New York | 1h 30m | Ends Jun 28

Aunt Jack

From 19 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking

About the show

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

After breaking up with his long-time boyfriend, Norman Sable-Church moves clear across the country, leaving his fathers, George and Jack, in a tizzy. Months later, with George, a prominent gay activist and historian, suddenly takes ill, Norman returns home to set things right and to introduce his parents to Andy, his new partner. Jack, a well-known drag performer and cabaret star, and Phyllis, Norman's biological mother, are dismayed to find that Andy is not who they expected.



100
Profound, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like a well acted comic drama with a real universal humanistic message.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by gay, drag or LGBT characters.

Also Even thought the characters were depicting an LGBT family and situatio... Read more Read less

100
Refreshing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You're interested in breaking down the boundaries between generational queer cultures. For: queens, pan/bisexuals, and those who feel erased

Don't see it if You're homophobic, biphobic, and don't like comedy.

Also Aunt Jack is a delightful romp about the depths of the parent/child ex... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a well written, well acted, interesting show.

Don't see it if You're not into LGBTQ themes

Also Really enjoyed it. One of those surprising evenings where you can enjo... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You have any association with the LGBTQ community.

Don't see it if If you don’t have a handkerchief.

90
Relevant, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to hear a fresh new comedic voice in theatre; if you'd like to learn about gender politics, in a fun way; and if you want To Laugh!

Don't see it if You aren't interested in LGBTQIA subject matter.

88
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Attempts to stay connected and understand each other for different generations of queer people.Family values,love and very good costumes

Don't see it if Stories about queer annoy you, dislike small theatre, sex-related jokes and discussions, same-sex kisses and death because of AIDS

Also Very impressive performance by Charles Baran... Read more Read less

88
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like stories about queer families, queer history, queer generational differences, or stories written and performed by queer people.

Don't see it if you don't like queer stories, camp characters, familial conflict, stories about grief, or fairly explicit discussion of sexuality

85
Thought-provoking, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in family relationships and human sexuality.

Don't see it if If you are offended by a frank look at all the permutations of relationships.

84
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you'd like to see a a well-acted comedy about complicated LGBT relationships

Don't see it if you aren't interested in shows about LGBT relationships and are offended by some raunchy discussions

Also It was an interesting & well-acted show that covered several types of ... Read more Read less

84
Uneven, Entertaining, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want a clever look at the complexities of intergenerational queer families; you appreciate queer archetypes - and their disassembly

Don't see it if you want simple relationships; you don't like flashbacks; you're uninterested in exploring evolving queer identities.

Also This show is just shy of brilliant. It walked a line between broad com... Read more Read less

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.

80
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to spend a really fun time at the theater. All of the actors were terrific.

Don't see it if you're not into LGBTQ humor

79
Thought-provoking, Funny, Delightful

See it if Very campy, very gay, very funny and very human. A fun show with serious messages.

Don't see it if You are offended by LGBTQIA issues and talk about sex.

78
Great casting and acting, Contemporary relevance, Campy drag subplot, Nice set for small theatre, Mix of funny and serious

See it if Queer family dynamics and expectations get complicated and eventually resolve. All families are really more alike than different.

Don't see it if You aren’t open to a very different LQBTQ family configuration, and openness about gender identity and sexual preference.

75
Slow, Great writing

See it if Mildly entertaining tale of a gay guy who falls in love with a lesbian & wants to marry her. Drag acts are fun.

Don't see it if Story drags & many one-dimensional performances (especially from the mom) make the plot seem over-the-top. Runs just over 90 minutes.

72
Something to do on a sunday, Excruciating, Fluffy, Cliched, Clever

See it if If its gay pride month and you need something to do. But seriously the actors were good and the story was different.

Don't see it if If you dont want to see another story about the life

72
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if to see an enjoyable play that presents ideas for contemplation of the difference in generational understanding of sexual identity.

Don't see it if you are opposed to plays dealing with queer identity.

94
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Quirky, Clever

See it if you want a funny and fast-paced play that deals with some serious issues that are relevant to today

Don't see it if you don’t like plays that are only about LGBT issues

Also The set and costumes were very impressive for such a small theater

92
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like exquisite small but powerful productions. Really well done, sensitive yet kick ass all rolled into one.

Don't see it if Your not a fan of gay/lesbian stories well this goes beyond that and as a result you should see it.



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