The Dark Outside
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The Dark Outside
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The Dark Outside NYC Reviews and Tickets

63%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
43%
Mixed
43%
Negative
14%
Members say
Absorbing, Insipid, Slow, Confusing, Excruciating

Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison star in a play by one of Europe's most admired playwrights.

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Member Reviews (7)

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983 Reviews | 229 Followers
53
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if If you like Austin pendleton.

Don't see it if Weak writing . This one was painful.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
73
Quirky, Hard to hear and understand, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are interested in seeing the work of an English playwright premiering in the US. There is excellent acting by some and simple staging.

Don't see it if you have difficulty hearing various voices at different levels of projection and direction and sometimes drowned by music leaving you lost.

376 Reviews | 53 Followers
45
Boring, Tedious, Manipulative, Pretentious, Overly long

See it if you like characters spouting poetry, many monologues, family dynamics of conflicts & support plus symbolism & can overlook tediousness.

Don't see it if you dislike use of techniques such as pretentious symbolic rambling, character spouting songs, poetry, monologues & superficiality.

295 Reviews | 27 Followers
53
Slow, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you know someone in the cast and want to support them

Don't see it if you want to see a play that has good sound and clarity.

247 Reviews | 44 Followers
66
Confusing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want great staging and some good acting, but what is this play about....not that interesting...very dated.

Don't see it if You don't like small theaters with obscure playwright productions...

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Wonderfully cast, perfectly timed drama for holiday family get togethers.

Don't see it if .

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Performance by Katharine Cullison and Austin Pendleton was outstanding. A must see on many levels. Set design was stellar.

Don't see it if Everyone who sees this will be enlightened.

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
November 14th, 2021

This Off-Off-Broadway world premiere of The Dark Outside, nonagenarian English playwright Bernard Kops’ poetic, archetypal and fantastical family secrets drama is problematic. Directorial excess combined with intrusive conceptual design clash with authorial vision. The play was originally performed as a reading at London’s National Portrait Gallery on January 17, 2020. It’s likely that its potential was more realized and faithful to Mr. Kops’ text during that simple event.
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