214 W 97th Street | 2h 15m | Already closed

Dads, Dates and Other Disturbances

From 1 critic and 15 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

About the show

The Greenhouse Ensemble presents this new work featuring a sprawling cast of 17 playing an absurd assortment of characters.

A mismatched couple negotiating a tryst in a hotel room. A widower coping with life alone. A very large baby and his not-much-older father. Two professors confronting the dark past. A sociopath or two. A pink owl and more - all in the same evening of theater.

Theatre is Easy

"The live performances are much easier to engage with than the videos...Director Hazen Cuyler directs all the pieces with heart and care. I was perplexed, however, by his choice to include four additional flats in every scene, each carried on and held by an actor for the duration of the scene...Tangredi’s work is extremely original and not at all familiar. But because every piece is extremely serious, the program screams out for an innocuous premise and some lighthearted jokes." Full Review

Relevant, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you want a glimpse into the lives of many different characters and their relationships with equal parts humor and thought provoking moments

Don't see it if you want a linear, plotted story - this is a show of short, sometimes-connected vignettes

Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Long

See it if Short stories people handling what happens in their life, funny/sad movements in life that can happen to anybody.

Don't see it if if you know musical or one story. This was a 2h 30m show

Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You are open to be entertained by some very good performers dealing with situations. You want to see good work in a small space done well.

Don't see it if You are not open to something different. You don't want to see an interesting, different type of performance.

Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Engaging, Confusing

See it if you like a hodge podge of short plays about relationships ...some funny, some sad, some hits & some not (like the video clips between acts).

Don't see it if you don't like community theater ... although caters a small audience- the staging is effective, the actors talented, & the plays engaging.

Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you want to see several short stories about different types of relationships - romantic, work, family/friends

Don't see it if you don't like community theater or quirky scenes

Also I did not like the video clips, they were strange and poor quality.... Read more Read less

Relevant, Edgy, Ambitious, Long

See it if interested in episodes of real life issues. Topics were well chosen, writing and acting were fine for most parts. Second half was better.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with one story-line. The biggest negative was the four films. They made the show too long, and were terrible. Not fitting.

Ambitious, Long

See it if you like short, well written acts between 2 actors. Casting was not bad, improved by second part.

Don't see it if you hate long shows. Very confusing movies should be cut out.

Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if You like one of those church basement amateur productions

Don't see it if You want great writing or acting or a professional job

Also I couldn’t understand most of the dialogue due to the echo in the room

Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Delightful, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an amazing directed and produced show. Each of the stories in this multifaceted play has a deep message.Beautiful production

Don't see it if You only like musicals.

Also The ensemble works together in an incredible way and is directed by Ha... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You like great theater, amazing directing and fantastic acting. A production that is a must see in NYC. Can’t wait for the next one!

Don't see it if You don’t like theater!

Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a series of short stories reflecting on our current time, culture and political climate, superbly directed and beautifully acted.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it!!

Also The Greenhouse Ensemble is the freshest, boldest and most daring theat... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You want to see great performances and expertly directed experimental films. Also if, you want to see interesting and poignant writing.

Don't see it if You have trouble seeing a show longer than 2 hours, or if you don’t want to see several self contained stories instead of one long piece.

Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're curious to hear the voices of fervent loners and forgotten outcasts, and people on the edge of a profound conflicting decision

Don't see it if you're uninterested in the stories of characters whose actions may question your own values, desires or engage your sense of wonder

Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You are searching for something fresh in the theatre-art world. Great writing and excellent performances on stage and in film.

Don't see it if You don't like short pieces or you don't like shows just over 2 hours.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You love following great characters. You Enjoy short stories. You like stories that make you think. You enjoy great acting

Don't see it if You want a linear plot. You don't like short stories.

Cast & Creatives (22)