Dust NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(33 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
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Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Edgy

About the Show

After hit runs across the UK, Milly Thomas's solo play about a woman who is forced to watch the aftermath of her own suicide makes its stateside debut.

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Member Reviews (33)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
84
Relevant, Powerful, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Exceptional play/acting. Fast-paced & engaging. Thought-provoking​ and insightful. Impressively sharp use of lights & sound for a small play

Don't see it if Issues of suicide are not for you. Read more

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy expertly acted 1 person shows. Theme around suicide, told from interesting perspective.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in themes regarding suicide and its aftermath.

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
58
Great acting, Insipid, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if A play about suicide. Well acted but not well written. A shallow written play.

Don't see it if A serious subject not really delving into the subject matter on a deep level. Needs reworking. A play that dances, not deep.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
70
Important subject, Often oddly distant, Needs editing, Confusing, A few flashes of insight

See it if you are interested enough in the subject of suicide that you would want to see even a very uneven handling of the subject.

Don't see it if painstakingly elaborated details about sex acts or the process of dying might be too upsetting for you to sit through. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
80
Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Suicide victim lives in two worlds to share remnants of depressive impulse.From narrator's initial reveal to its conclusion, regret emerges.

Don't see it if Multi-role solo show requires manipulative intent to land the serve and hit it home, but the emotional result is effective. Direct hit. Read more

502 Reviews | 127 Followers
82
Intelligent, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is a play about mental health and the effects of suicide on those left behind. Millie's performance is mesmerizing uninhibited & bold.

Don't see it if The play & its amazing performer are funny, angry, cryptic, ballsy, off putting, bold, indulgent, informative & eye opening. Slightly 2 long Read more

419 Reviews | 99 Followers
88
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are not put off by the subject. Do not like small intimate work.

Don't see it if Suicide is a trigger. Read more

384 Reviews | 132 Followers
68
Not profound or thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Well-acted. Thomas switches between garden variety troubled young adult and other roles fluidly. All characters well defined.

Don't see it if you're inexperienced/impatient w/ this pervasive sort of depression that doesn’t have a cause. I'll admit I was unsympathetic. Sorry. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
September 5th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "In ‘Dust,’ the Measure of a Life After Suicide: A woman watches those she left behind in Milly Thomas’s unsentimental solo show at the Fourth Street Theater."
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Time Out New York
September 6th, 2019

Thomas’s one-woman show 'Dust' is a contradictory experience: an attempt at explosive emotion—it climaxes with a first-person account of a suicide—that is also strangely constrained. A sensation at the Edinburgh Fringe, and well received in the West End later, it seems to have damped its fuse..."
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Lighting & Sound America
September 6th, 2019

"This is a tricky high-wire act, and it is perhaps not surprising that Thomas repeatedly falls off. That she is a considerable talent is beyond doubt; that she is performing psychological surgery with blunt instruments is all too apparent."
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New York Stage Review
September 6th, 2019

4 of 5 Stars "Milly Thomas Wrote, Performs an Ashen but Lively Monologue: A raw look at what happens after a death that isn't exactly final"
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T
September 5th, 2019

"'Dust'...provides a new standard of understanding the stages of grief, one for those who have 'passed on.' The power of this perspective cannot be underestimated, nor can the sheer emotional catharsis of Ms. Thomas's performance be underappreciated or forgotten. Thomas is a brilliant performer."
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C
September 5th, 2019

"Of course, on some level, 'Dust' is more than a play; it's a cautionary tale for anyone contemplating suicide. As Alice tell us towards the work's end: 'I thought death was an ending. But it's nothing.' These words are definitely worth hearing -and heeding."
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Time Out London
September 10th, 2018
For a previous production

★★★ "A woman wakes up in a grim afterlife in Milly Thomas's sardonic Edinburgh smash."
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