Already closed | 1h 15m | East Village

The Infinite Wrench

From 59 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Quirky, Funny

About the show

The New York Neo-Futurists present an ever-changing lineup of short plays, each written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high-energy audience participation. More…

From the show:

The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists’ ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.

The Infinite Wrench runs every weekend, except the last 2 weeks of December.

1h 15m | Already closed | The Kraine Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (59)


Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Quirky, Funny
Avg Score

Funny, Frenetic, Frantic, Fresh, Fast-paced

See it if you enjoy clever improv, offbeat storytelling & raunchy comedy, all couched within an unorthodox, fast-paced audience-participatory game.

Don't see it if you seek a conventional theatrical experience, don't have an idiosyncratic sense of humor, and/or aren't prepared for a party atmosphere.

Clever, Ambitious, Dizzying, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy small little moments vs one long drawn out story. I saw Infinite Pride and was amazed at their variety and their stories. So smart

Don't see it if You need a cohesive story line and don't like interactive theater. Go in with no expectations and you'll have a great time.

Talented company, Like improv, only scripted, Wildly entertaining, Peaks & valleys, Infinitely wrenched up

See it if challenge of 30 plays done in 60 minutes by a committed company that has perfected its technique over 30 yrs is your idea of theatre magic

Don't see it if audience participation, low rent production values, topical subject matter, flying objects, sharing ice cream sandwiches are deal breakers

Edgy, Raunchy, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a fun & fast-paced show where the talented cast gives their all. Short plays vary from hilarious, raunchy & contemplative.

Don't see it if you have conservative views, you might be offended by nudity and sexual content, you don't like some interaction/audience participation

Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent

See it if If you saw "What Makes the Baby Go Blind" and liked it. It is the same show. Though it says it has a more political slant, it doesn't.

Don't see it if you don't like 1 minute vignettes that are not connected, aren't particularly funny or clever. Most fun was when the aud. batted balloons.

Quirky, Profound, Raunchy, Clever, Dizzying

See it if You like to see actors stretch themselves theatrically. You get a little bit of everything here-from unexpectedly touching moments to raunch

Don't see it if You don't like short sketches, audience participation or sexual topics. As one would expect with 30 sketches in 1 hour, it's a bit uneven.

Also Insightful moments are mixed with campy, over-the-top wackiness. Well ... Read more Read less

Clever, Disappointing, Dizzying, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy a series of short, zany, loud, senseless, crazy skits geared for a youthful groupie audience in their 20s-30s.

Don't see it if you want a well-scripted show with a theme. You don't enjoy lots of yelling from the cast and the audience

Also These are certainly not Saturday night Live quality skits. More like H... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you like a lot of short plays, spontaneous and playful energy, non-traditional theater, & are open to conceptual art in a divey place.

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of short plays about many topics. The performers and writing are good, it's the drunk crowd that can be irritating

Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You want to be entertained, challenged, moved and just see something totally different. Great fun, and totally inventive.

Don't see it if You like structure or are uncomfortable with current topics, sexual plots, or audience participation.

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You want to have some new theatrical experiences and you would like to participate during the show.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional theaters and a coherent story. This is an hour of 30 shows, uhhh. A great challenge for the actors, but they rock!

Ambitious, Refreshing, Relevant, Quirky, Funny

See it if You want to support small, local theater and want an entertaining and interactive night with a funny and talented ensemble of actors

Don't see it if You don't like to be made uncomfortable, nudity/cursing bothers you, you're conservative, you like traditional theater

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if One of the best shows I've ever seen. Highly recommend seeing it. No two shows are alike, I will definitely return to experience this again

Don't see it if You are uptight and only like traditional shows. It's a must see, just go and thank me later.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you have the time and ready for something new!

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of the crossover between improv, stand up, and scripted plays.

Entertaining, Dizzying, Refreshing, Fun, Clever

See it if you want to have a fun night of unexpected surprises, you want theatre that's cheap and totally worth your money

Don't see it if you don't want to participate, you want something predictable and cliched

Also I don't really know why they decided to rebrand because this is basica... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you want a solid off-the-beaten-path entertainment. Actors have so much energy and the writing is very thoughtful and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if It's a series of very short acts -- 30 of them in 1 hour. Not for someone who wants to see a "story".

Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Raunchy, Overrated

See it if You don't like theater. There is a clock ticking down the minutes of this one hour show. That was the best part.

Don't see it if You value theater at all. If I hadn't been seated in the front row, I would have left.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if You like a loud, playful show with no subtlety.

Don't see it if You want a show that has any depth.

Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you enjoy experimental, interactive theater performed by a young, enthusiastic, politically conscious cast

Don't see it if you don't like sketch comedy or are expecting a polished production

Quirky, Improv-like, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want to try a new format. These max two minute sketches were sometimes amusing and a few not so amusing. Mostly amusing.

Don't see it if You don't like commentary on social and political issues or audience participation. The talking doll sketch needs to have better sound.

Also Whether it's the "talking doll" or any other sketch using the speaker,... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Confusing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You like supporting young theater troupes trying to do something new on limited budget; positive energy exuding from cast is refreshing

Don't see it if Sketches uneven; clever ideas mostly unimproved by development/editing so often falls flat; "game rules" merely give illusion of structure

Clever, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You're looking for an ever-changing, always interesting, beloved piece of New York Theater. It's my favorite show to take my friends to.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward play/musical

Clever, Ambitious, Epic, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see something totally different and love being involved in shows.

Don't see it if you hate audience participation and anything that isn't standard theater.

Also While the show is a lot later than the average theater show it is well... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You like quick one act plays. Vote for titles you think are different.

Don't see it if Quick one act plays are not your thing

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a sophomoric fun night after or before drinks with friends.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play.

“The Infinite Wrench” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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