The Fre NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
5%
Negative
4%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious

About the Show

In this queer love story from Taylor Mac, audiences will jump into the mud with the Fre to hash out the current cultural divide. The play is set in a giant ball pit with audience seating inside and out.

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During previews
91
Quirky, Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like outside the box...WAY OUTSIDE THE BOX!!! This is a smart, I’d say brilliant statement on where we are politically and socially now.

Don't see it if You’re not ready to take that stick out of your butt and completely let go. This is so dumb it’s profound. Be prepared to look inside. Read more

During previews
79
Uneven execution, Important task, Brilliant set-up, Brilliant set

See it if you'd like to experience a thrilling set & set-up that try bridging the gap between blue state sophisticates & red state un-sophisticates.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a kitchen sink drama about how denizens of the red states live. Read more

During previews
85
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like immersive experiences where 1/4 the audience is in a huge ball pit. Throw balls, sink down to your chin & play. Take a selfie too!

Don't see it if You don't like seeing 2 characters smear mud all over themselves. Or throw balls at the characters. Or play in the ball pit after the show.

During previews
82
Poli-socio-comic-turgy, Mud will be flung, Hybrid, Tya agitprop, Something completely different

See it if Taylor Mac intrigues U, return 2 disregarding your disbelief, immersion is your thing, participation is up your alley, silly fun & verse R U

Don't see it if cannot let go, find potty humor sophomoric, need an "easy" chair, find participation anathema, fear the unknown, hate verse & kids theatre

During previews
70
Funny, Quirky, Banal, Ambitious

See it if Taylor Mac's prose in semi iambic pentameter is of interest to you. The cast has a lot of fun and the audience enjoys this LOWBROW comedy

Don't see it if you are not willing to check your intelligence at the door. Read more

During previews
69
Juvenile, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy Taylor Mac,performance art, interactive theatre, potty humor, throwing balls at targets, children's theater, just plain silliness.

Don't see it if you dislike Carnival Cruise-like audience interaction,making fun of working class people,especially those who live in red states;potty humor

During previews
92
Clever, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You have the patience for a show that takes time getting going, is often juvenile, but nails an emotional, truthful, lovely ending.

Don't see it if You’re not open to some poop jokes or (very light) audience participation. You’re not willing to give a piece time to find it’s rhythm. Read more

During previews
5
Cliched, Bad acting, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like whatever Taylor Mac writes you might actually enjoy this show.

Don't see it if you expect to be entertained and stimulated. Instead you will be totally confused. And did I mention the painful and amateurish acting

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