Implications of Cohabitation
Closed 1h 40m
Implications of Cohabitation
70

Implications of Cohabitation NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(90 Reviews)
Positive
64%
Mixed
29%
Negative
7%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Clever, Fluffy

About the Show

Sudacas Theater, a brand-new Latino-American theater company, presents Vanessa Verduga's heartfelt comedy about a recent widower who attempts to reconnect with his three grown kids.

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Member Reviews (90)

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563 Reviews | 195 Followers
75
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Sitcom-ish, A few cliches

See it if You enjoy plays about families. You like comedies. You like heartwarming stories.

Don't see it if You don't like plays about families. You want a wholly original play-this one have a few cliches. You dislike heartwarming stories.

258 Reviews | 42 Followers
70
Pleasant

See it if you like nice family stories. A bit cliched. A bit maudlin. Not too heavy, but not too light. Easy to watch. A worthwhile evening.

Don't see it if you want great drama.

240 Reviews | 71 Followers
68
Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched, Funny

See it if you are interested in sitcom plots about a dysfunctional family and/or a new Latino theater group with some good actors

Don't see it if you are interested in a well constructed intelligent play that delves into dysfunctional family relationships in a profound way -not Humans

238 Reviews | 77 Followers
68
Slow, Cliched, Funny

See it if You like sitcom type plot on stage. The acting and character development were uneven. Trying to tell an immigrant family story was admirable

Don't see it if You need more original storyline and characters to make the drama seem believable

236 Reviews | 35 Followers
75
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Funny

See it if If you enjoy light family Latino humor, with some sexual undertones

Don't see it if you don't like a show about infidelity, with sexual topics

236 Reviews | 23 Followers
80
Entertaining, Touching, Cute

See it if you enjoy cultural family dramedies with lovable characters.

Don't see it if you like fast-paced or flashy theater.

227 Reviews | 49 Followers
78
Intelligent, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if Latino play inspired by themes of family, fatherless existence, cohabitation, and forgiveness. A dramedy tinged with Spanish dialogue.

Don't see it if Latino telenovela comedy dramas are not your thing.

166 Reviews | 68 Followers
68
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you want to support latina theater. You like stories about familial reconciliation.

Don't see it if you want something new. I've met every character in a different play. Some of the reconciliation is slightly too clean for the premise.

Critic Reviews (6)

TheaterScene.net
August 17th, 2016

“‘Implications of Cohabitation’ is a heartwarming story despite its flaws, and is held up by Ruiz and Verduga’s well-developed relationship. However, despite the well-rounded performances from the cast, Verduga’s new play is ultimately hindered by a handful of forced moments that prevent the production from ever reaching the emotional climax the story deserves.”
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T
August 12th, 2016

"Although Ms. Vergara’s characters are well-developed on the page and although the talented cast appears to make every effort to further develop their characters on stage, the overall effect is akin to a lackluster soap opera...It appears the script itself is the problem here as well as Leni Mendez’s erratic and unremarkable direction...With time, hopefully 'Implications of Cohabitation' will find its mark."
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Reflections in the Light
August 15th, 2016

“The multi-talented Verduga creates interesting characters and thought-provoking situations, directed here by Leni Mendez...Though the script needs an edit and some of the action in the 100 minutes with intermission could be tightened, the characters are engaging and likable. They deal with real emotions and we can relate to most of what they experience...I am looking forward to more from this theater company and this playwright is in my radar.”
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Off Off Online
August 13th, 2016

"The comical misunderstandings throughout this production are amusing but the humor cannot hide the lack of believability that pops up...Even with a two-act structure, 'Implications of Cohabitation' never fully ripens...Mendez’s challenge is to bring greater authenticity to this production through natural performances and maintaining the original intention of this story."
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M
August 12th, 2016

"The plot is distinguished by several twists and turns that will have even the most gruff theatergoer weeping in fits of laughter. There is an underlying affection among the characters and a want to reconnect as a family, which feels tangible...It asks us to rethink the role of our family members and to consider how even the most unconventional family can be a unit in a time of need."
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Mas Media Studios
August 23rd, 2016

"This polished play is a quaint but intimate look into one family’s life...Brilliantly paced, as each scene moves seamlessly from one act to the next...I like these characters the most because they are outside the box, each either grappling with or trying to find their place in the world. They are humorous and quirky, but give a fantastic balance to the heavy emotional content of the overall play...This play is a true gem."
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