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Goodbye

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Quirky

About the show

Based on a true story, this new play is about being in the right place at the wrong time...or is it the wrong place at the right time? Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series. More…

From the show:

Based on a true story, GOODBYE is the newest award winning play from Orlando playwright John Mark Jernigan about being in the right place at the wrong time...or is it the wrong place at the right time? Directed by Chris Crawford with live underscoring by Anthony R. Smith, GOODBYE (scuba)dives through time to explore the transcendent beauty in joy and loss as “an affecting exhortation to inhale all the opportunities life offers” (Orlando Weekly). GOODBYE features the ensemble cast of T. Robert Pigott, Meghan Colleen Moroney, Brian Brammer, Sonia Roman, John Mark Jernigan and Jeffrey Correia who, together, bring to life a story that asks you “how would you spend each breath if you knew exactly how much time you had left?"


Member Reviews (24)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Quirky
78
Avg Score

80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you like different stories woven together into one. A big cast working nicely with a small stage.

Don't see it if If you dont want to think and just want the entertainment given too you.

87
Profound, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want a thoughtful show on self reflection. Funny and a smart script. The minimal staging works.

Don't see it if You prefer big productions.

77
Quirky, Sentimental, Touching, Resonant, Clever

See it if 3 touching vignettes about the value of a person's life. The stories join up at the end. I liked the theme of the "little" moments.

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of sentimentality. Some preaching at the audience. Bare bones production.

84
Clever, Relevant, Entertaining, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you enjoy thought provoking theater - here six actors and one musician hit the highs and lows everyone experiences in life.

Don't see it if you are looking for a linear play - here the action rotates among the interactions of three "couples" as they deal with life.

78
Enthusiastic performers, Barebones production, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if avant guard productions with spiritual overtones appeal. This is an interesting experimental piece done with folding chairs and a few props.

Don't see it if you require linear plot lines. Some of the relationships between the characters are not well delineated.

82
Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want a tight, powerful story about the seemingly random moments of a life. You like plays in a puzzle format you need to piece together.

Don't see it if You want a light comedy. You want to know everything up front & not do any thinking to work things out. You don't like intimate staging.

71
Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Three stories that connect, and can make you think about life.

Don't see it if you want a long story or cut and die story.

60
Nice for what it was

See it if You like shows where you get to feel very tender moments

Don't see it if You’re not into festival type shows. Minimal set, very black box

Also I’m a big fan of live music. I was a little annoyed with the guitar pl... Read more Read less

55
Somewhat cliched, Slow, Talky, Confusing, Excellent acting

See it if you like fine acting, non-linear plots, little dialog, much musing about difficulties dealing with homosexuality & effects on others.

Don't see it if you dislike non-traditional plays with little dialog & long, somewhat cliched, monologues about suffering & coping with homosexuality.

93
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to experience the best of theater & the emotional response to joy, laughter, sadness & hope. A moving play that will stay with you

Don't see it if You don’t like Off-Off Broadway and a bare stage.

Also The play truly touched me by hitting every rare emotion. Kudos to the ... Read more Read less

69
Resonant, Intense, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see a play about the problems of being gay or marrying a gay person.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that has great staging and sets.

95
Wow... just wow, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love plays about the human experience and our connection to each other. One of the BEST play I've seen this year. Leaves you overwhelmed

Don't see it if you need a full glitzy production. Life death and everything in between seen in a funny, beautifully profound way. It ain't easy being gay.

65
Ambitious, Cliched, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you favor plays based on true stories, or the complications of being gay

Don't see it if you want more than a simple stage and expect something more moving about the topic of death and the trials of life

Also The guitar player was very good and helped the play move along. The ac... Read more Read less

71
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You like "message" plays, you are a fan of fringe theater, you like seeing hard-working actors, you enjoy trying to figure things out

Don't see it if you want a logical drama, you want a comedy, you want professional production values

Also I had trouble relating to some of the stories and the pat ending. "Don... Read more Read less

77
Absorbing, Good ensemble

See it if You like bare bones productions that use non traditional storytelling.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward linear play.

Also The play has some lovely moments. But at times tends to sink into over... Read more Read less

82
Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Fringe gem; 6 actors all have their moments; Strong lead & brilliant ensemble; Live BGM is so fitting; Smart writing by a young playwright;

Don't see it if Soho Playhouse’s mainstage functions at its best, change of light&sound creates an underwater experience; Death&mourning, heavy topic;

70
Slow, Insipid, Confusing

See it if you enjoy a Fringe Encores show that tries hard

Don't see it if you will not enjoy a show which leaves you with many questions

85
Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Interesting and thought-provoking play regarding six individuals experiencing hardships and seeking a favorable solution

Don't see it if You do not enjoy thought-provoking theater. well done in all regards in addition to keeping an eye out for a wonderful young playwright.

Also This is the third production I've seen from The Fringe Encore series. ... Read more Read less

79
Intelligent, Clever

See it if You are looking for a play deals with loss and finding your true self.

Don't see it if You want something big and flashy with a complex plot.

Also Lovely small production. Well staged and performed. Nicely written, bu... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like small shows that blend humor and pathos.

Don't see it if You're looking for a linear plotline.

Also A nice small show that at times is funny and times deep. The main stor... Read more Read less

90
Fun, Provocative, Stimulating

See it if you want to be challenged as well as entertained.

Don't see it if you prefer linear, traditional theater.

Also Lot's of interacting story lines. Lots of meaningful dialog disguised ... Read more Read less

74
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if YOu like a moving drama done in vignettes. A very personally told story.

Don't see it if YOu need a strong plot or don't like personal stories

95
Clear and easy to follow and great lead, Excellent cast, Emotional

See it if Like a large cast on a small stage with quick and very entertaining presentation with great writing.

Don't see it if If you were looking for rewards for additional Broadway show

85
Quirky, Absorbing, Resonant, Clever

See it if You want a heartfelt story about living your best life. Endearing collage of three stories, cleverly woven together by an engaging narrator.

Don't see it if You don't want to put together the puzzle pieces of the story, which only presents as much as it needs to in the moment.

Also My first fringe experience, and a very positive one. For only being an... Read more Read less


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