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The Exposed Bone Workshop...

From 1 critic and 41 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious

About the show

Originally developed as a long-running episodic for #serials@theflea, this raucous and biting new musical meta-comedy about plays and privilege is structured as a (fictional) reading series. More…

Everybody loves a new play reading, and everybody loves a straight white man. With Artistic Director Martin Reinsen (Tisch '16), you get both! 'Exposed Bone' (full title: 'The Exposed Bone Workshop Collective Ensemble Studio "Not Just Your Average Theatre Company" Theatre Company Presents: "When Pigs Fly!" A Reading Series of Hot & Spicy New Plays Written by the Artistic Director ') follows a group of bright-eyed BFAs as they reinterpret contemporary American classics to disastrous effect.

1h 20m | Already closed | The PIT Loft (Chelsea)

Diandra Reviews it All

“One of the funniest shows in New York...A completely hilarious and delightful experience...Technically...a reading of five ‘hot and spicy new’ plays...This show approaches stereotypes in ways that make you drop your jaw in giggle and awkwardness, but the ‘stereotypes’ most barraged are those of theatre world...Each actor is fleshed in the madness of their persona...This cast was absolutely unbelievable, and ones I could watch in every comedy.” Full Review

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to see a hilarious, spot-on, frequently touching depiction of privilege in theatre, featuring a large and hilarious cast.

Don't see it if You need straightforward structures and tidy endings

Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a really fun, enjoyable evening watching really great performers.

Don't see it if You get offended by off-color jokes

Also I just loved this show! The performers were all just spectacular. I — ... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Good acting, Fast-paced

See it if Great young cast brings contagious fun and enthusiasm to the stage. Well directed and well played.

Don't see it if you're looking for less than youthful exuberance.

Ambitious, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You want a show that REALLY tackles a lot of problems facing the American theatre today. It really dives in and goes for it.

Don't see it if You want a show that sticks the landing. Everything up until the end of this show is fucking solid.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great acting

See it if It so funny, and the actors look like they are enjoying them too. You have a lot of laughs.

Don't see it if If you're touchy about different types of lifestyles and then this might not be the show for you.

Delightful, Hilarious, Indulgent, Quirky, Clever

See it if You want to have a great laugh with a delightful satire of the modern American theatre.

Don't see it if You're unable to laugh at the absurdity of the American theatre, and its straight/white/male/educated/pretentious-ass problems


Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You like sketch comedy, musical theatre, and/or SNL.

Don't see it if You want one super linear plot where actors don't play multiple roles and there's an intricate set.

Relevant, Intelligent, Engaging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to share a laugh with a bunch of former theater majors who discover you can never really graduate from the theater dep't.

Don't see it if the internal workings of the contemporary theater scene in NYC do not at all interest you.

Also Because I am way more interested in theater than in sketch comedy, I w... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if You enjoy things that poke fun at theatre companies.

Don't see it if You want a single genre or style. You dislike “actors playing actors” shows.

Clever, Funny, Sarcastic

See it if you want to laugh at Broadway and theatre in general. Sometimes you shouldn't take yourself so seriously :)

Don't see it if you are offended by slightly mean humor against gay people. The humor has an undercurrent of meanness.

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like to laugh out loud for an hour. Wonderful cast with great story. How the writing and reading of a play, told by actors itself.

Don't see it if You do not like Small theatre or small ensemble or improvisation, If you like lavish set in a classic play.

Hilarious, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You are open minded and can watch this main character implode with the humor and fun the playwright intended.

Don't see it if You have no patience for jokes about actors and lgbtq.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You like an improv inspired play performed by inspiringly talented improv trained actors. Nicely conceived evening of fun, funny theater.

Don't see it if Don’t like improv-style acting. Or if you’re easily offended by stereotyping and uncomfortable comedy bits

Funny, Edgy, Clever

See it if You want to watch a funny performance by talented people. It's a fun satire into the theatre world.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big performance or a big production. You dont like shows that poke fun at certain issues (privilege, lgbt)

Also There are a lot of references and inside-jokes into the theatre indust... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want to have some fun and get entertained.

Don't see it if you prefer shows which are more profound and thought provoking.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to have a fun evening with some really good performers. You want to laugh a lot. You have a sense of humor and an open mind.

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh. You don't have an open mind. You don't have a sense of humor and don't like to have fun. You need elaborate staging

Creative improv-like script, Satirically funny, Clever, Edgy

See it if You're ready to laugh at everything we love: Musicals Plays Songs Dance Actors Playwrights. Most jokes hit, some miss, some over my head.

Don't see it if You don't have enough insider knowledge to recognize bits from contemporary musicals and plays, some obscure.

Clever, Funny, Cliched, Quirky

See it if Fun parody of theater troupe. Nice ensemble piece and opportunity to laugh aloud. Enjoyed the theater references.

Don't see it if It’s a bit over the top, with the unlikeable playwright character making everything about about gay characters since he’s fixated himself

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Bright energetic young actors doing their "improv" thing and satirizing it at the same time--fizzy fun.

See it if You like watching striving young show people reaching for the next rung on the ladder to stardom.

Don't see it if Improv type sketch comedy isn't your thing.

Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Creative and original

See it if You enjoy off the wall improv style shows ! You are a NY theatre insider. You will understand the snarky humor !

Don't see it if You need to see only highly structured shows that do not break the fourth wall. You are only a casual theatre-goer, some of this may annoy U

Clever, Quirky

See it if Enjoyable work by talented performers. Funny and charming

Don't see it if Basically feels like a work in progress and although some moments funny, not halarious

Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you want some clever dialog and scenes that encourage you to discuss art and literature with a tongue in cheek and nose raised up high.

Don't see it if you take yourself too seriously as well as all things artistic and literary.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Slow, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy shows about process & working in the theatre. You like parodies. You like ensemble created pieces. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You want a more streamlined show: there are a lot of ideas, some of which could've been shortened or cut.

Funny, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you're looking for SNL style obvious parody (but it'll still make you laugh)

Don't see it if you prefer subtle theater

Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Too long

See it if you enjoy farce and are well acquainted with NY theater scene. The singing is surprisingly good, too.

Don't see it if you are thin skinned. Sexism, racism, homophobia, there is something here to insult everyone!

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