Aunt Jack
83

Aunt Jack NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(57 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Clever

About the Show

Theater  for the New City presents this new, inter-generational comic drama about sexuality, identity, and monogamy.

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Member Reviews (57)

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876 Reviews | 906 Followers
79
Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Funny

See it if you like LGBT plays. Familiar cliches mixed with very current, thought-provoking issues in a very satisfactory way. Funny & entertaining​.

Don't see it if LGBT issues and light camp are not your thing. Read more

851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
76
Fun, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plays with LGBT themes and characters. Light, fun and entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't like LGBT plays.

965 Reviews | 339 Followers
74
Love & marriage 2019, Uneven tone, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like LGBTQ, dysfunctl family dramadies. AJ's point: be tolerant of love. Some gd acting; entertaining. Frequent tone chgs are jarring.

Don't see it if you want to explore truly impt issues. Here, gay assimilation/bi-sexuality as betrayal. Still, AJ has big heart/some laughs. Some drag #s.

952 Reviews | 387 Followers
70
Some funny lines, Ambitious, Great writing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You liked The Birdcage. This is a modern day twist on La Cage, but not as successful due mostly to the limits of the actors.

Don't see it if If you can’t look past the many glaring flaws to see what is actually a pretty well written timely piece. Read more

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
81
Resonant, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy family dynamics twisted in all directions with a hard working cast developing good characters who explore facets w/love & jest.

Don't see it if you are averse to gay/lesbian family or open relationship stories. Some language/props not suitable for kids or may be disturbing to others.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
75
Relevant, Creative, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if Pansexual sit-com rom-com that contrasts the older gay generation’s values with the millenials’ pansexuality, openness & gender fluidity.

Don't see it if Plot holes. One-liners that miss. Strained dialog. Uneven acting quality. But worth seeing - it’s fun, original & relevant.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
87
Quirky, Funny, Resonant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun Pride play that raises issues without beating you over the head with them. Lots of laughs and some thoughts.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or limited in your view of acceptable relationship possibilities.

692 Reviews | 152 Followers
78
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Enjoy LGBTQIA humor & situations, non-binary characters, challenges between generations, drag queens, feminism, plot twists

Don't see it if Don’t like gay subject matter or characters, drag acts, occasional overacting, loose continuity, talk of death

Critic Reviews (2)

Front Row Center
June 24th, 2019

"The script, the direction and the acting combine in excellent fashion to support the truth that there are more differences within any group than there are between groups. Director John Lampe deftly draws out of the actors exceedingly distinct characters, each unique in their observations and way of talking, but also each with their own foibles and prejudices."
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CHARGED.fm
June 24th, 2019

"Very, very lively. And entertaining. And often thought provoking...'Aunt Jack' has an exceptionally fine cast...No brief summary can really do justice to the thematic terrain that is covered in this play. It seems to delight in examining one thematic permutation after another relating to human identity and attraction. The 90 minute running length is densely packed with a lot of laughter and intriguing, challenging ideas. And those 90 minutes fly by quickly. Very, very quickly. "
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