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Fusion

From 1 critic and 17 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Romantic, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

About the show

This world premiere comedy is a two-person modern love story about a young woman who finds her relationship with her screenwriter boyfriend challenged when he experiences sudden career success. More…

"Fusion" tells the story of Alison, an accomplished chef, and Daniel, an aspiring screenwriter moonlighting as a movie critic. They’ve been dating about six months when Daniel drops a bombshell on her: he’s been offered a dream job writing movies in Hollywood and must leave in one week! When she can’t bring herself to move there with him, they go their separate ways. Three years later, he’s back – hoping she’ll change her mind. But his strategy of showing up drunk in the middle of the night, his newly won Oscar in tow – might not be the best. 

1h 50m | Already closed | Actors Theatre Workshop (Chelsea)


45
BroadwayWorld

“While it has some effective elements, 'Fusion' seems to make a caricature of relationships rather than delving deep to explore intimacy between two people...What 'Fusion' attempts may seem simple, but the simplicity demands perfection and this piece is lacking. Conversations go on too long or never quite reach fruition. Logic strings arguments together but seems unnatural...Parrish's script is not altogether unsuccessful, it just plays very one-sided.” Full Review


100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if You like a great romance and well drawn characters. There are some great laughs here as well and both actors give terrific performances.

Don't see it if You dont like shows that are smaller in scale and don't have a lot of effect drive spectacle.

92
Edgy, Enchanting, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You like stories about romance and ambition.

Don't see it if You don't like romantic challenges in relationships.

90
Funny, Clever, Great acting

See it if you like a fun show with excellent actors and funny dialog.

Don't see it if you don't like romantic comedy or 2-player plays.

Also Very funny dialog. A well-written romantic comedy, well produced. An e... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like to see shows about relationships.

Don't see it if You are looking to see a musical.

80
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Realistic

See it if you enjoy a well-acted realistic story about relationships.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a romantic comedy withh lots of small talk

Also Starts out with lots of small talk difference of opinion, but builds t... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you like romantic plays and get ideas about problems young couples might face when trying to balance a new love and a new job. Great acting!

Don't see it if you like serious, thought-provoking shows.

79
Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You enjoy Hallmark movies. This is a cute rom-com. Script plays very realistic. Would have liked even more humor. Actors were excellent!

Don't see it if You don’t like Rom-coms. Pretty straight-forward plot with a grownup ending.

76
Great acting, Great writing, Slow

See it if you enjoy the ups and downs of relationships, you like realistic stories with believable characters

Don't see it if you want activity onstage, you want laugh out loud comedy

72
Romantic, Banal, Cliched

See it if You like somewhat predictable romantic plays.

Don't see it if You like plays with complicated plots.

Also The story was too predictable for me to really enjoy this play, but it... Read more Read less

72
Absorbing, Relevant, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if absorbing although not a new story-well acted

Don't see it if a two character story is not interesting

71
Great writing, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you want to see a show about a relationship between two people. The first act is good, the second act falls flat.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that is dynamic. The second act is like a glass of warm milk...Not much energy.

65
Cliched, Slow, Fluffy, Good acting, Funny (sometimes)

See it if you would be happy with a fluffy show that is pleasant but unmemorable and provides some laughs along the way.

Don't see it if you prefer a fast paced show with depth, surprise, or unexpected turns.

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Slow, Fluffy

See it if If you don't mind a dated two person show that is a bit slow but the acting is ok.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a dated show about relationships

35
Cliched, Repetitive, Stale

See it if you're into young playwrights and actors trying their best, enjoy long uninteresting dialogues and an unoriginal story stretched to 2 hours

Don't see it if you have little patience for endless banter that seems to repeat the same themes, and broad, annoying, characters that are badly written

85
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Romantic, Great writing

See it if Everything so naturally comes together, as if we are living the story as the characters. It feels excessive to think... What's not to like?

Don't see it if You hate romantic stories... It's hard to choose between true love and dream job, no guarantee either way. 2nd chance doesn't come often!

75
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy funny repartee between young people starting their careers and in love.

Don't see it if You're looking for sophisticated drama.

70
During previews
Great acting, Romantic, Cliched

See it if You enjoy intimate relationship based shows.

Don't see it if You want to see something thought provoking, edgy or with something new to say.


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