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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Fluffy
72
Avg Score

During previews
50
Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fluffy, amusing show which will at least keep you up.

Don't see it if you want to see a serious, well-crafted play

During previews
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you enjoy the ridiculousness of old rockstars. Also if you'd like a little trip down memory lane to the 70s and 80s. It's Van Halen and MTV.

Don't see it if you want realism. Or if you don't like Van Halen or gender-bending or silliness.

Also This is an origin tale of the band Van Halen told from the point of vi... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You would enjoy a comical perhaps fictional origin story about the band Van Halen and if you always imagined they were really women

Don't see it if You have no interest in the band Van Halen and don’t want to see Valerie Bettinelli played by a man -or if you are a fan of Michael Anthony

During previews
70
Edgy, Hilarious, Slow

See it if amusing and peaked my interest in van halen's music which i thought i never liked

Don't see it if you don't like behind the scenes rock musician tales


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 twist...is 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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