Closed 1h 20m
Ruddy Productions Presents Sinners on a Southbound Bus (FringeNYC)
East Village

Ruddy Productions Presents Sinners on a Southbound Bus (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(21 Reviews)
Members say
Absorbing, Great writing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, "Sinners on a Southbound Bus" is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (21)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Intense

See it if you are intrigued by plot twists and strong characters interacting realistically

Don't see it if you are offended or upset by violence or ridicule of "church ladies"

Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if an excellent production all around. Well written and acted, good staging, engaging plot, keeps suspense at just the right moments.

Don't see it if The very last scene is somewhat disappointing and rather unnecessary, imho.

Critic Reviews (3)

August 22nd, 2016

“What Ben Holbrook has accomplished in his writing: a consistent sense of danger and intrigue while revealing his character’s sins through a distinct Southern poeticism. The bus transforms into an emotional and spiritual pressure cooker...As strong as it is, 'Sinners' does not come without the rough edges of a play in development...These factors, though relatively minor, lead the production slightly awry from the excellent pacing, energy, and tone that will take this show to its next level.”
Read more

August 26th, 2016

"This is an intriguing story, told in a way that raises many questions...The cast is fine, defining characters and playing into the ambiguity of the situation. One problem is the Southern accents, they are inconsistent and difficult to understand...The script can be revised, shortened to quicken the pace, or lengthened to flesh out the characters. There is plenty of opportunity to increase the dramatic arc. As it stands now, it is certainly worthy of a look and a good conversation builder."
Read more

August 29th, 2016

"A sensational script. 'Sinners on a Southbound Bus' is an example of perfectly dangerous theater…Holbrook's text is biting…He smartly avoids preaching by providing all angles of the conversation with ease…Padget had to tell the story through staging...Unfortunately it wasn't enough. She made it seem as if these people were stationary…Ben Holbrook has written a masterpiece. But this production proves that it’s a difficult play to stage."
Read more


Creative team

Watch This Next (3)

2 Reviews
Ends Jul 18
NYC: West Village

Seven world premiere short plays by seven well-known playwrights in NYC's Meatpacking District.

47 Reviews
Opens Dec 20
NYC: Midtown W

A hit in London, Sondheim's classic musical (with a new twist), stars Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone.

Score it Buy
Opens Oct 21
NYC: Midtown W

Winnie the Pooh and friends embark on fun adventures, in this new musical with life-size puppets.