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Members say: Confusing, Funny, Entertaining, Slow, Great acting
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Corkscrew Theater Festival presents a new play about Holly and Miles, two heirs to an etiquette dynasty.

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Following in the footsteps of their media-mogul friends Ben and Jen, Holly and Miles launch a new brand targeted at manner-less #millennials. Will privilege, politesse, and podcasts save them from destroying one another? Part of the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, which aims to increase access to production opportunities for a varied set of early career artists.

 

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Reviews (21)

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Front Row Center

"Goettler and Hathaway have the germ of a good idea, and they even have some good scenes and dialogue. What they don’t have is something to say about what they’re presenting. They don’t have a play. They have some sketches that don’t go anywhere...There’s plenty of topical humor, but it doesn’t reveal much of anything to anyone. It’s all foam and no foie gras. That said, there is some excellent work here. The standout in the cast is Shackner’s Holly." Full Review

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Bedford and Bowery

"While the seeds of a complicated discussion were planted, I found myself wishing for a deeper dive. But sometimes, subtlety is a positive here...This is a show marketed as being about millennials, but it treats its subjects with more care than most journalism on the same topic...It’s not perfect; few plot conclusions are made, it began to feel long past the halfway point, and the ending was puzzlingly vague. But how it approached its characters’ personal lives...was unexpectedly refreshing." Full Review

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Ambitious, Confusing, Loose plots!, Good costume designs!, Failed satire!

See it if U are curious about Millenials & podcasts. U support new works & new artists & forgive their inexperiences. Costumes are good throughout.

Don't see it if U dislike inexperienced work. U are turned off by a play written & made clearly for the under age 30 market which is not business smart!

Also This is a confusing play with no real subject & lots of loose plots th... Read more Read less

69
Funny, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Just ok

See it if you are a twenty-something with relationship and manners issues.

Don't see it if you are looking for an astute commentary on relationship and manners issues.

65
Quirky, Confusing, Disjointed

See it if You want to see a show with some truly funny moments and it won't bother you that it's desperately in need of a dramaturg.

Don't see it if You'll be annoyed by the feeling that there are two different shows happening here and they aren't able to decide which they want.

Also Some great moments of writing here, with a mixed delivery from the cas... Read more Read less

65
Funny, Pointless, Slow, Trite, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show that's entertaining-ish, but just doesn't seem to really exist for any reason. It's not fun enough or have any point.

Don't see it if You've only got time to see a few of the Corkscrew shows. You're time is better spent at False Stars, High School Coven or All of My Blood.

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Entertaining

See it if Just ok.

Don't see it if N/A

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White people's problems?, Etiquette radio talk show format, Seance thrown in too, Gay millenial rainbow casting, Meet cute foundation

See it if want to support new theatre festival showcasing millennials and their concept of conflict & what is important 2 their lives, unique platform

Don't see it if want a more varied world view, need to see stars of today not tomorrow on stage

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Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You can, it closed yesterday

Don't see it if You're looking for something larger scale

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Great acting, Relevant, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see some good acting from a young cast and great use of props in a small production on topics of the day.

Don't see it if you can't relate to the younger generation and their attitudes or want an ending that is more reasonable. Needs a little tightening up.

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Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a group of young actors doing a good job with this script. You don't mind a fast paced yet slow at times performance.

Don't see it if You want a powerful performance. You don't like small theaters with simple staging. You don't have an open mind.

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Needs work

See it if you want to see some great young acting

Don't see it if you want to see a play that has a clear ending

Also I guess this is what you can expect at a festival. While the acting is... Read more Read less

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Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Know someone on this production.

Don't see it if If you care about the plot, direction and acting.

Also I left once I realized the writing, acting and direction wasn't going ... Read more Read less

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Funny, Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you want to support young artists; good premise but needs some work

Don't see it if weak plot, lots of holes; young inexperienced actors

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Relevant, Confusing, Weird, Incoherent, No ending

See it if You want to support new shows at new festivals. Seeing this show would be a mitzvah.

Don't see it if You want a show that has some kind of dramatic arc or plot resolution or point to it.

Also This sets up a cool premise (rival podcasting), then another (seances ... Read more Read less

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Funny, Indulgent, Slow, Immature, Some good ideas

See it if You want to support a playwright & cast in the early stages of their careers. You know someone w/the show. You like millennial stories.

Don't see it if You want a clean script: while there are some good ideas, none are developed enough. It has a Playwriting 101 assignment vibe.

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Unlikable characters and painful situations

See it if You want to encourage early artists, you can enjoy watching people with no kindness or consideration.

Don't see it if You want to see a real play.

Also The actors all were good but the premise and plot were unpleasant. It'... Read more Read less

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Clever, Quirky, Slow, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like light plays about relationships and competition.

Don't see it if you adhere to Christian Fundamentalist beliefs.

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Funny, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You want to see great actors in a funny, weird, very queer story

Don't see it if You want resolution, plot arcs, any sense of what happened...

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Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Insipid

See it if you like to see productions in development. Like rivalry in your stories?

Don't see it if want a fully wrapped up story. Need well developed characters.

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Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if See it if you are to open to diverse relationships and sarcasm.

Don't see it if Don't see it if your not opened minded about relationships and diversities also theres no real ending