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From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Quiet, Absorbing

About the show

This world premiere examines the power dynamics between gender, race, and class when the #MeToo movement uncovers the wounds of a Latinx massage therapist in New York City. Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival. More…

This raw, queer coming-of age story is told through a unique interplay of live cello, intentional movement, and dialogue.

Member Reviews (6)


Slow, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Quiet, Absorbing
Avg Score

Beautifully scored, Fragmentary, Touching, Inventive

See it if you are interested in massage, masseurs or how human beings touch one another, in every sense of the word.

Don't see it if gay subject matter or brief nudity offend you, or you prefer completely integrated scripts: this piece piles up many fragments.

Also “Masseur” is an inventive, fragmented dramatic meditation on human tou... Read more Read less

Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you want to explore the importance of touch set amongst a story of pain and mystery with wonderful cello music.

Don't see it if you want an ending with a true conclusion. You are left to put it all together for yourself.

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Edgy, Quiet

See it if you enjoy a quiet show that makes a loud statement. This is a stripped down (no pun intended) piece featuring beautiful, live cello music.

Don't see it if adult themes bother you, or you’re looking for something uplifting and cheerful.

Melange music & massage, Touching..., Excellent use of cello, Views of human touch, Interesting staging

See it if desire movement/music amalgam that examines human touch, cello as a character, & storytelling about the masseur & the massaged & why

Don't see it if not interested in massage or naked men or how live music enhances an experience, expect a more finished production, hate the moan of a cello

Absorbing, Riveting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you are someone touched by the many nuances of humans touching and being touched by each other both physically and psychologically.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a play that's compose of fragments of reality and philosophical approaches to humans touching and being touched.

Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to watch a slow moving play. Could even make an hour play with fast phasing acts. 10/20 seconds of gap on some scenes is not ok

Don't see it if Want to see nude male actors. White actor and the musician is good though. Prod staff could be heard from your seats giving cues

“Masseur” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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