Already closed | 1h 45m | West Village

Homos, or Everyone in America

From 48 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the show

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Jordan Seavey's tender drama about learning to live and love in New York City. Featuring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty') and two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesús. More…

“Love is love”–but is navigating it any less complicated today? What does it mean to be in a committed relationship? Is monogamy just monotony? Told through glimpses into the life of an everyday couple unexpectedly confronted by a vicious crime, 'Homos, or Everyone in America' is a fearless, comic, heart-on-its-sleeve examination of the moments that can bring two people together–or pull them apart.

1h 45m | Already closed | Bank Street Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (48)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking
80
Avg Score

85
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you can. This show is literally for and about everyone in America.

Don't see it if you're not interested or invested in what it means to be alive right now.

85
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Touching

See it if you're a Michael Urie fan, enjoy clever gay romance with odd chronology but very clear, like intimate designed space with scenes all around

Don't see it if not a fan of gay plays or open affection, don't like being in the midst of action (no audience participation) or unusual chronology

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Romantic, Great writing

See it if You're a gay man who appreciates drama reflecting real life, or someone who appreciates all kinds of romantic dramadies.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in listening to the ins and outs of a relationship between two young, gay men.

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy shows depicting a very typical gay NY experience as societal norms change through the years.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with graphic sex portrayed on stage. You have no interest in the problems that gays face in their daily interactions.

65
Great acting, Cliched, Confusing, Intense, Raunchy

See it if you are interested in seeing a slice of gay life in New York over recent decades.

Don't see it if you are not interested in gay topics and have a low tolerance for bickering.

Also The staging is extremely awkward. Where you are sitting can make the d... Read more Read less

82
Exquisite, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want to see an incredible performance by Michael Urie. One of the best I have seen in a long time. I can't imagine seeing this great

Don't see it if show anywhere else. They made great use of the space. Really well written and staged

79
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see the intricate nature of male relationships done in an immersion setting

Don't see it if You want chronological progression of story

90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like gay-themed relationship plays.

Don't see it if you dislike stories told non-linearly.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if I really enjoyed this play, despite having 1 of the 3 worst seats in the house. Robin De Jesus is captivating. Funny, sad &a shocking moment

Don't see it if You're not interested in gay topics, awkward seating arrangement, a narrative that goes back-and forth in time; its non-linear.....

78
Brilliant acting, Intriguing concept, Intimacy without love, Lacks passion, Ambitious

See it if you like Michael Urie, intriguing format concepts, or care about the history of the gay rights movement in NYC between Stonewall and 2011

Don't see it if you're offended by bigoted anti-gay, antisemitic, misogynistic, or anti almost anything language, descriptions of gay sex acts or drug use.

Also We think Michael Urie can do no wrong, it was great to see him live ag... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense

See it if You enjoy dialog driven plays in unusual venues

Don't see it if You are claustrophobic

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Touching

See it if drama about relationships

Don't see it if gay themes

79
Ambitious, Wonderful acting, Edgy, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you think you'd enjoy a dramatization of a relevant issue today.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or if you can't handle a play that flashes back and forth in time.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like to se a show presented in an unconventional way. you like to see a relationship between 2 men evolve. the happy the sad.

Don't see it if you are not open minded on gay relationships

80
Absorbing, Funny, Refreshing, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to be challenged at the theatre. The seating alone is different and fresh. The structure of the play is tricky but rewarding.

Don't see it if you're squeamish about sexual content - or if you don't like being seen while you're in the theatre. Lots of eye contact with other audience

70
Clever, Cliched, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great acting by Michael Urie and Robin de Jesus. Loved the intimate space. Relevant socially!

Don't see it if non-linear storytelling confuses you

83
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Clever

See it if You want a funny look into urban gay life in USA

Don't see it if Gay intimacy makes you uncomfortable

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Profound, Intense

See it if you enjoy intimate theater that gets up close and personal; this is high-quality writing and acting, and completely absorbing. I loved it.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by somewhat frank conversations about sex; if you're offended by homosexuality (but then you should work on that).

63
Cliched, Over-directed, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you're a fan of either/both Urie & DeJesus; if you're a student of "gay plays"

Don't see it if you're not up for an elaborate "non-linear" experiment that doesn't deliver much beyond purported pleasure of puzzling through the pieces

70
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you want to see incredible acting by Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus with themes of love and acceptance

Don't see it if you want an easy-to-understand story that would hold up with lesser actors or if bad sight lines would bother you

80
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Interesting

See it if you are interested in plays that chronicle relationships and if you like jumping timelines. Robin de Jesus and Michael Urie were fantastic.

Don't see it if you have a difficult time following shows when the timeline jumps around or if you don't want to see discussion of a hate crime.

90
Great writing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You're interested in an honest, challenging look at how relationships strengthen and erode. Incredible writing and acting.

Don't see it if you're looking for a large or elaborate production, the staging is minimal here, and it makes the performances all the more potent.

Also Excellent play written by Jordan Seavey

85
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like intimate plays imaginatively staged in a very small space; plays that look at modern gay life but with timeless emotional impact

Don't see it if you're not comfortable wit explicit gay themes or plays staged in very small spaces,

79
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You like inventive story-telling about the development of personal relationships. You are open to trying creative things in creative spaces

Don't see it if You need a story to be told in a linear fashion.

65
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Slow

See it if you're a fan of Robin de Jesus and/or Michael Urie-- great work from both of them as always

Don't see it if you're not interesting in a non linear storyline of a relationship where nothing really happens


November 6th, 2016
"A daringly frank, funny and affecting new play...The zesty writing, which is often choppy and fragmented but always natural, is given an energizing boost by the superb performances...The play’s complex structure can be a little jarring at first...May make audiences with no taste for the detailed...
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November 6th, 2016
"This structure has the benefit, at least for a while, of keeping you attentively confused, as you try to figure out what is happening and when. Mike Donahue’s staging adds to disorientation...Affecting moments emerge. Urie and De Jesús, two of the city’s most charming actors, don’t just twinkle ...
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November 6th, 2016
"This fascinating and fearless new play brims with universally recognizable emotions, even if they are dressed up in very culturally specific drag...With an eye for nuance and an ear for urban vernacular, Seavey explores the dynamics of modern gay life...The proximity of exposition to climax allo...
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November 29th, 2016
"‘Homos’ tracks a relationship in almost Cubist fashion, taking the key moments in a gay love affair, scrambling them, and presenting them to us in tantalizing fragments…Under the direction of Mike Donahue, both actors nail their roles, leaping from one emotional landscape to another with ease…Ye...
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