Already closed | 1h 20m | East Village

Broken Story

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Cliched, Slow, Disappointing, Entertaining, Confusing

About the show

White Horse Theater Company presents this world premiere drama about a young New York reporter who tries to discover the truth behind a Hollywood murder. More…

From the show:

In "Broken Story" we meet Jess, a driven young New York reporter who arrives at the Los Angeles home of murdered novelist Jane Berman, hoping to uncover the true story behind a mysterious Hollywood crime. As she meets those closest to the victim, everyone becomes a suspect. Alibis are questioned, motives are discovered, and memories are surfaced in an effort to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Jess is as gifted with her journalist notebook as she is with her imagination, but the truth she unearths has dangerous consequences. 

1h 20m | Already closed | Gene Frankel Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (15)

MEMBERS SAY:

Cliched, Slow, Disappointing, Entertaining, Confusing
65
Avg Score

61
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if you want to support new work by a well meaning troupe. There are some good spots but not enough to hold it together.

Don't see it if you want a sensible who-done-it. Too much does not add up well and it easily loses the audience.

78
Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You like old fashioned mysteries.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a deep story.

62
Disappointing, Weak acting, Weak script, Cliched, Banal

See it if you enjoy seeing new plays and want to support a company that produces them.

Don't see it if you're expecting a noir mystery. I THINK that's what was intended, but the script really doesn't pull that off. You expect good acting.

Also SPOILER ALERT.... Read more Read less

55
Dull

See it if U don't know the Rbt Durst/Susan Berman story & want to see it acted out.This is just a rehash w/a couple xtra characters & a bit of fiction

Don't see it if Why is this not described as a fictionalized version of a true story?Acting mediocre, writing not very good,totally unbelievable scenarios

Also At one point one of the characters enters wearing enormous fake glasse... Read more Read less

59
Solid turn by working actors, Not particularly interesting, Unoriginal

See it if To support the cast or if you particularly enjoy linear plot - true crime genre

Don't see it if You are looking for an original story or strong drama. Shortly into the play my friend pointed out that it's R. Durst / S. Berman story.

69
Cliched, Banal

See it if I like a good mystery but this did not work for me...script needs work.

Don't see it if you want a noir mystery feel with substance.

57
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if It's not super well acted or written. It's a bit confusing and relies a lot on coincidence and magical events to move the plot forward.

Don't see it if You have anything else to do. This is not a fun night. It's 80 min that feels like 2 hours.

69
Amateurish, Melodramatic, Noirish, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy mysteries and crime stories. At eighty minutes, it’s brief and diverting enough.

Don't see it if You’re expecting an innovative or memorable night of theater. The acting is often over the top. There’s one very far-fetched plot twist.

Also Broken Story is standard genre fare. If you’re in the mood for a myste... Read more Read less

49
Flat, Confusing, Dissatisfying

See it if you 'see everything' & want to support artistic effort in general.

Don't see it if your expectations are to be enthralled by a good mystery.

Also This story is indeed "broken," however I feel guilty in that I have no... Read more Read less

71
So-so-so script, Slow, Cliched

See it if like who done it, even though it was easy to figure this out

Don't see it if want a fast moving story

Also i feel sorry when good actors have a so-so script. So many lines were ... Read more Read less

75
Interesting off broadway production

See it if ...A well-written murder mystery this reviewer found well-directed and well-acted enough to hold her interest & care about the characters.

Don't see it if ...low budget off-broadway productions are not your cup of tea.

52
Obvious plot points, Slow, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a minor detective tale with ready made, off the rack characters

Don't see it if You are tired.many fell asleep and one snored as if a warning blast

58
Overacted, Slow, Cliched

See it if You know someone in the show?

Don't see it if The big mystery reveal centers around a cheap narrative shortcut (someone having been secretly adopted).

80
Cinematic, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like "whodunnits" that present audience with complicated plots to absorb. You like ensemble plays.

Don't see it if you prefer atmospheric or avant-garde plays...this play runs more like mystery novel...

80
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if It captures your attention. Full of twists and turns, one gets wrapped up in the story amid flash backs.

Don't see it if If you don't like mysteries and non linear plot lines this show is not for you.


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