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Strangers in the Night

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Cliched

About the show

An evening of two preternatural one-act plays, makes NYC premiere with Hunger & Thirst Theatre. More…

From the show:

Crafted by the Hunger & Thirst Theatre, STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT is a provocative theatrical event that examines the unexpected intimacy that can unfold between total strangers. The evening’s beguiling host, Frank, escorts the audience through two seemingly unrelated—but surprisingly interconnected—one-act plays.

Loosely inspired by The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, SCREWED follows a determined police officer desperate to solve two particularly disturbing murders. His last hope is Molly, the traumatized governess, but she is equally as determined not to confess to him what happened to her that night.. .

And in the topsy-turvy fantasia BOTTLING DREAMS OF THE TEARFUL DON’T-KNOWER, a man travels in search of a pool of tears deep within a haunted forest. But a disturbance in the deepest parts of the woods leads to a disturbance in the deepest parts of himself. 

Member Reviews (9)


Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Cliched
Avg Score

Interesting, Fledgling, Earnest, Uneven

See it if u want to see a Twilight Zone lite presentation of three theatrical stories loosely tied together by the theme of encounters with strangers.

Don't see it if you are unwilling to forgive some awkward acting & inconsistent narratives from what feels like a work-in-progress with much promise.

Quirky, Cliched, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like short plays - two here, woven together by monologues, with some good acting and staging - lights, sound, video.

Don't see it if you want easily understood action - I found myself lost a few times. Perhaps it requires a second viewing to grasp what was happening.

Excruciating, Intense, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like experimental performances. The first is the best of the evening's offerings.

Don't see it if oddly assorted pieces annoy you.

Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if The act 1 was excellent aNd built an Strong foundation..

Don't see it if After Act 1 the play just derailed into a hot mess!

Tenuous connection between the 2 acts, Boring, Some good performances, Pretentious

See it if you must. Half the performances are strong.

Don't see it if you want to continue being excited about going to the theater.

Entertainingly misguided

See it if into a single interesting stage transformation surrounded by inanity

Don't see it if eye-rolling is painful for you

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Edgy, Resonant, Confusing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like one acts and can move to different stories

Don't see it if You want good theater

Confusing, Overrated, Cliched, Slow, Disappointing

See it if Turn of the Screw can be riveting, this is not.

Don't see it if I saw it a week ago and can remember nothing. Not a good indication.

Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to support experimental theatre.

Don't see it if you are expecting an entertaining and coherent play.

“Strangers in the Night” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

Cast & Creatives (5)