False Stars NYC Reviews and Tickets

(23 Ratings)
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Great acting, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Great writing

About the Show

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents a darkly humorous modern take on the Southern Gothic drama, in which strained relationships, covert queer love triangles, and notebooks of mysterious origin lurk around every corner.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (23)

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1184 Reviews | 467 Followers
Great writing, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Multi-layered

See it if You want to see a really well written show with a lot of layers to it all play very true and will keep you thinking long past final curtain.

Don't see it if You don't want a show that reflects real life and it's many inconsistencies. This is not a comedy but it is very entertaining. Great show.

64 Reviews | 22 Followers
Excellent production and acting in exciting play

See it if you like a well-paced play, a great cast and crew, an interesting plot with many real life issues.

Don't see it if you are upset by trans or LBGT plots, if you don't like shows that explore difficult issues of careers, families & relationships. Read more

60 Reviews | 9 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You find the complexity of different relationships interesting.

Don't see it if Are upset by the depiction of differences in gender and sexual identities.

318 Reviews | 61 Followers
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You like festival theatre. Small space. Cast of 6. Nice set. Great acting. LGBTQ. Offstage character. PC. Scientific humor. Soap opera-like.

Don't see it if It was a fast paced 90-min. Good premise. Some tweaking and development would make for a great play. Humor! Highly recommend. Go now b4 end!

205 Reviews | 108 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like Southern Gothic with a wonderful queer twist.Entertaining characters, involving story, and surprising reveals. Delight-full.

Don't see it if you prefer "straight" Southern Gothic.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy dark themes and plot twists

Don't see it if you have difficulty with multiple scenes onstage at once.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Dizzying

See it if You want to see a play about multiple characters relating their experience (some good , some bad) with the professor that had a stroke.

Don't see it if You don't want to follow the story line. You can't imagine the performers having a conversation with the non existing professor. Read more

209 Reviews | 38 Followers
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Character driven dramedy in the style of a classical french farce. smart, funny and very entertaining.

See it if You are willing to pay close attention as each highly individual character and what they're up to is cleverly revealed thru witty dialogue.

Don't see it if You are unwilling or unable to follow the twists and turns of a farcically unwinding plot with quirky characters. It was big fun for me.

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
September 5th, 2017

“Ambitious yet overstuffed to the point of unwieldiness. Still, the production was packed with young talent, most notably Jules Forsberg-Lary as Peg…and the charismatic Jonathan Iglesias as Victor…In the risk-taking venture that is summer festival-going, encountering talent you want to see more of is a worthy payoff.”
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August 23rd, 2017

“Although ‘False Stars’ does try for some noir effects, including the sounds of weather and a 1960's Bette Davis film running on the tiny portable TV set in the corner of the set, this was more of a distraction and misdirection. The play's strengths are in the revealing lines given life by a fine cast of young actors.”
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Stage Buddy
August 21st, 2017

"Fast-paced, heartfelt and precise, the writing, acting and direction of this piece come together to form a riveting production...The high-caliber acting of all the actors made this production superb. There was clear dedication in the development of each of these characters...The direction of Reed, coupled with the work of movement consultant Sheppard, created brilliantly staged blocking, where there could be three story lines playing out on stage at once."
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