Closed 1h 30m
Dead Brains
East Village
75

Dead Brains NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(19 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
21%
Negative
0%
Members say
Edgy, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Confusing

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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Member Reviews (19)

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70
Creeoy, Polished, Bloody, Disturbing, Amoral

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. Read more

77
Enchanting

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 Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

A
July 18th, 2018

"'Dead Brains' leaves a mark on you from the onset: its unique name, its compelling performances; its razor-sharp direction; and surely, it’s psycho-drama...The cast of three were both a tight ensemble and group of stars. The chemistry between the actors...was chilling and remarkable...Champney wrote about an artist wanting to create a masterpiece. I guess it was Champney who actually did that. This show is absolutely a work of art."
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S
July 18th, 2018

"Gossage was phenomenal. She was totally believable. I was with her every step of the way totally convincing me she had serious mental issues. The direction by Adam Chisnall was brisk and effective and his use of sound enhanced the mood cleverly. His staging supplied as much tension as Erik Champney’s piercing dialogue. Both kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The show was exciting, scary, and twisted – in both plot and mind – to the end, which was a good thing."
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O
July 17th, 2018

"Champney’s writing is equal parts deep literate drama, witty contemporary humor, and base raw sexuality. The brilliant story line kept the audience totally engaged with its sinister twisted plot!...The ensemble of actors including...worked together like a perfect symphony of talent and charm. 'Dead Brains' has some truly riveting moments laced with dark humor...This is a cleverly produced show that makes you question your own mortality and even your own perceptions of life."
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