Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

I thought I would die but I didn't

From 20 member  reviews
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. More…

A New York apartment play, 2011, but something’s wrong – terribly wrong. Someone was murdered. And what’s that god-awful sound? Tonight, nightly news investigates. Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with the murderer. Or the playwright. Or the playwright’s murderer.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (20)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Clever, Disappointing

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.

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.

Also as currently constituted, the show is 4 relatively disconnected absurd... Read more Read less

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.

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.

50
Intense, Excruciating, Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if if you like Dateline type murder stories

Don't see it if you have no interest in a murder phobic young woman in an apartment on the LES in 2011, who actually lives above a woman who gets killed

Also It was interesting to me when this true story comes together at the en... Read more Read less

55
Indulgent, Great staging, Disappointing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you love absurd/zany theatre with a touch of true crime (that mostly centers on a straight white woman's story)

Don't see it if you want a cozy evening of theatre; strong writing; you want theatre that examines true crime fascination & unpacks white female victimhood

Also I wanted to love this. The blurb of the show gives it a bit too much c... Read more Read less

63
Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You’re open to experimental theatre.

Don't see it if You’re into straight linear storytelling


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—the...
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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...
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