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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Members say: Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Clever
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Critics
92
2 reviews
Members
88
11 reviews
 

Theater for the New City presents John Patrick Shanley's classic play about an angry man and a shame-filled woman whose emotions clash to reveal the core of what makes us all human.

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Two damaged people, so beaten up by life they are unable to express their own desperation, meet in a desolate bar. He is so filled with anger that his only respite from a rage he cannot understand is to lash out wildly with his fists. She is so eaten up inside by a secret shame she fears to share with anyone that she can find no rest and no escape from herself. These two incendiary, self-destructive natures meet and collide, banging up against one another. Will it be fusion or fission? Will the night end in love or death? Both characters probe within themselves to find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painfully achieved, offers the hope of a future touched with more than the bitterness and loneliness that had been their lot before their fateful meeting.

 

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Reviews (13)

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Avg Score

90
Theatre is Easy

"This taut, riveting, and well-acted drama brings two psychologically fragile people together for a night of romance and danger...This character-driven drama underscores the power of humans to comfort one another, however clumsily. And while there’s plenty of grit in this compelling drama, there’s also tenderness and beauty. All told, 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' is a well-performed look at lust, love, and human possibility. It’s a top-notch revival." Full Review

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Let's Talk Off-Broadway

"Together these outstanding actors, working with Moira’s deeply understanding direction, create a world. I didn’t want to leave that world when it was over, and I’ll never forget it. 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' plays in a little theater as off- off- Broadway as you can get and you can’t find better theater anywhere." Full Review

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88
Avg Score

85
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love intense, original theater with actors capable of pulling it off.

Don't see it if You want lightheaded fare that's easy to digest

87
Great writing

See it if You want to see a great known play.

Don't see it if You're more into new works.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You want an emotionally charged, character driven drama with appropriate comedic moments. A heartbreaking play of extreme personalities.

Don't see it if You don't like darkness and visceral emotion. If you want more plot than character building. You don't want something bare bones.

83
Exquisite, Intense, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if If you want love story with a twist

Don't see it if You don't like 2 actors the whole play

80
Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like to tackle issues that are often not talked about

Don't see it if If you don't like watching 2-person plays

98
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy great writing and great acting!

Don't see it if you are only interested in light entertainment.

90
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if nice show

Don't see it if youdon't like to be moved

93
Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You like entertainment in general

Don't see it if You are boring

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

See it if You like to see the dark side of human behavior.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to corse language.

94
Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Very entertaining.

Don't see it if No reason.

100
Original, Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You want to be blown away.

Don't see it if You don't like theatre