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One Green Bottle

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Hilarious

About the show

This absurdist, gender-bending farce explores our current selfie society’s relationship with consumerism and modern technology through one night in the life of a disordered family on the road to ruin. More…

From the show:

Bo, Boo and Pickle all have plans, but someone must stay home to care for their pregnant dog, Princess. Trivial disputes and slapstick mischief quickly morph into family feuds and also, possibly, to the end of the world. 

Member Reviews (24)


Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Hilarious
Avg Score

Indulgent, Fluffy, Excruciating, Edgy, Dizzying

See it if If you like slapstick comedy that is into the absurd.

Don't see it if Thin plot. Absurdity into the ridiculous.

Entertaining, Riveting, Absurdist, Funny, Quirky

See it if to witness a masterful mash-up of Noh, kabuki, panto & Beckett in an anarchic, comical & moving farce about selfishness & modern technology.

Don't see it if you don't like absurdist theater or slapstick comedy; you have no interest in Japanese theater.

Brilliantly constructed, Dynamically staged, Beautifully played, Dark, Hilarious

See it if you’d like to experience a hilarious tragedy that feels as old as humankind & as contemporary as identity hacking.

Don't see it if irreverence about the family unit or absolute gender-bending might offend you.

Also For the 1st 20 minutes of “One Green Bottle” I laughed so hard I hurt.... Read more Read less

Illogical, Repetitious, Great timing, Funny, Absurdist slapstick

See it if a Japanese clown show with apocalyptic overtones sounds interesting. The comic timing is exquisite.

Don't see it if you dislike pratfalls and gratuitous violence.

Absurdist, Quirky, Experimental, Satirical

See it if Absurd comic modern fam w/ plans, in gender-bent drag,self-imprison w/ Kubuki rhythms & flourishes.Matte foil set."Why are you being weird?"

Don't see it if Its absurdist premise folds under the weight of itself when paired with reality resolve."No one commits hari kari in Wonderland/BoysofNoise"

Also One Green Bottle = Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer

Entertaining, Broad comedy, Physical comedy, Absurdist

See it if you enjoy broad, physical comedy with more than a hint of darkness

Don't see it if broad, physical comedy is not your thing. Or you want your broad comedy to be light.

Also The physicality of this play means that you must respect the actors wo... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like Japanese culture and comedy with a twist. This play pushes all traditional roles out the window.

Don't see it if You do not like Japanese comedy.

Masterful, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You can appreciate references to slapstick, traditional Japanese melodrama, Japanese horror movies and more.

Don't see it if You are averse to fits of explosive laughter.

Extremely "basic" humor, Exquisitely visual

See it if into laughing at a grossly-abusive wit-deficient dysfunctional family, well-stylized.

Don't see it if you think humor is about connection rather than randomness; I laughed once.

Also I wish the talent and creativity evident in the set and props were as ... Read more Read less

Edgy, Entertaining, Quirky, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if You like broad absurdist humor. Over the top gender bending family, Japanese Noh And Kabuki. Zany physicality. convincing relationship.

Don't see it if You don’t like to laugh or you get judgey. You don’t like farce.

Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Funny

See it if You want to see a special tragedy/comedy that leaves you wondering why did I laugh my way through this family situation. Great acting

Don't see it if If you don’t want to laugh at some crazy out there situations or if you want something traditionally American. This is a unique comedy

Great acting, Delightful

See it if Delight of a play- offbeat slapstick parodying the classical stage, family relations, among others. Strong acting throughout!

Don't see it if The 3 people I saw this with debated whether or not this was just a night of "dumb fun" or something deeper. That's yours to decide I guess!

Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You would appreciate an over the top gender bending absurdist comedy.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t appreciate Japanese style absurd humor.

Also This show was ridiculous, over the top absurd with a family fighting o... Read more Read less

Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like weird, absurdist plays; don't need a lot of substance to be entertained.

Don't see it if Japanese cross-dressing and weird humor is not your thing.

Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if mildly entertaining, very self-conscious attempts at quirkiness that don't add up to much other than rather artificial quirkiness.

Don't see it if Only Glyn Pritchard as Pickle pulls off an engaging performance; this could probably work better with a different acting style.

Cliched, Fun, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a creative set, quirky plot and absurdity

Don't see it if you have issues w/actors playing roles that are opposite of their birth sex

Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if you need a theatrical chicken soup to soothe your dark New Yorker soul

Don't see it if don't appreciate absurdist humor and treat the world way too seriously

Also I can't even tell you how delightful this was. I went in with no expec... Read more Read less

Funny, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you want a totally wacky, fun, well acted, fast paced and dark production

Don't see it if a typical boring theater experience

Quirky, Hilarious, Dizzying, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh and watch a wacky family deal with life. Slap stick and yet touching.

Don't see it if You want order and calm, or have trouble with deciphering rapid English/Japanese speech. It’s very silly!

Great acting, Clever

See it if You like Japanese esthetics (music, staging), you like somewhat zany, clever and very skillful and precise staging and movement

Don't see it if You don't like physical theater or work of mixed cultures.

Also The three gender-bending actors are very very good at what they do, I ... Read more Read less

Japanese theater inspired, Funny, Dizzying, Refreshing

See it if You want a well acted, fast paced slapstick show. Lampoons Kabuki theater and conflict between modern and traditional family interactions.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with Theater of the Absurd or gender-bending. Or if you find bridge chairs uncomfortable for 90 minutes.

Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you like brillant, funny, insightful, fresh and invigorating theatre.

Don't see it if dislike daring and challenging theatre. Or if physical comedy and gender bending is not your thing.

Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like physical humor and cross cultural (Japanese) themed settings.

Don't see it if you don't like theater of the absurd

Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want to see an original farce from Japan, a new experience that's very funny.

Don't see it if you only watch sitcoms on tv.

March 4th, 2020
Score: 90%. "I urge you to go, broaden your horizons about what is possible, and be part of something worthwhile that you won't easily forget."
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March 4th, 2020
"It's hardly a stretch for his play to attain universal proportions. That might be easier…for Japanese, given their…mono-ethnic culture…There is…a starker contrast with Japanese tradition than with ours, though the impact of this play is quite timely beyond Japan."
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