Open run | 1h 30m | Gramercy

El Credito

From 45 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious

About the show

Repertorio Espanol presents this comic drama about an ordinary man and his attempts to secure a small bank loan that is absolutely necessary for him to continue on with his life.  More…

He cannot offer any guarantees or properties, only his word of honor and a promise that he will eventually pay back every single penny. The rejection of the loan by the branch manager leaves them both in a very delicate and humorous situation. 

Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via in-seat captioning. Recommended for adult audiences.


Member Reviews (45)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious
87
Avg Score

87
Well constructed, Well played, Poignant, Funny, Clever

See it if you’d like to see a sympathetic but stinging comedy that exposes the insecurities of the contemporary middle-aged man.

Don't see it if you’re a man who can’t bear to watch as men’s great frailties are exposed (& skewered), or don’t speak Spanish & hate dealing with subtitles

Also “El Credito” is a terrific comedy, absorbing from start to finish. Lau... Read more Read less

83
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to laugh at a simple situation taken to the extreme by two talented actors who give a wonderful, engaging performance.

Don't see it if if you do not know Spanish or do not want to read subtitles in English, otherwise don't miss it if you like comedy.

70
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see two incredible actors. Play was incredibly well written even though I don’t speak Spanish I didn’t mind the subtitles

Don't see it if You don’t speak Spanish and don’t want to follow the subtitles that are very nicely displayed on the front of your seat

Also I was very nervous going into this production because I do not speak S... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if You want to laugh at a lot of “hot air”. The actors are hilarious in a comedic Indecent Proposal type plot.

Don't see it if Seeing something with captions is not for you. Show is in Spanish with English captions on a TelePrompTer in front of your seat.

82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You would like to see a supremely well acted verbal pass de deux

Don't see it if You hate reading translation subtitles

80
Cliched, Slow, Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if you want an evening of light, simplistic, stereotypically Latin male machismo farse objectifying women, no intellectual element, good acting

Don't see it if you do not understand Spanish and dislike subtitles-some jokes lost because translation to English slow/incomplete, though better than most

75
Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you enjoy fast paced comedy that often flip the comic and the straight man.

Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish. The subtitles are a little behind the dialogue and incomplete.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you are up for a show with unexpected surprising twists. These 2 actors are up to the task of entertaining & surprising us

Don't see it if you prefer a show in English without subtitles.

85
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if immensely funny,original and entertaining play!The cast is top-notch.Luis Carlos de la Lombana is so versatile & Txemi Parra is hilarious.

Don't see it if don't miss this wonderful comedy...see it!

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Intense

See it if You enjoy good original comedy.

Don't see it if You don’t speak Spanish or have a hard time keeping up having to read the English subtitles.

100
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you enjoy original comedies with an ironic, sarcastic spin.

Don't see it if you do not speak Spanish.

91
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy witty plays hinging on the nature of communication and the emotional intelligence of characters played by great actors.

Don't see it if you would have trouble following a rapid witty dialogue by reading subtitles in English.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you know Spanish, love witty comedy, fast talking dialog, hilarious plot twist, a good , simple, yet engaging play.

Don't see it if you do not know Spanish. Although this theater has translators on every seat, don't think it will work well on this comedy.

Also I love theater and I am fluent in Spanish ... how have I not been to T... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like classic, fast-paced comedy with two sparring actors.

Don't see it if you have a problem with sexual humor.

Also Cuckoldry theme, a staple of European comedy since the middle ages, is... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if Want to support Spanish theater and have some laughs

Don't see it if You want something profound or thought provoking

Also Has intermission so ended up being 1 hr 45 min

84
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if You enjoy spaniard comedians giving you a 2 man funny comedy about a credit loan. You dont care for staging. You keep up with spaniard lingo

Don't see it if You are not proficient in spanish or cannot keep up with captions. You dont want to laugh for 2 hours.. with intermission. You dnt like wine

Also I am bilingual (spanish been my first language) and I still used the E... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if love clever comedies in Spanish. This one kept the audience laughing continuously for almost two hours.

Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish or don't like looking at English captions.

99
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if .... you want to spend an evening being totally entertained watching the hilarious and clever storyline.

Don't see it if .... you're going to rely only on the subtitles to understand the show. It does it no justice.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You are in the mood to laugh and have never experienced a play that has subtitles for those that need it . It was really cool

Don't see it if You don’t like The sound of Spanish language or want a deep thought provoking drama

95
Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You would like to see a hilarious funny play that will leave a smile on your face for the duration of the show.

Don't see it if You do not like reading English subtitles and you don't speak Spanish.

91
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Great staging, Funny

See it if you enjoy clever comic dialogue in Spanish performed by two talented actors.

Don't see it if you're looking for a romantic comedy, or if you are not proficient in Spanish and do not want to read titles.

87
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Very entertaining .. two man show which embodied how doubt impacts on human relationship. It was very funny

Don't see it if If you don’t understand Spanish and would have difficulty reading the close captions.. Otherwise go see it ..

90
Delightful, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy a really entertaining show. It keeps you engaged every minute, even with only 2 actors.

Don't see it if You don't have a relatively good grasp of Spanish. The expressions of the actors are critical to the enjoyment so it's hard to have to read.

Also We found the show very engaging and unique, with clever jokes and grea... Read more Read less

73
Clever, Fast

See it if You know Spanish. Much of the humor is delivery, which is lost in translation. You like a strange psychological humor situation/just talking

Don't see it if you don't want to read subtitles or want to see action. It's just 2 people having a conversation for 1.5 hrs.

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like to see the human dynamic played out in a funny way and if you like very clever writing and really good acting

Don't see it if if you have trouble reading quickly as the small translation screens made it difficult to read and keep up with the acting


June 9th, 2018
“We are thoroughly entertained by the twists and turns of loan negotiation...We engage in the proceedings as though we are seated in a third chair at the table...De Lombana has us laughing all the way...During the evening we get funny lessons in negotiating, lovemaking, and the use of the eyes an...
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