Already closed | 1h 30m | West Village

Ski End

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Funny, Thought-provoking

About the show

Set in an abandoned ski shop, New Ohio Theatre and Piehole's new piece examines chronic patterns of apocalyptic despair and what it takes to face the sublime. More…

In 'Ski End,' a group of 30-whatever urbanites finds itself stuck in a flood-damaged building with a makeshift skate ramp, dead birds, and the tattered banner of a final blowout sale. From these clues they ritualistically reanimate a bygone world of Ski, until they incite a cosmic force.

1h 30m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (7)


Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Funny, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Lame, Inadequate

See it if I live for surprise & weird, but there has to be some payoff. Only family and friends need support this.

Don't see it if They have been working on this for three years? Blending normal with surreal & mystical doesn't work if you can't establish authenticity.

Self-indulgent, Amateurish, Offensive, Lifeless

See it if you're willing to indulge total nonsense and don't respect your own time.

Don't see it if you expect a plot, sympathetic characters, or a decent pace. This production starts off lifeless, and then proceeds to drag on and on.

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Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You're interested in seeing well done, experimental theater that will stick with you after the show ends!

Don't see it if You want to see a show with an obvious plot as well as an obvious ending.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like fast-paced experimental theater with an edge

Don't see it if You're looking for straightforward narrative

Must see, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if i saw the ice factory version of this and then opening night. it is one of best shows i've seen all year, period.

Don't see it if should see it. it might be challenging for traditionalists, but there's no question it is worth experiencing the magic

Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You love the interesting and creative side of theater -- its not kitchen sink, but its not pretentious "experimental" theater. Its just good

Don't see it if You aren't willing to go on a journey and think for yourself

During previews
Dizzying, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if If you enjoy strange and poorly written plays which go nowhere. So unfortunate that probably good actors are involved in this .

Don't see it if If you expect to see professional theater.

May 5th, 2017
“Struggles to find a shape and at times it feels as though we are watching a game without knowing its rules. Yet the production has a sweet, eccentric charm…‘Ski End’ also dispenses acute observations about a society in which impermanence passes for progress…The play abruptly turns into a kind of...
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May 3rd, 2017
"If only the beginning of ‘Ski End’ could go on forever…A handsome initial scene gives way to shapeless imitation-of-play…There are hints that the real topic here is climate change—hints that turn into sledgehammers in the show's final moments. But the bulk of the evening is just watching actors ...
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May 6th, 2017
“The piece features a team of highly skilled and committed actors with perfect chemistry…However, none of their characters is fully developed beyond some brief spurt of personality. With many gorgeously staged moments and a brilliant design team, the play still falls into the trap of being neithe...
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May 4th, 2017
"Starts as a slow, meditative immersion into the collective fantasy of what it is to run a ski shop in a small town, played out by five 30-something city kids...They start exploring the narration possibilities, building up the play inside the play...Everything seems ephemeral in the 'Ski End.' Th...
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