Already closed | 1h 45m | West Village

In the Event of My Death

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Good cast, Edgy

About the show

Stable Cable Lab Co. presents this world premiere about high-school friends who are reunited following the death of one of their own. More…

Eight small-town twenty-somethings who know each other from high school share an impromptu period of mourning and celebration after the suicide of a mutual friend. Finding themselves divided by geography, sexual orientation, religious belief, and ultimately their own prejudices, it's hard to remember what bonded them together in the first place. When shocking details surrounding their friend's death bubble to the surface, they may never find their way back to each other without losing themselves in the process.

1h 45m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

Member Reviews (4)


Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Good cast, Edgy
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy shows which unfold in layers and have diverse and complicated characters, the plot interspersed with both humor and tragedy.

Don't see it if you are put off by plays about suicide and homosexuality; do not like a serious story line.

Cliched, Disappointing, Entertaining, Predictable, Good cast

See it if you like knock offs of The Big Chill with a younger cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for original ground breaking theater. OK but predictable.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Original, Funny

See it if you want to see a play with real life dialogue and interactions

Don't see it if you cannot handle adult topics like suicide and homosexuality

Great acting, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You like drama in the mode of "The Big Chill". Good acting and the story was engaging.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas involving millennial.

August 16th, 2016
"Joy does of sterling job of establishing the cat's cradle of rivalries, frustrated longings, and simmering resentments…Thanks to Lillis' meticulously detailed direction and a fine ensemble, it's easy to believe that these characters share a long and highly fraught past…There are aspects of the s...
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August 8th, 2016
"An accomplished production…As the play develops, and especially as the characters come to life in the hands of the strong ensemble of actors, clichés start to melt away…There is also a great sense that we are witnessing real people, some of whom we would like to spend more time with...Decidedly,...
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August 12th, 2016
"Grown-up high school friends and acquaintances are assembling for an informal mourning of their friend Freddy, who committed suicide...Unfortunately none of the former schoolmates, written by Lindsay Joy, are particularly interesting...With flat jokes, clichéd sentiments and endless gossip about...
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August 10th, 2016
"The actors, and Lillis' direction, convincingly, and often movingly, establish the chemistry, rhythm, and dynamics of a group of (mostly) friends with an extensive shared past…'In the Event of My Death' keeps the touch light and deft, consistently making the audience laugh out loud without losin...
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