Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre)
Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre)

Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(24 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (24)

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169 Reviews | 72 Followers
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

165 Reviews | 22 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

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. Read more

62 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great humor and conviction. Serious subject handled brilliantly with fabulous performance.

Don't see it if Quirky humor and specific ailments trouble you. Otherwise a must see.

1122 Reviews | 324 Followers
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.

394 Reviews | 34 Followers
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.

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
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

475 Reviews | 59 Followers
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.

137 Reviews | 32 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you are fine with a lot of issues crammed into one show, staged and performed very well; you are intrigued by a family in crisis.

Don't see it if you find it slow when too many side stories detract from an otherwise strong work and take away from the impact of the title character.

Critic Reviews (2)
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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