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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

75
Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if had very good acting and excellent staging. They used the stage well. If they rework the last 20 minutes, this could be a good one.

Don't see it if The last 20 minutes hurt this show, it became not so much confusing as it got away from the main plot.

77
Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging, Dizzying, Intelligent

See it if Burkhardt's epic historical time-tripping gay fantasia is an edgy mash-up of Foucault, Whitman, Kushner & Hammett Golden's cherub is great!

Don't see it if Dense, philosophical, post-ironic dialogue often confusing & rigorously demanding but worth it Last 1/2 hr of script spins out of control

73
Kaleidoscopic tale of gay lovers

See it if Ditzy gay relationship complicated.by arrival of uptight grandma. Lesbian friends try to help. All four actors play the old lady for a while

Don't see it if you can't follow a non-linear narrative with quite a bit of fantasy. Confusing but hypnotic. Chubby chasers will also find a lot to like.

75
Ambitious, Confusing, Epic, Great writing, Great staging

See it if like complex, layered, queer narratives. Inventive staging and challenging ensemble work. Great use of music and physical acting.

Don't see it if you need linear stories with easily consumable takeaways. The play definitely veers into fantasia halfway through act I.

Also Despite the copious references to Michel Foucault as a sort of intelle... Read more Read less

76
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you love fantastical strange and beautiful queer stories that break genres, forms, and conventions

Don't see it if you don't like anything non-traditional, non-linear, and somewhat intentionally confusing

During previews
75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if u like experimental, non-linear pieces with strong acting and singing. Been a while since I saw something so wacky, but I really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if you want the plot (even the non-linear one) to make much sense. Somewhere in the avant-gardity the playwright lost focus IMHO. But see it!


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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