I thought I would die but I didn't
Closed 1h 30m
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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Member Reviews (20)

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741 Reviews | 121 Followers
68
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.

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
74
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

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
78
Original, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You’re interested in a play that would’ve been called Avant Garde if it had been written in the 60’s, and highly original appeals to you.

Don't see it if You are looking for something polished and perfect. This is experimental and seems to be a work in progress. Read more

411 Reviews | 72 Followers
72
A personal experience, Original, Surreal story, Four cubist-like views, Perceptions distorted by mental illness

See it if Mental illness through storytelling, inside-out and backwards, intertwining an imagined attack with a real one.

Don't see it if You have no empathy for mental illness. You prefer a standard plot with a beginning, middle, and end. You dislike experimental theatre.

383 Reviews | 103 Followers
67
Incomplete, Absurd, Interesting

See it if you are willing to see what seems like an early reading of an absurdist play , with one major surprise by the author.

Don't see it if you want to see a coherent idea fully developed. Read more

356 Reviews | 199 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Some very good moments in this play particularly the author's confession.

Don't see it if Other parts were a bit disjointed.

297 Reviews | 42 Followers
55
Slow, Quirky, Disjointed, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like to support new work & young playwrights. There are some good elements, but they don't work together. I liked the author's monologue

Don't see it if you expect a play that makes sense; this seems like 3 separate ideas smashed together. The set is sparse and unattractive. Frankly, tedious.

251 Reviews | 66 Followers
50
Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if This is just a mess. Not funny, silly, made little sense until the very end. The longest 75 minutes I've spent in one place.

Don't see it if I can't think of any redeeming quality to see this show.

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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Plays to See
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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