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Dinner With Georgette

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Dizzying, Excruciating

About the show

Next door at NYTW presents this new work that begins as a farce, and evolves into a fantasia, on the subject of the closet. More…

Balti and Jaker begin the play as two gay 20-year-olds enjoying the romantic and sexual possibilities on their contemporary college campus. But when Jaker asks Balti to pretend to be straight for the duration of Jaker's Grandmother's visit to the campus, a chasm opens in the friends' consciousness, and Balti finds himself traveling back in time, with the help of a Cherub from the wrong side of the tracks. 


Member Reviews (26)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Dizzying, Excruciating

62
Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You like quirky, out of the box style shows. Lots of dream like sequences (too many for my taste) and metaphorical bits.

Don't see it if You want to see an easily understandable show or one that ends up making sense at all.

65
Quirky, Edgy, Resonant, Interesting use of space, Original

See it if experimental theater is your idea of an interesting evening. Starting from a gay college romance, it evolves to something utterly unexpected

Don't see it if you like conventional plot and predictable characters.

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Wanted-to-leave-but-didn't

See it if you want to suffer through a play that has too many confusing twists and turns, even if the gay elements in the first half are interesting.

Don't see it if you prefer a linear play with characters that speak with more than lyrical gibberish and a plot that makes more sense than this one does.Ugh

50
Dizzying, Confusing, Quirky

See it if seeing a gay family drama performed in a confusing way will interest you

Don't see it if you have something better to do or if you are not sure of the description of the story line

52
Weird, Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you're looking for some out-there, queer theater.

Don't see it if you're looking for something conventional or are uncomfortable with queerness.

Also I liked a lot of the first half of the play, but it felt like the magi... Read more Read less

57
Confusing, Intense, Text-heavy, Meta, Great acting

See it if you’re up for experimental theater.

Don't see it if you are sleepy. It’s a fast-paced show with a lot of text.

Also This play is metatheatrical, often commenting on its own form in tongu... Read more Read less

50
Confusing, Quirky, Disappointing, Dizzying, Riveting

See it if I can’t think of a reason to recommend this show

Don't see it if You are not open to weird, complex new works

During previews
68
Dizzying, Intelligent, Ambitious, Interesting writing

See it if you like to see new works that are being developed and won't mind time jump, set jump, etc.

Don't see it if you prefer a more coherent plot and a play that is audience-ready

During previews
60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a quirky gay comedy that is non-linear and explores intolerance, Foucauldian discourse, queerness, and family secrets

Don't see it if you are impatient with a modern play that abandons its main plot to detour into a side character's back story, narrated from 1920-on. Yawn!

Also Campus lovers Balti & Jaker agree to "play straight" not to rile Grand... Read more Read less

During previews
50
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like shows that experiment with form or that have LGBT themes.

Don't see it if you are looking for a tight, clear narrative.

During previews
60
Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if lighting, live music and singing are good. Actors are trying to elevate above material

Don't see it if you dislike nonlinear story

During previews
50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you want to see some fine young actors tackle very dense and confusing material with great skill and determination.

Don't see it if you don't like experimental theater even if it's a valiant but failed experiment.

Also Starts out with a promising premise then takes so many left turns with... Read more Read less


March 30th, 2018
"Burkhardt piles on academic inanities for one hour and 40 minutes in this leaden saga. The abrasive dialogue has the characters refer to themselves in the third person and comment on the actions...The play's LGBTQ sensibility is more of a concern than coherence. It all plays out as a self-consci...
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March 29th, 2018
"One of the most exciting directors working today, Heyman creates theatre magic out of nothing...A difficult play to stage and enact...I felt myself playing catch up to the story that kept introducing more characters, variables, time periods and historical facts...But you'll remain entertained by...
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