The Box Show
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The Box Show

The Box Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

(85 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

About the Show

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (85)

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57 Reviews | 16 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Intelligent

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.

57 Reviews | 39 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy one-person, multi-character, sketch type shows.

Don't see it if You want a storyline throughout or don't enjoy one- person sketch comedy Read more

56 Reviews | 10 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Hilarious, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy comedy. I've never seen anything like The Box Show. Intriguing characters come to life in a box.

Don't see it if you don't like solo-shows. Read more

50 Reviews | 12 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

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

106 Reviews | 17 Followers
Ambitious, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

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...

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

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.

60 Reviews | 10 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Original

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.

417 Reviews | 190 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting

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. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

Front Row Center
October 5th, 2017

"With no connective tissue to speak of, the numerous sketches that have Salerno portraying women, men, children, sex organs and various inanimate objects work best when they are either short or silly or wordless. She is a gifted physical comedian...As a playwright, Salerno shows a flare for the zany...However, when the writing tries to go deep or go long, it fumbles...There are also some pacing issues that director Sash Bischoff has yet to solve."
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The New York Times
August 23rd, 2016
For a previous production

"‘The Box Show,’ the most purely delicious production I’ve seen at this year’s Fringe Festival, is a relentlessly inventive quick-change series of solo sketches...'The Box Show.' even in Sash Bischoff’s polished production, appeared at first to be just a clever series of comic shorts. As the performance built, the elasticity of Ms. Salerno’s creativity became clear. Reveling in restrictions, her show turned out to be a paragon of Fringe form."
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Time Out New York
August 16th, 2016
For a previous production

"In Salerno's intensely creative collective of vignettes, she crams herself into a cupboard-like cube for 90 minutes...and she keeps surprising you with what she can produce in the space…It’s often hilarious, but what makes the show most memorable are its moments of darkness, expressed in fleeting, poignant side thoughts and comments. This interplay between light and dark helps 'The Box Show' achieve what every vignette show wants: It is even greater than the sum of its parts."
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Theatre is Easy
August 19th, 2016
For a previous production

"Half the fun is seeing Salerno twist and wiggle through her tiny performance space; the other half is, of course, the delightful scenarios she and her team have devised. The show runs like a great night of improv: some scenarios will undoubtedly appeal more than others to different folks, but everyone is almost guaranteed to get a good laugh at some point...'The Box Show’s' flow of self-reference adds a satisfying unity to Salerno’s versatile character-switching...A well-polished little gem."
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HY on the Fringe
August 20th, 2016
For a previous production

"Demonstrating brilliantly that structure helps rather than hinders creative freedom, Salerno performs her entire show in a box...In lesser hands, this might be just a great sketch show. But beyond being a highly skilled comic, Salerno is a masterful playwright and theatrical actress! Salerno employs her breathtaking array of skills to take her audience on a roller-coaster ride of emotions as delightful and satisfying as virtually any show currently playing in NYC."
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