I thought I would die but I didn't
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I thought I would die but I didn't
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I thought I would die but I didn't NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
65%
Mixed
35%
Negative
0%
Members say
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Clever, Disappointing

About the Show

The Tank's world premiere is a genre-warping play about the disconnect between the storytelling of violence and its reality. A mostly true-crime true story.

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Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Confusing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Fascinating & perverse, confessional & tabloidal, this docudrama of a big city crime personalized leaves one with more questions than not

Don't see it if Absurdist start into lurid police procedural into a jarring conclusion takes lengthy time to sort out Ending more troubling than actual deed

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Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in the process of developing a play based on a devistating personal experience and the effect of that work on the writer.

Don't see it if you require a unified production with a clear progression. This performance is divided between an absurdist play & a dramatic monologue.

Critic Reviews (2)

Time Out New York
May 12th, 2019

"This beginning has the kind of oddness you might feel you’ve seen before...But then the play smash-cuts into another style, and the stylization of Blush’s direction leans farther into the strange...Each of these brief episodes leaves you less, rather than more, prepared for the one to follow—they function as a meticulous disarticulation of your mental defenses...Williams’s truth, which has been delayed, runs roughshod over you. It’s goofy until it’s devastating—and it’s devastating for days."
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May 13th, 2019

“The whole thing is just off-kilter from the start, but that’s the point...There’s the clearly unnatural way the characters speak...Not to mention the unsettlingly matter-of-fact, yet bright, tone with which they speak about murder...The show is a sort of adventure quest...That goes on just a tad too long, in order to reach the treasure at the end: a conclusion that you don’t even know if you’ll get...It takes a while to get there, but it’s worth the wait.”
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