Liars and Lovers (FringeNYC)
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Liars and Lovers (FringeNYC)

Liars and Lovers (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Reviews)
Members say
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: A former schoolyard bully and his 'favorite' victim each find their own personal hell as college roommates in "a cross between Albee's devastating 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and the curious character dynamics of 'The Big Bang Theory.'"

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Relevant, Resonant, Original, Intense, Edgy

See it if You remember your high school and college days

Don't see it if you are turned off by dark subject matter

Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like good drama in a small theater.

Don't see it if You're just looking for some light entertainment.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
August 19th, 2016

"I went by the blurb, which announced a cross between 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and 'The Big Bang Theory.' As it turned out, Thomas Tafero’s heavy-handed, poorly acted tale of college frenemies bears as much resemblance to those two shows as a radish does to a bicycle".
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Theatre is Easy
August 19th, 2016

"It's undeniable that this text is rough around the edges and would benefit from edits to address the occasional homophobia and sexism. Particularly, Cindy’s character rarely wavers from the stereotypical female trope. That being said, Abar does succeed in adding a mix of coolness and quirk to humanize the unforgiving character. If the thought of bringing people together through theatre makes you happy, go see this play to experience its late playwright’s community."
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Nitelife Exchange
August 26th, 2016

"In a change-around the likes I have never experienced, everything improved by leaps and bounds after intermission. It was as if magic happened…A sloppy, choppy first half with unrealized potential that seemed like three people sniping at each other, replete with inconsistency, became a psychological thriller that brought us to the edge of those seats my companion and I would have deserted."
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May 23rd, 2011
For a previous production

"An unapologetic, three-character play, with biting dialog, just enough humor, and streamlined pacing and tension...Tafero brings us a scathing and insightful look into relationships, and in a daring premiere work, he nails every aspect. He has a wonderful way with words, and it never falters, whether it is casual conversation or heady, intellectual dialogue that doesn't get bogged down in pedantic drivel. He utilizes other theatrical techniques impeccably."
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