Members say: Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Banal

About the show

Told from two perspectives with distinct narratives, Hanging Cow Productions' new play examines a couple's relationship and the aftermath of a secret revealed.

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Though newly engaged couple Nate and Gemini share an intense love for each other, they are also nervous about their impending nuptials, but for different reasons. On the eve of Nate's 30th birthday during a dinner party, a complicated secret is revealed. Not only must Gemini and Nate navigate through their hopes, fears, and insecurities, but their close friends must, too. Everyone is forced to take an honest and raw look at what they really want and who they really are, ultimately learning that perception is completely subjective, ever-changing, and unique for each individual.


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“An Arrangement of Euphoric Illusions” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

94
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a well rounded and interesting play with a good twist that is boldly presented in a unique fashion, layered and relevant

Don't see it if you don't want to leave the theater thinking about your own life and relationships!

90
Absorbing, Intense, Great writing

See it if you don't mind testing your own idea of your morals and outlook on life. some powerful perspectives here. great writing and acting

Don't see it if you don't like plays about taboo subjects

82
Relevant, Cliched, Slow

See it if You like relationship dramas, good supporting actors

Don't see it if Compelling story

81
Original, Clever, Edgy, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You like puzzles , trying to figure out the twist

Don't see it if You are easily confused by "fantasy" segments of intense conversations

75
Funny, Original, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You can appreciate a new original story, with deep, thought-provoking themes.

Don't see it if you can't give the actors the benefit of the doubt. They are all very new and raw, but show lots of promise.

74
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if Interesting look at relationships. Good monologues and I left talking about the show and analyzing it. Good acting. Left me thinking.

Don't see it if A little confusing and slow at times.

66
Indulgent, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are interested in productions with developmental potential. The cast works hard with an uneven, sometimes incomprehensible script.

Don't see it if the title leads you to expect a magic show. There is no magic here on any level. The author's salacious concepts fail to be sexy or amusing.

65
Somewhat clever, although confusing, interesting

See it if you enjoy actors learning their craft. Had potential to be quite good.

Don't see it if ..........read the Playbill to gain a perspective of the setting to better understand what is going on.

65
Ambitious, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you can appreciate actors and a writer in NYC trying to do theater on a shoe string, & if you can cut them some slack for at least trying.

Don't see it if if you're expecting professionally polished writing, professional looking sets, if you can't separate acting skills from the weak script.

60
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to support actors starting out. Second half picks up slightly & ending is a surprise.

Don't see it if You expect Bway quality show. Bad theatre & acoustics. Not actors fault, they are learning craft. Great potential for them in future.

60
Flat, Ambitious, Slow, Wordy, Unclear

See it if You haven't seen Rashomon & don't mind sitting through an unfocused, unclear, at times lecturing, rumination on individual truth & reality.

Don't see it if You bore easily; or, if seated House Left, want a clear view of actors completely blocked by a prop computer screen for all of Act 1.

59
Indulgent, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You feel like seeing a short play & do what I did for the 1st time (had to happen sometime!), & leave at intermission. Horrible & pointless

Don't see it if You'll get ticked off at the playwright/producer/director person behind this for ruining any prospective theatergoers experience of theater

59
Slow

See it if you need to see man vs woman's perspectives.

Don't see it if You look for an intriguing story

58
Banal, Inconsistent, Slow, Too long, Intriguing topic

See it if You like to support novice efforts based on provocative topics.

Don't see it if You enjoy professionally executed productions.

55
Intense, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if If you like character dramas or dialogue heavy pieces. It has an interesting premise with a unique presentation

Don't see it if Both scenes in each act retread the same ground. Felt redundant. There is no resolution to the conflict, which comes to a head at the end

55
Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you want to experience two perspectives of the same scene

Don't see it if you desire good writing, good acting, or a strong, interesting plot.

52
Quirky, Raunchy, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you know someone in the play

Don't see it if you dislike cursing, sex and confusing storytelling

50
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you want to help support starting actors and a different take on relationships

Don't see it if you want a polished show; actors consistently flubbed lines and were not convincing in roles

50
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you like seeing things from two perspectives, you don't mind seeing the same scene acted over twice with few changes (1st act)

Don't see it if Don't like seeing things over twice. You don't want to be subjected to speeches about order/chaos the rules of society...

50
Indulgent, Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if you don't have to pay for your ticket and you want to support a little theater company that obviously put a lot of time and effort into it.

Don't see it if you value your time and you are bothered by writing that needs to be edited, uneven acting, horrific blocking and laughably flimsy sets.

50
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing, Cliched, Slow

See it if you can overlook mediocre acting and sometimes tedious script to find a few thought-provoking ideas.

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for over-thought and drawn out theatrics. While the idea of the show has promise, it was not ready for "prime time".

49
Confusing, Clunky dialogue, Every "ism" is not the same, Circa 1980's sensibility, One stand-out performer

See it if as was pointed out, you need the bad to appreciate the good. Danielle Barrett was a bright spot. Denzel Lloyd Williams equipped himself well

Don't see it if you demand polished productions. The transitions between acts were needlessly awkward, especially when you've seen more done with less.

49
Quirky, Banal, Confusing

See it if you do not mind amateurish plays about personal relationships dealt with in a somewhat banal manner. OK acting.

Don't see it if you like profound subjects dealt with in though-provoking ways.

45
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you want to see a show that is unlike any other show with a strange concept and intertwining arches.

Don't see it if you get uncomfortable with bad acting and strange sex scenes. Interesting Idea but poor execution.

45
Amateur, Original, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You know someone in the play. Or want to see one good actress among a plethora of bad ones.

Don't see it if You like well acted plays, this is not one. Or if you don't like to be confused or bored. This was disappointing and melodramatic


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