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Bleach

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Members say: Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

About the show

Spin Cycle presents the US premiere of this underground hit about Tyler, a twenty-four-year-old who sells his body on a nightly basis. This intimate, immersive production will be performed for an audience of 10. More…

On a regular working night, things are about to spiral out of control leaving Tyler questioning whether living in the city is really worth the price of rent.  Audiences are invited to join Tyler at Tyler’s Basement in Bushwick, Brooklyn for this dark and humorous look at sex, violence, and city living.


Member Reviews (51)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Raunchy, Thought-provoking
76
Avg Score

72
Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant

See it if If you want to see a show about a 24 year old living in the city and his recollection of his life in the city.

Don't see it if Intimate setting, if drugs, gay sex and sexual content bother you

80
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Graphic language

See it if u don't mind spending an intimate 75 min w/a rent boy recounting his colorful life in the business w/o whitewashing any of the racy details.

Don't see it if ur squeamish about frank descriptions of (gay) sexual encounters, drug use, and violence; u may be uncomfortable in very intimate settings.

Also Although many reviewers have referred to the show as "raunchy", I didn... Read more Read less

79
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you'd enjoy listening to a good story by one actor about a rent boy who is making it work in NYC - the ups and downs and how it affects him.

Don't see it if you would be uncomfortable in a very intimate setting whee you are on the "stage" and likely become part of the action in a harmless way.

73
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Quirky

See it if Niche. Immersive monologue in the studio bedroom of a rent boy with endless need to share (more than just skin). Quick intimacy is assured.

Don't see it if What brought him to this point? Brooklyn. Small, intimate group. Solo. The low regard the character has for his tricks is revealing.

73
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if Wish for in-your-face theater. Done well for what it is.

Don't see it if Very small space and subject may make some uncomfortable. Thought it was only 75 minutes long it seemed a bit repetitious.

86
Raunchy, Immersive, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like an EXTREMELY intimate and immersive setting. 7 audience members were present- maximum seating for 10. LGBT! There is some nudity &

Don't see it if Graphic language. Overall, I liked it and I usually don't do solo shows. There are alternating actors- I got the night with Brendan George.

Also He was quite engaging and very friendly post-show. The set is nice, al... Read more Read less

69
Confusing, Cliched, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if you are interested in the male gay escort subject.

Don't see it if you want to live a more intimate and immersive experience.

Also The show is good, the location couldn't be better. It is immersive. It... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Fluffy, Edgy

See it if You want to see a very charismatic & captivating man (the love child of Margot Robbie/Chris O’Donnell) share the ups/downs of rent boy life.

Don't see it if You want to feel trapped in your overly dramatic friend’s apt while they have an emotional breakdown and you have no chance to speak back.

Also Don’t let the location intimidate you. The Wilson stop on the L is eas... Read more Read less

70
Raunchy, Great staging, Edgy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if i loved the use of space and that it was immersive and i admired the actor's performance

Don't see it if the story itself wasn't the best and it could've taken it there even more

48
Raunchy, Decent acting, Uncomfortable venue, Not the kind of story i can enjoy

See it if If you like brief nudity and a good looking actor

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable in stranger environments. You’re uncomfortable with a raunchy story

75
Great acting, Edgy, Indulgent, Raunchy, Intense

See it if you want an intimate setting for this intriguing story, it's offensive but the story is captivating - fantastic acting if nothing else

Don't see it if you want traditional theater, or if the subject matter offends (it's kind of the point to offend and be incredibly brash about it)

86
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intimate, Engaging

See it if you want to experience a most intimate, up close & personal, participative theater w/ a gay theme and some nudity...in a fun "home setting".

Don't see it if you want typical theater in form, venue, crowd size (as audience is less than 10), big cast (solo show) & non lgbt theme. It is avant garde.

73
Raunchy, Excruciating, New, Absorbing

See it if As intimate as you can get-literally. It’s hard not to be invested in the story when you are sitting so close to the scene.

