Already closed | 1h 30m | Brooklyn

How to Get Into Buildings

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing, Exquisite, Entertaining

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. More…

Roger and Lucy meet at a convention. Daphne and Nick break down at a diner. Ethan reads compulsively from his new hit book. 'How to Get Into Buildings' is an exploded view of love, that is, an illustration or diagram of a construction that shows its parts separately but in positions that indicate their proper relationships to the whole. In this story confusion blends with confidence, time keeps shifting, amateurs are experts, and brunch can be fatal. As the Doctor/Waiters spin around (not to mention the Old Woman on the phone with Lucy), each character struggles to articulate who and what they actually love.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Brick (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (3)


Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing, Exquisite, Entertaining
Avg Score

Clever, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Must see

See it if U like smart show

Don't see it if U don't like show

Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You like sophisticated strustructure to your story

Don't see it if You don't care for ensemble shows


See it if A good time

Don't see it if Your into more exciting shows

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...
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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 sna...
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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 ...
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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...
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