One woman. 25 characters. All inside a cupboard! In Dominique Salerno's solo show, the space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless. A hit at the 2016 NYC Fringe Festival. More…
Each time the cupboard doors fly open, we discover an entirely new reality with a brand-new set of characters. These dynamic scenes include a drunken couple mid-fight in a Las Vegas hotel, the entire Greek Army within the Trojan Horse, a lonely Giantess, a lost Pope, and so many more. With sketch-style characters and musical numbers, 'The Box Show' is a fast-paced and adrenaline-filled roller-coaster ride that plunges its audience into vastly different worlds without ever leaving the physical space of the box. It's a shot glass of theater: potent, highly concentrated, and it gets the job done.
See it if you enjoy innovative comedy sketches. Some are better than others (there's room to trim!), but all are clever, well-acted, and well-staged.
Don't see it if you need perfection. Here, whole is greater than the sum of parts. Salerno's a big talent...she does accents, physical shtick, sings, acts.
See it if You like sketches. It’s very creative but a bit long for a one stream bit. The performer is strong. I was rooting for her. But it dragged
Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows. You prefer plot-driven experiences.
See it if You want to see a brilliantly creative series of sketches by one woman inside a box. She's making a point but mostly it's just fun.
Don't see it if You're looking for more substance and story.
See it if you enjoy stretching the possibilities of imagination in a minimal space. Each character has unique accent, movements, idiosyncrasies, etc
Don't see it if one performer, many character shows do not appeal to you. Although this is the one that could change your mind. Its brilliant.
See it if You like to watch something unusual and generally clever. One actor as many characters with quick changes of costume, setting and persona.
Don't see it if You expect an elaborate stage show and perfection. You dislike one woman shows. You like everything to be politically correct.
See it if You enjoy watching a phenomenal actress change roles in the blink of an eye and all within a confining space. Her imagination is astounding.
Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows. Don't have a sense of humor or imagination, or can't click into a story withing five seconds.
See it if you're young/just starting out, laugh easily, like silliness, are new to theater, want to support a scrappy, hardworking artist
Don't see it if you're a tough audience, don't laugh easily, have a high bar for solo performances
See it if You like a one woman shows of short unrelated vignettes. The actor/writer was very clever!
Don't see it if dozens of short unrelated vignettes don't speak to you. There were so many short scenes, that it became a little numbing.
See it if You like ingenious sketch improv. Dominique creates 20 scenarios in a box-more surprises than a carton of Crackerjacks.
Don't see it if This is not a play. It is a performance. There is a single performer. There is a box.And there is your imagination.
See it if Thoroughly refreshing comedic gold coming out of a tiny cupboard broken into four quadrant doors - Richard, fetus, giant, Robert and killer
Don't see it if Low-budget, claustrophobic comedy
See it if You love creativity and want to be impressed by downtown theatre. This up and coming artist is creative, eager, and a delight to watch.
Don't see it if You prefer more bourgeois theatre or don't like one woman shows. She is literally in a box the entire show, so if that's not your style...
See it if unique, one woman show. it is funny, entertaining and different than other comedies. She is sometimes outrageous. Show is entertaining.
Don't see it if you don't think outside the box as this show is different than other one woman comedies. Some of the humor is slightly crazy but very enter
See it if you like sketch or physical comedy; satire of millennial stereotypes; support one-woman shows
Don't see it if you prefer the type of comedy with punch lines; while there were a number of memorable sketches, the others tended to just blend together
See it if You enjoy virtuosic, richly accomplished performance art.
Don't see it if You're looking for a narrative or symbolic thread to weave the amazing vignetttes together beyond the performer's incredible presence.
See it if You are thrilled by dozens of ingenious story scenarios performed by one amazing actress sitting in a box.
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and don't like to see multiple points of view.
See it if You want to see an incredibly innovative show performed by an endlessly creative supremely talented performer
Don't see it if You are not a fan of one person shows
See it if you enjoy outside the box theater. Some sketches work better than others but overall a worthwhile evening. She's very versatile (literally).
Don't see it if you prefer shows with elaborate production values, large casts, etc.
See it if you like a premise with a twist and nice miniatures. physically she does a great job, sometimes the writing could've been more engaging
Don't see it if the perspective of a one woman show containing of parts of three minutes max is totally not for you
See it if you're intrigued by the notion of transforming a very limited set space into a variety of wonderfully humorous settings
Don't see it if honestly it's a matter of taste. I found about half of the vignettes fantastic. And the other half meh at best. The good ones do shine tho