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From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Dizzying, Funny, Intense, Confusing

About the show

In this U.S. premiere from Quebec auteur Guillaume Corbeil, five friends vie for status in a competition over cultural capital, broadcasting every moment of their lives on the internet - but at what cost?  More…

From the show:

Five friends vie for status in a competition over cultural capital, broadcasting every moment of their lives on the internet - but at what cost? Through the incisive imagination of virtuoso Quebec auteur Guillaume Corbeil, this United States premiere production explores how each of us shapes our sense of self...can curating the perfect online identity push away the darkness and banality of everyday life?

1h 15m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (23)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Dizzying, Funny, Intense, Confusing
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Avg Score

66
Great acting, Relevant, Quirky, Intense, Dizzying

See it if you relate to the world of electronics and how they destroy real communications, with rapid speed "likes" & comments that often mean little.

Don't see it if you do not like watching written texts performed at lightening speed as the characters portrayed destruct. I found it to be a tiring exhibit

45
One-note, Simple, unchallenging satire, Tedious, Unpersuasive, Unproductive

See it if you’re an impressionable middle schooler/struggling social influencer who can’t distinguish your identity from your consumption choices

Don't see it if don’t want to see a dead horse beaten w/ blunt tools of colorless writing, obvious attitude toward subject, unwillingness to go past surface

Also Takes the easy way out at every opportunity. This must be what the per... Read more Read less

83
Great writing, Intelligent, Poignant, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a group of very talented actors embrace and dominate an excellent, but very complicated script with a complex theme

Don't see it if a few very bad staging and lighting decisions might make this too complicated for anyone not familiar with the work.

Also I believe that not using paper programs is always a significant error.... Read more Read less

60
Superb acting, Relevant, Annoying, Boring, Repetitive

See it if you like plays about the extreme narcissism and celebrity worship by the Millennium generation, with non-traditional formats & great acting.

Don't see it if you like dislike non-traditional theater, and repetition to the "Nth" degree that results in a very boring 1 Hr. play.

66
Gen x or younger, Good acting, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if Loud, confusing, timely, eager, good acting. You will benefit from being in tune with all things relevant to 20-30 year olds today.

Don't see it if You do not care to hear 20 somethings gush about their feelings, problems, reading lists, films, celebs they met.

37
Too long, Boring, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You have a child in the cast

Don't see it if You want to see a play that is worth your time.

75
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You don't mind being uncomfortable in order to get the message. It is difficult to watch but great acting in difficult piece.

Don't see it if You want a linear story. You just want to be entertained.

49
Endless, Excruciating, Dizzying

See it if You like 5-person shows, hard-working young actors, fast-paced dialogue and if you want to support new playwrights.

Don't see it if You want a sensible plot (it's not), you want to breathe (they never shut up), and if you want believable character development.

90
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great writing and acting, and want a thoughtful meditation on the social media phenomenon.

Don't see it if you want story lines and drama. This is conceptual theater about a narrow but timely topic affecting our society.

Also Concept is one note but who cares when it hits the mark? I loved it.

75
Thought-provoking, Intense, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if You enjoy shows like Octet or Dear Evan Hansen that comment on how we connect in the digital age; want something fresh and experimental

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with rape, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, or other sensitive topics

80
Confusing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like current, odd shows that make you think about the world. You like thinking about how social media and tech changes relationships.

Don't see it if The lighting was somewhat jarring and the show was, at times, difficult to understand

100
Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Is not a traditional play. It's an experimental— funny and tragic—show about how social-media is shaping our lives.

Don't see it if you are looking for traditional story lines. It's very "avant-garde", and deals with some explicit matters.

97
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Dizzying

See it if You want to see a relevant show in the style of modern/upcoming theater by some excellent actors

Don't see it if You need everything spelled out for you. Or take everything literally. Or can’t sit through an hour play and think.

Also Everyone keeps referring to the actors as young (or “early 20 somethin... Read more Read less

95
Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Confusing, Clever

See it if You want fresh experimental theater with fantastic actors

Don't see it if You need an easy watch

96
Slow, Must see, Great staging, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy creative text and staging

Don't see it if You are easily annoyed or closed minded

Also The fact that people either love or hate this show should be a testame... Read more Read less

97
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to watch some great actors

Don't see it if You want easy entertainment. You’ll have to think and be fully engaged with this

97
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are hungry for a fresh theatrical experience

Don't see it if You find young people annoying, despite the actors being much older than many people are leading you to believe

Also What a breath of fresh air this show was. Amidst the broadway musical ... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You enjoy fast paced thoughtful theatre

Don't see it if Want to sit back and turn your brain off for an hour

During previews
71
Quirky, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy experimental structures where the audience has to fill-in the ideas. The actors do an amazing job with difficult dialog.

Don't see it if you want a light entertainment.

During previews
76
Experimental, Indulgent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Recording the competitive minutiae of life, five undercut the vapidity with deep, dark, important thought:"Me swallowing my saliva." (60mn).

Don't see it if See you.See me.See you seeing me.Must we?Not something untried and untested, just plain untrue."There is no today.No here.No now."Swipe Left

Also "Interests:BBQ babyback ribs/Anything as long as someone else is payin... Read more Read less

During previews
42
Fluffy, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if You are OK watching some good actors in a very small black box space

Don't see it if You are expecting a normal or traditional play. The five actors don’t really communicate with each other they just kind of talk and talk

Also I was really excited about this and looking forward to it but I was ve... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Totally unconventional, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if into a very different experience

Don't see it if seeking traditional storytelling

Also Five young people in search of themselves; they interact with each oth... Read more Read less

During previews
74
Indulgent, Intense, Confusing, Great acting

See it if You want faced paced banter by young adults who define themselves over and over The actors were excellent

Don't see it if You want a quieter more even paced dialogue between actors


September 10th, 2019
"Influencers With Followers, Not Souls: Five self-involved social-media obsessives don’t make for good company in Guillaume Corbeil’s play."
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September 10th, 2019
"'SEE YOU' at The New Ohio Theatre from The Bridge Production Group"
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September 8th, 2019
"Corbeil's sometimes scathing (and frequently funny) script (English translation by Steven McCarthy) examines the ways in which social media and other digital phenomena have transformed our behavior-making us feel the need to record our lives and exhibit them on a platform for the world to see."
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September 6th, 2019
"[W]atching actors looking at cellphones and reciting the labels of photographs ranks high among soul-deadening theatrical experiences, and time in this production seems, like Hurricane Dorian, to linger disastrously…It's to the actors' credit that without any character names they have differenti...
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