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From 48 member  reviews
Members say: Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting

About the show

In the play 'Gemini,' Francis is about to have a quiet, easygoing 21st birthday...or so he thought. Winner of the 1977 Obie Award for Playwriting and nominated for Drama Desk Award Best Play of 1977. More…

When Francis began his birthday weekend, he expected to see some relatives and neighbors and perhaps have some cake. However, this tranquil picture of a 21st birthday is soon changed when his Harvard love, Judith and her dashing brother, Randy, show up. While introducing them to boisterous neighbors Bunny and Herschel as well as his father, Fran, and Fran's lady friend, Lucille, Francis tries to keep his worlds separate but winds up seeing connections for and truths told. 

1h 50m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (48)


Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting
Avg Score

Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A good recreation of a long running Broadway play on a small economical staging. Some good acting.

Don't see it if Not constant energy. Actors at times seemed to lose pace.

Great writing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you want to capture the big deal it was to come out in the early 70's - the writing is spot on and from that time portraying Italian Philly.

Don't see it if you want a play that is all together - it lacks cohesion, actor sincerity, is difficult to hear-missed many lines and the set does not help.

Enjoyable, some terrible overacting,decent production,

See it if you want to see a so so revival of a very funny, heartwarming play about the importance of family & the confusion of who you are becoming.

Don't see it if you remember the fantastic original production now performed by a new company of non equity actors, some who are questionable.

Cliched, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show about a boy coming of age. The interactions with his family and friends are well acted. Great story and plot twist

Don't see it if You don’t like gay or lesbian issues. You don’t like teenage drama pieces

Cliched, Dated, Funny, Slow

See it if You want to see a play that feels like a time capsule of gay life in the 70's.

Don't see it if You want something that feels fresh. Or if you're offended by gayness in plays.

Indulgent, Quirky

See it if A classic comedy returns for a limited run. This played over 1800 performances originally and has many funny moments still.

Don't see it if Presented on a small stage limits this production and if your tired of dysfunctional people, it may not be for you.

Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like utter stereotype nonsense

Don't see it if You want a truthful character

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like a coming-of-age comedy with memorable characters

Don't see it if You are not charmed by the antics of college-age characters and their parents.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to see a good comedy-drama about a flawed group of people that takes place in the 70's.

Don't see it if You are expecting a great show with great performances. A bit over acted in some cases, but still convincing enough to hold interest.

Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Stereotypical, Funny

See it if you have not seen the play or movie. It may suffer comparison but it is still enjoyable with the cast's over the top take on the characters.

Don't see it if you have seen it before and bound to compare the classic with the new over the top (but quite entertaining at that) version by a cute cast !

Dated, Not-so-funny, Meh

See it if If you're interested in seeing what kind of play was popular in the 1970's, it perhaps works as a time capsule.

Don't see it if But the jokes just don't land, and I'm not sure if it is a result of the dated material, new sensibilities, or a problem with the casting.

Dated, but interesting

See it if you want to see how an Obie winning play holds up 40 years later

Don't see it if you'll be upset by some miscasting, or you don't want to compre how times have changed

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if Like a comedy that deals with homosexuality, and struggles to come out to his family. Very Funny

Don't see it if Dont, like a play that deals with homosexuality, and the affect it has on their family.

Disappointing, Wacky, Stale, Trite

See it if In 70's young men struggling with his homosexuality in wacky Italian neighborhood.

Don't see it if not interested in topic. Much inaudible dialogue including punchlines. Over the top dated sitcom like performance.

Dated, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to see a fun show dealing with homosexuality and family dynamics with fun character work.

Don't see it if you're looking for well written, realistic, story-telling.

Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Quirky

See it if You enjoy seeing quirky characters interact. You want to be entertained. The characters are well introduced and the adult characters shine.

Don't see it if The deeper aspects are very lightly explored. The end seems to happen quickly and without much thought.

Also The lead's thinness, when juxtaposed with the character's self conscio... Read more Read less

Confusing, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you've heard of this seventies cult classic and can't find the movie

Don't see it if you expect minimum off-broadway production standards

Disappointing, Decent play, poor production

See it if like me, you grew up in the New York area in the 70s & always wondered what was up with that commercial with the woman slurping spaghetti.

Don't see it if 1. you have high expectations. This ain't no Broadway production. The acting definitely ain't so hot. 2. You are homophobic.

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Quirky, Dated, Disappointing

See it if never saw the original and are curious about the play...

Don't see it if you prefer a more modern take on millenials dealing with their sexuality.

Cliched, Banal, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You read reviews about the hugely popular 70's production, care about what it was like coming out as a gay man and living in S. Philly.

Don't see it if You expect a top production and great acting. Too much screaming and overacting and poor cohesion.

Slow, Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to get out of the rain. Then again rain is more pleasant.

Don't see it if Absolute snooze. Dated show that needs a strong director and a talented cast. This production has neither. The play CAN be funny, not here.

Bad acting, Cloying, Disappointing, Humorles, Insipid

See it if You don't mind uneven acting ranging from dull to caricature... actors who have no comedic timing or understanding of how to find the funny.

Don't see it if If you can get your hands on the brilliantly funny movie version starring Madeline Kahn, just skip this boring piece of theater all together

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like over the top exaggerated characters and ridiculously overplayed mannerisms

Don't see it if you like good theatre. Left after first act. Did not care about characters or what happened. We try to never leave but couldn't help it.

Dated, Slow, Cliched

See it if If your nostalgic for the original

Don't see it if Looking for great writing, thought provoking plot. Intelligent dialogue

Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy sitcom-esque acting and dialogue. Was very much like watching episodes of your favorite 70s sitcom. Had a Norman Lear vibe to it.

Don't see it if if you want to laugh.

Also Thoroughly enjoyed the actresses who played Bunny and Lucille. Their c... Read more Read less

November 6th, 2018
"The play is endearingly dated...Innaurato’s piece was written before the dawn of the hyper-sensitivity that would make us feel guilty about laughing at the play’s 'politically incorrect' one-liners about ethnicity, class, weight, sexuality, and more. As a result, theater attendees in 2018 will p...
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November 6th, 2018
“I enjoyed this production. Though, at times, the show seemed to have a rather low energy. There are many moments in the play where the action is simply the actors standing around and talking to each other, which is not a problem in itself, though it seemed that a few times the actors were waitin...
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