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Lame Ducks (Dream Up 2019)

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing, Overrated, Riveting

About the show

In this world premiere for Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, Kyle, an emotionally distressed man, takes in a new roommate to help him get over his ex-girlfriend. More…

From the show:

Kyle, an emotionally distressed man takes in a new roommate to help him get over his past relationship with Tina his ex-girlfriend. As the two men learn to live together Timmy discovers a secret from Kyle’s past that stirs up an emotional rollercoaster ride. How well do you know your roommate?

Member Reviews (8)


Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing, Overrated, Riveting
Avg Score

Interesting in a very weird and unusual way

See it if You want to see one of the best shows at this festival

Don't see it if You are expecting a well thought out and executed show.

Also I know I only gave this a score of a 51 and that is because there are ... Read more Read less

Flawed, Interesting, Some good acting, Edgy

See it if Interested in a play about damaged (both emotionally & physically) characters who through circumstances become roommates.

Don't see it if Scenes of B&D, sexual acting out, & violence are triggers​. Some of the situations are highly unlikely, though not without interest.

Also 2 of the 3 main actors are quite good, the other just adequate. With s... Read more Read less

Overrated, Disappointing, Choppy, poor book, Cliched

See it if You want a story with characters that feel inplausible. Dialogue sounded as if written for reading rather than speaking. B-movie plot.

Don't see it if You want a well-crafted show that makes you feel something. The reveals throughout only made us squirm.

Also Unfortunately, the most interesting aspect of this production was the ... Read more Read less

Overrated, Edgy, Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if if you're interested in an intense drama about a failed romance, involving violence & sex

Don't see it if you aren't interested in shows involving homosexuality, violence & rough sex

Also The show had good acting and a story which could have gone somewhere, ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Intense dramatic performances in a tightly written piece dealing with a topic not always presented on stage.

Don't see it if You are put off by violent themes and simulated sexual assault.

Great acting, Edgy, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing


Don't see it if If You Don't Like Short Stories/Plays

Bold, Thought-provoking, Intense, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if You're a fan of dark, sadistic subject matter. Like unique themes that push boundaries.

Don't see it if You are not into sadistic behavior, verbal abuse, strong language.

Also The play was unique for a festival. You don't get to see many shows of... Read more Read less

Riveting, Quirky, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you like to be on the edge of your seat. Interesting characters and situations in this psychological drama--humor softens the intensity.

Don't see it if you are not willing to see a drama that is intense and touches on issues like abuse and S & M.

“Lame Ducks (Dream Up 2019)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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