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Shelter in Place (Dream Up 2019)

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Confusing, Quirky

About the show

This new short play explores a fictional moment when five people suddenly receive an emergency alert, and everybody panics. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show:

This piece was inspired by the recent bomb scare at the Time Warner Center in New York City when the NYPD issued the directive “shelter in place” to people in the surrounding area. In a time when we are bombarded by news of violence and uprising, and seemingly paralyzed by a tumultuous political climate, we feel the responsibility to explore this moment’s impact. With both humor and critique, we hope to engage with our rapidly-evolving sociality and connect the events of today to what happened yesterday and the risks of our tomorrow. 

Member Reviews (6)


Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Confusing, Quirky
Avg Score

Quirky, Cliched, Relevant, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you do not mind spending a half hour with five unlikeable characters who are workmates mishandling not only the emergency but everything!

Don't see it if you do not like characters acting stupidly when it provides few laughs or you do not like emergency situations made intense by mishandling.

Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you enjoy exploring new micro plays based on current events in an intimate low budget theatre and production

Don't see it if you are impatient with widely variant acting abilities, clumsy script and delivery, stereotype Millennial jargon, personalities, and values,

Insipid, Silly, Funny, As expected, Had promise

See it if If you like black box theatre. The “Show-Score” reviews were less-than-stellar, so I didn’t expect much out of it. It’s 30-minutes long; it

Don't see it if Gave me enough time to see a show and still make it to work on time— I liked that. It really wasn’t THAT bad, really. It had several funny

Also Moments. I understand one of the actresses- the temp- was making her a... Read more Read less

Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you like very short, superficial, silly, madcap plays.

Don't see it if you demand substance and thought-provoking scenarios.

Also The acting was fine. It was just a silly, boring play. If it had anyth... Read more Read less

Relevant, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to support a festival where some plays are being workshopped rather than produced.

Don't see it if You want consistent acting or a script that makes any sense. The direction couldn't make up for a script with many holes in it.

Also I saw their opening, and while the cast had chemistry, only a couple o... Read more Read less

Quirky, Slow, Confusing, Banal, Disappointing

See it if It’s a short play , however it needed more development of a plot.

Don't see it if Good acting however I didn’t get it.

“Shelter in Place (Dream Up 2019)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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