Aunt Jack
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Aunt Jack NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

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

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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.

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​.

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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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