Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

The Journey

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Funny

About the show

Nick Landers wants to marry Luna Lieberman. But first he has to earn her father’s blessing by joining the family on a journey—the kind you take without leaving the living room. More…

From the show:

The only problem is Nick has never done drugs before—or “medicine,” according to Shanti, the family’s therapist/shaman. She and her partner Brad are serving Peruvian ayahuasca in heart-shaped chocolates at the Liebermans’ Malibu home this Sabbath, just in time for a surprise visit from Grandma Stern. And you’re invited on the journey.

Along the way you’ll meet a pet psychologist, an up-and-coming pop singer, a rookie cop with a blushing problem, a retired Elvis impersonator and mafia money runner, and a dog named Tom Petty who’s possessed by the ghost of Tom Petty. You’ll watch generations clash, worldviews collide, stars explode into trippy supernovae. You’ll grasp for an instant the infinite mind of God.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Funny
63
Avg Score

55
Disappointing, Banal, Dizzying, Quirky, Slow

See it if you enjoy weird: well-acted dog who is part narrator/talking friend to those on the "medicine," visit by parents hung up on circumcision.

Don't see it if you want to take something home from what you have seen. While mildly entertaining, I didn't laugh much at this "psychedelic comedy."

76
Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy the California "spiritual" scene, you can relate to a talking dog, you enjoy family interactions, your sense of humor is loose

Don't see it if drug use offends you

45
A bad psychedelic trip, Insipid, Excruciating, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You know how to make something out of nothing. You have an extremely vivid imagination or you’re high.

Don't see it if If you’re unmoved by 13 actors in a confusing hodgepodge on a bad Psychedelic trip Without any color

55
Uneven, Unfocused

See it if into a family drama in the context of psychedelics

Don't see it if you want your theater well-baked rather than well-chopped

Also This starts promising - a newbie is about to marry into a drug-loving ... Read more Read less

67
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like plays with a large cast

Don't see it if you dont like plays about drug use

54
Cliched, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a large cast on a very small stage who goes through an evening of family drug abuse in order to find clarity.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t be fond of a show glorifying drug abuse in a family setting.

Also The cast was way too large for such a small stage and not all characte... Read more Read less

85
An interesting exploration of family

See it if You are interested in a non traditional exploration of family and boundaries.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production and are uncomfortable about drug use

75
Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a fun comedy and watch a fantastic ensemble cast with excellent comedic chops have a great time.

Don't see it if you're looking for something heavier than what's in the show description.

40
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you're into tiny no budget productions, silly jokes and bad acting

Don't see it if Just don't. It was excrutiatingly painful to sit through that show, so offensive it was to all senses, mostly to a common one.

62
Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Dated, Confusing

See it if You like plays about the '60s '70s free for all hallucinogenic drug days where the whole family gets involved together.

Don't see it if You want a clearer more defined plot.

64
Disappointing, Banal, Relevant, Quirky

See it if A large cast, somewhat experimental, somewhat comedic treatment of an Jewish LA extended family's ayahuasca ceremony...

Don't see it if ...That never really focuses or quite gets off the ground.

94
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like small intimate funny plays.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a big production.

89
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like intimate, well acted, experimental, low budget shows.

Don't see it if You're expecting a big broadway-like production or if you're offended by drug use.

Also I really enjoyed the Journey. The cast was large, leaving little time ... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Overly dramatic, Disappointing, Uneven, Rough, Intimate

See it if You’re interested in a play incorporating family drama, therapeutic medicine, some trippiness, Jewish references, and a man dressed as a dog

Don't see it if You’re looking for something with a lot of audience interaction or music. It’s more of a straightforward family drama play.

Also I had thought that this might be somewhat like a variety show with som... Read more Read less


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