Dead Brains
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Dead Brains

Dead Brains NYC Reviews and Tickets

(20 Ratings)
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Intense, Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (20)

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65 Reviews | 17 Followers
Absorbing, Dizzying, Ambitious, 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. Read more

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, 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!

89 Reviews | 8 Followers
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

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.

524 Reviews | 134 Followers
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. Read more

665 Reviews | 125 Followers

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

150 Reviews | 76 Followers
Absorbing, Intense, Shocking

See it if you are interested in a Machiavellian play mixing sensuality, twisted romance and violence.

Don't see it if you don’t like horror. If you don’t like brief nudity/torture/dark themes. Read more

65 Reviews | 17 Followers
Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you like shows on dark, edgier topics

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

137 Reviews | 32 Followers
Intense, Dark, Indulgent

See it if you like art that explores a sadistic view of art.

Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable with manipulative characters and dark undertones, you do not want to take the time to get into the storyline.

Critic Reviews (3)

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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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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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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