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From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

The Flea Theater presents the world premiere of this dramedy about a young woman infatuated with an inanimate object. More…

Erica, shy and more than a little socially awkward, is in love with Dee. The problem is that Erica's politician mother, her friend, and the nosy residents of their Massachusetts small town don’t understand at all, because Dee is a letter in the Dairy Queen sign. 'Inanimate' explores objectophilia, feeling like an outsider, listening to your heart, and finally finding your tribe.

Member Reviews (27)


Funny, Clever, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy


See it if You have a taste for the offbeat. The unusual story follows a coming of age tale for one of alternative sexuality.

Don't see it if You were thinking weird might be wonderful. It is different, but awfully normal too, and there seems to be no magic about it.


See it if You wanna support young theatre.

Don't see it if Save for the interesting take on dialogue with inanimate objects, the writing is pretty bland.

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Funny, Clever, Quirky, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy quirky characterization

Don't see it if You're allergic to twee

August 30th, 2017
“As directed by Courtney Ulrich and performed by the Bats…this play unfolds as a sort of normcore comic variation on ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ which insists we regard its central relationship as worthy of high flights of poetic fancy. Such a perspective could so easily lean toward smirky voyeurism or c...
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August 31st, 2017
"Even a playwright with the combined skills of O'Neill, Kaufman and Hart, Wilson, and Vogel would be hard-pressed to make this syndrome comprehensible...For most of its 85 minutes, it appears to be running around in various directions, its sheer energy often signaling desperation...Ulrich's direc...
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September 3rd, 2017
“One never knows whether to laugh or to cry at Erica's predicament which makes human relationships difficult. Nevertheless, the writing is often poetic and the acting is first rate. Led by Lacy Allen as a charmingly confused Erica, the cast devours their roles with the authenticity of a new class...
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August 31st, 2017
"The Bats do a wonderful job with this material. Lacy Allen stands out as the central character, portraying Erica’s quirky sexuality without turning it into an SNL skit...Director Courtney Ulrich tastefully navigates delicate intimate moments involving a can opener...But the play feels conflicted...
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