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Becoming OCD (FringeNYC)

From 18 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Profound

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: You can’t sleep. The hallway closet towels: uneven. Your hand: strangely elongated. A car could trample that bottle curbside. Showering jagged glass shards everywhere – shouldn’t you call someone? One person's hysterical horror ride through the misfiring synapses of OCD. More…

Categories: Comedy, Solo Show, Local. Written by Sid Ross. Directed by Chris Clavelli.

Member Reviews (18)


Intelligent, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Profound
Avg Score

Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you are/were an OCD person / interested in psychology

Don't see it if u dislike those showing little creativity in theatrical presentation / sensitive to the louder-than-performer air conditioning sound

Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You can relate to hidden struggles.

Don't see it if You're a tad sleepy. Story and actor were great, but his voice was so soothing, the effect felt oddly like a sad lullaby.

Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You enjoy The Moth; seeing medical conditions examined and explained in greater detail using theatrical technique, humour and storytelling.

Don't see it if You prefer big musical numbers; or you would feel disturbed by an in-depth (albeit humorous) description of life as an OCD-sufferer.

Rape culture, Tideous, Quirky, Slow, Limited flow

See it if If you can relate to OCD feelings or are not disturbed by pedophila

Don't see it if You like things fast paced

Intelligent, Quirky, Clever, Profound, Brave

See it if You are interested in an deep examination of a misunderstood disease with a brave, open, thoughtful story teller.

Don't see it if You're bothered by wild, erratic lighting issues and unnecessary blackouts

Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You're interested in the topic of mental health.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy theatre.

Exquisite, Brave, Tight, Soul-searching, Deep

See it if you like to connect with artists who brave all, tell all, in an artistic and honest way. This act is jarring, funny, beautiful, & tight.

Don't see it if you can't handle opening yourself to another's pain, anxiety, and honesty. It's a one-man show, but Sid channels other characters perfectly

Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You have ever struggled with fitting in or overcoming inner demons. It will take you on a profound ride through the trials and triumphs.

Don't see it if You are a minor.

Absorbing, Edgy, Funny, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You like to immerse in a journey about overcoming limits and finding freedom.

Don't see it if You spend hours on Facebook or watching reality TV.

Absorbing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Original, Relevant

See it if you like a laugh. Ross goes to the depths of his neuroses, and finds what is honestly funny to leaven this autobiographical play. 5 stars!

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable around troubled, interesting people.

Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if Very well written - excellent balance of humor and impact.

Don't see it if You are sensitive about examining someone's psyche

Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You are an intelligent, open minded human being. If you like moving, funny and profound theater.

Don't see it if You think OCD is just "all in the head". Or maybe you should see it anyway.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like smart, funny, timely, intelligent theater. Go, go, go.

Don't see it if May not be your cup of tea if you are looking for a mind numbing crass humor type of experience.

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if Sid Ross takes his audience on a dizzying ride through his personal torment, battling ocd. But all along the way, he sprinkles in humor!

Don't see it if You don't go in for one-person shows.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if you like strong writing, insightful humor, great showmanship.

Don't see it if you like conventional comedy.

Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Original

See it if You enjoy a very well written, insightful and quite humorous look into one man's journey living with OCD!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy/appreciate solo performances.

Riveting, Great writing, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like to be glued to your seat, listening fiercely to every word in Sid Ross's brave, hilarious and original script as he conquers OCD.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable dealing with the cards we are all dealt by our crazy brain synapses.

Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are a compassionate human who finds value in being let into the inner worlds of others...

Don't see it if you have no heart or sense of humor

August 15th, 2016
"This production assists in exposing a foreign world to the unknowing masses. It is a middle ground, though. There is not too deep of a dive into the science, perhaps so as not to turn off those who have no concept of anxiety…The audience at my performance laughed quite a lot, seeing the humor in...
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