Plano NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(64 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
11%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Absorbing

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 (64)

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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.

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.

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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