Closed 1h 40m
I Will Look Forward to this Later
West Village
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I Will Look Forward to this Later NYC Reviews and Tickets

61%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
43%
Mixed
29%
Negative
28%
Members say
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Disappointing, Great acting

About the Show

New Ohio Theatre and The Assembly in collaboration with IRT Theatre present this tragicomic examination of art-making and evolution through the lens of one man's death.

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Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Slow

See it if Aging & art; choice versus action & commitment; love & transience – are issues that compel. Pace is slow but Samuels monologue worth it all.

Don't see it if A deliberate pace and issues of life, death and art don't appeal, even in an intelligent and honest rumination with some fine performances.

63
Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Humorous

See it if You like thought provoking, albeit long shows, that make you think about life, death, happiness, etc. that makes the most of its small stage

Don't see it if you don't like slightly humorous and thought provoking shows that drag without much of a driving force getting it to the end.

Critic Reviews (5)

April 19th, 2016

"A tender, oddly conventional drama from the Assembly...What’s most surprising is how normal the resulting work is, ghosts and all. The playwrights and the director have distilled this material into a fairly ordinary family drama. Though some plot turns and directorial elements gesture toward the stylized, the characters and themes mostly feel familiar...Yet the Assembly still has its own particular flavor, an unabashed and boldly unhip sincerity that sometimes swings into sentimentality."
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April 12th, 2016

"Incorporating family drama, Kabuki theatre, and real-life interviews with aging artists, The Assembly’s 'I Will Look Forward To This Later' investigates the ways in which our pasts actively shape our current existence, and asks whether we can evolve in spite (or because) of them...As The Assembly makes clear, we cannot sever ties with our past, but we can, with awareness and honesty, use it to build a better future."
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April 9th, 2016

"'I Will Look Forward to This Later' is an ensemble piece that required cohesiveness. And this was a cohesive bunch. But due to the nature of the characters’ intentions, some performances were grating...'I Will Look Forward to This Later' is a fascinating examination on art-making and legacy. The Assembly offered something potentially worthwhile but if you lack empathy for the characters, you’re likely to feel like them; ambivalent."
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April 7th, 2016

"'I Will Look Forward To This Later' is rich with beautiful writing and the staging was much like William Burroughs’ 'A Naked Lunch' in that it blended fantasy and reality into one intelligent and provocative package with just enough risk taking to keep me at the edge of my seat."
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April 10th, 2016

"The layers and multiplicities transform persistently without seeming to change at all. This unique power allows it to move beyond the hallmarks of the stage while earnestly pursuing the distance between the legacy of one’s art and one’s life...The plot doesn’t wholly escape cliché...Benacerraf and Benson create a truly communal experience that evokes the tradition of Brecht’s mirror-like Epic Theater...To the viewer’s chagrin the difference is an unearned amount of happiness and hope."
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