Monsoon Season
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Monsoon Season
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Monsoon Season NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(76 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

All for One presents this new dark and twisted romantic comedy about a recently separated couple whose lives are spinning out of control.

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Member Reviews (76)

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82
Surprising, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Great writing, gripping performances. Dark comedy with lots of twists. Fun, funny and suspenseful.

Don't see it if you don't like mostly solo shows. Read more

80
Fun, Dark, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy dark comedies. Really excellent performances and fun slightly twisted story.

Don't see it if If you dislike monologue heavy shows. The 2 characters don't share much stage time together but I really enjoyed the format/storytelling

64
Overrated, Funny, Banal, Ambitious

See it if Show has many changing moments to it. Can be confusing at times. Goid lighting and sound.

Don't see it if Laughs sometimes fall flat. To many changing ideas in the play. Confusing at times.

85
Disturbing, Surprising, Insightful, Dark, Funny

See it if Two mesmerizing monologues by a recently divorced couple. Desperate & unable to meet cultural ideals, their lives tailspin. Great twists.

Don't see it if You don’t like offbeat monologues that go off the rails. Very funny & very dark. I didn’t understand the point until the gruesome ending. Read more

82
Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Vieh's dark, corrosive, gimlet-eyed comedy of manners bravely takes on plight of a destructive, lower middle-class couple w/compassion

Don't see it if Despite blistering acting from Plaehn & Thieriot, the dueling monologue format can be cumbersome as its connecting components come together

70
Lively performances, Easy laughs, Some superficial stretches, Important subject, Formulaic

See it if the idea of 2 interlocking solo plays nominally engaged with life-&-death personal & social issues intrigues you.

Don't see it if you prefer a drama in which characters interact: Here that occurs for only a few short minutes of playing time. Read more

79
Intelligent, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you'd enjoy two sides of the story in a family disintegrating & falling into abuse leaving a young child in the middle-realistically written

Don't see it if you do not enjoy family separation, drug & alcohol abuse, loud voicing and sounds, bright lights and basically two monologues until the end.

80
Romantic, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if CLOSED..too late for....? Divided rating. #1 says brilliant, two master performers, worth the trip. small theater. Rattlestick staff A-1

Don't see it if #2 (me) says "I have a problem with solos" and Why doesn't NY City get its subway act together? and Why is it so cold in winter ?

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
October 30th, 2019

"In ‘Monsoon Season,’ a Marital Squall Turns Ugly: Bad things happen to bad people in Lizzie Vieh’s comedy, set in Arizona, about a couple who break up, crack up and make up."
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Theatermania
November 6th, 2019

"'Monsoon Season' and the Poor Slobs in the Mirror: Lizzie Vieh's horror-comedy two-hander comes to New York."
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TheaterScene.net
October 31st, 2019

"Vieh's script is extremely clever in its telling two sides of a story completely by separate monologues. The dialogue is real and yet extremely funny, never revealing too much, allowing the audience to piece together what's going on as the actors deliver their lines with impeccable timing and tumult."
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New York Theater
November 3rd, 2019

"Black comedy…clever and merciless, but it is also oddly compassionate…Danny and his ex-wife Julia may be losers who constantly make laughably wrong choices, but they are trying to do right, to be better…ultimately gruesome…but there is humor throughout."
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Off Off Online
October 29th, 2019

"'Monsoon Season' is a strange, funny, and haunting piece, which depicts, with wit and pathos, two lives careening out of control, and yet never takes a condescending or mocking attitude toward its characters."
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