DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA
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DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA
80

DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(58 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
10%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

Wheelhouse Theater Company presents the world premiere of this offbeat meditation on the confounding business of contemporary parenthood. 

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Member Reviews (58)

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618 Reviews | 274 Followers
75
Vividly presents the parenting paradox: you live for your children, but your spouse doesn't value you/you don't value yourself

See it if dramatically and w humor presents joy and self-loathing of being primary caregiver in relationship, strong 4-person ensemble

Don't see it if show vitiates its impact by also turning its sights on the travails/guilt of the bread-winners in a couple (see below) Read more

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
88
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Relevant

See it if a must for prospective parents. It is kids vs career and the roles played and desired.

Don't see it if you are already unhappy with your role in a family situation. Today's new parents face a tough challenge. Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
81
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You want a well written & performed domestic drama about the challenges of balancing marriage & children.

Don't see it if You don't like domestic dramas. You want fast pacing. While the story & the performers hold your attention, the pacing is on the slow side.

432 Reviews | 127 Followers
86
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you enjoy shows about child rearing with alternative family configurations; insightful plots; good acting and unusual staging.

Don't see it if you prefer a traditional staging; you dislike shows which treat alternative lifestyles; you only like "big theater" productions.

291 Reviews | 704 Followers
81
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Strong acting, Disjointed

See it if you're interested in the challenges of parenting young children and dramas about relationships.

Don't see it if you're offended by gay parents, you need a happy ending or you're intolerant of plays that leave you pondering their message and intent.

315 Reviews | 154 Followers
80
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if Interested in a realistic story of the difficulties of parenting. Gripping performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light comedy. While there are comedic moments, there are also moments that are intense and sometimes uncomfortable. Read more

337 Reviews | 87 Followers
90
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you'd like an honest look at modern parenting;the stuff no one says out loud about having kids. Solid cast, tight direction & smart script.

Don't see it if You don't like kids or parents, or seeing solid pro performances & tech from all involved. An ambitious, young company that should be seen. Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
78
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Masterful

See it if You want to see a play about relationships and child rearing. You have an open mind. You want to laugh.

Don't see it if You are not interested in modern day relationships with child rearing and life decisions. You don't want to be entertained. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

Talkin' Broadway
January 13th, 2017

"You are convinced you are seeing a romantic comedy...But the playwright does not lead us down that familiar pathway after all...'DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA' is an ambitious play that, after it establishes its premise and conflict, does not offer easy solutions...All four cast members, under Jeff Wise's direction, do an excellent job of bringing out the complex nature of their characters. Ben Mehl is especially strong as Danny."
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TheaterScene.net
January 16th, 2017

"Intensely performed and dynamically presented...Short on actual plot, the play is rich in incident and is a wistful character study...The seasoned but youthful cast uniformly brings a heightened naturalism to their strong performances...Director Jeff Wise masterfully coordinates the cast, as they appear all together while conversing in their different residences...Mr. Wise has faithfully and artistically realized the author’s intentions."
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Theatre is Easy
January 12th, 2017

"Even the title demonstrates the stress and anxiousness permeating the plot, the characters, and even the set. Words shoved together, in your face, loud, and flowing, until a disjointed stop incites a change of ideas...The cast has some strong chemistry, but as a woman in her mid-twenties without kids I couldn't relate as much. Unfortunately this show has me a bit scared for what the future may bring. Perhaps it is for people a little more sure of themselves and their life choices."
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Stage Buddy
January 12th, 2017

"Playwright Lawrence Dial’s look at the joys and struggles of modern parenthood is brilliant, funny, and touching in its insightful look at two marriages, each impacted by new parenthood in different ways. Helmed by nuanced characters, the play addresses the oft-discussed issue of parenthood in a fresh, offbeat way that recaptures the topic with its mix of humor and melancholy. Directed by Jeff Wise, the performances bring those characters to life with remarkable skill."
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Theater In The Now
January 14th, 2017

"The characters that Dial has written are clear and the relationships are honest...They lived so deep within their own bubbles that their conversations come off as whiny…Marrying a realistic style with a heightened theatricality, Wise's vision brought variety but lacked consistency…The tempo needed to be notched up significantly….’DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA’ got a little too big for its britches. There's substance within but the execution was all about trying to be grandiose."
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