The Night of Blue and Salt (FringeNYC)
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The Night of Blue and Salt (FringeNYC)
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The Night of Blue and Salt (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

93%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Young love, a professional medical surgeon, whispers, a manic wife, a pool, a baby, Virginia Woolf, sauce, suicide, a psychic, death, a minnow, and one blue night tell the story of how love alters through the course of marriage and loss.

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Member Reviews (31)

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69
Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if Marital breakdown, aburdist-style writing

Don't see it if Sometimes the approach worked, sometimes it seemed posed and got in the way of connecting with the emotional landscape.

95
Great writing, Original, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy quick, poignant, and poetic language that strikes to the truth of a situation without sacrificing any of its unique romanticism.

Don't see it if You dont enjoy dark humor, absurdist elements, great female weirdrs.

65
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if The premise of the play was interesting, but it didn't deliver.

Don't see it if At times the acting was juvenile. It was highly rated, but I was disappointed.

99
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Original

See it if ...... you appreciate good acting by a young, up and coming group.

Don't see it if ..... you've recently lost a child, especially during birth - it could get too emotional for you.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like to step outside your comfort zone and appreciate dark humor.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to the subject of morbidity and get easily despaired.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Epic, Great writing, Great acting

See it if The show was amazing! The acting and script were unparalled. So intriguing and thought provoking! Two thumbs up for an excellent show! BRAVO

Don't see it if Everyone should see it!

100
Delightful, Great acting, Profound

See it if you are a human!

Don't see it if you're an idiot!

100
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Romantic

See it if Strong performances all around! Tons of energy. Short and punchy story of a romance gone flat, even toxic. Loved it!

Don't see it if Trigger warning: this show meditates at length on suicide (should be clued by the mention of Plath and Woolf in the "about," but just FYI).

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 23rd, 2016

"A good as the acting is, 'The Night of Blue and Salt' does not have enough people working on it. The story is able to strike a chord because of its motifs, but the final execution does not live up to what could be a heartbreaking, even phenomenal, show. Still, the small team behind this piece are a force to be reckoned with."
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The Highlighter
August 17th, 2016

"The whole thing begins quite quickly to feel cliche, and thoroughly blurs the line between Theater of the Absurd and simply unoriginal…It’s all melodramatic in a boring way, broken up with quotes by Virginia Woolf and statistics about hyposexual desire disorder. One wants to enjoy it, and almost can, but the framing of Theater of the Absurd makes it hard to tell if we’re supposed to enjoy it at all or if the sense of mild confusion and impression of ham-handedness was the playwright’s intent."
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