Rough Trade
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Rough Trade

Rough Trade NYC Reviews and Tickets

(59 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Great writing

A vicious comedy about classism, chosen family, and holding on tightly to the ones you love.

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1039 Reviews | 425 Followers
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want a millennial version of Boys In The Band. Sharp, witty writing. Well acted. Clever minimal staging. Captures todays gays well.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic. This is for the gays/gay friendly. The characters are each a bit of an exaggerated caricature but rooted in reality. Read more

735 Reviews | 159 Followers
Thought-provoking, Satisfying plot, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy dramas that explore gay male relationships among friends and lovers; you like seeing young actors giving excellent performnces

Don't see it if Not a fan of gay-themed plays, don't enjoy going to theater slightly off Broadway, or plays where it takes time to warm up to the characters

508 Reviews | 257 Followers
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if Conflict develops among best friends as their respective new relationships grow more significant. Great writing with excellent acting.

Don't see it if If male relationships makes you feel uncomfortable then skip this one.

530 Reviews | 108 Followers
Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like real and honest plays that don’t sugarcoat or paint a pretty picture just because it’s the right thing to do

Don't see it if You don’t like shows involving gay characters. Read more

438 Reviews | 271 Followers
Well written, Bitchy, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if interested in the lives of 4 millennial gay New Yorkers, their ever changing friendships, bad choices, deceptions & consequences.

Don't see it if Not interested in that scene; not familiar with New York locations; don't like bare bones productions: Each of the characters are flawed. Read more

477 Reviews | 122 Followers
Weak direction, Cliched, Great lighting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want a show which explores the relationships of 4 cliched gay men in NY. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if you want a show with a nuanced look at gay relationships and that doesn't go on 1 scene too long. Read more

483 Reviews | 124 Followers
Gay couples navigate relationship through classism

See it if Don't let the title fool ya. It's about two NY gay couples facing issues of class conflict. There is volatility but no physical violence

Don't see it if The four actors are very skillful, and quite handsome, too. The set is bare with a few chairs and props. The dialogue is riveting at times

418 Reviews | 56 Followers
Somewhat confusing, Characterizations just short of compelling, Relevant, Overly long

See it if you like exploration of gay people as they attempt to thrive & find joy within their "culture" and deal with the larger society.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with "gay" idiomatic language & icons they refer to. It makes the play less understandable & enjoyable to see.

Critic Reviews (1)

March 20th, 2023

“ ‘Rough Trade’ is an honest depiction of gay life under the gods of capital, in which our finely cultivated scruples are made ridiculous by forces largely beyond our control. If you're a struggling young actor in New York, you might not need to see this drama onstage because you live it every day. ”
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