Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Bump

From 37 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

Ensemble Studio Theatre presents a new play which follows three different stories of three separate quests for knowledge, all revolving around pregnancy and childbirth. More…

A girl in colonial New England, expectant mothers on a pregnancy message board, and a mechanic about to become a grandfather all attempt to discover more about the miracle of childbirth.

1h 30m | Already closed | Ensemble Studio Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting
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Avg Score

90
Don't read the reviews -- just go!, A comedy with heart and surprises.

See it if You like the fine acting and production values that EST continues to deliver.

Don't see it if You think plays about war are universal and plays about motherhood are for women.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if although it's no joke, you like funny ways of dealing with pregnancy and childbirth. Staging was creative and all actors played really well.

Don't see it if you want a story-line or some deep thoughts about pregenancy.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Trite

See it if Wonderful performances by all in cast. Clever staging.

Don't see it if Script that is too contrived in order to match actual events.

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you love to laugh and you like amazing actors. It is an informative short play that is lots of fun.

Don't see it if you want a lot of substance.

81
Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy discovering new plays. You are interested in the science of birth.

Don't see it if You are not interested in pregnancy/women's issues. You don't like new plays.

79
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You want to laugh

Don't see it if you might be triggered by conversations about pregnancy or you're looking for something serious

Also I walked in without any expectations and thought it was charming. The ... Read more Read less

During previews
88
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Educational

See it if you’re curious about childbirth in general, or about a novel way to aid difficult births, or you want a few good laughs about pregnancy.

Don't see it if the idea of seeing an instructional film as a live drama leaves you cold.

Also This play often feels like an instructional film onstage, & that did n... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You want a light play about childbirth that resonates if you’ve been through it. There’s an attempt to educate while entertaining.

Don't see it if You want more of a plot than childbirth vignettes, but it’s fun.

During previews
79
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you're interested in multiple pregnancy-focused plotlines; you're not opposed to a play that incorporates both science and humor

Don't see it if you're looking for a single plotline or a serious drama

Also I really enjoyed the intertwining plotlines (a young pregnant woman se... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to see a creative twist on the “we’re having a baby” plot line

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about family dynamics

During previews
90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like comedies with delightful twists

Don't see it if you're in the mood for serious drama

During previews
85
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are curious about pregnancy and childbirth, and want some fun laughs.

Don't see it if Talking about childbirth makes you queasy.


May 17th, 2018
“Isn’t much of a play. It’s part sketch comedy and part advertorial, with some historical fiction tossed in, too. The structure’s a mess, the characters are whisper thin. The word 'uterus' is uttered nine times. But if you are pregnant, if you have been pregnant, if you have resulted from a pregn...
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May 17th, 2018
“'Bump' deals well enough with the science side of things, making an accessible and entertaining story out of a medical innovation. However, without an emotional arc to supplement, all you have is an amusing anecdote — not a fully developed play...A sometimes funny but ultimately toothless story....
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May 18th, 2018
“Only runs ninety minutes, but it gets winded long before reaching the finish line...So little happens in 'Bump,' I hesitate to even call it a play...I'll say this for the colonial subplot: At least it distracts from the obvious fact that 'Bump' is little more than a collection of stray observati...
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May 18th, 2018
“Atik’s insightful, inventive and entertaining comedy about pregnancy...Atik complements her engaging contemporary scenario with creative theatricality...The totality of plot threads makes for a charming and engrossing take on the subject due to Atik’s highly skillful writing that combines an ima...
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