FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade and Elephant Run District present the world premiere of a play about Martin Denton, the creator of nytheatre.com. More…
An accountant in D.C. falls in love with theater in New York. After suddenly losing his father, he impulsively creates nytheatre.com. He gives up his comfortable life, spending thousands of nights in the audience and even more days at his computer bringing attention to notable, but often under-recognized artists. Working with his mother over two decades, he writes and edits thousands of reviews, publishes hundreds of plays, and posts scores of blog pieces, interviews, and podcasts. In doing so, he revolutionizes how the arts are covered and helps to usher in the indie theater movement. If you created or saw NYC indie theater during the last 20 years, chances are you've been impacted by his work. Now watch his untold story move from his desk chair and aisle seat to the stage.
See it if You think outside the box...have been seeing theatre in NY for many years, especially shows off the radar...want a trip down memory lane.
Don't see it if You're only interested in Broadway or think that off and off off... INDIE THEATRE...is somehow inferior.
See it if you want to learn about an important voice in the development of the Off Off Bway scene, dramatized in a fairly interesting and amusing way.
Don't see it if you're not a downtown theatre insider or familiar with the "indie" theatre scene. This feels more Wikipedia-ized than a narrative drama.
See it if For theatre nerds of a certain age (& time) this docu-drama is quite enjoyable. Meta plot devise can confuse but Harcum as Denton delights
Don't see it if An audience participation devise mid-show is a fiasco & drama's momentum never quite recovers Plods along until footing returns near the end
See it if You want a poem to indie theatre. You've ever seen or participated in Off-Off Broadway. You like creative shows w/ a low budget.
Don't see it if You have no interest in Off-Off Broadway. You want bigger production values.
See it if You enjoy theatre and its recent history tremendously! An insiders view to NYC for the past 30 years via the world of theatre BRILL!
Don't see it if You're a tourist that should be at Wicked but cannot get a ticket. lol
See it if interested in indie theatre movement, the quirky relationship of a groundbreaking futurist & his mother, & dedication to an idea
Don't see it if you care not 4 Indie Theater, don't care about a man's relationship with his mother, nor riveting account of surviving 9/11 near groundZero
See it if you want to see a story about someone who loves the theater.
Don't see it if you dislike a bio that is an advertisement for oneself and is filled with less than interesting tidbits about a life with humor that misses.
See it if you're involved in the theatre, knew Martin Denton, are a fan of the author or the cast. The acting was very good.
Don't see it if if the life of Martin Denton has no meaning for you.
See it if you want to explore the history of indie theatre in NYC through the eyes of an intelligent fan.
Don't see it if you don't like actors playing multiple roles or interacting with the audience. You don't like having candy tossed to you during a performanc
See it if You are VERY interested in the Indie theater scene in New York
Don't see it if you are not totally clued in to indie theater. the play is one long inside story.
See it if you have been reviewed by Denton or have seen all the indie theatre he references.
Don't see it if you are not completely entrenched in the the indie theater he references. Super indulgent.
See it if you're all about NY stories and the theater. Or, to see the excellent actress who played many parts.
Don't see it if if you don't want self aggrandizement and preachy sermon about how to review a play
See it if You have interest on independent theatre. The audience was a very "in" crowd - in unsure how the average theatre goer would react
Don't see it if If you have no interest in the New York theatre world
See it if you're curious about the history of off-off-Broadway reviews, or were part of the indie/off-off Bway theater scene in the past few decades.
Don't see it if you want a high budget or well-written show, or want to be engaged the whole time (the first 30min are painfully boring).
See it if you like documentary/biography if you will. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did. I like how they played all characters-it works.
Don't see it if if you are not into hearing about the history of theater or how Indie theater.com was invented. You'll be bored if you hate documentaries
See it if You were part of or are familiar with the NY indie theater scene of the past 20 years, or just want to hear an interesting tale.
Don't see it if You don't like shows where just 2 people play all the parts with minimal costume or set changes.
See it if you want to understand more about Martin Denton's climb to indie theatre critic, blogger, editor and promoter of small independent plays.
Don't see it if You are not into independent and smaller plays and not interested in learning about Martin Denton.
See it if You are someone who is in love with theater, like stories about real people, well-told, funny and touching.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in why people become passionate and obsessed with something.
See it if you are interested in one man and his mother's history in the indie theater movement. The acting is formidable, and it is well directed.
Don't see it if you are looking for a well balanced story. It's a true homage to two individuals, nothing more, nothing less.
See it if You love theater history, biography, a good true story, good writing
Don't see it if You can't see in the dark going into the theater....where was their common sense?
See it if you appreciate great acting and you're interested in people's passions and the history of indie theater/downtown NYC theater scene.
Don't see it if you're seeking a more "traditional" play.
See it if You like good acting. I liked the girl who played Martin Dentons wife. She played many different parts. She was very funny as well.
Don't see it if You dont like documentaries.
See it if You know Martin Denton, indie theatre in the 90s and early 2000s, or have an interest in theatre appreciation and history
Don't see it if You don't like "breaking the 4th wall," quirky shows where the same actors play multiple people aren't your thing
See it if you are a member of the indie theater community - this is very "inside baseball" and not all references/jokes will be caught by everyone.
Don't see it if you aren't a member of the community it's about.