In the Closet
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In the Closet

In the Closet NYC Reviews and Tickets

(30 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the Show

This multigenerational dramedy about self-worth and self-acceptance explores what it means to come of age as a gay man.

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Member Reviews (30)

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1117 Reviews | 292 Followers
Riveting, Profound, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Two great actors Mc Donald and Shannon are really good. Funny, sad, and insightful. Well directed show.

Don't see it if You do not like nudity or language that can be ruff. If you want something more upbeat and easier.

688 Reviews | 116 Followers
Indulgent, Resonant, Slow, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Gay bashing theme as defining moment in young man's life - often sincere yet feels slightly queasy as dramatic device Acting is melodramatic

Don't see it if Flashback motif takes time to process & then proves to lack any subtlety Take away = hindsight is 20/20; nothing new to human experience

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if Memory play of four men's reminiscences of their limiting gay lives and by extension, how we all lead limiting lives by choice or not.

Don't see it if Difficult to not walk in cliche when telling a specific story of a very specific group. End of life, cancer, and rape discussions. Shouting.

498 Reviews | 133 Followers
Less than it needs to be, Some memorable moments..., Lgbtq memory play?, Yelling replaces true emotion, Sometimes interesting idea?

See it if like "do U remember" plays, need another take on gay men questioning their lives, want your tears jerked, some good acting despite material

Don't see it if can't abide low budget productions, no interest in gay plays, no toleration for frequent yelling, don't understand abstraction, need comedy

474 Reviews | 68 Followers

See it if Gay men of different ages reflecting on why they go into the closet but also realize why they leave it, even when it seems scary.

Don't see it if 100% about cis gay men aging isn't your thing. Shatters "It gets better" trope. Low budget sets distract you. Read more

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in Gay life and the mentalities of some Gay men. There are many humorous moments but this is essentially a serious play.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in the world of Gay men or you’re looking for a light and breezy production.

414 Reviews | 72 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Perceptive self-awareness, Closet seems safe but live is outside, Gay life in review

See it if Gay denial, self-doubt, self-harm, promiscuity, facing feelings, overcoming guilt & shame, searching friends, companionship, intimacy, love.

Don't see it if Characters represent self at various ages. Coming out may always be a challenge, but parts of this play seem dated.

411 Reviews | 74 Followers
Excruciating, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if and only you can't get tickets to see Torch Song Trilogy.

Don't see it if you go to the theater to see something special, because this ain't the experience you are looking for.