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Brooklyn | Ends Nov 18

Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre)

From 2 critic and 12 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

About the show

Colman Domingo's dramedy grapples with aging parents, midlife crises, and the strength of family. More…

"Dot" takes a lighthearted look at an illness facing all communities. Widowed matriarch Dotty struggles to hold onto her memory - a result of her Alzheimer's disease - and her children must fight to balance care for their mother with care for themselves.


for a previous production “Theater may be a collaborative process, but...’Dot’ is singularly elevated by the magnificent performance of Burse as the title character...Burse runs the gamut with fierce conviction and sublime nuance...from capturing the comedic highs to conveying the dramatic lows...She transitions from sharp, wisecracking lucidity to stark, heart-rending disorientation...It’s a master class in dynamic acting...Burse speaks a certain human truth to a considerably higher power.” Full Review


for a previous production “Domingo has crafted a touching and hilarious script, bringing a light and airy sense of humor to a tragic disease...A strong ensemble and one of Leon’s most even productions to date...Burse delivers a beautifully complex performance...Domingo manages to unmask the way Alzheimer’s patients relive past traumas while also forming uncouth and irreverent one-liners. For this...production, as the cast finds their rhythm, this show, unlike Dotty’s memory, will only get better with time.” Full Review

Funniest, smartest, realest first act but

See it if you like sparkling, LOL real dialog, great award-winning performances, and believable characters. I absolutely loved the first act

Don't see it if It you don't like plays that don't get completely resolved in the second act, which also needs to be cut and condensed.

Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if If you really want to know how dementia affects a family.You experience the mood swings as well as the "normal"periods.The actors had a lot

Don't see it if If you don't want to know about the realities of dementia and mental illness.

Also on their plates as well as they all had their own situations as most f... Read more Read less

Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a wonderful play about a family dealing with alzheimers disease.

Don't see it if you'd rather not see a play about a mother with dementia and her children realizing that they have to deal with the problem.

Funny, Insightful, Entertaining, Touching, Superb acting/directing

See it if you like plays about realistic families dealing with alzheimers, characters one can identify with, wonderful acting and superber direction.

Don't see it if you dislike shows that deal with sadness (disease) rather than focusing on pure entertainment.

Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great lead and supporting actors, Alzheimer’s: sad, funny, & terrifying, Smart and witty dialogue

See it if Adult children try to step up and find solution for cognitively impaired mother who can no longer live alone.

Don't see it if You’re not ready for a play about dementia. A train ride to Brooklyn is too far. Play runs a little long.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if Terrific show in a great theatre - well worth the long subway ride. Burse was spot-on. Heart-rending and powerful script.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a family drama focused on dementia & including gay issues & single motherhood, or aren't willing to travel to Bklyn

Timely, relevant, well-staged, well-acted

See it if you'd appreciate an approach to dementia that has humor.

Don't see it if you've overdosed on plays, movies, & TV shows about dementia.

Also The characters are well-drawn, & the playwright does a notable job of ... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Good acting, Good staging

See it if You are interested in a realistic dramedy dealing with the subject of Alzheimer's.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity, or are not interested or unable to deal with the topic of Alzheimer's.

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if Good acting, great timing engaging study of matriarch's Alzheimer's effect on her family appeal to you.

Don't see it if Shallow characters and low broad humor are not your thing.

Also You may wonder why I gave a low score. The overwhelmingly African-Amer... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you really want to see a funny, bittersweet and beautiful story about a family dealing with dementia, love, family and the holidays.

Don't see it if you don't like curse words and superb storytelling.

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

See it if They hit on two sensitive subjects dementia and gay men. They did an excellent job in handling it. Even with a little humor.

Don't see it if If you cant handle th two topics then dont see ut unless you can go in with an open mind.

Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Profound, Entertaining

See it if I truly enjoy this show. Dealing with aging is not easy & adding the input from other family members on everyone's opinions can start a war

Don't see it if you do not have a sense of humor.

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