NYC's longest running play (since 1967!), Israel Horovitz's absurdist drama is about five people waiting in line for a mysterious event. Each person battles for first place, becoming increasingly vicious. More…
Ever wait in line? What are you waiting for? Who are these other people? Are they your friends? Enemies? Is someone trying to cheat you. seduce you, cut ahead? Who can you trust? Israel Horovitz’s classic, existential, dark comedy explores these questions in this biting, absurdist allegory that perfectly satirizes the now-timeless theme of America’s constant desire and struggle to be in first place.
for a previous production "If you're looking for a lesson on theatrical durability to be learned from Line, which has been at the same downtown theater for 40 years and reigns as New York City's longest-running play, that's one of the big ones. The length of the show's run speaks for itself, and it's been translated into more than 35 languages and performed around the world." Full Review
for a previous production "A kind of poor man’s 'Waiting for Godot,' Horovitz’s one-act is basically an extended comedy sketch about five schlemiels conniving and conspiring to get to the front of the line despite never ascertaining what they're waiting for... The script may still have a point to make but this overextended production muddies any comic message with amateurish acting that places inadvertant emphasis on a misogynist subplot." Full Review
See it if It was ok. I honestly was not really impressed with it. We were actually joking my husband about taking us to an off broadway show
Don't see it if I am not sure that I would recommend this show.
See it if you are interested in theatrical history. This is the longest running show in one venue. The young actors work hard to make the show succeed
Don't see it if gratuitous violence & sex disgust you. The 5 characters fight to be first in line without any reason except to be 1st. Each will do anything
See it if Line was something I studied in college and I was happy to see it at the original space! Its odd but I thought this was a great production.
Don't see it if You don't understand surrealism.
See it if want to see one of the great existential plays of the American Theatre. A classic, simple in staging, profound in meaning.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that make you think.
See it if you don't want to miss a classic off-off Broadway show by an accomplish playwright. Bare bone production doesn't matter its about the story
Don't see it if If you are looking for bigger production value than pass.
See it if A fun break of theater of the absurd. Good for an hour of chuckles and thinking Simplistic production that is all about the cast
Don't see it if you want a clear story line with character development Dont want to see what could pass for an impromptu acting class for actor training
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