Dust NYC Reviews and Tickets

(33 Reviews)
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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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344 Reviews | 38 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are at all interested in mental illness and the consequences both for the patient and for those around her Insightful powerful difficult

Don't see it if you are either disinterested in the torments of emotional illness or you are too close to be able to tolerate the frustration and anger

83 Reviews | 20 Followers
Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You are brave. This is graphic, violent, gritty, emotional and raw. Acting is superlative—you feel as though you saw ten people, not one.

Don't see it if suicide, emotional pain & sex bother you, or if you don't like intimate theatre. This piece is provoking, no intermission. It's NOT fluff.

447 Reviews | 100 Followers
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

112 Reviews | 28 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intense, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you want to see terrific character work, are a fan of Fleabag-style stories, and want to see some brilliant acting by a raw young talent

Don't see it if you are sensitive to the topic of suicide, very graphic descriptions of sex and violence, loud noises, or strobe lights Read more

165 Reviews | 33 Followers
Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You can sit through a post-mortem what if dealing in suicidal ideation and action.

Don't see it if A not-so-negative look at suicide is a discomfort for you. Read more

967 Reviews | 936 Followers
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

80 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great staging, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You like mature content and can stay engaged for 75 minutes.

Don't see it if Allergic to fog machines. Not appropriate for young kids / teens. (lots of crude sex talk) Read more

423 Reviews | 79 Followers
Witty, Harrowing

See it if you strongly believe in freedom of expression, audience accountability and enjoy skilled solo performance.

Don't see it if you have any sensitivity depictions to suicide, self-harm, or sexual violence. 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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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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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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