The Ideal Obituary
Midtown W
70

The Ideal Obituary NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(2 Reviews)
Positive
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Mixed
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Negative
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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.

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Member Reviews (2)

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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.

71
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 Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

March 13th, 2018

"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."
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