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.
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.
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 Read more
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
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. Read more
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
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.
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.
"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."
“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.”
"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."