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Eddie and Dave

From 54 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Fluffy

About the show

Atlantic presents this raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ. More…

"Eddie and Dave" is a gender-bending new play by Amy Staats ("Miles for Mary," Atlantic’s Tow Playwright-in-Residence) about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius, and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.

Member Reviews (54)


Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Fluffy

Excruciating, Boring, Waste of time and money

See it if you like actors that yell instead of act, dialogue that includes "fuck" in almost every sentence, and an unimaginative rehash of history.

Don't see it if you have any taste at all.

Also Women dressed as men. Fine, when there is a reason. There is no reason... Read more Read less

Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You have very poor taste in interesting theatre.

Don't see it if You are hoping to see a well written play, great staging, or an interesting premise.

Insipid, Indulgent

See it if Perhaps if you like rock and roll music and are interested in the backstory of the Van Hulan band.

Don't see it if If you have an aversion to loud music and a muddy plot line or are over 50 years old.

January 22nd, 2019
“Larky if bloated sketch of a bio-comedy...Based on the original guitarist and lead singer of the chart-topping band Van Halen...The female cast members...appear to be having a high old time finding the testosterone within their characters’ teased hair...Initially, this is pretty funny...Ultimate...
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January 22nd, 2019
“Staats’s unabashedly goofy rock bioplay...Affection for music and the ridiculous past are the columns on which Staats has built her comedy...The music hews perilously close to Van Halen’s classic bangers...The attempts to take something that feels bootleg and turn it into something...leave the p...
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January 22nd, 2019
"Staats has written a sincere but simple love letter, a cheerful act of fan fiction that bubbles along enjoyably enough without ever really becoming more than the sum of its parts...The that the boys...are all embodied by women...At times it’s great fun to watch the women...At other ti...
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January 22nd, 2019
“Staats invites her audience into a snow globe filled with glitter and cocaine to recount the heroic journey of the band Van Halen, resulting in 100 minutes that are indeed as magical as they are ridiculous...She straddles the line between Bertolt Brecht and Tennessee Williams, imparting wisdom w...
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