Plano NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(65 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
11%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Quirky

About the Show

Clubbed Thumb presents an encore presentation of this new play in which three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues.

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Member Reviews (65)

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963 Reviews | 338 Followers
79
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Disjointed, Clever, Absurdist

See it if you're open to something new/different. Fast-paced, wildly imaginative, funny, scary. Deals w/ gender gap, sisters, mothers, marriage, faith

Don't see it if you want cohesion, but fun to watch. Loses some steam along the way. Needs cuts/shaping. Strg acting; gr set. Some gr lines/insights.

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
60
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if If you want to see a new work or a play as opposed to a musical.

Don't see it if If you want like ashow that has thought process and stay on point with that ptocess. This show has many thoughts not a lot of followthrough.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
78
Riveting, Dizzying, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like experimental theater - this is loaded with lots of good moments, maybe too many as everything passes very quickly with great acting

Don't see it if you want a plot with a reasonable start, middle and end. This is a lot of action that skips around, holding your interest w/little result.

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Absurdist, Quirky, Hilarious, Dizzying

See it if Wild, creative absurdism. Fast paced surprising dialog. 3 sisters are haunted & connected by weird manifestations of male presence.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy weird non-linear plays that can't be understood literally. An unusual satirical perspective on the sexes.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
85
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if you are looking for something very unexpectedly different, experimental and fun.

Don't see it if you are not ready to go with the sometimes very strange flow.

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
78
Clever, Dizzying, Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Arbery's verbal gymnastics highlight this mash-up of The Three Sisters meeting Kafka Three top-notch female leads help ground the absurdity

Don't see it if Vibrant, zany first half slowly spins out of control into confusion & chaos before coming full circle. Yet funny set pieces hold interest

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
96
Exhilarating, Splintered, Chilling, Thrilling, Acute

See it if you like when innovation in the theater is more than flash & cuts to the level of consciousness.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a traditional, naturalistic family play. Read more

597 Reviews | 121 Followers
84
Entertaining, Not slow fast pace, Great acting, Quirky, Funny

See it if Maybe not your traditional family, three sister that have a lot of weirdness in their life.

Don't see it if If you want a simple story. This story has a lot going on. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
April 14th, 2019

"To the women in Will Arbery’s sly, elusive, off-kilter comedy, the male presence is a loud, insistent thing...Mr. Arbery’s script is rich with laugh lines...'Plano' toys with language, form and expectations, and the excellent cast savors its elisions and tonal fluxes. The slight bagginess and perplexity of its second half has to do with problems left unsolved, and how to clearly depict women who define themselves by the male presences in their lives...Still, it has a winning playfulness."
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Time Out New York
April 15th, 2019

"The first 15 minutes of Arbery’s 'Plano' are experimental-theater perfection. They move like lightning. They’re hilarious...If other parts of this high-weird comedy don’t have the same precision and surprise, it may be because the first moments have worked too well...It’s delicious to see a playwright binding genres so confidently (body-double horror and rueful family comedy), but the real pleasure is in how much 'Plano' manages to bend how you perceive reality beyond the proscenium."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 13th, 2019

"Arbery’s wonderfully unsettling 'Plano' is a kind of inside-out play: it goes so far into the uncanny, protean mind’s eye that it comes out the other side, revealing all sorts of disturbing social truths...Silverman, Finn, and Flood feed each other, and feed 'off' each other, with electric energy and precision. They create a pulsing, spinning three-atom molecule at the center of the play, which is as funny as it is powerfully disturbing."
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Theatermania
April 13th, 2019

"Astoundingly, this whirlwind production...maintains its fevered pace to the very end. More plot unfolds in the 75 minutes of 'Plano' than appears in many novels...In his stylized, often hilarious, and just as often tragic way, Arbery presents a vision of life that is just a series of expository scenes...Under Reynolds's careful guidance, the cast executes Arbery's verbal gymnastics as if they were Olympic medalists...Arbery introduces himself as an exciting new voice on the New York stage."
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Front Row Center
May 10th, 2019

“Three sisters...reminisce over 30 years of their lives on their front porch in Dallas...Simple premise. Not so simple next hour as things are not what they seem...There is a plot twist...Pay close attention. This is fast moving. As the audience left the theater, they tried to figure out what had just transpired. Fasten your seat belts and get ready to laugh and be surprised...You will love the play.”
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