Closed 1h 15m
Chickens in the Yard
Brooklyn
86

Chickens in the Yard NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(33 Reviews)
Positive
100%
Mixed
0%
Negative
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Members say
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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Member Reviews (33)

84
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

85
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.

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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