Members say: Edgy, Intense, Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting

About the show

In Erik Champney’s dark and often comic thriller, art is dangerous and nothing is sacred. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

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Henry and Philly have gotten a little caught up in the fantasy. No truth. No regret. No boundaries. Artist and muse, they are idols in their own minds. Enter Corey – vulnerable and real. Now a decision must be made about his role in their game. It’s time to change the rules. Again and again and again. 'Dead Brains' was the winner of The Kennedy Center’s National AIDS Fund/CFDA-Vogue Initiative Award for Playwriting.

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Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Sexy

See it if you like unconventional plots esp. w/ surprise ending. A mix of romance, drama, suspense & horror! A tour-de-force of the titillating trio.

Don't see it if if you are squeamish or offended by some nudity and sexy scenes on stage. But for art's sake, it is done quite tastefully & deliciously too!

Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Riveting

See it if You like theatre that takes risks and isn’t afraid to talk about the darkness in humanity.

Don't see it if You are put off by brief nudity, simulated sexual acts, homosexuality, dark humor and dark themes.

Also This is a slickly produced intelligent play that expects its audiences... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Confusing

See it if you enjoy well acted intense dramas.

Don't see it if you hate plays that don't provide explanations for everything that happens on stage.

Grisly thriller of art and violence

See it if Beautiful muse of gay/bi artist brings out his darker side. Innocent stranger gets caught up in kink and more.

Don't see it if nudity, simulated sex, sadism, violence. Gripping theater. I would have thought it was unusual, but I saw "Trainspotting Live" last week.

Also In an interview, the author said his inspiration was the couple in Sam... Read more Read less


See it if You want to see dark gritty messed up drama

Don't see it if You are bothered by scenes of violence and sexuality between two men

Also I was terrified going into see this play. Not because I was scared or ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you like shows on dark, edgier topics

Don't see it if a gay story line bothers you

Also My reaction was mixed on this play. It kept my attention but I think t... Read more Read less

Dark, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Quirky

See it if You want to see a play that is edgy and dark with some pretty good actors.

Don't see it if You don't have an open mind and you are put off by brief nudity and simulated sex acts.

Disturbing, Bloody, Polished, Amoral, Creeoy

See it if you think you might learn something from (or even enjoy?) the graphic enactment of aestheticized mental & physical torture.

Don't see it if you think that the graphic enactment of mental & physical torture might make you queasy.

Also All 3 actors in the current production of “Dead Brains” give strong pe... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Edgy, Confusing

See it if you like dark theatre base on mind games, that segue to darker actions. Matt Maretz is the standout.

Don't see it if the issue is that the Playwright created 1 dimensional malicious characters. It left me empty & I didn't care about these antiheroes.

Also I want to root for a protagonist whether or not they are successful. T... Read more Read less

Violent, Bloody, Arch, Sadistic, Questionable thesis

See it if U R fan of violence, sadism, brutality, guns, knives, games playing, art made from found objects, faulty reasoning, male nudity, cheese

Don't see it if don't want gun pointed at U much of play, expect a rationale, wonder why these characters aren't apprehended yet

Absorbing, Intense, Raunchy, Romantic, Sexy

See it if You like a dirty seductive drama with a plot twist.

Don't see it if You are squeamish, or uncomfortable with sex scenes.

Also Really enjoyed the master manipulation of the main male character and ... Read more Read less

Clever, Edgy, Exquisite, Intense

See it if You're looking for an edgy and disturbing thriller. A sexy descent into madness, equally stimulating as it is beautifully visceral.

Don't see it if You're basic

Edgy, Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound, Great writing

See it if you enjoy the kinds of stories that gradually unravel to reveal you actually have no idea what's really going on until the end.

Don't see it if you like feeling comfortable and safe in the theater. This play will rattle your cage and its dangers are what make it so much fun.

Also The mind games being played on the characters can only be matched by t... Read more Read less

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