Don't see it if I couldn’t figure out if we, the audience, should have responded more to the interactions, which left us all awkwardly smiling and nodding

Also Actor gave his all despite not having a full house, which made things ... Read more Read less

78
Edgy, Ambitious, Intense, Raunchy, Intimate

See it if you want an unconventional theatre experience. Super cool space, detail designed. Young, fun devoted performer telling interesting story.

Don't see it if you want a terrific script, fantastic story, aren't comfortable as 10% or more of an audience, or aren't up for sexual content.

75
Ingenious, Clever, Edgy, Dark, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a truly Unique theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you dislike Dark subject matter. It s a about gay male hustler presented in an intimate venue to an audience of more then 10 patrons at time

78
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if Immersive, gay sex themed theatre is of interest to you. The small audience is in the locale and sokllpoken to and touched by the actor.

Don't see it if Male nudity and gay sexual situations are presented or described. If you want to get lost in the darkness of the audience, skip this.

Also I agree with some other reviews that the solo actor (I saw Brendan Geo... Read more Read less

89
Great acting, Edgy, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if you want to experience an out of the box theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by nudity, explicit language and/or gay themes.

Also venue is only one block off the L train making it an extremely accessi... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in life in the gay underground. You are interested in seeing how people cope with guilt and objectification

Don't see it if You dislike sexually explicit although simulated acting. You dislike monologues and stories told in a non linear way

Also I disagree that the actor did not convey the edginess to what he was d... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if you love immersive theater. With only 10 audience members in a small room in a basement, you better be prepared to participate.

Don't see it if don’t like intimate settings, interactions with actors, active participation, brief nudity, LGBT concerns.

82
Great acting, Raunchy, Great writing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a fan of very intimate theater, great acting, smart scripts and thought-provoking subject matter.

Don't see it if if you have issues with nudity (or near nudity), close quarters, gay themes and some dark subject matter.

90
Absorbing, Riveting, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to see a mesmerizing and engrossing one man show that deals with the ramification of a series of events while hustling.

Don't see it if you are adverse to gay theme plays, and descriptions of sex and violence.

86
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you would enjoy an immersive show about a rentboy caught up in actions seemingly beyond his control

Don't see it if you are offended about depictions of kinky sex, are squeamish about being touched (you can opt out of that)

Also a tour de force for an actor as he leads the audience on a titillating... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you like an intimate story of one man questioning the choices he has made in his life

Don't see it if you would be uncomfortable with becoming part of the action, on stage, but in a harmless way

69
Cliched, Edgy, Intense, Overacted, Slow

See it if You want to see a handsome young man overact a never ending monologue.

Don't see it if If want to see a good one man show.

80
Clever, Raunchy, Entertaining, Flirty, Conceptual

See it if you want something intimate, experimental, and like a slice-of-life character study.

Don't see it if you want a lot of nudity or sexual heat. The show is a bit of tease with all of its salacious promises.


January 17th, 2019
"Ireland-Reeves’s play takes fewer risks than Tyler does. We’re missing some key part of Tyler’s fall down the morality slipper-slide...The night seems meant to feel risky, like a Grindr encounter gone disastrously awry. But despite a committed in-your-lap performance, it pulls too many of its ps...
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January 13th, 2019
"This cheeky Ortonesque reverie is hilariously delivered in all of its wicked rhythmic glory by Eamon Yates who gives a fearless performance as Tyler...The totality of his unflinching achievements in the role is substantial...Ireland-Reeves’ adeptly constructed and flavorfully written monologue i...
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January 29th, 2019
"Tyler epitomizes the arch, all-knowing homosexual who never takes anything too seriously. In George’s hands, Tyler commands the room...Carey makes excellent use of the intimate environment, and given that the script lacks stage directions, Carey’s choices at the end are especially haunting...Whi...
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January 11th, 2019
"A stark, hilarious, pathetic, outre, and grotesque pastiche...Tyler Everett, exquisitely played by Eamon Yates, shares his story intimately with the audience...Eamon as Tyler flits around the studio, sitting with us, dancing, aware of his beauty, secure in his seductivity, all the while telling ...
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