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Jump It (FringeNYC)

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Great writing
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
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10 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: Stu runs a towing company. It's not much, but it's something. Then Wendy, an old high school crush, reappears. Her idiot husband drained the car battery, and she needs a jump. Watch out. Sparks fly.

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Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. From Phoebe Farber. Written by Phoebe Farber. Directed by Gama Valle.

 

Reviews (13)

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47
Avg Score

30
Theatre Reviews Limited

"A play where characters do not change but merely adapt...There are no surprises and everything is predictable...It is a flat tire with no dramatic arc. The cast does an admirable job in trying to overcome the obstacles of the script, creating believable flawed characters but fall short when trying to give them an emotional transfusion, though no fault of their own. The direction by Gama Valle is somewhat stagnant and fractured by very short scenes severed by the same repetitious music." Full Review

35
Theater In The Now

"Finding the point of 'Jump It' is a bit difficult. The story isn't refreshing or new. Everything you think would happen does. Each character was dealing with so many things at once that none of it was fleshed out and meaningful. Finding one particular woe will help flesh out these individuals...Valle helped the company find beats of comedy...Sadly the characters in 'Jump It' ended exactly where they started. It was a blip in their lives that could easily be erased." Full Review

85
Theatre is Easy

“The acting in this piece is stellar. All three are adept comics who keep us laughing and engaged...Director Gama Valle stages this production nicely amidst a simple set designed by Elisha Nameri...Valle’s direction of this piece is tight; the one unfortunate choice is the scene transition music, which is repetitive and difficult to listen to...The show’s pace also feels a bit slow towards the end, but these are minor blips in an otherwise solid production.” Full Review

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91
Avg Score

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy watching the complexities of human attraction play out in front of you. Or if you want to be surprised by impromptu dance numbers

Don't see it if you're bothered by infidelity.

94
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You want to see something familiar, funny, poignant, and surprising at the same time.

Don't see it if You want to be bored.

75
Resonant

See it if you like warm-hearted dramas and don't mind that it is at times a little contrived.

Don't see it if you are very demanding (though the acting is good and it is well-constructed and in most respects believable).

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy fantastic acting and masterful directing.

Don't see it if You don't like realism or are just looking for more surreal, untraditional theatre.

90
Funny, Clever, Great writing

See it if You've ever wished you were back in high school when times were simpler

Don't see it if You dislike affairs

100
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy strong acting and theater that presents complicated humanity in all its limitations and hopes.

Don't see it if You're mainly a fan of "action" and lots of plot twists and turns. The action here, while compelling, is mainly psychological.

80
Funny, Excellent lead actor

See it if Like to see great new talent.

Don't see it if like long plays--its a one act.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Must see

See it if you enjoy drama about interpersonal relationships

Don't see it if you aren't interested in people and their inner lives

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate clever writing & stellar use of space.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate clever humor

92
Clever, Quirky, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you've ever fallen for someone who is off limits for sooooo many good reasons.

Don't see it if you hate shows that portray a truthful, honest reality.