Closed 2h 45m
Providence, Rhode Island
Midtown W
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Providence, Rhode Island NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(4 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
50%
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Members say
Ambitious, Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining, Confusing

About the Show

Nightdrive presents the world premiere of this dramedy about how people build towns, how towns build memories, and how those memories build new people and towns. Part of The Tank’s Flint & Tinder series.

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Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Trying to be way too much. I was rooting for the actors, but the piece itself is convoluted, hard to follow and too long. I've seen worse.

Don't see it if You don't like shows in development (or seem to be). Need a clear story and characters. Or if you don't like pancakes. (that's what I said)

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Ambitious, Dizzying, Intense, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you like adventurous theater-going. This is fast-paced, inventive, and mystifying, and performed at all times with commitment by the cast.

Don't see it if you need to fully understand what you're watching. I didn't, but somehow still enjoyed it anyway. Also, there's a plot-related treat bonus.

Critic Reviews (3)

January 21st, 2017

"As an audience member, the ultimate delight of this show is gradually discovering how it’s all connected. The show is richly thought-out and incredibly complex, and following the threads is deeply enjoyable. 'Providence, RI' is extremely smart, funny, sincere, and creepy, with something for everyone...Audience participation can often be gimmicky, but 'Providence, RI' uses it sincerely and in a way that makes it absolutely vital to the show."
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January 17th, 2017

"Without a doubt, this piece desperately needs to be edited down with more cohesion and clarity. There are moments and beats that are interesting…What made sense to the creators didn't always shine through for the audience. Fox and Henriques have a unique voice together. Their ability to incorporate humor and poetry kept the piece afloat. It's playful dialogue yet tragically full of itself…There's great promise in this piece. It just needs fresh guidance from a new source."
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January 25th, 2017

“It’s all a bit madcap and a bit messy...The excellent structural trick of 'Providence, RI' is that Act One functions as an abstract of the play. It summarizes the characters and settings that will accrue meaning in the subsequent acts…There are some limitations to this scheme. As the play increasingly leaves behinds the detailed pleasures of Act One for something weirder and grander, certain narrative threads are harder to shake off…The cast is uniformly excellent.”
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