Experimenting with Katz
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Experimenting with Katz
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Experimenting with Katz NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(20 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
5%
Negative
5%
Members say
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

About the Show

Set in Chicago in the midst of an unseasonable blizzard, this new comedy deals with issues of coming out, and its repercussions from family and friends.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (20)

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435 Reviews | 60 Followers
92
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Funny

See it if You like really smart , insightful comedy about family and coming out. Brilliant characters and actors

Don't see it if If you’re just soooo anti gay that you can’t deal with the subject and if that be the case perhaps you should see this play.

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
85
Must-see / highly recommend, Near-perfect staging / good lighting, Well-written / very funny / bit moving, Great ensemble / excellent performances, Resonant / absorbing / relevant

See it if you like a strong ensemble, excellently directed, that spews spot-on acting w/near-perfect comedic timing (plus a giant drag-queen to boot).

Don't see it if you can't deal w/anything GLBTQ; moms who can't deal w/the gayness of their offspring; the makings of a gay love-story; giant drag-queens. Read more

220 Reviews | 17 Followers
70
Ambitious, Funny

See it if you want to see a funny play about a 35 year old man with plenty of neuroses and issues.

Don't see it if you don't want to see another "coming out" play. Read more

35 Reviews | 5 Followers
94
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you want to see what Neil Simon would have written if he had been gay. If you liked Torch Song Trilogy.

Don't see it if difficult mother/gay son relationships are uncomfortable for you.

48 Reviews | 16 Followers
81
Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Clever, Quirky

See it if You enjoy new comedies by talented playwrights, over the top characters including a wonderful gender illusionist and enjoy a good laugh.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy romantic comedies or shows that revolve around gay characters.

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like as many laughs in 2 hrs as Neil Simon ever got, an entire cast w/ godlike comic timing, and dozens of scenes managed with elegance.

Don't see it if You're offended by gay characters, PG-14 rated jokes, or the idea that some parents still refuse to accept their children's sexuality. Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if this is a thought provoking show of love and understanding. At times it is very intense and at times it is very funny. A must see .

Don't see it if If you have a problem with humor and intensity, Love and understanding and compassion, or dealing with a gay culture

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see terrific performances and a romantic comedy and family drama about coming out.

Don't see it if This theme feels dated or tired. The power is in the specific spin that Gill puts on the play.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
October 4th, 2018

"Gill expertly writes each character as three dimensional, giving each complex backgrounds, making it clear that each benefits from knowing the others. A mundane Scrabble game is as revealing as Truth or Dare. Phone calls uncover the wonderful interdependencies of this group. The biggest delight of this comedy is watching Kitty change, not only accepting what she found abnormal, but finding methods to enjoy herself in new ways with new people."
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Off Off Online
September 30th, 2018

"Gill hasn’t quite merged his characters and themes into a cohesive whole, and he needs to acquaint himself with the Delete key...But he knows how to make us laugh, and, a few contrivances notwithstanding, care a little, too...The saving graces: Gill writes funny, with a keen ear for contemporary dialogue and neuroses, and Tillotson directs with varying rhythms and an ability to plumb whatever depths there are in a pretty superficial comedy.”
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