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Die For Me (FringeNYC)

Members say: Slow, Indulgent, Great writing, Absorbing, Riveting
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Members
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2 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: Allie is a poet. Reese is a scientist. They can't live without each other. So together, they make a promise. Die For Me is a two-act drama that blends high-school romance with T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land."

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Categories: Drama, Local. From Thin Space Productions. Written by Ethan Ness. Directed by Ethan Ness.

 

Reviews (4)

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Theater In The Now

"‘Die For Me’ is a promising premise that falters when it goes astray. Ness blends a poetic dialogue into a colloquial tale…Why is Allie's father seen and not Reece's parents? Ness must decide whether this play desires a complete adult presence through voiceover or have an actor or actors represent these voices physically. ‘Die For Me’ will also benefit from a fresh collaborator. It's clear that Ness is quite close to his script. An extra set of eyes is always helpful." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"'Die For Me' embarks on a shaky journey of half-explored themes of family and redemption. With the plot catapulting ahead so rapidly in such a different direction, there’s little time to reflect on why anything that is happening needs to be shown...Ness has, however, created a very special intimacy between Reese and Allie...Their sweet affection for one another grounds 'Die For Me' in an idea that is worth exploring even further." Full Review

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Indulgent, Cliched, Slow

See it if you like YA novels and teenage angst. Also, the actor who plays Reese is great.

Don't see it if you want humor/levity in your theatre experience.

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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You appreciate a thought provoking work with incredible literary connections and amazing acting.

Don't see it if You are looking for light hearted.