Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(47 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
15%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Clever

About the Show

Set in a West Texas town in the mid 1970s, Ed Gracyzk's play celebrates the power of friendship and acceptance to overcome even the darkest moments in our lives.

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Member Reviews (47)

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945 Reviews | 386 Followers
86
Great writing, Entertaining, Relevant, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a well written show, maybe not all great actors but pretty good, together with the clever staging makes for a great evening.

Don't see it if You’ll be disappointed if every roles not performed to perfection. Overall, cast is a bit uneven but does great job. Surprisingly relevant.

794 Reviews | 216 Followers
81
Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want to see a talented cast bring this great story back to the stage in a small house where you can enjoy all the action.

Don't see it if you are not supportive of the many shades of gender experienced by people in the past and today.

705 Reviews | 214 Followers
85
Absorbing, Insightful, Clever, Intelligent, Emotional

See it if Characters lie to themselves when the truth is too hard to reconcile with social norms. Consequences ensue. Good use of older/younger selves

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in the pain caused by rigid social norms in 1950s Texas. You don’t enjoy stories that jump back and forth in time.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
84
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing, Intense

See it if a solid ensemble piece with humor and intelligence that engages on many levels. What happens to childhood dreams allowed to group up?

Don't see it if small town life and confused youth distress you. Issues include bullying, poor parenting, loneliness, homophobia, gay baiting, lost dreams

687 Reviews | 114 Followers
78
Disappointing, Funny, Resonant, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if Gracyzk's elegy to Southern small towns & James Dean myths has a few suprises despite heavy soap opera dramatics Evocative set/soundscape

Don't see it if Soler gets several good performances (esp Chris Clark) & keeps action fluid but can't overcome play's hyperbolics Forward looking LGBT theme

645 Reviews | 94 Followers
75
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like a story about how the past affects the future. A group of women/men meet later on but their past literally comes back to haunt them

Don't see it if you didn't like the original production.

494 Reviews | 103 Followers
19
Dated, Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if You want to see a play that was ahead of its time when it first premiered

Don't see it if You are looking for a classic play that is still relevant today Read more

391 Reviews | 102 Followers
75
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a fun, light morality play. Not preachy, just makes the point about how self-delusion leaves your life broken.

Don't see it if If the miscasting/poor casting of one of the protagonists can ruin a show for you.

Critic Reviews (1)

On Stage Blog
November 4th, 2017

"The script wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. There were a few funny moments and the plot became slightly more interesting during the second half, but overall, I found it to be a mediocre and somewhat dated story which relies too heavily on the appeal of the celebrity figure around whom the plot revolves...The cast did a fine job at bringing these characters to life...While I wasn’t exactly a fan of the play itself, on the whole it was well-produced."
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