Dyin' For It
Closed 1h 40m
Dyin' For It
84

Dyin' For It NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(5 Ratings)
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Members say
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Clever

About the Show

Dublin playwright Derek Murphy takes us inside the home of the Kelly women as they prepare to grieve the imminent death of their patriarch, and they would grieve if only he’d get on with it. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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176 Reviews | 14 Followers
89
Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if t like dark comedyve Irish humor and an absordbing story with terrific performances

Don't see it if Do not like dark Irish humor

120 Reviews | 14 Followers
75
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You are interested in Irish black humor. Like programs at Irish reportsry theater with intense relationships

Don't see it if You want slapstick or sappy drama

509 Reviews | 338 Followers
75
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Edgy

See it if Acting was excellent. Play was entertaining & funny. Venue was cute, very intimate. The dark humor reminded me of the Coen Brothers.

Don't see it if ...you won't enjoy a play about a dysfunctional family involving the topics of patricide & incest.

Also Open seating. Venue is very small so all seats are fine, but arrive early if you want to pick the seat you prefer. I found the first act very entertaining. The second act got a little too dark for me. Best thing about the play was the actors talking to each other. The plot was a bit contrived. The set was simple but conveyed all that it need to.

25 Reviews | 3 Followers
92
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Edgy, Indulgent

See it if you can appreciate a joke; you're open to creative solutions

Don't see it if you're squeamish about death

Also Great small theater space. I want to mention that having seen two shows with similar sets (sparse, with a main area and a "removed corner"), this show had much better and more consistent staging, never leaving me confused about "where" the characters were coming from. I also must say how impressed I was that when the actors were "on the phone," I couldn't catch even a glance at each other.

29 Reviews | 8 Followers
91
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you like dark Irish comedies with a twist.

Don't see it if you only like musicals or don't get ironic humor.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theater Pizzazz
January 24th, 2018

"Funniest play I've seen in years...Greek tragedy filtered through Mel Brooks...'Dyin' For It' concerns the father of a dysfunctional family who's been sent home from the hospital so he could die in his own bed...Murphy's comic genius taps the explosive humor in coupling the ordinary with the outrageous...The quartet of performers could give lessons in ensemble playing. They are all superb...The dazzling split-second timing must be credited to the splendid direction of Keating."
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