Already closed | 1h 20m | Brooklyn


From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Quirky, Confusing, Good writing, Resonant

About the show

The Tank and Glass Bandits Theater Company present a new play about three men named Charles: a father, his son, and his son's son. More…

In the present, three generations of fathers and sons struggle to communicate as their family line grows and ages across a vast ocean of time. How do individuals continue to exist through the passing of the years? Do I eat pickles on my sandwich because my great-great grandpa did? Charles, Charles, Charles, Charles, Charles Charles Charles.

1h 20m | Already closed | The Brick (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (3)


Great acting, Quirky, Confusing, Good writing, Resonant
Avg Score

Ambitious, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Good writing, Resonant

See it if Holder's intelligent albeit unorthodox generational diorama about a man named Charles. Sharply written having 'diamond in the rough' quality

Don't see it if Absurdist plot goes a bit awry when "individual Charleses" become "universal Charleses" but Finn's taut direction keeps apace with aplomb

Confusing, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like plays that go off into the abstract

Don't see it if You like your plays to stay somewhat in the reality where they start.

Also The first 60 minutes were great. I enjoyed seeing three generations of... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You would like to see how three generations of men talk to each other

Don't see it if You don't believe in the inverse Bechdel test

April 20th, 2017
“A moving exploration of the fleetingness of life…Carl Holder’s vision is bold, and his grasp of technique is commanding…Bewildering, though always engaging…Three talented and skilled actors vibrantly appear in the production, and faithfully fulfill the author’s intentions with their mesmerizing ...
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April 18th, 2017
"As 'Charleses' pushes the discussion of legacies and lineages further, it adds more flavor and edge to what is otherwise a mostly realistic play. However, at a certain point...the play loses its grounded focus and unfortunately becomes a bit confusing. Several false endings and an extended epilo...
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April 25th, 2017
”We watch Charles grow up, have conflicts with his father and/or grandfather, go through various stages of adulthood and then old age and finally death. It’s very much a cycle of life experience. Unfortunately it feels at times like we’re seeing it play out in real time…Ultimately ‘Charleses’ rel...
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April 19th, 2017
"Occasionally, 'Charleses' leaves its strange rhythm behind to stay put in well-trod territory...Fortunately, there are enough moments when the play gets specific and allows individual moments to have their own significance...The direction of Meghan Finn maintains the ritual rhythm at the heart o...
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