Really Really Gorgeous
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Really Really Gorgeous
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Really Really Gorgeous NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(30 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
43%
Negative
7%
Members say
Quirky, Disappointing, Slow, Clever, Great acting

About the Show

This new work traverses the dystopian, the outlandish, and the magical to arrive at the collision between love, celebrity, and the apocalypse.

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Member Reviews (30)

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65
Insipid, Confusing, Dystopian, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you enjoy dystopian political fantasy with absurdist leanings.

Don't see it if emotional realism is something you value in drama. I found the relationships only word deep without supporting actions.

67
Great staging, Solid acting, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a play with great promise that actively deconstructs American Myths.

Don't see it if you will be overly disappointed by a play that supplies new American Myths worse than the old. Read more

80
Thought/conversation-provoking, Great lighting and sound, Great cast and direction, Absorbing, relevant, Clever, quirky, entertaining

See it if You're up for a terrific cast in a serious farce about power and survival. And love, in a world where what's gorgeous is anyplace that's dry

Don't see it if You dislike farce or SciFi; don't think the climate's changing or the president lies constantly; you believe everything you hear on TV. Read more

65
Quirky, Funny, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy quirky non-linear silliness with elusive meaning.

Don't see it if you prefer serious story telling with clear morals. Read more

70
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You enjoy dystopian allegories for the dystopia we currently inhabit, that touch on multiple themes and maintain a sense of humor.

Don't see it if You struggle with metaphor or aren't in the mood to tolerate a play that is sometimes slow. Read more

87
Bechdel test passing, Dystopian, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if you're drawn to imaginative after-catastophe narratives. You want to support new work in a theater that consistently encourages it.

Don't see it if repetition drives you out of your gourd and/or your imagination only functions with an assist from Hollywood level sets and special effects.

98
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if In-depth themes of current day reality set to dystopian extremes. See what the future could be...if we let it.

Don't see it if You are looking to sit back, relax, and not think.

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62
Satisfying ending, Unsure plot, Too broadly satirical, Longer than needed, Schreechy

See it if you like to see all the many plays about dystopian futures that have been circulating in recent years.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a sharp satire; here the targets are so easy, & so annoying, that often the natural response is to turn off the TV. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
February 3rd, 2020

"Poets Vie for the Golden Ticket in ‘Really Really Gorgeous’: In this dystopian satire, 'American Idol' and '60 Minutes' still reign, the White House is in Cleveland and a pair of writers compete to save the world."
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BroadwayWorld
February 2nd, 2020

"A Wildly Conceived Climate Change Comedy 'REALLY REALLY GORGEOUS' at The Tank"
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TheaterScene.net
January 31st, 2020

"Nick Mecikalski's 'Really Really Gorgeous' (directed by Miranda Haymon) is set in a dystopian world that will seem familiar or at least largely plausible to audiences in 2020. In the play, dramatic shifts in climate have left much of North America underwater (both literally and figuratively)."
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