Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Rule of 7x7

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Quirky

About the show

The Tank presents an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers; includes a free beer with admission. More…

7 rules. 7 writers. 7 new plays. 1 free beer. Every other month. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules. Rules can be general (i.e. "Pants") or specific ("Page one must include a back-handed compliment followed by ten seconds of silence.") Each time you come to 'Rule Of', you'll see different plays with different rules by different writers. And you'll always get a beer on the house.​

1h 30m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (13)


Funny, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Quirky
Avg Score

Clever, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you like short plays with funny 'rules' that run throughout each; Good young writers and actors.

Don't see it if you want a more polished production with older experienced actors

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

Great writing

See it if you enjoy 10-minute plays and thinking about ideas in themes.

Don't see it if you want to see something more developed. Also the Management & House Staff at The Tank are incredibly rude.

Clever, Edgy, Funny

See it if you have a short attention span or you like seeing new pieces & are willing to see hits & misses

Don't see it if you can't stand to watch misses to see little gems

Also every show is a new set, some good some less

Clever, Funny, Masterful

See it if you series of genre-spanning short plays that follow a set of rules or you want to see new playwrights like Brett Epstein or Braden Marks

Don't see it if you don't like very short plays or only like to see shows with high production values--these plays are often brilliant, but done on a budget

Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You want a fun theatrical event where anything can happen and rules are meant to never be the same!

Don't see it if You want a structured, fluid night of theatre. 7X7 is meant to be a work out and fun for all & Brett does a great job leading this!

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like going into things blind.

Don't see it if you're expecting masterpieces.

Relevant, Fun, Refreshing, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like new work and want to support new talent and when the content changes every 10 minutes so it's almost impossible not engaged

Don't see it if you expect a full length play you don't like new work

Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy supporting new writers and actors. You want to see really clever work you wouldn’t normally see. You want to see comedy and drama

Don't see it if You wanted to see Hamilton but couldn’t get tickets. You’re pretentious. You only wanted to see a famous broadway show.

Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You love supporting emerging artists, enjoy short play festivals, like to laugh, and enjoy a more casual atmosphere.

Don't see it if you're looking for high-budgeted productions

Dated, Entertaining, Slow, Intense, Great writing

See it if You want to see original content.

Don't see it if You don't like dated older shows.

Clever, Funny, Original, Creative, Casual

See it if You like new work, sketch comedy, supporting young artists, drinking beer in the theater, and if you like the "Serials" series at the Flea.

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional Broadway theater experience.

Ambitious, Epic, Intense, Quirky

See it if you want something upbeat

Don't see it if you want something calming and deep

October 1st, 2015
"The quality of the work is uniformly strong. The actors are confident, well-rehearsed and skilled at blending farce with poignancy. The directors make adroit use of minimal materials to swiftly create the disparate narrative worlds of the different plays...'Rule of 7 X 7' is a deal that can’t be...
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February 17th, 2017
"The constrictions of '7x7' beget an array of short plays that are both relevant and ephemeral. The very short time frame ensures that playwrights can draw from the timeliest material...The flip side of '7x7’s' time frame is that some plays and performances will lack the polish of more rehearsed ...
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September 2nd, 2016
"Of the seven theatrical ventures featured on the night that I visited, three were brilliant and sharply written pieces that frequently had the audience roaring with laughter. Only two failed to blossom into fully-formed concepts...'Rule of 7×7' combines the best of theatrical entertainment and i...
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September 2nd, 2016
"Epstein hosts the series, which takes seven playwrights and asks each writer to write one rule all the plays must follow...The rules help free up imaginations to conceive some wonderfully funny and sometimes surprisingly touching moments. Rachael Mason's 'Funny Seeing You Here,' was probably the...
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