Queens | 2h 10m | Already closed

Project X

From 16 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound

About the show

Set in 1944, this new drama centers around a high school science teacher who responds to a newspaper ad reading, “Physicists Needed for Project X: a Project that will Win the War.” More…

Eager to aide in the war effort, he immediately whisks his young family off to a secret city in the hills of Tennessee where he soon learns that his assignment is much heavier than he anticipated. As the weight of the responsibility and secrecy threatens to pull his family apart, he must make a choice that will affect the lives of generations to come.


2h 10m | Already closed | The Secret Theatre (Queens)


94
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in a very informative show about the secret WWII Manhattan Project and how it affected the families involved in it.

Don't see it if you're not interested in WWII history; don't enjoy small intimate theater

Also This was a very well-done show performed on a simple set. Looks like t... Read more Read less

92
Insightful, Profound, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You know that nothing works without a great script, you love the way good theater forces you to feel things and think about relationships

Don't see it if You want a fun night of light fare, you don't want to schlep to Long Island City

91
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you want a different angle on the story of Oak Ridge & the Manhattan Project

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas or historical plays

90
Entertaining, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in the subject matter; great acting from a small cast; want to be entertained with thought-provoking drama.

Don't see it if you don't like serious drama, intimacy, small productions.

Also Entrance to theater is really hard to find. Head towards freight area ... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Profound, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you'd like to become familiar with this small family, well portrayed, dealing with the non-combat challenges of war time work and life.

Don't see it if you do not care to learn about the past - mistakes, hardships, love and loss, these all set in WW2 providing another look at our history.

88
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like intimate plays about serious topics.

Don't see it if You want something light hearted.

85
Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining, Banal, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that deal with serious and disturbing issues. Also if you like learning about historical events that actually happened.

Don't see it if If you don't like to see shows with disturbing events and would rather see something with a lighter theme.

83
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in WWII. You're interested in ethics in science.

Don't see it if You want a happy go lucky show.

82
Wwii memoir, Informative, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if A family’s story of civilian service purifying Uranium for the A-bomb and the cancers caused by working without radiation protection.

Don't see it if A short subway ride out of Manhattan is too far. Hard to believe the inadequacy of safety measures.

78
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if you like a great situation and a strong family drama about non soldiers participating in the work of war and conflicts being duty and love.

Don't see it if you mind a bit of anachronistic plotting and a scene that seems untrue. Mind the plot being resolvable by the line "I need you to trust me."

75
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if If you appreciate a thoughtful and personal exploration of the secret birth of the Atomic Age. Lovingly written and skillfully acted.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the personal stories at the heart of an important historical moment.

93
Must see, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience the emotions and sacrifices endured by families during WWII. The acting was superb!

Don't see it if you are not into historical dramas.

90
Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if See it if you like historical drama. This performance gives real insight into some of the sacrifices made by “the greatest generation.”

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you do not enjoy extensive narration to advance the storyline.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like shows that explore the human element of events. If you like narrated stories. If you would like to see good acting.

Don't see it if you don't like serious subject matter and are looking for a lighthearted show. If you don't like small spaces and a small cast.

96
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy kitchen sink dramas and WW2 intrigue

Don't see it if You are looking to forget your troubles and turn off your brain for two hours.

91
Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in world war 2. The sacrifice of war.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy small intimate productions


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