Closed 1h 30m
DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA
East Village
80

DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(58 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
10%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, 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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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

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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

Critic Reviews (5)

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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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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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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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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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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