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Heartless Bastard

From 51 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Funny

About the show

HERE presents the world premiere of this drama about a commercial real estate broker who receives a heart transplant, and finds himself forever changed. More…

Barry Weiss is a hotshot broker: arrogant, smart, and tough. His girlfriend Janie is his take-no-prisoners business partner. They ride the big wave of ambition and wealth, self-involved and self-satisfied. But when Barry needs a new heart, he descends into a comically callous world of medically inept doctors and hard-bitten nurses. As he recuperates, he finds that everything feels wrong. What are these feelings, these thoughts, all these questions? When he shows up on the doorstep of his donor's widow, he begins a dangerous journey into the true nature of his illness and the deeper meaning of his new heart.


Member Reviews (51)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Funny

1
Dizzying, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a very community theater type show here in the city

Don't see it if you are looking for anything professional.

Also There was nothing good about this play and it all starts with the play... Read more Read less

27
Excruciating

See it if You have a friend in the show.

Don't see it if You want to see a well written script. You care about the plot being interesting, not "wtf" every few minutes.

49
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if If shows that take a wrong turn and follow it unwaveringly towards disaster entertain you this is for you

Don't see it if Yelling inane dialog, nonsensical plots and characters with no substance disappoint you

33
Cliched, Funny, Sophomoric, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like sophomoric sex humor, you were a fan of the movie "Jacob's Ladder" and want to see that theme rehashed

Don't see it if You prefer grown-up humor, you don't like narrative threads that go nowhere, you dislike misdirection that leads to a surprise ending

Also The problem here is not the misdirection that leads to a surprise endi... Read more Read less

40
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Raunchy, Slow

See it if you enjoy writing with a lot of sexual undertones. This play felt very rudimentary to me.

Don't see it if you enjoy writing with depth and meaning. The subject matter of this play is very surface-level.

During previews
37
Disappointing, Excruciating, Quirky, Raunchy, Overrated

See it if You have forgotten what bad taste is, even in this era of Trump.

Don't see it if Respect the medical field, Jews, Italians, Middle Europeans, Chinese, Japanese


August 22nd, 2017
"Initially confounding but builds to a satisfying climax...It’s meant to be overblown and not at all realistic, and at times is hilarious...Shankman has the confidence to be jagged and confusing and pulls it all off with skillfully rendered surrealistic antics. George’s staging is artfully brisk ...
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August 24th, 2017
"Combines elements of farce with moments of poignancy. Lively scene changes and uptempo music ensure you don’t dose. The solid cast includes Kevin Sims, who portrays a dizzying array of male doctors...But it is Barbra Wengard who steals the show. Channeling two helpings of Marisa Tomei, she movin...
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