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Recent Tragic Events

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny

About the show

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions presents Craig Wright's thought-provoking comedy about a blind date with destiny. More…

It's the day after September 11, and Waverly opens her apartment door, aghast. How could she have forgotten her blind date, Andrew, would be picking her up? As she scrambles to get ready, a series of twists, turns, and unexpected guests make for a fateful date.

Member Reviews (7)


Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny
Avg Score

Slow, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Blind date catastrophe day after "The Thing" dramedy when a twin telephones to find lost twin. Meta with sharply written idea-filled script.

Don't see it if High-concept premise abandoned in second act after complicated and confusing set-up. Showcase. Thirty-seat studio theatre.Half Equity actors

Also "Take a nation that kills, then act surprised when something bad happe... Read more Read less


See it if You want to see a play about chance, choice, and free will.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward play with a traditional narrative.

Also The play as written feels gimmicky. The humor didn’t land. Cast was un... Read more Read less


See it if you want to see a small 4 person show that deals tragedy.

Don't see it if You want a large comedy. Or a by the books drama.

Also The tone of the play is a mystery for me. It's not really a comedy, no... Read more Read less

Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if This is a funny play about a difficult day -- the day after September 11 -- that really made me think. The cast is phenomenal.

Don't see it if It's definitely a quirky, theatrical script, with a number of meta things happening. So if that doesn't appeal, this isn't the show for you.

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like ensemble acting and clever comedy-tragedy.

Don't see it if You want to be uplifted. This deals with 9/11.

Resonant, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love plays done by Playwrights Horizons. I saw the original many years ago and this indie production has a lot to recommend it!

Don't see it if If you prefer musicals or light fare.

Also The acting is first-rate. I never understood why Heather Graham was in... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Intense, Hilarious, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You like twists and turns in your theater. Set over a blind date the day after 9/11. Sounds rough, and it is at moments, but also brilliant.

Don't see it if You don't like theater that comments on itself. Also if you get claustrophobic, the space is a small blackbox.

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