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The Bohemians

From 49 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

This new play follows Becka and Scott as they arrive in an apartment that has seen better days, in the elegant-sounding Waldorf Towers. A comedy about love, trust, and letting go. More…

Becka (a doctor working as a resident at a local hospital) and Scott (a carpenter and musician) are thrilled to have their own place in a neighborhood they love. Their parents help them move in and – after seeing a drug deal or two, collecting crime statistics, and noticing cars tend not to have hubcaps – promptly vow to get them to move out. They go further than most, creating comic consequences that engulf the building – and the neighborhood.


Member Reviews (49)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Delightful
75
Avg Score

65
Slow, Forced, Cliched, Clunky acting, Sitcom-y

See it if you want light-as-a-feather fare that's outdated (altho it's new). Occasional laughs, but more thuds. Few insights...and it goes on and on.

Don't see it if you want a strong comedy. TB's disappointing script filled w stereotypes, has a silly premise. All white cast. Stiff acting. 2 hrs lg (cut!)

74
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, A little too long

See it if You like sitcom humor. A little corny. A little predictable but ultimately light fun and well done.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a show with great depth or something serious.

Also I liked this show well enough, the acting was pretty good. The only pr... Read more Read less

53
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You want to see a comedy that never gains its footing. If you like a neil Simon type show.

Don't see it if If you want to see a real funny show that is not all over the place.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if Romantic comedy with a heart, full of laughs & surprises. Young couple w/meddling parents. Distinctive characters. Cool indie music.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a light satire poking fun at parental & spousal relationships. Also lampoons cops, doctors & lawyers.

70
Intimate, Standard, Personable, Funny

See it if you like family comedies that leave you shaking your head about those crazy relatives.

Don't see it if you are expecting a play entitled “The Bohemians” to be innovative or quirky: this is standard (albeit sometimes funny) fare.

Also The central plot event of the play is a comic stroke that elevates “Th... Read more Read less

80
Hilarious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Great writing

See it if you want to laugh at a good production that represents true-to-life situations of young people and their parents. Characters are realistic.

Don't see it if you are looking for a strong plot. This is a sit back and enjoy the situations presented play that depicts relationships with humor & heart.

65
Clever, Cliched, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You need to see a comedy and have a lot of patience to see it through.

Don't see it if You don’t wear rose colored glasses to the theatre. Many of the other reviews here seem skewed.

49
Excruciating, Indulgent, Ambitious, Quirky, Exhausting

See it if You know someone in the play. You like good acting mixed with over acting. You like your theater with a dose of "we're trying so hard"

Don't see it if You want to see theater that isn't over acted, cliche, or feels long and pointless.

Also I appreciate that this isn't broadway level theater and that the team ... Read more Read less

78
Newlyweds in farcical battle with parents

See it if The new husband and wife are solid characters but their parents are caricatures. The super is sympathetic but his assistant is too goony.

Don't see it if The plot is a bit sketchy and the jokes don't always land, but the audience loved it. Needs more performances to pull off the farce.

59
Disappointing, Banal, Fluffy

See it if you're looking for a play that doesn't ask you to think too much. The 2 lead performers were effective.

Don't see it if you want characters, not caricatures. All the supporting players were hamstrung by the material which gave them very little to work with.

Also I was looking forward to seeing this from the early show-score reviews... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a fast moving, funny, entertaining play with great actors. You want to laugh. You want to see a show about relationships.

Don't see it if You like serious performances. You don't want to see a play about relationships. You don't want to laugh.

Also I enjoyed this performance. Everyone did such a great job. The writing... Read more Read less

63
Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy sitcom humor with solid acting

Don't see it if you want characters with some substance

78
Ambitious, Quirky, Absorbing, Funny

See it if you're looking for a family "drama" with lots of laughs

Don't see it if you want something beyond sitcom humor

74
Disappointing, Funny, Cliched

See it if Like cliched situation comedy of young couple with obnoxious parents and absurd characters, and do not mind uncomfortable basement theater

Don't see it if Do not like overacted cliches one actress used voice is continuously shrill and grating. Not clever enough for farce.

70
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic, Overrated

See it if You like sitcom like show that takesplace in the city.The comedy about a young couple moving in together& their parents cannot stop meddling

Don't see it if You are not a fan of romantic comedies, small theater, shows about family dynamics, or if you expect a serious show, this is not for you

Also The first act started of nicely, it took momentum and after the interm... Read more Read less

65
Great acting, Slow, Quirky, Cliched, Confusing

See it if cheap light entertaining night out in the east village. there were some cute sequences

Don't see it if it would bother you that its a bit long (I think it could be one act), I also found some of the plot and character elements confusing.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Neil simon-ish

See it if You like light romantic comedy.

Don't see it if you are looking for something thought-provoking.

100
Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Focused direction, Effective set & staging

See it if U want to see a fast paced linear hilarious comedy with perfectly casted actors. U like Claude Solnick’s plays & this one is the best so far

Don't see it if U dislike comedy. U expect play to have a social or historical comment like a few of Solnick’s past works.This one breaks the mold. Funny!

Also I saw the 1st show & was highly impressed by the polished quality.... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy plays about parent-child relationships that go awry despite the best of intentions, played by a group of experienced actors.

Don't see it if you find banal plays about contrived situations that are meant to be funny but lack credibility.

61
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Overrated

See it if You like cliche tv show dialogue without the canned laughter.

Don't see it if You like clever, quick-witted writing that is truly comic.

100
Hilarious, Intense, Romantic

See it if I looooved this play. Venue is unique. ALL great actors. Many laughs. Family drama. So true to real life relationships.

Don't see it if Theres no reason not to. May even help if you are in a relationship with your total opposite.

68
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if You are looking for a low budget comedy about parents meddling in their children's lives.

Don't see it if You are looking for an extravagant show with lots of laughs.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Cute

See it if You like lighthearted, cute stories, and do not wish to analyze too much.

Don't see it if You need to see deeply serious, intense, and thought-provoking plays.

72
Cliched, Funny, Clever

See it if See it if ot's on a rainy weekend

Don't see it if Don't go if it's a warm summer evening

81
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Dizzying, Romantic

See it if you like fun plays that border on farce a la Neil Simon, you enjoy a great ensemble cast, you like seeing a brand new play come to life

Don't see it if you want a bigger, fancier stage/venue, want a musical or something more serious

Also A delightful new play that is funny, very well cast with great seconda... Read more Read less


December 19th, 2018
“’The Bohemians’ is a true comedy that gives us the chance to watch other people in a hilarious, sitcom-like situation we would hardly like to find ourselves in...The audience easily falls in love with everything about this show: from its casual air, to the fact that its main goal is to make us l...
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