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PLAY!
Midtown W
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PLAY! NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
27%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Confusing, Absorbing

About the Show

This Is Not A Theatre Company presents an interactive homage to the importance of radical play for a healthy society. 

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Member Reviews (15)

100
Exquisite, Relevant, Refreshing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate masterful dance coupled with thoughtful poetry, philosophy, psychology, and audience participation in an intimate spare space

Don't see it if you prefer plays with extensive dialog, more than solo casts, complex sets and costumes, multiple acts, linear plots, not breaking 4th wall Read more

69
Great dancing, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Joyful movements of dance & words. The actor’s approach was very honest with a believable Intention to bring love to this experimental work.

Don't see it if Because this experimental work was a bit disconnected and missed its mark despite the spirited attempt to infuse love, happiness & harmony.

Critic Reviews (2)

September 22nd, 2019

"'Play!' reflects on the importance of play in everyday adult life…Jonathan Matthews executes elaborate choreography while delivering an absurdist monologue…[and then] the sense of joy and freedom that comes from playing is put to the service of building a better society."
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September 8th, 2019

"A solo dance-theater piece performed by Jonathan Matthews on the subject of playing - as in playing games...Matthews rants, lectures…and at the same time moves his body in expert ways…In the second half the performer brings the audience on stage… to play together."
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