Lonely Planet NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(18 Reviews)
Positive
56%
Mixed
39%
Negative
5%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Slow, Relevant, Intelligent

About the Show

Greasepaint Productions revives Steven Dietz's 1994 AIDS drama, which is a love story, an existential meditation on human isolation, and even an absurdist comedy..

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Member Reviews (18)

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563 Reviews | 194 Followers
78
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Relevant

See it if You want a personal look at the early AIDS crisis. You want to see very talented actors.

Don't see it if You want sharp writing & clear transitions: the writing is repetitive & the scene endings trail off-I didn't know the act or play was over!

536 Reviews | 57 Followers
57
Good performances. very very dated.

See it if You just want to see good performances.

Don't see it if You want a new take on an old story we've seen too many times.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
79
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Intense, Slow

See it if You have an open mind and don't mind a play about a relevant issue we are faced with today. You want to see great acting.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about a serious issue with some humor. You are sensitive to hearing about aids related deaths. Read more

261 Reviews | 44 Followers
64
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy seeing a different time perspective on AIDS

Don't see it if You appreciate good acting

209 Reviews | 54 Followers
50
Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you are interested in another look at the AIDS crisis and are open to plays that kind of drift without a compelling plot

Don't see it if you dislike heavy-handed metaphors or endings you can see coming a mile away. Read more

193 Reviews | 30 Followers
72
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Touching story of friendship and crises..Well acted--dated concerning the Aids epidemic, but a gentle reminder much has not changed,

Don't see it if You don't like quiet thought provoking intelligent story telling.

161 Reviews | 52 Followers
72
Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you would like to see how a friend helps one deal with the aids epidemic in a unique way. more in the early years.

Don't see it if you are not interested in that topic

157 Reviews | 29 Followers
60
Relevant, Absorbing, Dated, Intense

See it if You like shows which address serious profound issues (HIV) and you are OK with not being "entertained." This is heavy stuff.

Don't see it if You are looking for glitz and glamour, and are looking for a happy ending.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
December 16th, 2016

"The actors overact their parts while trying to drive home the profundity of Deitz’s language…Jody's reserved personality feels more affected than lived in. Smith’s Carl is another kind of affected—the stereotypical gay man…Given that both actors, clearly talented, suffer from the same issue, the problem may lie more in a lack of direction…Yet given these drawbacks, 'Lonely Planet' is still a beautiful play, something this production both understands and is able to communicate."
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