Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

The Bullpen

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Confusing, Funny, Ambitious, Quirky

About the show

'The Bullpen' is an 18-character solo play in which a man is arrested, arraigned and put on trial for a crime he claims he did not commit. More…

Consequently he is judged by two systems of jurisprudence – one a jury of his peers in an actual courtroom and the other the fascinating and hilarious denizens of the bullpen in which he is being held. Actor Joe Assadourian mercurially transforms from character to character and court to court as the play steamrolls toward both verdicts that literally range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

1h 20m | Already closed | The Playroom Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)


Absorbing, Confusing, Funny, Ambitious, Quirky

Confusing, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Dizzying

See it if you like highly imaginative solo shows. The actor-writer plays many different parts of the people he meets after his arrest.

Don't see it if you are easily confused. I usually follow changes of roles easily, but Bullpen was challenging. Heavy accents interfered with my enjoyment.

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Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You have an open mind, and appreciate good writing

Don't see it if you don't like one actor playing multiple roles

Funny, Great writing, Refreshing, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy comedy.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy comedy.

July 2nd, 2014
"He’s one terrific actor, and a very good playwright as well. That much is clear throughout his solo show, 'The Bullpen,' which takes an extremely funny look at a particularly dreadful situation... There’s little heart-tugging or cliché...It’s often wildly funny."
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August 28th, 2014
"The result is astonishing...'The Bullpen' could use some tweaking. But it provides a fascinating perspective on criminal mind-sets and offers a rare joy for theatergoers: the thrill of watching a natural talent get sprung on the world."
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July 3rd, 2014
"Strap yourself in for one wild ride when you take your seat at Joe Assadourian's insanely entertaining and thought-provoking one-man show...Missing it ought to be a crime...Brimming with keen wit and well-crafted dialogue, it's an accomplished bit of absurdist writing."
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June 22nd, 2014
"A hilarious one-man play that takes you through a wild ride into the “other” side of the New York City courthouse...The play is a fast-paced, ironic and funny examination on the process of going through a murder trial...'The Bullpen' offers a bold, original script and a lively performance that d...
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