Boogieban
85

Boogieban NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

"Boogieban" explores the lasting affects of war upon two soldiers of different eras. Together, the two men launch on parallel journeys of the heart that will change them forever.

Member Reviews (31)

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79
Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if A story about two war veterans who help each other through the horrors of war.well acted play and very deep and moving.

Don't see it if If you want a liter story. At 110 minutes no intermission. Has some moving scenes that are heavy and war related.

90
Moving, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Intense

See it if Army vet psychiatrist sees one last patient before retiring, and while helping the patient, discovers himself. Authentic & compelling.

Don't see it if The PTSD theme is not new, but the particular story of these two characters is executed beautifully. Includes flashing lights & loud noises

94
Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if U want 2 feel what PTSD is probably like. Stunning portrayals of both the soldier and his army psychiatrist. It will hi-10 ** appreciation o

Don't see it if If you’re looking for something less serious and thought provoking. Read more

83
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Repulsive, Must see

See it if you love "dark". This show starts dark and turns darker in every scene.

Don't see it if you want any sort of resurrection for any of the characters Read more

82
Insightful, Riveting, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you are interested in the effects of war on soldiers, insights into PTSD therapy, superb acting & playwriting.

Don't see it if you dislike serious plays that involve an exploration of characters that suffer severe psychic turmoil & their attempts at coping.

92
Profound, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A true evening in the theatre with a compelling story of the human impact of war where there are no winners. A must see drama!

Don't see it if If war & PTSD is of no interest, you can skip this play, however, you are doing yourself a disservice.

78
Good acting, Slow, Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you're interesting in a show about the human cost of war & the bonds the shared experience of combat can create.

Don't see it if you might be triggered by the special effects used in the flashback scenes; you expect plays set in the past to get the details right. Read more

92
Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a wonderful 2 person show with great acting.that gets you to feel deeply for the characters.

Don't see it if You want to see a light and fluffy play. This play brings up a lot of emotions.

Critic Reviews (2)

BroadwayWorld
September 7th, 2019

"Psychological aftermath of war is explored in BOOGIEBAN at 13th Street Repertory Theatre."
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Theater Pizzazz
September 8th, 2019

"Heartfelt, but somewhat too contrived…Fidler's language veers from the realistic to the self-consciously poetic…with touches of verbal staginess. Both actors…do insightful work…Long stretches that drag interminably…Plays like 'Boogieban' continue to be necessary reminders of the costs of war."
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