Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre)
Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre)
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Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
8%
Negative
8%
Members say
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (24)

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90
Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want to enjoy a fine cast dealing with our everyday problems: dementia, unwed pregnancy, gay life, substance abuse, done w/love & humor.

Don't see it if you want something light - there is humor here, but the problems will make you think and expose you to the difficulties dealing with them.

86
Well played, Funny, Touching, Humane

See it if you'd like to see a well played comic drama that deals with dementia, a more & more common problem that hits whole families.

Don't see it if you are looking for innovative theater, or are unwilling to forgive a script for a few plot holes. Read more

84
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.

85
Superb acting/directing, Funny, Touching, Insightful, Entertaining

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.

54
Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Great acting, Funny

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. Read more

83
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Absorbing, 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

87
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

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.

98
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You’d like to see a family drama revolves around an aging mother wt Alzheimers and dementia. Amazing cast Brillant acting, great writing.

Don't see it if You do not want to travel to Brooklyn for a show, not interested in family drama dealing with ilness, bothered with gay couple. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

ArtsATL.com
July 25th, 2018
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.”
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July 23rd, 2018
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.”
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