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The Chaplin Plays (Dream Up)
East Village
72

The Chaplin Plays (Dream Up) NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
77%
Mixed
15%
Negative
8%
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Original, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the Show

Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival: A pair of plays by Don Nigro featuring the beloved movie icon Charlie Chaplin.

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Member Reviews (13)

69
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Original, Quirky

See it if You know about Chaplin's life and want to see a great actress portray him beautifully. At times very funny and smart.

Don't see it if You don't like what amounts to a one woman play followed by a two woman play that meanders and feels, at times, forced and ridiculous.

71
Twists & turns, Thought-provoking, Well-played, 15 minutes too long

See it if You'd enjoy a play that starts out slow ( & ends up too long & repetitive) but offers monologue AND dialogue with lots of food for thought

Don't see it if Quirky, "downtown" theater is not your thing...

Critic Reviews (1)

July 5th, 2016

"Not what it seems on the surface and that keeps the excitement brewing. Though the second part went on a bit too long through repetition, what Nigro does bring to the stage encapsulates the enjoyment and potential of simplistic theater. And that's also thanks to the sublime direction of Lori Kee...One of those theatrical events that will leave you beyond satisfied. This was a team effort but Dumeng deserves a little bit of extra love. It’s a performance that’s bound to be discussed."
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