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Jack Goes Boating

Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Great acting, Relevant
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
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13 reviews
 

The Seeing Place Theater presents this warm comic drama about four flawed but likeable lower-middle-class New Yorkers who are trying to stay afloat in the deep water of day-to-day living.

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Jack is a shy and awkward man who drives a limo and lives an unassuming life. His friend and co-worker, Clyde, and his wife Lucy, feel sorry for Jack and set him up on a blind date with Connie. Connie shares Jack's shyness and awkwardness, but through each other they seem to be able to find solace within themselves. Trouble might be brewing in paradise though, as Clyde and Lucy's marriage stumbles just as Jack and Connie's relationship grows. Laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons, and a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, 'Jack Goes Boating' is a story of date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal, and the prevailing grace of the human spirit.
 

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Reviews (16)

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68
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80
Upstage-Downstage

"A quirky and affectionate play...It's a treat, then, to see the fine job The Seeing Place has done with capturing both the play's neurotic humor and its heartfelt tenderness, in an intimate setting that leaves you feeling as though you were eavesdropping on the lives of the characters...The cast of four more than meets the demands of this gentler piece...Color me impressed, and let me urge you to check them out for yourself." Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

“An intimate, almost too detail-filled production...The main problem with this production is that while concentrating on the moment to moment Ms. Cronican failed to see the whole...This 'Jack’ lacked coherence and pacing and also seemed a bit under-rehearsed with lines too often recited with hesitation...I can’t deny that there were some beautiful moments...but moments don’t necessarily add up to a show.” Full Review

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Stage Buddy

“The charming script has many juicy acting opportunities, though the somewhat unkempt production does leave many unrealized. Still, the work has some genuinely charged partnering moments...I am a fan of this company, their spirit, their go-get-it nature, their mission statement, the plays they choose to produce. Though this work was unrealized, I will not give up on their work: despite some red flags, there are other beacons of light.” Full Review

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48
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69
Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you enjoy a slow show about the difficulties in relationships, finances and other problems

Don't see it if you want a solid show that flows smoothly, don't enjoy smoking in a show.

48
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Off-putting, Irksome

See it if U want to support friend in cast, (2 of whom were fine) otherwise, steer clear. Odd occurences-were some cast actually high?, couldn't under

Don't see it if Stand Turk actor, unnecessary screaming w/out buildup, unbelievable pairing of couple who "has it together")... big "?" all around~

50
Ambitious, Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Insipid

See it if awkward and exaggerated personal traits of the characters is amusing

Don't see it if awkward and exaggerated personal traits of the characters is not amusing

48
Banal, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to see everything the Seeing Place Theater does.

Don't see it if dated shows with tedious characters try your patience.

Also I like the Seeing Place and am always interested in their choices of p... Read more Read less

88
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Lovely

See it if If you are interested in an admirable production of a difficult play. Terrific acting and some really lovely moments.

Don't see it if You want a play where you can laugh out loud or cheer - this is not one of those, even in a perfect production. But this is nicely nuanced.

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Boring, Dizzying, Confusing, Disappointing, Amateurish

See it if is you are a fan of Bob Glaudini's writing...

Don't see it if you want to see an interesting piece of professionally staged and well acted theater that is polished...

51
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Confusing

See it if Actors give the material a needed push, especially in the first act which is all over the place. Originally a play, it feels like a movie.

Don't see it if Jumping from one quick scene to another makes the play unfocused. Director/star Erin Cronican & the always enjoyable Brandon Walker shine.

16
Dizzying, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you know people connected with the play and want to support them.

Don't see it if you want to see an interesting, relevant play with good acting and good direction.

Also Very disappointing experience.

50
Boring, Relevant, Disappointing, Amateurish, Has potential

See it if you enjoy plays about 30 something singles navigating the difficulties of relationships, finances and life in general, in NYC.

Don't see it if you expect interesting characterizations, in-depth insights into life and relationships, highly professional acting, writing and production.

10
Disappointing

See it if you have close friends or family as part of the cast and you want to show your support

Don't see it if are expecting a polished script; are uncomfortable with vaping with smoke filling the stage in a small theater

Also I was uncomfortable with the actors vaping even with a sign posted tha... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Romantic, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you can forgive a cast of unbalanced talent and experience. A plot of 2 couples w/relationships going in opposite directions is enjoyed.

Don't see it if Stoners having the same life problems as others and dealing with same feelings seems unrealistic to you.

Also The next to last performance that I saw seems to be where the cast fin... Read more Read less

49
Quirky, Relevant, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're interested in millennial relationships...you struggle with the past affecting your present...you want to support small theater.

Don't see it if you need a story to follow some sort of arc...you don't like to just make up with you think the show might've been about.

Also They did a good job of making the staging work in the small theater, a... Read more Read less

94
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like life-like acting and stories about real people that may not be as dramatic as you’re used to.

Don't see it if You’re overly judgmental about needing theater to be polished and packaged.