Already closed | 1h 15m | West Village

Betrayed by the Mind II

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Cliched, Slow, Edgy, Confusing

About the show

A new collection of short plays by the anonymous NYC Government official who goes by the pseudonym "S Karlan." More…

In this new collection of plays, we travel deep into the mind of an average couple confronting their daily fears, real or not; explore our obsession with the perfect physique and other desires we don't always want to admit we have; travel to a modern day "film noir" style crime story filled with lust, deception, and a gun in the wrong hands; we go "cat-fishing" for love in a digital realm where nothing is real and the players love it that way; and we make assumptions about the things around us that betray the mind...

Member Reviews (13)


Disappointing, Cliched, Slow, Edgy, Confusing
Avg Score

Quirky, Confusing, Clever, Falls short

See it if you want to explore five takes on betrayal by the mind, each an interesting idea, some just short presentations, but all lack conclusions.

Don't see it if you do not like a mix of various ideas in 90 minutes that need further development to make them entertaining or thought provoking.

Cliched, Disappointing, Needs a lot of work

See it if you want to support a cast member. Otherwise, skip it.

Don't see it if You want anything close to a ready-for-audiences show. Everything needs work.

Also I've seen some great shows at 13St rep, but wow, this is not ready for... Read more Read less

Insipid, Banal, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you like over the top and almost soap operatic performances and situations developing a theme of how loneliness make people stupid.

Don't see it if If you want consistent performances (clearly the actors are going for something) and consistently compelling narratives.

Also I thought the play was interesting as I took it as generally pitting a... Read more Read less

Slow, Poorly written, Disappointing, Amateurish, Boring

See it if your friend is in the cast; if you're up for "taking a chance" on 5 short skits; if you've mastered the willing suspension of disbelief

Don't see it if you prefer high production standards; you like plays that make sense; you hate when lawyers are made fun of; you expect comfortable seats

Also With 5 shorties on the bill, you hope the next one might get better --... Read more Read less

5 plays without any endings

See it if you haven't anything better to do or want to support the actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for a complete story.

Also 5 plays with so-so actors and no feeling of completion. I really wante... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you would like 5 short plays performed by a cast of ten talented actors , each with a varying theme of betrayal by one's mind.

Don't see it if you will be influenced by the very low scores given on this forum. It is also not a "100" as it was awarded for Friday's performance.

Also The Trainer and Gun were the longest and well acted. Mr. Freeman was v... Read more Read less

Relevant, Raunchy, Confusing, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a mumble jumble of one acts

Don't see it if You are looking for serious theater

Funny, Great acting, Slow

See it if You enjoy multiple plays for the price of one.

Don't see it if You dont want to use your imagination to figure out a plays ending.

Cliched, Bad writing, Slow

See it if you want to support actors and writers that need to present a "work in progress" production to the public.

Don't see it if you want a polished show with interesting content

Also I guess I have been spoiled. Ive seen many great productions through s... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you think lawyers are gullible.

Don't see it if you know when someone is out to pull the wool over your eyes.

Also The seats are less comfortable than 21 years ago when I brought a 3 ye... Read more Read less

Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Edgy

See it if You saw the first one.

Don't see it if You have other options.

Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great acting

See it if This is not your average pedestrian set of plays. In my vew, The Trainer is a masterpiece and Gun is a very solid play.

Don't see it if You are looking for run of the miil humdrum theatre.


See it if enjoy fine theater. Saw the opening. What’s important to keep in mind is that there are 5 separate plays with similar themes.

Don't see it if want a fun + simplistic escape ...if you don’t appreciate the experience of feeling on stage as it’s an intimate theater experience

Also I highly recommend this play. All the actors were talented and the dia... Read more Read less

“Betrayed by the Mind II” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

Related content

Cast & Creatives (3)