Already closed | 2h 0m | West Village

Dolphins and Sharks

From 38 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the show

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of this timely comedy, which grapples with income inequality, gentrification, and cutthroat capitalism. More…

Yusuf studies philosophy. Xiomara is ambitious. Isabel keeps it real. These are the employees of Harlem Office, a neighborhood copy shop, where promotions are rare and raises are even rarer. But when one employee is given the chance to move up, friendships are tested and loyalty turns out to be less valuable than cold hard cash. Soon cutbacks and office politics have everyone fighting to keep their jobs and their sanity in this searing new play about clocking in, clocking out, and rising up.

2h 0m | Already closed | Bank Street Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (38)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

25
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, This is an example of what not to do in the workplace

See it if like a good idea, but FLAWED follow through.

Don't see it if you like well developed idea for a play.

Also I WAS excited to see a contemporary play about a COMMON workplace expe... Read more Read less

During previews
36
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if the programs says its 95 mins. Before the second act started they were 95 mins in. This is one of my top three theaters in the city so I wa

Don't see it if s really upset with this play. The set was great which got my expectations really high. worst show I have seen at Labyrinth.


March 5th, 2017
"What comes across most forcefully in this overstuffed workplace drama is tedium: the ceaseless petty bickering of employees amid a surfeit of exposition about their jobs...At the very top of the play, things look promising...But this is a production divided against itself. Between each flat scen...
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March 1st, 2017
"A brilliant new play…Encapsulating the cruelty of 21st-century capitalism in one retail outpost, Tyler conveys a gut-level understanding of this world in which more and more is expected for less and less...Director Charlotte Brathwaite builds the tension of this seemingly mundane workplace drama...
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March 2nd, 2017
"Under Charlotte Brathwaite's direction, the tension level is constantly on the rise...All five roles feel fully lived in, thanks to the aces cast...A lot of passion has gone into staging 'Dolphins and Sharks,' but a little light and noise goes a long way, and the production might benefit from to...
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March 2nd, 2017
"The play is a fiercely comic, provocative, and, at times, harrowing work that explores with great insight the tense socio-economic and racially charged landscape...A real strength of the play lies in the way that the atmosphere changes gradually...Charlotte Brathwaite directs all of this with th...
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