George Kaplan
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George Kaplan
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George Kaplan NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(3 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great ensemble work, Experimental, Funny, Confusing, Disappointing

About the Show

A fictional character affects more than just made up stories in this new comedic thriller.

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Member Reviews (3)

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259 Reviews | 71 Followers
77
Absurdist-meta, Great ensemble work, Dizzying

See it if into meta absurdism: energetic musings about playwriting/ screenwriting, revolving around the keyword George Kaplan as a creative tool.

Don't see it if you hate being confused; in my case, the lively acting pulled me through, and I dare say I understood part of it. Read more

35 Reviews | 9 Followers
88
Compelling, riveting, meta

See it if George Kaplan is a wild ride. Fans of North by Northwest will love the starting point of this famous character who doesn't exist. The play

Don't see it if is structured in 3 parts with some overlapping elements, and this deepens the experience and themes, which include identity and politics. Read more

13 Reviews | 1 Follower
50
Meta, Experimental, Funny, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You’re into avant garde theater that doesn’t really have a plot

Don't see it if You want to understand what you’re watching Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
November 20th, 2022

"George Kaplan" is a beautifully realized drama with comedic elements by Frédéric Sonntag, translated into North American English by Samuel Buggeln. The viewer will laugh but will also be brought to gently encounter deeper and possibly disturbing questions about our political and cultural perceptions. Questions such as What is the nature of a surveillance culture? How do fiction and disinformation relate to the perception of reality? Does myth lead to conspiracy theories? Who is manipulating us, and for what purpose? Does any of it matter in the whole scheme of things?
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New York Theater
November 19th, 2022

There’s certainly humor in “George Kaplan,” but it’s often dark. Two of the scenes are explicitly violent…. If I were to guess the point of “George Kaplan,” I would say that it’s an attempted critique of the cynical use of invented narratives in modern politics and culture…. I’m afraid I reached my fill of the surreal, obscure proceedings quite some time before the third and final nightmarish ending.
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T
November 18th, 2022

"The show and the cast are consistently funny...and the production's moments of tension and eruptions of genuine anger gain by the contrast. Smart, silly, and stimulating, 'George Kaplan' creates a consummate myth for our time."
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