Closed 1h 10m
Apes at Play
East Village

Apes at Play NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Reviews)
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Funny, Confusing, Clever, Quirky, Ambitious

About the Show

Part detective story, part meta‐noir, this Kafkaesque comedy takes us on a topsy--turvy quest that explores everything from the time continuum to criminal clowns. Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival.

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Confusing, Quirky, Funny, Edgy

See it if you have 65 minutes to be whizzed through this story, sometimes on the mark and sometimes short. Some good acting and some funny moments.

Don't see it if you want a polished production. The production value is good for off-off-Broadway but it needs more cohesiveness.

Sleep inducing, Earnest cast, Absurdism for absurdists, Includes a mime clown, Meta-noir?

See it if want 2 support Dream Up Fest, earnest cast & playwright Jonathan Yukich "whose plays receive over 200 full productions each year"

Don't see it if absurdism, mimes, seeming pointlessness, voice-over narration, projected scene titles, would drive you to fall asleep at the tedium Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

September 8th, 2018

“A short but ironically succinct piece that gets to the core of what it means to live within the possibility of the inexplicable...The audience is not simply present to be entertained, but to think...Although what happens in this show is mostly farfetched, the overall concept of it really compels the audience to think...Great acting, an intriguing plot and just a touch of inquisitiveness to laugh at and mimic life all at the same time; it was an undoubtedly good time.”
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