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Composure NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
19%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Great staging

About the Show

The Workshop Theater presents a new drama about a midlife romance between two men whose past tragedies encroach upon their present.

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Member Reviews (27)

62
Melodramatic, Pretentious, Confusing, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy watching multiple gay sex scenes. You love anything that includes Shakesperian quotes. Theatrical mediocrity doesn't annoy you.

Don't see it if You are looking for a finished piece. This felt like a work in progress to me. You can overlook pretentious writing and and over acting.

61
Entertaining, Dated, Disappointing

See it if No real reason.

Don't see it if Want something that sticks with you as this does not.

Critic Reviews (3)

June 5th, 2017

“‘Composure’ covers a vast array of subjects…Though I enjoyed myself...'Composure' feels a bit too convoluted and disjointed…With wonderful connections and intriguing subplots, ‘Composure’ could still benefit from another edit so we can better explore some of the relationships. There is lots of good material here, but I just don't feel like we are given a chance to fully explore the interesting connective tissue tying each of the characters together."
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June 7th, 2017

"'Composure' adeptly covers a great deal of territory, expertly focusing on the enduring themes of loss, love, relationships, and friendship...Sickles does a wonderful job of telling and interweaving these stories, providing the audience with some surprising and mostly satisfying twists...The production is well cast, with all five principal actors delivering believable and natural performances...Rob Ventre excels as the good-looking and not totally likable Tommy."
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June 1st, 2017

“Unfortunately, the overlaying connections made to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ often feel forced…Sickles' writing is insightful enough without having to resort to the constant references to Shakespeare’s play…The mercurial Robert Bruce McIntosh (Fletcher) and the charismatic C.K. Allen (Jeff) are cast standouts…Director Fritz Brekeller moves this multi-layered, multi-themed play along smoothly and at a lively pace despite the fact that many of the scenes are short and end abruptly.”
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