See it if you enjoy a gender role reversal where the woman wants independence and the man wants commitment. Interesting twists involved.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in relations between the sexes. Plot gets more interesting with the second scene, which I really liked.
See it if you are looking for a cute little show with cute characters and an obvious plot. Acceptably entertainment but no surprises.
Don't see it if you want a play with a deep plot and well developed characters.
“The problem is that under Albert Bonilla's stolid and matter-of-fact direction, Elizabeth Ingham and Zack Calhoon's characters never come alive. Just trading quips is not a sophisticated style and as all of their lines are said the same way without variety, it becomes tiresome quite soon. While Donze continually surprises us as Beth, Melissa and Dave remain the same throughout. And the production design doesn't help much… Viviane Galloway's costumes are extremely conservative and colorless.”
"No doubt an interesting formula steeped in plenty of dramatic potential, but unfortunately, it never fully catches fire, handicapped by a severe absence of urgency in addressing the matter. Plagued by a series of unnecessarily long silences between each line, the conversation between Melissa and Dave is quite dull...Fortunately, in all this mangled chaos, the production manages to salvage itself (albeit barely) with the beyond brilliant casting of Joy Donze."
"The dialogue between Dave and Melissa can struggle if not taken by the right perspective, which is why I elaborate that 'Romantic Trapezoid’s premise is rather simple and quick...Still, the play, along with their relationship, is revived by the marvelous and quirky Beth...Donze’s Beth comes with a surprising amount of depth...Moreover, the character proves Cahn’s script can smartly veer from the classic, romantic tropes it musters...All in all, the play is quick 'pick me up.'"
"The title 'Romantic Trapezoid' suggests an interesting twist on the classic triangle. It isn’t...There are also no real plot complications or reversals, one at most...We have exposition, the introduction of the other woman, and the resolution...There could be interesting characters or memorably witty dialogue along the way, but there isn’t either really...This is a competent, professional production...The performers are all certainly capable. There’s just nothing to rave about."