Already closed | 1h 30m | Chelsea

Dickie in the House

From 31 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

The energetic, two-woman theater company Liv & Mags presents a new comedy, the possibly true, entirely fabricated, probably wrong story of Watergate as told by two girls who don’t know what happened. More…

Based off of the 5 things they think they know about the Watergate debacle, this wacky play attempts to retell the story of this Great American Scandal. Armed with their joint ignorance, original musical numbers, and plenty of costume changes, these ladies are here to educate you, sort of.

1h 30m | Already closed | The PIT Loft (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (31)


Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Hilarious
Avg Score

Ambitious, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if A spoof on Watergate as told by 2 actresses who CV clearly are h as bing a great time on stage. Millennial history.

Don't see it if If you dont like comedy or spoof. Something more serious.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if extraordinarily silly theater floats your boat! The subject is secondary to prat falls, costume malfunctions, malapropisms. Joyful lunacy!

Don't see it if you like your theater serious. There are no clever new insights into Watergate her, just a massive load of giggles.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Great staging

See it if You want a history-inspired sketch comedy in the vein of "Drunk History". You enjoy slapstick comedy. You like creative staging.

Don't see it if You prefer historical accuracy & a more serious tone. You don't like broad comedy. You prefer shows w/bigger production values.

Funny, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Watergate told in a very funny and laughed a lot watching this silly comedy.

Don't see it if you want serious play, and not a fan of comedy.

Scripted improv, Energetic comedic performance, Watergate satirical look-back

See it if Illegal, immoral, and unintelligent behavior in the Whitehouse that might have occurred but didn't.

Don't see it if You really want to know what happened that caused Nixon to resign.

Disappointing, Intimate venue / simple set, Quirky / somewhat humorous / dizzying, Unpolished / flub-filled, Ambitious / high-energy / absurdist

See it if you enjoy silly youthful high-energy off-the-wall humor. Ambitious book (the premise has much potential), but just doesn't quite get there.

Don't see it if you prefer something more solid, structured & set-in-stone, plus you can't handle off-key singing. Tons of flubs lead to non-funny ad-libs.

Also Kudos to the ambitious writing team...... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Indulgent, Confusing, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want to see some smart female comediennes straight out of college experimenting with the art form of comedy.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by confusing and messy plots, where there is no focus and constant narrative and cheaters changes, and virtually no sets.

Indulgent, Quirky, Clever, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You enjoy Drunk History and other silly historical pieces. You want to feel like a kid for an hour and a half.

Don't see it if You are looking for a piece that is solidly developed. Dislike humor that is rooted more in character work than in the writing.

Also "If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no ... Read more Read less

Dizzying, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you love physical comedy. This is a scripted improv with many pop culture nods. Some of it funny, some not so much.

Don't see it if If you expect a comedy about a historical event to be historically accurate.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if It was funny. They were cute.

Don't see it if You’re a sourpuss

Entertaining, Silly

See it if You'd like a really silly (I don't know why I'm laughing) SNLive type sketch that goes on a lot longer.

Don't see it if If slapstick silly is not your thing.

Also I laughed a lot more than I expected to and thought they did a good jo... Read more Read less

Quirky, Entertaining, Buddies, Energetic, Confusing

See it if You like shows with a small cast that genuinely seem like friends, Playa FB of one another, have an interesting concept

Don't see it if You need a fully polished production and don’t like silliness and physical comedy

Indulgent, Ambitious, Banal, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you want to see a fun concept be executed poorly. They directed themselves. They would've benefitted from having some outside perspective.

Don't see it if a few laughs aren't enough to justify your seeing a bad sketch show. Their reactions when something went wrong were funnier than the script.

Also I'm sure she meant well... The mother of one of the performers approac... Read more Read less

Quirky, Disappointing, Funny, Confusing

See it if you like improv and sketch comedy; want to see two women play multiple characters; are ok with an unpolished and amateur-feeling show

Don't see it if you want solid writing; you want more than a lacklaster show with occasional funny bits

Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Quirky

See it if You want to see two highly talented actors doing sometimes funny physical comedy

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in seeing a play similar to “High School” dramas written and produced by the senior class at the end of the school yea

Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are open to comedy that can be a hit or a miss. Sometimes silly, but sometimes quirkily entertaining.

Don't see it if you want anything that has to do with actual history or you want humor that always hits the mark.

Also Not crazy about the opening. It was often difficult to distinguish wha... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you dont mind struggling through a lot of roughness for some easy humor and entertainment (or if you're related to the performer)

Don't see it if you want the theatre you see to be cohesive or complete

Also This came across as a vanity project of a few performers who just fini... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You like ludicrous over-the-top comedy full of parody and physical humor

Don't see it if You care about plays with straightforward plots or any sort of gravitas -- this is pure absurd humor

Disappointing, Quirky, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you want to watch a really long SNL-type skit that feels like a senior project. There were some funny moments though.

Don't see it if you want a high quality, professional comedy show; if you don't enjoy weird sketch comedy.

Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy seeing fresh, game-for-anything talent put on a show that they clearly have had fun putting together.

Don't see it if you expect a consistently funny, professionally staged production.

Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Confusing

See it if You enjoy Small 2-person shows that are silly.

Don't see it if You want something that is political, analytical or thought provoking.

Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you're open to off-off-broadway shows and like a good laugh

Don't see it if You expect to be laughing at every joke with no down moments

Funny, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like to see two super hilarious, YOUNG, talented and goofy actresses have a great time on stage—they are a riot.

Don't see it if You like more serious stuff. This isn’t historical or really about watergate. It’s just funny and a good time. Very silly!

Clever, Funny, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to laugh at a wild recreation-- both imaginative and relevant; tightly choreographed and improvisational.

Don't see it if you want an edgy, dark, political show. This show is upbeat and fun.

Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if It’s perfect if you are interested in a fun, entertaining, creative, play. A hilarious play that pokes fun at our obsession with politics

Don't see it if If you are interested in a factual or insightful recreation of Watergate. If you can’t suspend your perception of reality and enjoy clowning

“Dickie in the House” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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