Already closed | 1h 10m | East Village

Storage Locker

From 35 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Ambitious

About the show

IATI Theater presents a dark comedy inspired by reality television that explores American materialism and our "get rich quick" mentality. Part of Teatro Fest NYC. More…

In Jeff Stolzer's provocative new play, a married couple places a winning bid on an abandoned storage locker in the hopes of finding valuables inside. What they discover instead turns out to be a lot more than they bargained for.

1h 10m | Already closed | IATI Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (35)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Ambitious

50
Promising concept, One-note acting, Underwritten parts

See it if The clash between what we have and what we covet is interesting, just doesn't offer fleshed-out plot or characters. Could be saved.

Don't see it if The clash between men and women as shown is weakly presented as name-calling. The who-has-power angle could be better examined.

66
Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a new play well acted with a promising premise

Don't see it if You want to see a fully developed concept where the move from straight "slapstick" to "absurdist" is too abrupt.

51
Clever, Disappointing

See it if you thought of putting your "things" in storage you like a short play

Don't see it if you enjoy a good story that is well produced

69
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to see dark comedy with a familiar plot told in a quirky way

Don't see it if you are looking for a show of real substance that lasts longer than 50 minutes

68
Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like sci-fi if you like things that are reminiscent of night gallery. If you like short shows.

Don't see it if If you are not into unusual plots. If you don't like sci-fi. If you like in-depth characters.

55
Amusing, Self indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You like clever staging and an interesting premise.

Don't see it if You don't like an implausible and inexplicable "payoff".

66
Entertaining, Funny, Satirical, Ambitious

See it if you like-weird plot resolutions-the twilight zone-satire-storage wars-plays taking place in virtually one scene/setting

Don't see it if you want-three dimensional characters-a clear theme/ throughout. you don't like-redundant dialogue

50
Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind dialogue that sounds pulled off a page, characters whose actions are impossible to believe, acting as wooden as the writing.

Don't see it if any of those things would signal a waste of your time

50
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You enjoy ambitious yet tight performance. Mixed media, symbolism and philosophical message.

Don't see it if You care about serious, skilled acting.

67
Clever, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you want to see some interesting use of live stream video in staging, and you'd like to support this theater.

Don't see it if you're expecting a riveting play experience.

57
Disappointing, Weak ending, Clever premise

See it if you enjoy a mystery . . . but don't expect the outcome to be satisfying

Don't see it if you're seeking a highly engaging suspenseful mystery . . .


October 11th, 2016
"It’s clear that Mesri is more interested in using this play as a scaffold for an experiment in performativity than he is in its dramaturgy, or even in getting the audience invested in his characters, no matter how charmingly they are presented...It’s all a bit exhausting, and perhaps a disservic...
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October 11th, 2016
"Julián Mesri’s direction pieces together the puzzle of juggling alternate universes beautifully in order to bring obsession and greed typically associated with materialism and power to the forefront. So much so that the audience is forced to literally question what is real and what is the play’s...
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October 18th, 2016
"The production resembles nothing so much as a train wreck. You are horrified watching it, glad you’re not involved, but you can’t walk away because the play is 70 minutes without an intermission...The 'surprise' twist at the very end that comes out of nowhere and has nowhere to go? That belongs ...
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October 14th, 2016
"Director Julián Mesri invests the script with a tempo that draws the audience in...Stolzer’s script, with an ample amount of intrigue, and Mesri’s keen staging keep everything moving smoothly until the last five minutes, when it all just sputters...Even the actors, who until this point were spot...
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