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CHALK NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting

About the Show

FRIGID new york @ Horse Trade presents a playful and poignant one-man homage to silent film-era comedians, created and performed by Alex Curtis.

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Member Reviews (11)

73
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Not long

See it if Maybe an hour show as I was watching I thonk of an early Charlie Chaplin you know funny don't have to use your brain to watch

Don't see it if Looking for Big Bright Lights not the show for you it's short but you have a really great time Read more

74
An engaging 45 mins for the whole family.

See it if You enjoy mime, quirky & endearing comedy, appealing solo shows. Loving Charlie Chaplin will add to your delight but not mandatory.

Don't see it if Don’t like sweet/silly, gentle humor, want a longer show or more story, don’t have much imagination. This has very charming moments. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

December 9th, 2016

"With that single chalk, Curtis creates a world where anything can happen, and invites the audience onto an intimate, whimsical, and emotional journey…The narrative seems ordinary, yet the combined efforts of Curtis’ impeccable timing and director O’Connell’s wise use of space make the production wildly entertaining and incredibly moving. It’s a universally relatable story of love, loss, and mending one’s broken heart."
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February 20th, 2016

"Curtis delivers a wonderful clown show to be enjoyed on an adult level and, I imagine, also by a younger crowd...Where ‘Chalk’ is most successful is when Curtis uses the medium of clowning to investigate depression and loneliness…We learn that these chalk lines that have become a symbol of both the possible and also constriction can easily be erased."
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February 17th, 2016

"An audience-pleaser but by no means is it perfect...There still seemed to be something missing. And that is a soundtrack...When Curtis incorporated music, the excitement was immediately amped up…'Chalk' starts off slow, overextending some early moments, when it does finally get going, 'Chalk' is endearing. As a performer, Curtis has a flair for physicality. He is a delight to watch…'Chalk' is a show that will warm your heart but it’s all a show that is still a work in progress."
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March 6th, 2016

"What is heartwarming about this lovable clown is that no matter what is thrown at him, he makes the best of his situation…Curtis’ skill at clowning is wonderfully apparent…His brilliant choreography of basic movements astound, due to both their complexity and simultaneous simplicity. The most impressive aspect of this show, however, is the relationship Curtis builds with the audience throughout the entire piece…Quite simply, 'Chalk' is clever, theatrical magic."
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