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Fancy Theater Blues!

Members say: Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Edgy
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Locked in the Attic Productions presents a new dark comedy about an emerging playwright facing the trials and tribulations of life in theater.

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Things aren't going well for playwright Rick McCabe. He is hammered down by his tyrant of a girlfriend. To add pain to injury, a mysterious theater critic, Albert Fish, rips McCabe apart in a scathing review of his latest production. The star of the show, washed-up Gorgeous Marty Makers, struggles with confidence. Following tragedy, a quizzical Detective Billy Catskill berates McCabe with questions no one seems to know the answers to. And then Gorgeous’ daughter Lulu, a practicing Satanist, shows up and teaches McCabe what it means to fend for one’s self.

 


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69
Clever, Overrated, Entertaining, A bit slow

See it if if you enjoy dark comedy, with topics of suicide/murder

Don't see it if you are offended by profanity, want light, refreshing comedy

88
Funny, Clever, Great music

See it if You like edgy contemporary plays, and also like discovering theaters that you haven't been to before.

Don't see it if You're easily offended, or don't venture to the outer boroughs.

75
Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like well-written, new plays. enjoy the struggles of a young playwright.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy profanity or dispair in your shows

89
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining, Enjoyable

See it if You want to see a tyrant of a girlfriend (who plays it well). You want to see a tireless playwright believe in his craft (well acted)

Don't see it if You don't have an open mind. You don't want to laugh. You take life too seriously. You don't want to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Also I think everyone did their job at this performance. I enjoyed the perf... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy farce and are able to suspend disbelief easily. The overall intention is positive.

Don't see it if extreme behavior upsets you. The behavior of some of the characters could be distressing.

65
Edgy, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you are in Long Island City and want to see a play and there's little else. Though the performance of the lead actor is excellent

Don't see it if you are looking for a well-written play that has something interesting to say

80
Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You love intimate, independent theater, great acting, dark humor

Don't see it if You're against violence satire. For "some" parts, I felt the script was lacking, unpolished.

82
Funny, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you've ever felt like Cinderella's stepsister who cut off her toes to fit into a glass slipper. The struggle between duty & passion is real

Don't see it if you hate artists and don't have a passion to create art. Even then, it's still a fun play. Great characters, dialogue and plot twists.

90
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for an off the wall story, and don't mind a slow start.

Don't see it if You're impatient or don't think satanism/curse words are funny.

Also I had so much fun at this show. The beginning was a little slow, and M... Read more Read less

57
Indulgent, Cliched, Harmless, Not challenging., Independent

See it if You are in Astoria and have an hour and a half to kill. I'm glad I went. Kudos to LITA.

Don't see it if you expect high production value. The inspector and ex-girlfriend will make you chuckle a few times.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing

See it if you want to see an incredibly acted and really well written piece of independent theater. It is super dark but really funny at the same time

Don't see it if Profanity isn't your thing.

100
Great acting, Must see, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You would enjoy a well written, thought-provoking and original show.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to dark independent theatre.

100
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Very dark but the comic relief is there through out. The detective is hilarious.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy dark comedies.

100
Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of Seanie Surge's writing and choice in actors. The characters were all interesting and given life by wonderful actors.

Don't see it if you are opposed to fun or take issue with Satan worshippers

95
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great writing

See it if So funny and it's not often that you see an ensemble act as well.

Don't see it if It's closed I saw last performance

95
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love great acting and writing

Don't see it if Profanity and dark subjects bother you

100
Clever, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You'd like to get an insight into the life of a struggling artist and the impact a bad critics review can have on an artist's life

Don't see it if You're offended by bad language or if you're going to give Gorgeous Marty Makers a bad review!!

95
Clever, Great writing

See it if You're a fan of intelligent writing and a ha moments. LITA continues to captivate their audience with its twisted dark sense of humor.

Don't see it if You are offended by dark humor, satanism and suicide.

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Seanie Sugrue's previous work. They all intertwine into a brilliant storyline.

Don't see it if You're afraid of being challenged

100
Funny, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You want quick hitting humor and a good build!

Don't see it if you voted Trump

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you enjoy independent theater. i have seen a few shows from this company and they never disappoint. The detective scenes are the best.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by thought provoking emotion roller coasters.

91
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for a delightfully entertaining evening with fantastic jokes and excellent thought provoking moments.

Don't see it if You don't like profanity.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Fantastic actors. Strong script. I'd love to see more from this cast and this director. The woman who plays the satanist is fantastic

Don't see it if You are offended by satanism or profanity.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You are open minded. A very unique show that is amazingly cast. Every actor really shines in this piece, especially the detective.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to profanity or dark subject matter being portrayed on stage.

88
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if Want to laugh and cry at the same time.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy roller coasters.