Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre)

Dot (Billie Holiday Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(24 Reviews)
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)

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

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

July 25th, 2018

“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

“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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