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Dangerous to Dance With (Dream Up 2019)

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Quirky, Entertaining

About the show

A new comedy exploring sex, greed, and self-deception. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show:

A paranoid playwright, a broken acrobat, a porn star, a neurotic farmer, and a plumber, who may be a hitman, meet in a secluded Missouri farmhouse. Together they face one of life’s most pressing questions: should they laugh or should they die?


Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Quirky, Entertaining
74
Avg Score

63
High concept screenplay, Tiresome, A few good laughlines, Intermittently clever, Banal

See it if you like stage thrillers with a comic bent & don’t mind scripts that sound like screenplays.

Don't see it if you like theater to do what only theater can do, not try to approximate what the screen does better,

Also I like to lay my biases out so readers can judge better whether a revi... Read more Read less

76
Dizzying, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you like a lot of action and a lot of dialogue - you have to keep up with this crazy cast of characters each trying to outwit the other.

Don't see it if you want a full stage production-this is community theater w/some blemishes that has more potential if you like edgy character interactions.

75
Disappointing, Weak ending, Cliched, Quirky, Funny

See it if for the unconventional characters trying to resolve life issues in unconventional ways.

Don't see it if logic and emotional truth are core values in your theater going. More amusement than reality based.

75
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Confusing

See it if Crazy cast all off balance. They are all lost in a way, and trying to outwit each other.

Don't see it if comedy or crazy off balance people if not you thing.

Also The acting in this show was great. The story itself was OK. Second act... Read more Read less

54
Weird script, Great acting

See it if You like plays in small festivals. I won’t see every play at this festival but I’m thinking this will be the best one

Don't see it if You don’t like suspending disbelief. There are a lot of holes and Many times you will find yourself saying “wait, why did that just happen?”

Also I don’t have high expectations when I walk into this building. I was b... Read more Read less

78
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play that you will want to follow so you can keep up. You don't have to think a lot, just follow the performers.

Don't see it if You need to see a serious dramatic performance and do not want to laugh. You don't like small productions and don't like actors w/accents.

Also There was a lot going on with this performance but it was very enterta... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Funny, Dizzying, Cliched, Confusing

See it if You like festival plays. This was Community Theatre 🎭 @ it’s best. The entire venue is. It was a far-fetched concept where 5 characters,

Don't see it if Some in the entertainment industry, some not, all with different accents, are on a farm, in Missouri. It was bizarre, but,,.. it worked.

Also The actor who played “Joe”, visually, is worth the price of admission.... Read more Read less

79
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Funny evening with a quirky plot. Good acting and staging. Lots of laughs 😊

Don't see it if If you don’t like comedies and plot builders, this is not your play.

63
Poor script, Nothing to play, Disappointing, Great acting, Confusing

See it if expect at least one show from the Dream Up 2019 to be good.Poor actors did try their best with the script created by not so talented writer

Don't see it if Wasted your time with others shows from the Dream Up festival. Whoever choose this year participants did not do the good job.

Also Talented actors, they were trying to save the day, but....

79
Edgy, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you want to watch how greed, sex + human nature plot for selfish goals. Self-deception reigns and everyone works hard to conquer self doubt.

Don't see it if you don't mind having the heat on stage creep into the heat in the room; seems there's no air-conditioning. Too warm for a summer play.

80
Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It's the sort of story that really only works in theater - 5 characters who're caricatures but feel fully realized, at a significant moment.

Don't see it if There's some violence in it and some cursing, but really there's no reason to not go and enjoy. It's very good.

90
Great staging, Well written, Entertaining

See it if you like tightly written plays with well developed characters. The acting is quite good, and the production comes off with precision.

Don't see it if You object to cursing and some sex talk. Nothing too offensive here, but it's the way some of these people talk.

70
Whodunnit, Cliched story, Entertaining, Good acting

See it if you like to see new plays in OOB festivals. Good chance to see new works as they evolve. Very good actors but script is a little contrived

Don't see it if you need a very polished, play full of original ideas. Characters and story are a bit predictable, but it's meant to be fun!

60
Indulgent, Cliched, Confusing, Great acting

See it if Terrific actors triumph over an incoherent script. Writer's opportunity to have a good cast and an audience.

Don't see it if Who chooses the plays for these festivals?

86
Great acting, good story, minimal staging

See it if You like a well acted, play with interesting characters, and minimal staging.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway production.

81
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see an excellent ensemble cast, smart dialogue and a unique, gripping story.

Don't see it if It's not for kids, or anyone disturbed by violence/guns.

54
Cliched, Overrated, Funny

See it if you like clever quips and occasional over-acting.

Don't see it if you expect profound meaning and/or originality.

Also The ending "borrows" from Saul Bellows's novel Humboldt's Gift, a nove... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy witty writing and good acting that makes ridiculous characters likable. If you want 90 minutes of humor and support a small venue.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy a show with different story lines that connect in a strange way at the end. If you don’t like exaggerated stereotypes.

91
Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if A real life slice of life of middle America.....

Don't see it if You do not appreciate brutal honesty....


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