Rule of 7x7
Open run 1h 30m
Rule of 7x7

Rule of 7x7 NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Ratings)
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Funny, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Quirky

The Tank's  ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers.

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122 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

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

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Edgy, Relevant, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like seeing young casts in short plays.

Don't see it if You’re looking for mire classic production Read more

99 Reviews | 17 Followers
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

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
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

159 Reviews | 12 Followers
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 Read more

1338 Reviews | 362 Followers
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Young writes with a low budget. Some works were very well written.

Don't see it if If your not into low budget productions or new works.

119 Reviews | 21 Followers
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.

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to watch a collection of startlingly clever short plays by emerging writers experimenting and having fun. Loved it.

Don't see it if You don’t like improv. While these are pre-written and much more polished, still has the zany “we’re all in it together” feel.

Critic Reviews (11)

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 beat."
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Off Off Online
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 off-Broadway productions...For folks that enjoy improv shows or other experimental theater, '7x7' will be a welcome departure from the finished product of traditionally staged plays."
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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 improvisational art to create a rousing, and often riotous, evening that showcases diverse, young talent in New York City."
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James Armstrong, Playwright
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 best...By the time the audience sees a flashback to what the two characters did earlier, they are practically rolling in the aisles with laughter."
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April 26th, 2018

“Led by the incomparable Brett Epstein. Every two months, he calls upon 7 playwrights to contribute a ‘rule’...The ‘Rule of 7x7’ plays are some of the most experimental, fun, joyous, and bizarre works that happen on a regular basis...No two plays are the same. Some are funny, some have made me cry, some make absolutely no sense at all. What they all have in common is boundaries, and even this is a porous barrier."
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December 15th, 2016

"‘Rule of 7x7’ is one of our favorite events in Manhattan…The price for attending makes this a no-brainer: $12 includes a free beer from the concession stand. And the plays are usually very funny—and really, really good. Incredibly good, considering the short time they have to throw them together!"
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Theatre is Easy
April 25th, 2015
For a previous production

"'Rule of 7x7' is not just a show, it is a party, or rather a novel idea executed extremely well. There is the volatility of not knowing what to expect with a new set of playwrights, but the price is right at $12 including a free beer. Give it a try. Good luck 'Rule of 7x7.' The audience loves you!"
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Stage Buddy
September 21st, 2015
For a previous production

"Each of the plays could have benefited from more rehearsal. Sometimes, the actors focused more on performing rather than reacting to their scene partners. The relationships between characters didn’t always resonate. The stars of the night were definitely the playwrights, each of whom penned stories that ranged from funny to thought-provoking to moving to downright wacky. If you haven’t made your way to check out the series yet, you should."
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