Sixteen NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
13%
Negative
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Members say
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

About the Show

This experimental dramedy wades into the thickets of juvenile justice reform and asks the question: Is sixteen old enough to be an adult? Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival.

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Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Timely

See it if You like shows that deal with controversial topics but don’t just preach out one side of the story. This gives a fair view to both sides.

Don't see it if You don’t like theatre that makes you think or perhaps maybe even change your mind about how you feel about some political hot topics.

71
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if If you want to see a play about juvinelle justice and both sides making good points.

Don't see it if If you want to see something uplifting and happy.

66
Relevant, Heartfelt, Repetitive, Schematic

See it if you want to see a staged debate about how society should treat juveniles who run afoul of the law.

Don't see it if you do not like message plays that cannot find dramatic means for expressing that message. Read more

70
Entertaining / thought-provoking, Well-staged / not stagnant, Intense subject-matter / humorous @ times, Good script / relevant / resonant, Some solid performances

See it if you enjoy a good character-study; sort-of happens here. There are LOTS of characters, each presenting their vignette, most well-performed.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear about juvenile delinquency & how the system (medical & legal) is trying to help/support (or not) these 16yr old kids. Read more

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intense

See it if if you want an intense view of both sides of the juvenile detention system, with great acting

Don't see it if you want to see an uplifting show with a happy ending Read more

80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You value theater re: a relevant social issue, in this case young people in our bizarre incarceration system. You work in counseling.

Don't see it if You wish a fluffy, fun comedy or musical. You dislike sampling new off, off B'Way shows of any type. Read more

80
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy the argument/debate about the mental and emotional trials of being a teenager in the less than ideal situations.

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding the mindset of teenagers or the lack of understanding from those higher up on the government food chain.

65
Confusing, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in plays about social justice and youth justice.

Don't see it if you prefer linear plays, or plays with a story rather than lots of individual character vignettes. It's a bit on the nose sometimes.

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