Already closed | 1h 25m | Midtown W

Roller Dynasty

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Banal

About the show

One night while working the graveyard shift at a roller disco in Marfa, TX, Donna and Colby are smacked with a surprise: The Apocalypse! A new dark comedy, performed entirely on roller skates.


Skating through a honky tonk disco fugue, the ladies are left to figure out who they are, what it all means, and if anything even matters at all. "Roller Dynasty" celebrates friendship, disco music, and the end of the world.

1h 25m | Already closed | Medicine Show Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (21)


Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Banal
Avg Score

Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Confusing, Slow

See it if You like plays that go back-forth in time to fill in the missing pieces of who the characters are or if you’re thrilled by roller skating.

Don't see it if You want to see a coherent storyline, decent acting, interesting costumes lighting or set...they’re not here.

Also This was bad. Very very bad.

Disco music always entertaining, Meandering non-plot, Sandstorm included, Roller skate choreo = always entertaining, Memory inducing

See it if U long for days of disco & roller skates, want 2 B consumed with millenial ennui, want 2 C versatile Tony Jenkins, U R recent college grad

Don't see it if no use 4 millennial angst, allergic to sandstorms, hate licking up blood, want a tame version of what could be very funny

Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Cliched

See it if you like anything about the apocalypse, roller skating and Marfa even if it isn't done well.

Don't see it if you know the difference between good and sophomoric theater.

Slow / disappointing / needs work / huge potential, Flashbacks (not linear) / decent set / weak 'ography, Intense but humorous / very nostalgic / resonant, Clever ambitious concept / quirky / campy fun

See it if you're open to a slight morality-themed romp, great funky disco music (before during & after), & campy roller-skating, re: the apocalypse.

Don't see it if you prefer epic musicals & are expecting to see another version of 'Starlight Express' or 'Xanadu' (both also slight morality-themed romps).

Also Disco roller-rink & the apocalypse.... Read more Read less

Good music, Confusing, Quirky, Touching

See it if You're into roller skating and disco music - Tony Jenkins & the disco divas were great. The storyline had potential but just didn't make it.

Don't see it if You're looking for Starlight Express. This had some interesting moments, but too much whining.

Dated, Cliched, Funny, Quirky

See it if If you want to see people on skates act and verse out drama. Also later on adult drama as well interspersed with disco.

Don't see it if You do not like cliche 70s parodies. You prefer cleaner language.

Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like disco and plays with time jumps but no clear answers that are maybe about the end of the world but maybe not.

Don't see it if You need clear answers (there are none here), a linear storyline, or hate disco.

Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You know the cast members or creative team or just really like seeing original work, good or bad.

Don't see it if You can't (or don't want to) walk up and down three flights of stairs; you are expecting a plot or any sort of cohesive narrative.

Quirky, Banal, Entertaining, Confusing direction, Roller skating!

See it if You want to see a fun little show with roller skating! Funky music and I enjoyed some of the quirky writing, funny actors!

Don't see it if Don’t expect to see enormous depth but it’s fun, actors give a very low stakes performance so it’s hard to get behind the characters

Banal, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you must and are millennial. Young audience, particularly ladies seem to have enjoyed the show.

Don't see it if belong to mature age group and looking for sensible show. Navigating long flights of stairs to 3 rd floor would present difficulty.

Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if You know any of the actors or the team and they’d like you to see it.

Don't see it if You have no connection to the show. I was just so happy when it was over.

Banal, Confusing, Slow

See it if you like to watch slow, quirky, roller skating.

Don't see it if you are allergic to sand, dysfunctional friendships, nonlinear, meandering plots and millennial ennui.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if Thought provoking delight.see it if you arent familiar with the disco error.

Don't see it if May seem corny and cliched. A mind stretch nonetheless

Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You like disco music & roller skating. Those were the best things about the show.

Don't see it if You don't like disco music & roller skating. The rest of the show didn't make much sense.

Roller skating!, Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent, Resonant

See it if You're in the mood for a Beckett-style show performed by a young company, with everyone on roller skates!

Don't see it if You're expecting a zany romp. This one gets existential even with the roller disco setting

Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You want to see something a little different. Most of the show done on roller skates. Tony Jenkins shout out for his numerous personas.

Don't see it if you like a straight line story. This actual starts at the end & goes back in time, although not very clearly.

Confusing, Needs work, Anticlimactic, Slow, Quirky

See it if you know Tony Jenkins. He’s the best thing about this production.

Don't see it if you know anyone else in the cast because it’ll be awkward later when they ask what you think.

Quirky, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You enjoy your indie drama with a bit of disco camp and Twilight Zone. Good dialogue, but couldn’t settle on tone.

Don't see it if Don’t like sawdust!

Great writing, Great staging, Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if You like disco, roller skating, young people and a fun new play

Don't see it if You don’t like indie theate or plays that jump in time

Entertaining, Thoughtful, Great acting

See it if You like end of the world scenarios, want to see a play that explores millennial minutiae, dig disco :)

Don't see it if Want something serious, don’t like millennials

Also I think the missed opportunity here was staging it in this theatre. It... Read more Read less

Cliched, Confusing, Banal

See it if You’re in to 75 minutes of navel gazing and people asking “What’s happening?”

Don't see it if You like plays with a plot, character arc, and structure.

Also This was one of the rare occurrences when I wanted an intermission - s... Read more Read less

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