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The Brothers Paranormal

From 62 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

About the show

"The Brothers Paranormal" follows two Thai brothers who launch a business to investigate paranormal activities. More…

When they investigate the home of an African-American couple, who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, their notions of reality, fantasy, and sanity clash against the shocking truth. This play highlights how present-day humanity deals with grief and the beauty of compassion that is revealed even in our darkest hours.

Member Reviews (62)


Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging
Avg Score

Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like plays dealing with serious subject matters. Also if you like horror stories with a twisted plot.

Don't see it if If you prefer shows with a lighter plot and if you don't like horror shows.

Fluffy, Slow, Insipid, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like a play that has multiple (and deeper) meaning beyond the storyline played out on-stage.

Don't see it if you don't care for amateur, unpolished acts. Except for 2 actors, the acting wasn't good; play could have used some editing

Intelligent, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy clever theater that is thought provoking, surprising and entertaining. You care more about psychology than about horror

Don't see it if you are sensitive to death / ghosts. If scary special effects are anxiety triggering for you

Ragged, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want a suspenseful drama about ghosts, family, and exorcises the past.

Don't see it if you want to be shocked. It's not really scary and some of the design elements undercut the play.

Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great writing

See it if you like a layered story that explores spiritual memory, loss, and displacement

Don't see it if you don't like "ghost" or immigration stories

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Suspensful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy ghost stories with a twist, and you like theater that explores the immigrant experience and family dynamics across generations.

Don't see it if you don't like being scared in the theater.

Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if Creative, well acted, not a comedy, but funny at times, not really scary, but scary/creepy at times. And a bit emotional at times.

Don't see it if You don't like stories about the supernatural, brief scary moments turn you off.

Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like paranormal, mystery and discovery into unknown.

Don't see it if You're bothered by ghost, or topics that deal with grief.

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see something original, interesting, well-acted with more diversity than most plays and shows on Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't want to see something kind of heavy or get spooked easily

Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like thrillers, Asian American theater, and complex family dynamics as it relates to mental health issues.

Don't see it if Get easily startled and scared.

Hilarious, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if It is engaging, hilarious and heart breaking all at the same time. The play cleverly woven love/loss and immigration struggle. Love it!

Don't see it if In this day and age, if you really don’t care anything about Asian cultural and immigrants.

Intelligent, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate a rich, complex immigrant family ghost story (with some really good jokes). great blend of humor and thoughtful drama

Don't see it if the horror elements nicely handled (and not grotesque), but may not be for you if you mind a scare once in a while

May 13th, 2019
“Produced for the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Gomolvilas’s clever, multilayered play is gratifyingly subtle in its inquiry into migration—the pain of crossing over for the living and the dead alike. Liu’s direction shifts deftly among registers: comedy, melancholy, suspense, and several genuine ...
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May 5th, 2019
"Part ghost story, part family drama, this new play by Prince Gomolvilas mixes scary tactics with heartfelt emotions...Weaving the spiritual world with mental well-being, 'The Brothers Paranormal' will have you guessing what is real and what isn't until the very end. It makes for an entertaining ...
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May 5th, 2019
"Gomolvilas’ gripping thriller 'The Brothers Paranormal' which crackles with tension from start to finish...Gomolvilas’ horror film-style scenario has been imaginatively conceived for the stage by solid short scenes, smoothly imparted exposition, and humane characters that are all minutely detail...
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May 2nd, 2019
"Troupe and Coats, the strongest actors in the piece give a grounded, pragmatic strength and wryness to characters who could easily seem a little too long-suffering...Max is a hard character...requires a complexity in both acting and staging that Kridakorn and director Jeff Liu never quite seem t...
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