Eat the Devil
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Eat the Devil
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Eat the Devil NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(30 Reviews)
Positive
70%
Mixed
27%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Confusing

About the Show

The Tank, in association with One Year Lease Theater Company, presents this world premiere set in a dystopian, media-crazed near-future, where a mysterious virus is infecting the nation. 

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Member Reviews (30)

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73
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Bizarre (but not in a bad way), Funny

See it if You like quirky, outside the box shows that make you think. U might not get it all or they might not tie up every loose thread but good try.

Don't see it if You’re not willing to take a chance and have some wacky fun. Goofy story actually has smart premise. Good job with set and costumes.

68
Confusing, Overrated, Intense, Fluffy

See it if You want a sci fi type of play. If you are able to follow all the different things...stories going on inside the play.

Don't see it if At about 110 minutes, to long, too confusing. Writer should have stuck with one plot, not several.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
February 27th, 2019

“The gleefully but fatally overloaded satire...A sci-fi, apocalypse, time-travel, airplane-disaster movie riff, it’s a careening sendup of an out-of-control American culture mesmerized by screens...At 100 minutes, this fervent experiment drags — because it’s too convoluted, and because the single philosophical stand it seems to take is for nihilism. It strafes everything in its sights...’Eat the Devil’ is a kind of fiesta bucket, too —jam-packed to overflowing, but its calories are mostly empty.”
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TheaterScene.net
February 26th, 2019

“An exuberant futuristic satire...At a drawn out straight through one hour and 40 minutes, it may be depending on one’s sensibility either hilarious or cumulatively tiresome...Forceful, detailed and smart writing, totally capturing science fiction conventions with an antic spin...The comedy and embedded thoughtfulness of the piece are realized by director Nick Flint’s virtuosic staging that artfully melds the broad performances and accomplished technical elements.”
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Front Mezz Junkies
February 26th, 2019

“The wild experiment that is ‘Eat The Devil’ is as strangely brewed as you can image by the description. The whole stew is chock full of preposterous political wit and smartly tuned asides about right-wing online fear mongering and YouTube sensationalists. There is gold in some of the statements, but sadly the pot is too full of contrasting ideas and nonsensical modes and equations that the...flight lingers far too long, making me wonder when this journey would over and I could disembark.”
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Exeunt Magazine
February 24th, 2019

“A maximalist spoof of the tech-obsessed, sex-crazed, post-truth time in which we live...The result is a farcical bonfire...’Eat The Devil’ does manage to connect the dots into a story that comprises a multitude of sub-plots, locations and characters...The experience is altogether a messy one. But perhaps that’s the point...’Eat The Devil’ has selected a potpourri of wrongs, and they’re all worthy targets...It struggles to challenge an audience whose predilections are likely set in stone.”
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T
February 24th, 2019

"The comedy they have created is crude and rude for sure. It is also sharply satirical and filled with a barrage of extraordinarily clever one liners skewering today’s America...Schuster is unforgettable as Mia...The performance is physically superb...The entire cast is remarkably fine given the loony antics in this script. They fully commit to these ridiculous characters with realistically drawn cartoons...Flint and his entire creative team have impressively staged this chaotic madness."
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T
February 26th, 2019

"'Eat the Devil' packs a poignancy punch under what you might initially have written off as mere absurdist comedy belonging on the final-sketch-of-the-evening on Saturday Night Live. But no, there’s something way deeper going on here...The real beauty of the show is that in the throes of folly, the genuine moments of connection, of angst, of loss, and of love, keep us truly grateful for Off-Off Broadway theater at its delicious-est."
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