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67%
(3 Reviews)
Positive
33%
Mixed
67%
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Refreshing, Clever, Must see, Resonant, Absorbing

About the Show

New Georges presents a new play that chronicles an 'exploded view' of love, featuring two couples, a famous author, and a telethon.

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Clever, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Must see

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Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You like sophisticated strustructure to your story

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Critic Reviews (5)

December 10th, 2015

"There are flashes of charm and wit in the script, but mostly the play seems bent on absurdity just for the sake of being absurd. That’s fun for a while, but the illogicality eventually becomes self-absorbed and cloying. The characters keep refusing to behave in recognizably human ways and so our interest in them flags…Maybe a more realistic setting would have stabilized the play. This version keeps spinning off into the preposterous and whimsical."
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December 11th, 2015

"A treat for fans of the avant-garde version of boulevard entertainment. In Katherine Brook's confident production now at the Brick, much depends on the cast's immense charm; it's an ensemble made up entirely of the downtown goofballs who usually steal the show, and here they're all trying to snaffle the night from each other…Despite the rampant silliness, Harnetiaux does some quite sophisticated structural work here."
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December 9th, 2015

"Harnetiaux’s fiction-fantasy work may seem kooky and incongruous, but trust in this New Georges company. As the story layers are peeled back the who and the what and the why will mostly become apparent. The not-always-successful experimental form delivers a solid dose of giddiness topped with a dollop of puppy-love...For a high-concept idea and a low-budget staging, director Katherine Brook manages to shift the setting, mood, and stylistic devices quickly as the script demands."
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December 9th, 2015

"Intentionally, it dispenses with continuity. Unfortunately, it lacks a compelling story to support the experiment...Through his committed efforts and those of the rest of the talented cast, the production does intermittently entertain...But fundamentally there’s just not enough for the cast – or for the director, an obviously hard-working and creative-minded Katherine Brook – to work with. The play doesn’t work as narrative or as collage, and as experiment it succeeds sporadically at best."
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December 10th, 2015

"The team behind this quirky play about love seems to be a match made in heaven. Playwright Trish Harnetiaux has crafted a piece that is laugh out loud funny and at the same time a reminder to embrace every seemingly insignificant moment of your life. Her language is modern, weird, but just right for the world she has created with director Katherine Brook and the cast."
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