Chickens in the Yard
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Chickens in the Yard

Chickens in the Yard NYC Reviews and Tickets

(33 Ratings)
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Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

About the Show

Adjusted Realists presents a play about a gay couple in a rustic Pittsburgh home being pulled in opposing directions by career prospects and family tensions.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (33)

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99 Reviews | 10 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Engaging

See it if you like terrific directing and fine acting. A thoroughly engaging 75 minutes. wonderfully inventive and surprising.

Don't see it if like car crashes, special effects and stupidity.

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
Great acting, Intense, Edgy, Great casting, Entertaining

See it if you don't mind watching two concurrent plays - depicting humor & drama in the lives of a "modern" family and their "chicken" counterparts.

Don't see it if you find it childish for actors to portray chicken on stage -it just sounds like so but it's very serious acting that is both fun & moving. Read more

117 Reviews | 23 Followers
Ambitious, Resonant, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you want a truly unique, masterful & seamless study of the emotion underlying humanity in an entertaining, aesthetically beautiful format.

Don't see it if you have no soul. Read more

761 Reviews | 166 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Resonant

See it if you like rule-breaking, inventive comedy with actors playing both humans & chickens, family stories filled with warmth, touching situations

Don't see it if slightly absurd plays turn you off, you can't abide gay characters presented naturally, a lot of cackling, scratching & pecking bothers you

63 Reviews | 14 Followers
Quirky, Absorbing, Clever, Moving, Great direction/acting

See it if You are curious to see an very original take on family drama.

Don't see it if Gay characters or chickens upset you. Read more

104 Reviews | 15 Followers
Clever, Delightful

See it if The juxtaposition of the two types of creatures worked really well, and not just for laughs.

Don't see it if You are easily put off by the ridiculous.

1164 Reviews | 342 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want an emotional ride through issues humans deal with daily.

Don't see it if you are close-minded about family relationships and the stress they may cause.

688 Reviews | 116 Followers
Edgy, Funny, Great acting, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if Kruse's wildly inventive domestic drama is a quirky mash-up of gay relationships, familial bonds & Orwell's Animal Farm Outstanding acting

Don't see it if Accepting the idiosyncratic nature of the play's world a must Subject matter familiar but the delivery is the knock-out Very well staged

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
July 3rd, 2017

"In Kruse’s intriguing one-act play...all four cast members play both species. The very idea may sound like a parody of an acting class exercise, but the transitions from walking and speaking to pecking and clucking are sometimes stunning...There’s plenty of conflict...Maybe 'Chickens in the Yard' isn’t quite transporting or transcendent, but it has humor, heart and an elegant, deceptive surface simplicity. And this production is cunningly directed by Taylor and beautifully acted."
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Theatre is Easy
June 30th, 2017

"An emotionally subtle, surreal play...The four actors are excellent as both humans and birds. Their shifts between species happen right in the middle of a scene, allowing for seamless transitions. Although there are certain parallels between the worlds of humans and fowl, Kruse thankfully never reduces the relationship between them to a simple moralistic metaphor."
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