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Ariadne on the Island (FringeNYC)

From 1 critic and 11 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Quirky, Confusing, Entertaining

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: I'm a F***ing Princess! I'm a F***ing God! Watch a princess and a God, and other greeks, discover themselves on the beach of Dia (which may be close to Crete). For mature audiences only. More…

Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. From The Cutout Theatre. Written by Isaac Allen Miller. Directed by Avery Wigglesworth.

Theseus leaves Ariadne on the island of Dia and when she wakes up there’s this creepy kid calling himself Dionysus who won’t go away and for that matter neither will The Crabs who just keep talking about all this embarrassing family history like Pasiphae’s obsession with this bull, ultimately proving that the saying is true: you can’t always get what you want, especially when your ex leaves you for your little sister Phaedra or you turn out to be related to the girl you’re obsessed with.

Theatre is Easy

"Miller's writing is honest, though it occasionally overuses 'fuck' instead of going after some more meaningful dialogue...Wigglesworth’s direction is surprisingly conventional and can move slowly...'Ariadne' wants to be dirtier than it is...I do dig what The Cutout Theatre is trying to do. Their truthful, no bullshit mission is spot-on to unlock some quality storytelling. I’m curious to see what that means outside the confines of Fringe." Full Review

Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You want to see a show with great staging, a talented cast, and ladies with teeth.

Don't see it if You can't take nudity and/or vulgarity

Ambitious, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate parodies or mashups of mythology in a modern context, like ensemble based theatrics with narrative movement to support text.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by strong language, nudity or stylized simulation of sex.

Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like watching young actors wrestle with big feelings.

Don't see it if You don't like your theater crass.

Clever, Disappointing

See it if you want well acted theater by good cast

Don't see it if depth in a story that either demands it or must bow to "fate"

Original, Raunchy, Funny, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you like Greek mythology, you like characters breaking the fourth wall, or you like talking crabs.

Don't see it if you have strong aversions to foul language or female nudity, are bored by Greek mythos, or want straight-forward storytelling.


See it if You want to laugh, support young/developing actors, but also are ok to take in over-dramatization.

Don't see it if If you expecting a fully developed professional play.

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Original, Must see

See it if you enjoy good acting and an interesting story

Don't see it if you don't like bad language

Clever, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Greek mythology and strong women!

Don't see it if nudity, graphic visuals, and other strong images aren't your thing!

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great love story

Don't see it if Great show. A must see for all

Confusing, Epic, Intense, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You like edgy and quirky.

Don't see it if You expect high production values.

Clever, Confusing, Indulgent, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if You enjoy parodies of ancient mythology.

Don't see it if Parodies of ancient myths are not your thing.