How To Be Safe
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How To Be Safe
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How To Be Safe NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
8%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow

About the Show

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade and The Dirty Blondes present the world premiere of this drama about a sensitive recluse and a former drug addict.

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Member Reviews (25)

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72
Interesting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Very entertaining and to the point. Great actresses. Moving theme.

Don't see it if It's a small production. Sets are clever but set changes are a little bit long.

70
Entertaining, Well acted

See it if You like female driven shows. Both women do a great job in their roles.

Don't see it if You dislike smaller productions. Set was unattractive & minimal but made sense for this somewhat gritty story.

70
Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clumsy, Slow

See it if You're interested in or want a look at a some problem that receive very little attention; agoraphobia; anxiety; addiction; anger and women.

Don't see it if You have to have a polished show. This is done on a shoe string. Go for the content. The acting is decent enough and it's interesting sets.

70
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Slow

See it if you are interested in womens' mental health issues, a well written story of two women who compliment each other and find wholeness together.

Don't see it if you want a fast moving drama with lots of glitz; aren't interested in characters with mental problems; prefer musicals. Read more

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You want to see a play about two women and their challenges and inner demons and how they help each other with those demons.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a story of an agoraphobic and recovering drug addict and their inner demons. Read more

81
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see an interesting play that will hold your interest about real people and real problems.

Don't see it if if you only like light hearted plays, not plays that deal with dark subjects Read more

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy meaningful drama about real people with real problems.

Don't see it if you only like polished plays with great settings that are light hearted. Read more

84
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an exploration of mental health and how friendships can help.

Don't see it if you're not into female-centered shows (if so, get out), or not comfortable with representations of mental illness, including self-harm.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
June 10th, 2017

"Jacobson's writing is excellent. The two female lead characters are complex, unique, and fully fleshed-out; their interactions are engaging and sincere. D’Angelo and Sandberg give truthful, nonjudgmental performances that never seem cliché or formulaic...A distracting and unnecessary element is the constant changing of scenery...A timely piece of theater that dives into the extremes of emotions and perceptions that seem inherently universal."
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Theater In The Now
June 14th, 2017

"A psychological drama, this play just scratches the surface of what it can be...It is exceptionally difficult to depict mental illness on stage. Jacobson and director Williams have done a noble job in their attempt. But the script and execution teeter on the line of textbook with not quite enough theatricality...Even in the brevity of the piece, the pacing was sluggish...There is something innately promising about 'How to Be Safe.'"
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M
June 6th, 2017

"I was enthralled. Jacobson does a great job in not only making their mental state a reality to us, but also getting the audience to care about these characters…On the other hand, I wish scenes with the male counterpart, played by Brandon Ferraro, were more sparse and not as lengthy…A powerful study on mental health and its many paths, I recommend wholeheartedly you go and see this production…It’s not often for such a truthful show about this subject to grace the stages of NYC.”
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