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The Pet Play

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Slow, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

About the show

Both comic and heartfelt, the Dramatic Question Theatre's new comedy is about obsessive pet owners and the search for unconditional love. More…

Jenny is in love with Peanut, her cat. Naturally, then, Taylor, her husband leaves. Now, Jenny wants Taylor back, only he’s found someone else, Porkie, his new dog. What’s Jenny to do? 

Member Reviews (27)


Funny, Slow, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky
Avg Score

Fluffy, Funny, Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a workshop piece with some acting highlights, interesting use of puppets in a light comedy with potential when tightened up.

Don't see it if you want a polished production - the sets are cartoon-like in keeping with the romantic comedy presentation. It is a bit long.

Cute, Cliched, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You want a cute play about people & their pets. You like puppetry. You want to see a great performer: Nikaury Rodrigrez-hilarious!!

Don't see it if You hate puppets. You want multi-dimensional characters: everyone was given only 1 note to constantly repeat throughout the play.

Clever, Slow, Funny

See it if It funny and you see some of the crazy thing poeople do for their pets.

Don't see it if You want large stage and serious story.

Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if see below

Don't see it if see below

Also There was a pre show talk since one actress was late. The playwright t... Read more Read less

Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Quirky, Slow

See it if You really like plays about your pets’ fantasy lives. You have a high tolerance level.

Don't see it if You can’t stand gushing about pets.

Banal, Slow, Fluffy, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You like shows with great puppets. You enjoy RomComs.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy that lands. Or want a play that really digs into it the whole pet thing. Didn't resonate with me as a cat mama.

Also I should have been won over very easily by this show. I have two cats.... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Slow

See it if you are such a big pet person that anything related to cats and dogs will entertain you.

Don't see it if want to see good writing. The book is basic and none of the characters are likable. The set is all made of cardboard and cheap.

A work in progress....

See it if The puppets and some good acting are the best things about the play. Also the ingenious props.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by listening to much too much dialogue about getting pregnant and listening to a lady endlessly baby talking to her cat.

Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Romantic

See it if If you want to see a romantic comedy with cat and dog puppets. Funny, enjoyable

Don't see it if If you don't like pets or romantic comedies

Overly long, Cute props, Some humorous moments, Somewhat entertaining

See it if you want to support the endeavors of small theater groups.

Don't see it if you have no patience for silliness.

Also I believe the show closed already, so no need for other feedback.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if What’s more adorable than talking pets? Well, possibly the young couple in conflict over having a child. Or the funny neighbors. And

Don't see it if Bare-bones workshop production trying for good production values in a very intimate space. You don’t like pets or babies.

Also of course, the talking pets who can also transmit life lessons in a mo... Read more Read less

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if If you enjoy a farcical look at pet owners and marriage this can make you smile

Don't see it if If you find the old plot device of portraying the husband as a buffoon to be insulting you probably should find something else to see.

Funny, Clever, Slow

See it if you love pets, or you know someone who does. You like to see new pieces in development.

Don't see it if you don't relate to pets or people who have them. You want to see a finished product of a play rather than an early workshop.

Also The Pet Play is a very cute look at pet owners, their obsessions with ... Read more Read less

Funny, Slow, Clever, Contrived, Silly

See it if you like romantic comedies that are fluffy, literally & figuratively, or if you have a soft spot for adorable animals that are able to talk.

Don't see it if you are interested in seeing a show that is realistic in nature and in set design.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Great first time experience at show in workshop stage. If you enjoy learning steps from playwright to actors performing it before audience.

Don't see it if You’re expecting fully staged show.

Slow, Quirky, Excruciating, Funny, Light

See it if You know the actors , you like cats and dogs , you like small theaters , you can get a free tickets

Don't see it if Don’t like cats and dogs , you prefer short plays , want more thought provoking theater

Also The lesbian neighbors are the best part ! Hilarious and great acting .... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you wish for an evening of giggles and charm.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for a quirky show with talking puppets and a saccharine romance.

Entertaining, Funny, Romantic

See it if You line off-off quirky and weird comedies with puppets.

Don't see it if you don’t like animals.

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Loved it!

See it if you love animals, humor, and great acting!

Don't see it if you don't have or want to have a pet; you don't enjoy adorable sets; you don't want to laugh about relationships between people and pets.

Also Very clever direction with just 4 performers. Great accompanying backg... Read more Read less

Cliched, Great acting, Quirky, Clever, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy seeing actors immerse themselves. You like when animals talk in plays. You enjoy a small and intimate stage

Don't see it if You prefer subtly in dialogue. You aren't a fan of high energy acting. You don't like puppets.

Cliched, Funny, Quirky, Cute, Bouncey

See it if you like cheesy, lighthearted comedy.

Don't see it if you like clever comedy or expect a smooth production.

Also The actors playing Taylor and Peanut were good. The venue was too smal... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like a romantic comedy about a couple and a cat and dog. Cute and funny

Don't see it if you want serious, large drama filled stage show or you don't like animals

Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like light hearted romance comedies and puppets (a dog & cat) and want to have a laugh. It was a fun fast moving play that I recommend.

Don't see it if You don't like puppets in shows or don't like animals or romantic comedies.

Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoy off-Broadway, quirky productions about relationships.

Don't see it if You want serious theatre.

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like puppets, broad comedy, pets, works in progress

Don't see it if you like subtle realism,

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