See it if You support small theater companies and new plays; you'd like to see more plays exploring the subject matter of mental health
Don't see it if At 75 min. the play still felt long; scene transitions were awkward, acting at times stilted, dialogue unnatural; need to suspend disbelief
See it if you want to see new work that is exploring the lives of emotionally damaged women in a new way.
Don't see it if if your looking established, vetted theatre and not comfortable with independent & less polished
"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."
"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.'"
"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.”