Jack Goes Boating
Closed 1h 40m
Jack Goes Boating
48

Jack Goes Boating NYC Reviews and Tickets

48%
(13 Ratings)
Positive
23%
Mixed
31%
Negative
46%
Members say
Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Great acting, Boring

About the Show

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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267 Reviews | 52 Followers
88
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, 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.

589 Reviews | 142 Followers
85
Entertaining, Romantic, Intelligent, 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. Read more

268 Reviews | 36 Followers
69
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky

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.

200 Reviews | 41 Followers
51
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

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.

139 Reviews | 19 Followers
50
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious, 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

475 Reviews | 59 Followers
50
Amateurish, Boring, Disappointing, Has potential, Relevant

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.

68 Reviews | 16 Followers
49
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Relevant

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. Read more

180 Reviews | 39 Followers
48
Disappointing, Indulgent, Irksome, Off-putting, Confusing

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~

Critic Reviews (3)

Theater Pizzazz
November 14th, 2017

“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.”
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Stage Buddy
November 14th, 2017

“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.”
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Upstage-Downstage
November 11th, 2017

"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."
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