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At The Flash (FringeNYC)

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Resonant, Clever

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: "At The Flash" is a mind-bending, multi-character history of a gay bar seen through the experiences of five specific, yet universal characters whose stories ricochet and collide through a whirlwind of interwoven scenes spanning five eras of gay history. More…

Categories: Solo Show, Drama, Local. From At The Flash. Written by Sean Chandler & David Leeper. Directed by David Zak.


Member Reviews (11)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Resonant, Clever

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy reviewing LGBT life through the ages by checking out various bar patrons and their stories. Excellent depictions of five people.

Don't see it if you are not willing to face some cliched characters who nevertheless inhabit many bars throughout the land.

88
Great writing, Great acting, Important, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You like solo shows that are beautifully written and performed; enjoy shows that reflect queer history and pride.

Don't see it if Shows with queer themes aren't your cup of tea (or shot of booze.)

88
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You want to see fairly interesting take on gay pride history thru the eyes of 5 individuals who inhabited the same bar at different periods.

Don't see it if One actor shows bore you.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you'd like to see a talented actor play several compelling characters.

Don't see it if you don't have an open mind.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you want to see a talented actor perform a great script that's funny, poignant, heartbreaking & engrossing.Makes you think, too. I loved it!

Don't see it if you're not interested in LGBTQ themes or not fond of one-person shows.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like frisky and transformative acting, and buoyantly humane and varied portraits of gay lives: where we've been and who we are today.

Don't see it if You hate one-man shows. (This actually feels like a real population of people rather than a "solo" show, though.)

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Dizzying, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to re-live 50 years of gay history and you enjoy skillfully crafted exercises in solo theatre

Don't see it if you're tired of the familiar gay history memes and you don't like "Actor At Work" performances

81
Resonant, Relevant, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to get a good overview of the gay rights movement as exemplified over five years (eras) via patrons in an imaginary gay bar.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the gay rights movement.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You're a fan of solo shows with an actor who can take on a broad range of characters, or you'd like a contemporary take on gay history.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of one-person shows.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if I like it

Don't see it if Q freí ended

100
Entertaining, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You are into DC characters and want to keep watching an endless superhero movie

Don't see it if You are not into superheros and don't like anything relating to DC comics


August 17th, 2016
"Leeper’s voice and persona can change on a dime and are on exquisite display when he cycles through all the characters in quick succession during one killer of a monologue...There’s never a moment of unease in the storytelling with his careful guidance...If some, especially those familiar with p...
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August 25th, 2016
"This play is a collection of unaware clichés which only perpetuate the one-dimensional ideas the media usually presents of LGBTQ people. The script is always patting itself on the back for being so pithy, when it’s merely reinforcing notions such as the '80s being all about careless sex, and les...
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August 19th, 2016
"The five caricatures brought to life are merely tired, gay stereotypes spouting every imaginable cliché and have no substance or dimension...Mr. Leeper fares much better as an actor than a playwright with an admirable solo performance...Unfortunately, this skilled performer cannot overcome the o...
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August 14th, 2016
"Leeper, who plays five characters in a gay bar over five decades in 'At The Flash,' is an impressive mimic...Leeper gives each of his characters a distinctive voice (and some memorable lines), and provides each a different carriage...This shows off Leeper’s skills as a quick-change performer. Bu...
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