New York | 1h 15m | Already closed

Real

From 3 critic and 33 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking

About the show

The Tank's world premiere drama explores issues of race and gender through its story about a woman and a man living in New York, 85 years apart. More…

New York, 2019. Dominique, a 40-year-old married white woman, is a successful working mother who decides to take up an instrument she used to play when she was young. New York, 1934. Dominic, a 20-year-old gay immigrant, and a promising composer. After having a dream, he starts writing a fugue, and feels like he is supposed to live someone else's life. Their two stories become intertwined to a point where the viewer can't discern which one is which - neither can Dominic and Dominique.

1h 15m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)


55
Good idea, Good acting, Interesting, Surreal, Slow in the beginning

See it if you are a fan of actors playing multiple roles well and in a script that draws connections between time periods and people

Don't see it if you need to understand everything or want a more satisfying ending to a play. It's unclear what's happening or what is the point being drawn

51
Slow, Pretentious, self-indulgent, boring,

See it if You would enjoy it if you want to support experimental theater whether or not it is successful in what is attempted.

Don't see it if You don't want to be bored for even an hour and a quarter or if you don't want to see a play that doesn't really work.

38
Ambitious

See it if You like supporting the Off Off Broadway community and smaller shows.

Don't see it if You want a play that works.

Also The entire evening is stilted; writing, direction, performances. It ma... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You like to watch new interesting works and amazing actors doing what they do best (the two leads, especially do tremendous work).

Don't see it if You can't get over the poor direction and sometime slow pace (opening makes no sense). You have trouble seeing the potential in new works

55
Confusing, Intense, Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You like slow and confusing plots

Don't see it if If you prefer edgy thought provoking plays

73
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if you like other-worldly works. The acting was great and while, at times, it was a bit confusing, overall it was very interesting

Don't see it if you don't have the patience for deep intense story lines.

68
During previews
Clever idea, Ambitious, Slow, Plodding, Educational

See it if you like "magical realism." Intelligent & thoughtful premise, but wooden dialogue. Great insight, tho, into US-Mexico immigration history.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate poetic text, or "Twilight Zone"-type story. Acting was so-so, except for Del Fabro who was excellent.

26
During previews
Confusing, Excruciating

See it if You can forgive a script that needs a lot of work.

Don't see it if It will bother you that there is no real set. I was very confused for most of the play.

Also When you see a play early on in the run and you don’t like it sometime... Read more Read less


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