Line NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
12%
Negative
12%
Members say
Funny, Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (17)

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741 Reviews | 121 Followers
65
Edgy, Slow, Sometimes funny, Occasionally intense, Indulgent

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

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
89
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

110 Reviews | 56 Followers
10
Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You want to see a very stupid,slow,boring show

Don't see it if Your smart

74 Reviews | 24 Followers
100
Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you appreciate absurdist yet relatable situations.

Don't see it if you don't like allegory.

60 Reviews | 5 Followers
76
Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Excruciating

See it if Like Godot

Don't see it if Dont like Godot

36 Reviews | 13 Followers
69
Dated, Banal, Cliched, Pretentious

See it if you know & love the author's work

Don't see it if you know & dislike the author's work

23 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Absorbing, Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

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.

9 Reviews | 4 Followers
99
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like small downtown off-off-broadway productions of a genius classic comic script by top notch actors.

Don't see it if Absurdism is a dealbreaker.

Critic Reviews (2)

New York Magazine / Vulture
May 15th, 2014
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."
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May 21st, 2014
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."
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