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Jonah and Otto

From 23 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent

About the show

Lost Tribe Theatre presents the US premiere of this British drama in which two men share their solitude and their secrets over the course of one night. More…

Jonah is 26, Otto is 62—two men different in every way. But not everything is what it seems when their lives collide one summer's night in a mysterious walled garden on the south coast of England. As their stories of love and loss unravel and memories of the past come to light, it's clear neither can be the same again. 'Jonah and Otto' is a humane, comic, and ultimately haunting exploration of what it is to be alive.


Member Reviews (23)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent

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Indulgent, Excruciating, Slow, Insipid, Pretentious

See it if You believe British accents make a play interesting. You enjoy pretentious, obnoxious faux Beckett.

Don't see it if You're interested in being emotionally engaged, or seeing real characters who actually talk to and not at each other.


February 21st, 2017
"It amounts to a random collection of heartbreak, spiced up by some of the most overwrought dialogue to be heard in months...Whatever can be done with lines like these, the young actor Rupert Simonian does it; he also is technically gifted, pulling off each of his character's seizures with alarmi...
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February 8th, 2017
"With 'Jonah and Otto,' we are left with little by way of form or context. Despite compelling acting by the two performers, under Geraldine Hughes's direction, the audience is kept at arm's length from being able to find the key to the code that will allow us to unearth any but surface meaning fr...
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February 15th, 2017
"While the play is at times Pinteresque, it is talky in a way Pinter never is, explaining everything over and over, covering the same ground again and again. Nothing much happens other than the men become more confiding and reveal more of their personal pasts. The play implies that Jonah is menac...
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February 8th, 2017
"Over the course of 90 minutes, Otto and Jonah engage in thinly plotted talk, sometimes colorfully realistic and even vulgar, sometimes tediously elliptical and metaphorical...Both Gormley and Simonian give reasonably believable performances but Hughes’ direction is dully mundane. Holman appears ...
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Cast & Creatives (9)