Mesquite, NV
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Mesquite, NV
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Mesquite, NV NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(34 Reviews)
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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Member Reviews (34)

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928 Reviews | 379 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.

703 Reviews | 213 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.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
77
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Cliched, Handily done

See it if you are entertained by political machinations where the personal is political and visa versa. The hard working cast does a good job.

Don't see it if you are expecting snappy dialogue or great insights.

450 Reviews | 126 Followers
74
Leisurely paced, Energy levels vary, Script has potential, Is it funny or serious or both?, Currently, humor is not laugh inducing

See it if look at local politics as metaphor for everything else, almost ensemble piece, colorful staging, some engaging actors are to your liking

Don't see it if you are sleepy, want livelier storytelling, cannot recognize metaphor, want "actual events" to translate 2 engaging theatre, prefer musicals

291 Reviews | 705 Followers
79
Funny, Edgy, A little long, Exposition heavy

See it if you enjoy true events depicted with a dark comedic bent, and can laugh at murder/suicide.

Don't see it if you're put off by very dialogue heavy shows and a pretty depressing story. Read more

371 Reviews | 52 Followers
79
Stylized, Relevant, Fine acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy seeing a stylized well acted microcosm of politics, culture, human motivations and frailty in our society.

Don't see it if favor realism, optimism and dislike farce and criticism of aspects of our culture.

302 Reviews | 96 Followers
72
Quirky, Curious, Funny

See it if want to see a re-telling of small town happenings in a very straight-forward manner. I thought it would be more emotional (e.g. funny, sad)

Don't see it if you want an interesting story. This felt like a transcript being read aloud. I was expecting more.

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
50
Funny, Quirky

See it if You have a friend in the cast. You want to see something VEEP-like.

Don't see it if You want effective scenic design (would’ve been better off as a staged reading) You want something way above community theatre

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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