Already closed | 1h 15m | Chelsea

Angry Young Man

From 45 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Confusing, Clever, Funny, Ambitious

About the show

Urban Stages in association with East Hampton's John Drew Theater present the US premiere of this fast-paced British comedy about a Middle Eastern surgeon who immigrates to England,. More…

The doctor arrives in London in search of work and a new life. Instead, through a series of hilarious mistakes and hapless missteps, he runs afoul of both white nationalists and liberal hypocrites, and discovers some surprising truths about the way immigrants are viewed.

1h 15m | Already closed | Urban Stages (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (45)


Quirky, Confusing, Clever, Funny, Ambitious

Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you don't need to see a clear, linear show

Don't see it if you don't like that the four actors switch in and out of each character

During previews
Draggy, Unfocused, Clever, Quirky, Labored

See it if you are enchanted by a clever premise (all four actors play the AYM) and inventive staging. But this picaresque story goes nowhere.

Don't see it if you get impatient. AYM wore out its welcome and delivered no insights. Ambling, rambling. Max Samuels is terrific; he's one to watch!

During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy storytelling. It's a good attempt at being quirky and interesting but it falls short on both counts.

Don't see it if You want to see a well polished show. The characters are not distinctive enough and the story becomes confusing.

During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like great staged but confusing physical comedy with accents

Don't see it if you get confused when the same character is played by 4 different actors and the same 4 play several other characters.

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Excruciating, Thought-provoking

See it if you question the current atmosphere on treating immigrants. This 10-year old British play is very relevant today. Good ensemble acting.

Don't see it if you can't keep yourself from fidgeting in the tight seating for very long. At 80 minutes I found it to be 40 minutes too long.

During previews
Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if You want to enjoy British humor and have fun. The acting is good.

Don't see it if You want to figure out what is going on...I don't really get the jokes although they tried their best to be funny.

During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You want to see a talented group of actors perform and don't mind being confused at following the story

Don't see it if Talented actors is not enough of a draw and you need to be able to follow the story as well

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Confusing, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy improv-style physical comedy with props and an interesting format. 4 actors/1 role acting should interest you.

Don't see it if aren't a fan of unconventional comedies or physical/prop humor. Not a philosophical look at immigration either.

During previews
Confusing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Relevant, Quirky

See it if Want to support ambitious actors doong a great job with very little to work with. Daftios, the actor with the least amount of lines is fabu

Don't see it if You don't like only a few characters in a play where firls play men, the men play women & and they trade roles throughout.

During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if you like ducks, physical comedy, nonsensical distracting plots, unconventional staging, 4 actors sharing one role

Don't see it if you are a trump supporter or liberal "snowflake" idiot - both are heavily satirized here, like normal productions, hate ducks

Also skip this one. It's not awful and there were things I liked but there ... Read more Read less

March 24th, 2017
"Both entertaining and puzzling...The play veered off into directions that failed to provide a satisfying plot...The play is done in such a clowning, vaudevillian manner that whatever the playwright hoped to communicate is lost...The frivolous comedy is uncomfortable. I suppose I expected a comed...
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March 27th, 2017
"Playwright Ben Woolf, aided by the hyperactive direction of Stephen Hamilton, gets caught up in so much theatrical shtick that the point of the exercise becomes thoroughly blurred...It's a rangy tale...The finale is notably perplexing. The most distracting element of 'Angry Young Man' is its sto...
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March 24th, 2017
"Though it's ostensibly about racism, and what right-wingers consider 'that failed social experiment: multi-culti-ularism,' 'Angry Young Man' is, instead, a tour-de-force for four skilled performers to strut their stuff in stunning ways. And boy, do they."
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March 26th, 2017
"Stephen Hamilton directs a politically appropriate play, while making us laugh hard enough that we don't have to think about the connections to our current world if we don't desire to...As an ensemble piece though, the credit really goes to all...The true beauty in 'Angry Young Man' lies in its ...
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