Occasionally Nothing
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Occasionally Nothing
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Occasionally Nothing NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(19 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Set in a foreseeable dystopian future, this play centers around three British expats sheltering from nearby bomb blasts in a bleak room. Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival.

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Member Reviews (19)

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Witty, Dystopian, Evocative, Fragmented, Well played

See it if you’re interested in innovative scripts that eschew the tried & true, even while evoking the long tradition of experiment in the theater.

Don't see it if you have no patience with fragmented scenes, lots of them, that leave you with fewer answers than you have questions. Read more

78
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to immerse yourself in the lives of three people coping with a difficult situation with smart language and excellent performances.

Don't see it if you are not willing to listen carefully (lots of repetition here,) think about the situation and understand what people do to survive.

Critic Reviews (3)

Outer-Stage
July 3rd, 2017
For a previous production

“We find ourselves in a bleak world where three survivors are hiding out after a nuclear holocaust. Virtually nothing is left...Dumeng brings out a lot of musical humor and the glory of being an American, even when there is no more America. It really is like a one-hour roller coaster ride, for which we should thank the talented cast and writer. Even if you aren’t familiar with anti-nuclear tales such as ‘Threads’ and/or post-modern theater, there is much to enjoy.”
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The Modernist Beat
July 2nd, 2017
For a previous production

“The writing here is spare, brutal, and emotionally resonate. Menna has imbued her work with a musicality for both the words and the long silences that fall in between...Menna’s dialogue crackles with energy and wit...The play takes a turn and lands an emotional wallop on the audience...Dumeng infuses an elegiac tone into the work to stunning effect...It speaks to the dark shadows of the 21st-century in a vibrant and yes comic voice. It should be seen."
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June 28th, 2017
For a previous production

“If British accents don’t spark your interest, come to watch the fantastic actors perform. Physical comedy adds a delightful layer to the quick humorous exchanges over the meaning of nothing...The writer plays with the meaning of words as we watch the characters struggle to survive and maintain positive spirits...Overall, ‘Occasionally Nothing’ is witty, worth seeing, and will leaving you pondering the meaning of your own utterances.”
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