Already closed | 1h 35m | Brooklyn

Nice Fish

From 63 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Original

About the show

St. Ann’s Warehouse and American Repertory Theater present this New York premiere, about two men searching for answers on the last day of the fishing season. Starring Mark Rylance. More…

On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season, and two men are out on the ice angling for answers to life’s larger questions. They are hoping for something essential and immortal... when a construction worker roars across the ice on his snowmobile, spear, dynamite, and fancy dress in hand. The last blizzard of the season is about to begin.

1h 35m | Already closed | St Ann's Warehouse (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (63)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Clever, Delightful, Original

During previews
42
Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You want to see something different. The set and lighting were very good. Acting was good but play itself was very boring.

Don't see it if You like fast paced shows. This is excruciatingly slow.


February 21st, 2016
"It took only a few minutes for the audience to simmer down and settle into the bewitching theatrical spell cast by 'Nice Fish,' The production has been expertly directed by Claire van Kampen, and features wonderful performances not just from Mr. Rylance but from four other gifted actors...A few ...
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February 22nd, 2016
"'Nice Fish' is a whimsical, ultimately resonant portrait of lost souls waiting to hook or be hooked...It’s all vaguely 'Waiting for Godot'–ish, and Jenkins makes a modest bid as a flyover-state Samuel Beckett. Generally, though, the ultimate lure is a chance to see a great actor like Rylance cut...
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February 21st, 2016
"'Nice Fish' has the flat, folksy vaudeville quality of that radio show ['A Prairie Home Companion'], with its rime of humor and undertow of malaise. But with Rylance bringing his usual brilliance to the proceedings, and with a magical production directed by Claire Van Kampen, the play is clearly...
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February 21st, 2016
"Featuring a hilarious deadpan performance by Mark Rylance, 'Nice Fish' is a great catch...'Nice Fish' is certainly disjointed and rambling, and its slow pace could provoke irritation among the less patient. But its whimsical observational humor is consistently amusing, and the performers delive...
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