Houseless in Paradise & The Unsalable Thing (FringeNYC)
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Houseless in Paradise & The Unsalable Thing (FringeNYC)
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Houseless in Paradise & The Unsalable Thing (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
5%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Resonant

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: "Houseless in Paradise" (Po'okela Award Best Play), an entertaining documentary drama incorporating song, and "The Unsalable Thing" (William Faulkner Best Play Award), a poignant comedy, expose Hawaii's dark secret: it has the highest rate of homelessness in the country.

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Member Reviews (21)

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454 Reviews | 127 Followers
49
Proselytizes, Community theatre feel, Some vibrant performances, Non hybrid combine of short play & then personal stories less than ideal, Should be staged more efficiently

See it if want to educate yourself about the homeless in Hawaii

Don't see it if expect a polished production using available elements shown to their best advantage

109 Reviews | 62 Followers
75
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy documentary theater performed beautifully and simply.

Don't see it if 30-minute play that opens the double-bill is excruciating. Weak writing, terrible acting, absent direction. Total opposite of the main event

83 Reviews | 47 Followers
100
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Original

See it if You enjoy thought provoking new work that tackles a difficult subject with very talented actors.

Don't see it if You only like comedies or can not handle serious subjects.

31 Reviews | 6 Followers
93
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate actors that totally immerse themselves into their characters, you want to laugh and cry, and experience true stories onstage

Don't see it if Don't want to be affected deeply by powerful real theatre

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23 Reviews | 21 Followers
90
Great acting, Resonant

See it if you never knew about the homelessness issue in Hawaii. The storytelling is fantastic.

Don't see it if you need a full theatrical experience.

9 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if You think theater should address critical social issues as well as entertain.

Don't see it if You don't want to come face to face with some disturbing issues

6 Reviews | 3 Followers
91
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like theater with a clear, important message/mission. Solid cast. Very diverse, which is cool. Great costumes. and TRUE STORIES!

Don't see it if you hate monologues with a passion.

5 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate Actors playing multiple roles, WOW! The stories of these homeless people were profound and real because, well, they are real

Don't see it if You don't have an imagination. The staging is minimal and effective. The Actors really bring it to life.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 18th, 2016

“One of the most powerful pieces of documentary theatre I’ve seen. It doesn’t show projections or statistics, nor does it overwhelm the audience with visual aids and special effects. The simplicity of the production highlights the tenderness and authenticity of the stories. I was drawn to every one of the individuals...Theatre has the power to heal, to connect, and to transform. Tjarks and director Dennis Gleason, as well as everyone in this impressive cast, understand that completely.”
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