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Love Is Dead!

Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Intense, Edgy
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Locked in the Attic Productions brings back this evening of one-act plays by Seanie Sugrue exploring the question of whether love is dead. For mature audiences only.

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Act 1: 'The Apple and the Tree!' drags through the meager life of Trevor. A young man burdened with the seemingly impossible task of convincing his relations that he has been raped—by two women.

Act 2: 'Two Minute Kenneth!' follows a seemingly incompatible couple as they resort to violence to solve their conflict.

Act 3: 'My Goldfish Loves Me but I Hate Your Guts!' ambles recklessly through a sinuous account of the life and misery of Maggie, an unhinged prostitute looking for retribution. 

 

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Reviews (23)

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80
Theatre is Easy

“This brand of warped humor walks a fine line between inappropriate and hilarious, and Sugrue is extremely skilled at balancing right on that line…The lives of these oddballs are woven together in an extremely clever way, but for some actors, the writing serves as a crutch. While some are fantastic, others did not develop their characters as much as they could have…Despite being quite humorous, there is real pain and confusion here…Such a fun show, as long as you aren't easily offended.” Full Review

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BroadwayWorld

"It's a violent little play full of gallows humor, misogynistic cracks, and rambling word games that go on for too long and yet, there is something to it. 'Love Is Dead!' gave a rough premiere tonight at The Secret Theatre. Beneath its plodding pace, one thing is clear: the work is a modern-day penny-dreadful, though with more 'South Park' style than Grand Guignol wit." Full Review

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Queens Chronicle

"A mostly captivating couple of hours...While several of the situations depicted are far-fetched, and the performances decidedly uneven, the play is powerful enough to hold one’s interest...Sugrue’s is a voice to be heard; much of the dialogue is crisp and, more often than might be expected, quite funny. As director, he serves the writing well, keeping nearly the entire playing time at a snappy pace...Several standout performances go a long way in lending credibility." Full Review

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90
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining, Brutal

See it if you like "in-your-face" staging - both literally and not. It's small venue adds to the intensity of the experience as if you're part of it.

Don't see it if small venues is too close for your comfort & if Queens is too far for comfort. The show/cast/plot make it all worth checking Secret Theater

86
Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like to see a series (3) of 1-act plays, which are all connected. Small theatre. Campy/decent acting, gun play, violence, drugs, sex,

Don't see it if Mayhem, vulgarity. Strong subject matter, covered by humor. Well done. If offended by any of the above- do not see.

80
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Profanity-laced

See it if you want to see far-fetched, dark comedy, featuring 3 separate but cleverly interlaced shows

Don't see it if you are offended by profanity, sexual topics, blood and violence

Also 3 well done plays connected by a thread. Contain laughs, sexual topics... Read more Read less

71
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Great staging

See it if you like short, interconnected pieces and want to see good acting up close.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with casual inclusion of prostitution, drug use, death, etc.

Also I want to like it more than I did - it felt like it was trying just a ... Read more Read less

94
Very smart integration of the 3 sepperate plays

See it if you appreciate the absurdity of love, and if you like a troupe and theater that are in your face, and will even offer you a big beer.

Don't see it if you want a big lavish musical, or don't like leaving Manhattan Island.

71
Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy over the top humor. Some funny moments, lots of murders in the 3 skits.

Don't see it if Cast is uneven. Drags and becomes repetitive at 1 hour 43 minutes.

76
Quirky, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if You like silly,far fetched nonsense but with decent acting

Don't see it if You like drama,musicals or just want a realistic storyline.

80
Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Violent

See it if three entertaining stories about betrayal and violence; some comedy and silliness

Don't see it if you don't like guns; want something a bit more realistic. it can be a bit far fetched at times

30
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you are a masochist and would enjoy the torture of watching a mediocre production of a less than mediocre play.

Don't see it if you believe that drama should be interesting and stimulating and comedy should actually be funny.

87
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Entertaining, Darkly funny

See it if Dark yet Funny is your taste. 3 one-acts that are interconnected.

Don't see it if You're upset by gun violence, stage blood, Sexual situations, and some off color language.

Also A very dark but quirky and so funny in an "Oh no, they didn't" kinda w... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Great writing

See it if You like dark comedies, don't mind the envelope getting pushed, enjoy entertaining performance, enjoy good writing

Don't see it if easily offended, want to watch a play where characters make rationale decisions

Also Ashton Foster stood out, her portrayel of Nancy was thoroughly enterta... Read more Read less

98
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Blood.... simple

See it if You support and cherish original writing and dynamic actors in a great independent theatre

Don't see it if you have no funny bone and are easily offended

96
Funny, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you like QuentinTarantino

Don't see it if If you don't like Quentin Tarantino

95
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You love dark comedy. The play is like a rollercoaster going back and fourth between comedy and tragedy.

Don't see it if Easily offended and are scared of guns. There's also a ton of profanity, but it's justified.

95
Great acting, Refreshing, Satirical, Entertaining, Bloody

See it if You enjoy independent theater with great acting and over the top satire.

Don't see it if Don't like guns blood or gratuitous amounts of swearing.

95
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You want to see an intense and refreshing play that well acted and engaging.

Don't see it if You're easily offended or can't swallow dark, uneasy topics or comedy.

90
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if you like seeing very talented actors giving their all, and relentless whiplashy swings between disturbing darkness and clever comedy.

Don't see it if you're planning a lovely evening with your granny.

Also A relentless quickfire mixology of comedy and darkness which is is dis... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Intense, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy dark humor. The play begins as a seemingly light comedy but takes an insane turn about twenty minutes in.

Don't see it if You didn't like Pulp Fiction.

100
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love to laugh and love great acting. Hilarious show. Great writing. Intense. Never a dull moment

Don't see it if Cannot handle foul language and don't have a sense of humor.

96
Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You have a sick sense of humor. You will be judging yourself at certain parts where you find yourself laughing.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. There's parts of this play where I'm sure some people will get up and walk out. It's dark but also hysterical.