Betty's Summer Vacation
Betty's Summer Vacation
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Betty's Summer Vacation NYC Reviews and Tickets

57%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
21%
Mixed
50%
Negative
29%
Members say
Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Excruciating, Ambitious

About the Show

In Christopher Durang's celebrated satire, poor Betty heads to the beach for the summer for some relaxation but instead finds death, destruction, mayhem.

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Member Reviews (14)

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61
Durang's absurdist satire of society obsessed w prurient scandal is unbelievably over the top

See it if makes important pt how public feeds on scandal, inflamed by media; public eerily represented by offstage voices/then wraith-like figures

Don't see it if heavy handed; after rape/castration/decapitation + escalating demands 4 horrific entertainment, you feel: enough already, we get the pt!

46
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if Christopher Durang's summer share satire is not all that it seems. Something sinister lurks beneath for the unsuspecting.

Don't see it if Puerile humour with untalented actors. Rape and incest themes are added to the litany of crude and tasteless jokes. Embarrassingly weird.

65
Dated, Edgy, Quirky, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you want to get some idea of why Durang's provocative comedy made waves in 1999.

Don't see it if you expect polished work from a shoestring production. Read more

46
Inexplicable, screeching ?satire? which falls flat

See it if You are interested in Christopher Durang.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to banter about incest, a mother's dismissal of said incest. Rape of an incest survivor and murder. No intermission.

50
Excruciatingly slow / very disappointing, Funny book destroyed by extremely weak performances, Disturbing & offensive twists & turns, Raunchy / edgy / over-the-top camp

See it if you've done your research on this show &/or enjoy Durang's work. He's not for everyone.

Don't see it if you're going in blind. There's talk of incest & rape followed by backstage rape of an incest-survivor, castrations, murders & decapitations. Read more

48
Disappointing, Excruciating, Quirky

See it if you don't mind constant chattering. The mother and daughter characters never shut up.

Don't see it if you want to keep your wits about you. Unbelievably annoying!

70
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You are into dark comedy well acted and staged

Don't see it if you are easily triggered by decapitation

45
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intelligent

See it if Durang is always an interesting writer, hence the cast of the show has to believe in the material and throw caution to the wind - not here.

Don't see it if Kimberly Kay is the only actor who rose to the occasion of this satire. Also, the theater was very warm on the last hot night of 2018.

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