Kill Me Like You Mean It
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Kill Me Like You Mean It
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Kill Me Like You Mean It NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the Show

Film noir for the stage, a world of rapid-fire dialogue, smoking guns, and femmes fatale.

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Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you like funny musicals

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

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Quirky, Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the Mean Girls movie, but want to see it in its musical glory! You Go Glen Coco!

Don't see it if You are boring!

Critic Reviews (9)

Theatre is Easy
February 16th, 2015

"A high concept pastiche of film noir genre stereotypes that is hilarious when the stars align but could do with some tightening and cuts...When the shenanigans on stage work, they work fabulously. Alas, not everything always works in this production."
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Theater Pizzazz
February 19th, 2015

"While none of the performances is vaguely as charismatic or vocally potent as those of the great film noir stars (think Bogart, Mitchum, Bacall, and Stanwyck), the actors are moderately reasonable facsimiles. Unfortunately, their characters are little more than cardboard attitudes, and “Kill Me Like You Mean It” is little more than an ambitious exercise in style."
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New York Theater
February 21st, 2015

"Stylish but silly, Kill Me Like You Mean It (as one can infer from the title) seems as much an homage to film noir spoofs as it is to film noir itself. As with any of these detective stories, the plot is convoluted and takes some effort to follow. If they don’t take the mystery seriously, why should we?
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CHARGED.fm
February 20th, 2015

"Kill Me Like You Mean It is a fascinating glimpse into the sort of murder mystery Albert Camus might write. It's both a thrilling story and an intellectual exercise, dressed in the classic trappings of film noir."
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N
February 13th, 2015

"A hokey funny spoof of film noir, the mood set by 1940s music, this play by the inventive Stolen Chair company mines every verbal and physical cliché in the book. And the ensemble do a superb job in bringing to life the characters, one of which is soon to be dead."
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S
February 17th, 2015

"If Ionesco and Martin McDonagh watched The Maltese Falcon,  they may very well have come up with something akin to Kill Me Like You Mean It; but it wouldn’t be nearly as good as the current comedic masterwork...The show is comic, genre-savvy genius; an impressive undertaking of the highest caliber. If the run isn’t extended, it would be the biggest off-Broadway mystery in decades."
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B
March 4th, 2015

"The audience laughs, but it’s never quite clear what they’re laughing at. Perhaps it’s simply the setup and delivery. Or maybe it’s something else, spurred by a deeper, more somber recognition of a shared futility. The show ends with an onstage cliffhanger. But the true cliffhanger comes from the existential questions left unanswered after the stage lights fade to black. Or rather, to grey."
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O
February 15th, 2015

"Stolen Chair Theater company proclaims that they “refuse to draw the line between high art and great entertainment,” and their latest show is a rare theatrical gem that is both of these things. A masterfully crafted bit of comedy, Kiran Rikhye has outdone herself with this brilliantly funny script...A five person farce as funny and well crafted as this could be the next Boeing Boeing."
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T
February 28th, 2015

"There’s plenty of playful pulp throughout Kill Me Like You Mean It,which features appropriately dark, moody lighting and a jazzy score. There are an additional two sets of seats on either side of the stage, like a jury deliberating on the action unfolding in front of them in a courtroom drama while also providing different angles that evoke noir compositions. "
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