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Dead Man's Dinner

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Slow, Quirky, Absorbing

About the show

Squeaky Bicycle Productions presents the world premiere of a comedy about three women trapped in the middle of the most dangerous war zone in the world: a besieged Upper West Side. More…

In a frigid rent-stabilized apartment, Olympia and her daughter Petra have spent years surviving any way they could. But when Petra falls in love with Jackie, an injured soldier, their food supply is stretched to the limit. As death creeps closer, each woman will be torn between love and hunger. Which will win? 

Member Reviews (19)


Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Slow, Quirky, Absorbing
Avg Score

Cliched, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow, Ambitious

See it if dystopian survival stories appeal. Three desperately hungry women live together in a penthouse each approaching her personal limit.

Don't see it if you need interior logic. The intention seems to be shocking the viewers; but to accomplish that the script needs considerable editing.

Missing a little bit of everything

See it if you like supporting a small theater and seeing a play at the ground level

Don't see it if you want a polished production or if really bad fight choreography drives you crazy like it does me

Also I was really excited to see this play when I found out what it was abo... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a play about a post apocalyptic or similar situation in NYC and how people behave when it becomes critical.

Don't see it if You want a polished production. You are not interested in this type of drama. You need a play with meat and potatoes

Also I know its a play about what can happen when people are near starvatio... Read more Read less


See it if You like to support smaller theatres/companies. You have a friend in the cast.

Don't see it if You avoid mediocre staging, writing, and acting. I love a good dystopian story, this didn't grab.

Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent, Hated this dramedy about starvation and cannibalism in future nyc--a disgusting fever dream of an anorectic i'm guessing. sudden bursts of gallows humor didn't help much.

See it if Anything with a lesbian subtext gets your interest and the antics of people who are starving tickle your fancy.

Don't see it if like me, you find starvation and cannibalism topics which send you running for the exit.

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you like dystopian dramas; small but well acted cast;

Don't see it if a bit slow at times; sometimes not very conversational speaking;

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Quirky, Intense

See it if You want to watch a dystopian story about three hungry women who desperately want to eat and survive. Dark sides of human nature unraveled.

Don't see it if You don't like dystopian settings or depressing plots. Too slow at certain points, may needs 15 mins trimming.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy plays with heavy subject matter and a small cast. Involves war, death and cannibalism. Excellent acting, and writing.

Don't see it if Looking for a family show or are disturbed by heavy material. Are not interested in intense plays.

Slow, Macabre, Well-written, Repetitive, 1/3-well-acted

See it if You appreciate competent writing over uneven acting; coherent dystopian vision, disturbingly plausible; well-staged given limited resources

Don't see it if You find graphic description of abject hunger, cannibalistic urges unpalatable; dinner after hard; contrived lesbian scenes lacked chemistry

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Gruesome

See it if You like an intimate setting and a show about relationships.

Don't see it if Shows involving cannibalism or the possibility, or post-apocalyptic shows are not for you.

Fun, Light, Fluffy, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want a bit of light, fun theater. And you enjoy the apocalyptic craze sweeping the nation.

Don't see it if you're expecting Grey Gardens based on the email from ShowScore. It took me some time to realize that it wasn't Grey Gardens-esque at all.

Edgy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you're interested in apocalyptic story lines (Hunger Games, Mad Max...) with a humorous twist.

Don't see it if You don't know a little bit about Upper West Side history.

Also It's a dark, wacky play. Annalisa Loeffler is wonderful and I wish we ... Read more Read less

Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like slow moving shows about people's behavior under very stressful conditions.

Don't see it if you are looking for an upbeat entertaining performance.

Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Weird, Fun

See it if You enjoy post-apocalyptic show involving cannibalism

Don't see it if You thought this was going to be a farce around a dinner table.

Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You can appreciate a small production and can see the humor in comments about NY real estate in a post-apocalyptic Upper West Side

Don't see it if You can't handle the idea of cannibalism. I see some reviews that seem upset even though it was made clear that this would be a topic.

Also It was advertised as a "Dark-comedy" but aside from a few moments, mos... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you like dystopian plots and want to support a small theatre.

Don't see it if you cannibalism makes you queasy or if you want something light and high-energy.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like great acting

Don't see it if You're too busy

Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if a futuristic nyc mixed with the siege at leningrad is a good time

Don't see it if You dont like scifi dystopian gallows humor

“Dead Man's Dinner” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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