Bleach NYC Reviews and Tickets

(51 Ratings)
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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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (51)

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86 Reviews | 10 Followers
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 Read more

50 Reviews | 28 Followers
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.

81 Reviews | 26 Followers
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. Read more

50 Reviews | 27 Followers
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) Read more

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
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 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.

318 Reviews | 61 Followers
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. Read more

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
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.

60 Reviews | 9 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out New York
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 psychosexual punches. 'Bleach' wants to sting and corrode and make your eyes water. Instead, it's a mild and pleasant evening—not a bad date at all."
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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 is a wild character study...The tarted up production wondrously elevates the familiar material into a relatively engaging 75 minutes."
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Theatre is Easy
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...Whiteness is a recurring theme here. While I’m not sure this is Ireland-Reeves’s goal, if it is, ‘Bleach’ may well be the most fitting gay theatre piece for our time.”
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Theater Pizzazz
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 a story of contradictions, abasement, and horror...Yates’ performance is amazing and chilling: he humanizes a charming young man dehumanized by the circumstances of his life."
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Front Mezz Junkies
January 19th, 2019

"A surprisingly thoughtful and intriguing play...It’s a one-man, coke-snorting, roller-coaster ride...It’s a centuries old story, but as written in this solo site-specific show, directed with a free-flowing ease by Zack Carey, it’s an engaging adventure, and as intoxicating as I’m sure it is for every man who has had the pleasure of Tyler’s sensual company...'Bleach' cleanly and efficiently gets the job done, taking away the soiled mess, and giving us all a good clean night of fun."
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Stage Left
January 22nd, 2019

“While the experience of seeing 'Bleach' is memorable, the play itself is too safe for its own good, shedding a smirking light on the reality of violence and danger facing sex workers without enough character development to invite meaningful investment...The play misses an opportunity to offer a more psychological look into what a person in Tyler’s position might truly think...‘Bleach’ is one of the more unique, immersive theatrical experiences...and that alone makes it worth checking out.”
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Off Off Online
January 18th, 2019

“Ireland-Reeves’s compelling play...’Bleach’ is a potboiler...Yates makes quite a meal of Ireland-Reeves’s monodrama. But there’s far more to Bleach than sensationalism...Tyler is a vivid, intricately developed character...Despite its subject matter, ‘Bleach’ is never prurient. On the contrary, it’s a compelling reflection on the long-term effect of compromised principles, and a depiction of what happens when one submits to ‘anything and everything’ for material gain.”
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February 9th, 2019

“The script at first seems predictable...but it turns into something more interesting and creative than we expect...Carey’s direction is delicate, meticulous, never heavy-handed or obvious...Yates is never false...However, he does not have emotional range or depth...Be that as it may. ‘Bleach’ is first-rate cutting edge theater. I’ve never felt closer to a character than this hyper-intimate evening. Well done!”
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