Everything Is Fine Until It's Not (FringeNYC)
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Everything Is Fine Until It's Not (FringeNYC)

Everything Is Fine Until It's Not (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
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Funny, Great writing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: A producer’s life goes off-script after one son is diagnosed with autism, another yearns to be a princess, and her hair catches fire! Doreen's funny, heartfelt story about accepting those you love, even when they’re not what you expected.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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3 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Profound, Delightful

See it if you enjoy compelling storytelling, beautiful, raw, emotional writing.

Don't see it if you cry easily or dislike solo performances.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You're someone's parent, and especially if you're someone's child. If you want to be reminded of the magic and lessons in everyday life.

Don't see it if You never laugh at yourself.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if A gripping, emotional journey about a woman grappling with her son's autism, a story that transcends. Brilliant acting & writing (& singing)

Don't see it if If you're not comfortable with emotion. Very moving, expect tears.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you are moved by personal narratives related to family, or just generally making meaning out of life

Don't see it if personal narrative isn't your thing... if you're not into personal essays or radio storytelling (e.g., the Moth), this may not be your jam

1 Review | 0 Followers
Clever, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you are looking for a real depiction of what it's like to be a person with preconceived expectations that may or may not be met.

Don't see it if you aren't looking for an emotional show, and you don't laugh and cry equally, and you don't appreciate an occasional break out in song.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are struggling with your special child, want to gain empathy for those whose children have particular challenges, want to laugh and cry

Don't see it if you want pure entertainment without thought provoking ideas

1 Review | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Original

See it if You are interested in the idea that life can turn out very differently than you expected, but with some unanticipated lows AND highs.

Don't see it if You don't like entertainment that relates to parenthood.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great writing, Profound, Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You have a mother or are a parent, like great storytelling, like unpredictable stories, you enjoy plays that make you think (and laugh).

Don't see it if You're looking for a raucous time or not interested in an emotional roller coaster.

Critic Reviews (2)

Time Out New York
August 24th, 2016

"A fresh and eye-opening look at what it’s like to raise an autistic child…Oliver has keen insights into the ever-opinionated world around her, and paints a painful yet beautiful picture of the challenges that she and her son face daily...She radiates bravery and compassion, both as a performer and as a mother. I would happily have stayed beyond the one-hour running time to learn more about how she and her inexplicably special Xavier experience the world."
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Theatre is Easy
August 28th, 2016

"Oliver is an energetic and captivating performer who truly puts her heart into her performance, showing skill in both her movement and her delivery. Her vivaciousness is contagious, and one cannot help but root for her and her story of determination....While one might expect a story about motherhood and the challenges of autism to be overly sentimental and preachy, this production is rather an honest, heartfelt tale about family, love, and motherhood that anyone might relate to."
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