Mesquite, NV
Closed 2h 0m
Mesquite, NV
81

Mesquite, NV NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(34 Ratings)
Positive
91%
Mixed
6%
Negative
3%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

About the Show

The Workshop Theater presents a new play based on actual events about a contentious mayoral race in the retirement community of Mesquite, Nevada.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (34)

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116 Reviews | 53 Followers
100
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Great directing & staging

See it if U appreciate a well crafted script about politics that is enhanced by great Directing & creative staging A talented cast brings it to life.

Don't see it if U dislike subject of politics. U prefer straight drama; this has humor galore. U prefer Bway sets; this is low budget but so creative. Read more

143 Reviews | 37 Followers
98
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like seamless, intelligent hilarity in a clever and very well-directed production.

Don't see it if you want your true stories unadulterated with creativity and levity.

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
95
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You like political plays that take a deep look at all sides of a serious situation. Also very clever set designs and staging

Don't see it if You like plays that have uplifting stories and full sets

116 Reviews | 18 Followers
93
Clever, Funny, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate documentaries, or love true stories.

Don't see it if you need elaborate sets and costumes.

800 Reviews | 252 Followers
90
Relevant, Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Tragic

See it if Seemingly trivial politics in a small town become tragic. Speaks to our wider troubles as a nation. Excellent characters.

Don't see it if You want a fancier production. You don't enjoy satire. You are not interested in how things can go bad for normal but flawed people.

102 Reviews | 90 Followers
90
Relevant, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging

See it if If you enjoy new plays that have a talented cast that handles the quick paced dialogue very well

Don't see it if Need big productions and don’t enjoy political humor

1214 Reviews | 486 Followers
89
Insightful, Quirky, Timely, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see a show handle some potentially hot topics with a good natured approach that makes it easy to see how easy it can go bad.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows that take a bit of a quirky approach.

108 Reviews | 59 Followers
86
Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if Based on a true story, this is tragic-comic farcical storytelling that delves into the cruelty and petty nature of small town politics.

Don't see it if you don't like spare, low-budget productions or hate politics, but I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging the show was over 2 hours.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
October 8th, 2017

“As for the second act, Stevens strains for a profundity that he's not prepared to deliver, and Coté seems a little lost as he struggles to help the actors find it, too. Only Alex Dmitriev, as a befuddled councilman whom the mayor tries to make her patsy by entrapping him with his own decency, understands the notes Stevens wants to play. Perhaps because he's the only one not trying to bring a caricature to life.”
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Theater Pizzazz
October 9th, 2017

"Playwright Leegrid Stevens interviewed actual people in Mesquite, NV. The dialogue is lengthy, with layers of understanding within each scene. If it was a 'real-ness' he was searching for, he has succeeded. Director Thomas Coté makes moments of realization honest and clear. He also keeps the production clipping along at a great pace. Though it was 'showy,' in a traditional musical theater way, the plays never loses its truth."
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