The Roundabout Underground presents this New York premiere, a comedy-about-a-tragedy set in small town Kansas. More…
Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton’s residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. 'Bobbie Clearly' pushes the boundaries of the Roundabout's Black Box Theatre, with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life. Written by Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, a second-year candidate in the Playwriting Program at Yale School of Drama and the newest playwright discovered by Roundabout Underground.
See it if you like sagas of midwestern small towns spread over multiple years about a murder by a 14-year old boy & its aftermath, to see town react
Don't see it if you are expecting answers to its mysteries, don't like quirky characters that make fun of such locales, can't relate to troubled young folk
See it if you enjoy a drama about a murder and how it affects members of a small town in Nebraska. It is well staged and acted.
Don't see it if you like comedy or a great set. The staging is good but simple props are used.
See it if Story of a small town trying to cope with a tragedy and forgive. Covers the thoughts and lives of the residents over 10 years. Victims?
Don't see it if You are disturbed by violence and blood. Cannot see two sides to every story.
See it if you might like a genre-bending story about a tragedy in small town and lasting effects over years (drama, comedy, documentary elements).
Don't see it if you don't see the humor in cringe-worthy talent show performances or don't like intimate staging in which the house lights are often on
See it if you like shows that deal with the results of a violent crime.Explores impact on family, on the community, and on the killer.
Don't see it if you want clearly drawn play that explores these issues.Cast is too large.Hard to remember who is who.Acting is good, but writing needs focus
See it if You like problematic, imperfect plays that require you to think, while you laugh and cringe and learn about people you will never know.
Don't see it if drama laced with farce and irreverence offends, you want answers to senseless murder. I totally checked out for the gratuitous buck gutting.
See it if An outwardly funny piece about a tragic occurrence, nicely developed if a little long. Some characters are sketchily drawn & remain...
Don't see it if tangential to the story but the emotion is palpable & as in reality not all questions are answered. A fearless new voice.
See it if you're forgiving towards a young playwright's workshopped play-in-progress, where ambitious ideas and promising writing sometimes flounder.
Don't see it if you're expecting well-polished writing, a neatly-tied-up finale, mesmerizing and groundbreaking work, and feel-good-vibes: it's a dark one.
See it if you enjoy non-linear plot development and a mix of humorous/silly and heavy/deep. It’s a true ensemble piece that makes you think.
Don't see it if you don’t like small venues with minimal staging or if you need straight-forward action. The style is mockumentary.
See it if you want to see a play about a murder in a small town and how the citizens react to it and the murderer during a 10 year period.
Don't see it if you don't want to sit for 2.5 hours and not get a satisfying answer to a most important question in the play.
See it if You like shows that do not spoon feed the points to the audience; you are ok with complexity and ambiguity.
Don't see it if This is incorrectly billed as a comedy and tragedy but it’s not funny enough to be considered a comedy.
See it if you can appreciate dark humor or like mockumentary-type pieces (i.e., The Office, Christopher Guest movies).
Don't see it if you aren't willing to explore the comedic side of a tragedy or don't like dark humor. But this piece deserves a chance.
See it if you like a thought provoking script in its early developmental stage performed by a very talented ensemble cast on a well designed stage.
Don't see it if you blindly follow professional critics. Sure there are flaws-including one very big one at the end-but overall this is a promising start.
See it if You enjoy multi-talented actors, strong direction and new young playwrights with real promise. Extremely well-produced.
Don't see it if You prefer not to spend over two hours sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on lightly-padded folding chairs. You don’t want to turn your head every
See it if You love and support new theatre. It’s bold and ambitious in it’s style and direction. So so cool and interesting!
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable in tight spaces or with actors being in your face
See it if You like beautifully written characters, fully developed by a very talented director and cast. Be prepared to be astonished,
Don't see it if Tales of bullying and vengeful action disturb you. Also, don’t go if seeing an animal gutted will upset you.
See it if the murder of a child by another child in a small town arouses your interest.
Don't see it if you're looking for a coherent examination of a senseless murder and its after-effects.
See it if you like mockumentary style dialogue. you don't mind a show that hasn't found a clear lens or focus
Don't see it if you want a story that is masterfully and intelligently told with clear reasons behind writing decisions.
See it if you want to see crisp staging and pacing from Will Davis, who's getting to be a master of that. Plus, some really delightful folksy humor.
Don't see it if you want legit answers or social commentary on the violence at the heart of the play. It's content to just be witty and light instead.
See it if If you like great ensemble cast work and quick dialogue exchanges and thoughtful, engaging writing and great actor/audience connections.
Don't see it if If you don't like actors to be very close to you and acting all around you or if you find the subject of teen murder too difficult.
See it if you want to see an ambitious, winding take on a multitude of difficult issues. You are happy to be engaged for a couple of hours.
Don't see it if you want some coherence. The interview format is a bit lazy and the characters reductive leading to the actors floundering.
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