.

90
Relevant, Intense, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you are feeling the tension of living in a country where you thought we were all pulling in the same direction but now you don't feel that.

Don't see it if you want to avoid right vs left, immigrant issues, getting old, a good belly laugh and good writing (especially in a RAP).

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

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

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.

100
Refreshing, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if Great fun! The best and most powerful solo show I have seen in ages. AT is a must see, and there is only one more week to see it LIVE.

Don't see it if not if you want a musical made from a kid's movie like Frozen with a lot of special effects.


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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Cast & Creatives (3)