Ends Jul 28 | East Village

Preexisting Conditions

From 14 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny

About the show

This new play pits modern romance against a modern medical bill and asks: what's sicker? Part of the Corkscrew Festival. More…

From the show:

Legal assistant Ophira suffers from chronic pain, with no health insurance and no hope – until she finds Artemis, a multicultural, intersectional, feminist matchmaking startup that connects singles in need of healthcare with professionals from the finance and tech industries. This unconventional (but pragmatic) arrangement becomes a nightmare when Ophira is paired with the pompous Trevor, and her efforts to escape are blocked by Artemis CEO Aubrey Geller.


Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Relevant, Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny
76
Avg Score

88
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see a cleverly staged edgy look at the odd state of our healthcare system and marriage in this sometimes great country of ours.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate shows that are done on a shoestring of a budget. Great acting, script and lots of bang for their buck out of the set.

Also This was a little odd but I really enjoyed it.

70
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing

See it if If you want a satire on how some live their lives... health care ,dating and jobs. Good acting for the most part.

Don't see it if If you don't like seeing blood on stage. If you want a big production. If you do not like plays that deal with dead end jobs.

75
Relevant, Clever

See it if You’re interested in healthcare and the compromises made when sickness is involved.

Don't see it if You need a tight show. The transitions drag the whole thing down. You want a clear or satisfying ending.

69
Quirky, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like quirky shows about dating and fraudulent business actions. Actors were quite good but I would have preferred a different ending

Don't see it if you don't like shows that leave the ending up to you

40
Relevant, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Ill conceived

See it if you want to see what seems like a good concept go awry as it's written and preformed.

Don't see it if the idea of celebrating women prostituting themselves for health care benefits is appalling in 2019.

Also The male characters were well-developed and well directed and did an e... Read more Read less

70
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate satire on the ways we live now and want to laugh at the absurdities of the workplace and the dating scene today.

Don't see it if You have no interest in a play that makes fun of dead end jobs and dating/matchmaking services.

83
Quirky, Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if you'd like to see a piece where the way to deal with lack of health care is to get married. Skewers many major social issues of our times.

Don't see it if u are tired of Bachelor/Bachelorette themes, even w a twist and don't like small productions even if clever & well acted; quirky take on Now

72
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in new writers; you like shows that explore difficult topics in a quirky way

Don't see it if You are looking for something totally light and fluffy. You would be upset by depiction of blood and medical issues.

Also This was very well written and well done. They did a great job with a ... Read more Read less

77
Intelligent, Edgy, Clever

See it if you want to see a show about the healthcare system...ageism ..dating in the 21st century...good performances...confusing at times...

Don't see it if you don't like small productions on small theaters..

84
50% romantic, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if want to support 5 talented actors, a good play about health and family problems, and what people can and can't force themselves to do

Don't see it if Fake blood, imitation of gynecologist visit, medical insurance related topics are not what you want to see onstage.

Also I liked everything, except an uncertain finale and...too much time tak... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a small production with talented cast. Surprisingly well performed, the flow, sound effects & timing are just right, no complaints

Don't see it if Only the location is a challenge to reach. It's a well structured play with ton of funny witty conversations, give it a chance.

91
Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a quirky new play with excellent performances and interesting insights on medicine, ageism and feminism. Plus, it's funny.

Don't see it if My only real complaint was that the set changes took too long and there were too many of them.

77
Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if Dealt with current issues regarding healthcare

Don't see it if .....

92
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You would like to see a play with many layers representing different facets of life from different perspectives

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical or a big production


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