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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

25
Excruciating, Self-indulgent, Pretentious, Confusing, Banal

See it if you want to support some talented young actors who commit wholeheartedly, earnestly and boldly to some agonizing theatre (& deserve better).

Don't see it if you bristle at the idea of an "arty" playwright trying to be "edgy" & "experimental", producing unintelligible nonsense masked as "high art"

Also It takes more than reading passages on stage from Michel Foucault & Wa... Read more Read less

5
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow, Over-thought

See it if you like being confused by who people are, where they are, and what they are saying.

Don't see it if small, black box spaces aren't for you. Or if you have a choice.

8
Subpar student work, Pretentious, Derivative, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You'll see anything with a queer spin to it no matter how derivative it is of other gay works.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with good writing and acting.

25
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You can send experimental mishmash theater

Don't see it if You Want an understandable linear plot that you can follow

1
Confusing, Excruciating, Quirky, Slow, Sleep inducing

See it if You either know someone in the show or want to waste 1 hour and 40 minutes of your life.

Don't see it if You expect to see something with a clear story, interesting characters, and having a point.

Also Extreme overacting, poor direction, characters talking to themselves i... Read more Read less

35
Slow, Quirky, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like sweet gay comedies and are willing to leave after the first 20 minutes before it all changes and gets weird.

Don't see it if you can't follow numerous time and reality jumps with a multitude of characters, only some of whom even remotely make sense.

Also I really wanted to like this confusing mess of a show. I give the cast... Read more Read less

44
Confusing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You like anything with a gay theme regardless of plot and dialogue. Love shows with sex crazed cherubs- you think smoke machines are cool

Don't see it if Overly written confusing plot with no pay off . Actors who play multiple roles of characters that no one cares about.

During previews
49
Tedious, Rambling

See it if you have an interest in gay themes, fantasy & non-linear productions.

Don't see it if you value your time. The show changes focus & direction for no apparent reason which makes you wonder what the playwright had in mind.


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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