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Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Quirky
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
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41 reviews
 

Crowded Outlet presents a new comedy about those who leave, those who stay, and raising a glass to the ghosts of your past.

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When Marley decides to introduce her fiance to her estranged father, a trip home gets wildly out of hand. Hoping for a quick visit, she finds herself stranded in a liquor store haunted by her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls' night out, and the ghost of the bear-wrestling pioneer who founded their town.

 

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Reviews (44)

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82
Avg Score

85
The New York Times

"A rollicking good ghost story…It’s also a very fine coming-home story, reconciliation story and small-town-hero story — another spunky, funny work by Josh Tobiessen…Mr. Weiner is electric here, a talky bundle of stuck-in-the-past…The director, Wes Grantom, gets Mr. Tobiessen’s script just right, disguising the twists and jokes adroitly and drawing fine performances out of everyone. If there is a ghost living in Walter’s store, it’s a well-entertained one." Full Review

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Front Mezz Junkies

"Skillfully directed by Wes Grantom, everyone has a great time playing these characters with almost perfection; a talented group and a great ensemble…The play, though filled with charm and heart, has a few awkward moments that still need to be worked through to make it fully realized and flow freely...Moments need to be deepened, and transitions need to be ironed out, but the play has a great core; connections and relationships are all there." Full Review

85
The Huffington Post

"There is an abundance of humor, warmth and wisdom in this small show. Ghosts and guns play their part, but it is its well-drawn and beautifully played characters that make it a go see. Director Wes Grantom does a great job of bumping people into each other at just the right moment and playwright Josh Tobiessen knows how to spin a surprise like a master." Full Review

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81
Avg Score

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like being engaged in other people's lives. Father & daughter reunited. Ghost plays important part.

Don't see it if you don't care about family dynamics and quirky friends.

79
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Surprising, Very good acting

See it if you enjoy a well-crafted show which has an unexpected twist, easy to understand characters, and a happy ending.

Don't see it if you are afraid of guns, don't like cowboy types or ghosts; don't like a play in which the main characters lack chemistry.

76
Clever, Fun, True to life, Spoiler alert

See it if you're a Texan (I am)-it's very true to life, including gun culture and the death of small towns. Odd that playwright is from Schenectady...

Don't see it if you're intolerant of guns, you want a printed playbill or you're looking for a deep message. Ending needed more punch-didn't ring quite true

85
Funny, Original, Clever, Great writing

See it if you enjoy smart comedy writing with simple plot.

Don't see it if you're disappointed with lack of special "ghostly" effect.

82
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a coming home / reuniting with family story, with a touch of the supernatural. Good writing and acting, nice set.

Don't see it if you want a very active or intense play, if you must have 100 percent realism, if you don't want to see a simple story.

83
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You like sharp dialogue delivered very well. It's a funny, very enjoyable play.

Don't see it if you are expecting the play to break new ground or provide new insights.

86
Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate good writing & well-drawn characters without any excess "stuff" that doesn't add to the story.You want a great night out.

Don't see it if You prefer larger-scale productions. You want a 100% comedy or drama without any mixing.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if If you want to see talented actors in a play about family dysfunction and friendship and the ghost that inhabit our lives.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that deal with family history and reconciliation.

66
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Needs work

See it if you like a fun play. sorta silly. needs some work to make it feel more true. but the cast is game and does good work with what they have

Don't see it if you want something more fully formed. cast is great, but writing isn't as believable as it should be

79
Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You would enjoy a simple show with light themes and a good laugh. Solid acting, great casting. Standard reconciliation themes, lighthearted.

Don't see it if You need deeply complex characters with long arcing development. Tad indulgent, but rightly so.

82
Funny, Original, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if Like your suspense to be funny

Don't see it if Don't like taking the road less traveled. This off-off broadway venue is in the NYU Tisch area with a young artistic vibe.

77
Quirky, Insipid

See it if you want some laughs and a bit of sentimentality between a father and his daughter (next to last scene)

Don't see it if you get bored easily...

90
Funny, Must see, Romantic, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you love good theater in an intimate setting. This could be the next The Fantasticks. , without the music.

Don't see it if you love big Broadway musicals , and don;t like the work of a fine playwright.

86
Funny, Original, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Your looking for a simple FUN show. Great story line. Good acting. I used to live in Texas and they got all the places and people dead on.

Don't see it if You have to have lots of bells and whistles. This is a simple show but packed with laughs and charm.

78
Funny, Original, Clever, Slow, Great staging

See it if You enjoy looking back on the road not taken To look at former glories v present life lost love Family drama You have cocktails before it

Don't see it if You dislike profanity and excessive use of alcohol Expect deep insights

10
Banal, Excruciating, Cliched, Amateur night at the theatre, Sluggish direction

See it if you enjoy really bad plays.

Don't see it if you have other options.

88
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You'd like a bit of an ol' fashioned Americana story w/the (possible) occult. Charming quirky characters & circumstances plus a happy end~

Don't see it if U r looking for an edgier story w/unresolvable issues or dislikeable characters. This is funny slice of small town life w/types you'll know.

82
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Good acting, Not especially original

See it if Nice ensemble, solid acting. Not too many surprises, but a few and nicely done. Funny slice of small town life for we city slickers.

Don't see it if You want originality and hate stereotypes. You've seen this story and most of these characters before, but it's quite entertaining.

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a refreshing, funny, entertaining drama. Well acted!

Don't see it if No reason not to see it!

80
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Dated, Entertaining

See it if like to be entertained with simple story with surprises and laughs. Like decent legroom and inexpensive pricing.

Don't see it if looking for sophisticated, snobbish and long play. If Texas accent bothers you.

78
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for a witty and funny look at family/friend dynamics

Don't see it if you want something family-friendly -- there's some profanity so not appropriate for kids (who wouldn't get the humor/plot anyway)

70
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoy heartfelt stories of family dynamics and small town legends.

Don't see it if You don't like loud unexpected noises. You are unable to climb stairs (to use the bathroom).

88
Funny, Original, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like comedies with a bit of drama. Small intimate venues with a small cast.

Don't see it if You are offended by drinking and swearing.

81
Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if Charming

Don't see it if One act plays

90
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like witty dark comedy.

Don't see it if you dislike mature themes.