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The Ideal Obituary

From 1 critic and 2 member reviews
Members say: Low cost production with good staging & solid performances, Very dark, Interesting idea - well executed

About the show

In this dark comedy, when a woman finds herself emotionally empty due to depression, her husband comes up with a plan to bring back her feelings: taking her to funerals to make her cry. More…

'The Ideal Obituary' asks: has social media made us so self-absorbed that we've lost the ability to see the world? Have we been bombarded with so many images, posts, and tweets that we've lost all perspective? Are we becoming numb to reality?

Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)


"One's happiness stems from the wailing grief of another's love, which makes for a unique, if not slightly sadistic, concept for this new play...Interesting play...A dark comedy that the audience needs to dig in the darkest corner of their minds to find...Leaves audiences with an awkward smile on their faces - a smile that seems to say that this play brings a unique concept to the stage, but is still a little odd to be completely believed." Full Review

Interesting idea - well executed, Low cost production with good staging & solid performances

See it if You are ok with extremes, the plot centers on growing sensationalism & violence to solicit an emotional response from a damaged character

Don't see it if You want something light & fun hearted - this is not that & while there is comic relief - this is in no way a comedy

Also I think I may have seen this on the first night of previews and with t... Read more Read less

Very dark

See it if This play is billed as a dark comedy but don't expect to laugh. It's a downer - but with a very interesting premise and valid point to make.

Don't see it if Could have worked just as well at 45 minutes. Show got a little repetitive and I got a little bored.

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