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The Public and Private Deaths of Carol O'Grady

From 13 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Delightful, Edgy

About the show

It's Christmas. Carol's been murdered. What's next? This darkly comic solo show explores what makes us tick - as friends, neighbors, partners, parents, and people. More…

The lives of several residents of a Long Island suburb are shaken to their core when Carol O’Grady is brutally murdered in her home on Christmas Eve. What follows are those around her desperately trying to make sense of this tragedy. As they begin to deal with this loss, they are forced to confront their own intrinsically complex lives. 

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Edgy, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Gay man relishes news of neighbour's Christmas Eve murder.Through the darkness, humanity seeps through. Great transitions between characters

Don't see it if Distinctions between four characters ill-defined. Profuse profanity. Line delivery is excitedly too fast, too low, and garbled. 45 min solo.

Confusing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Murder take place, four characters played by one person.

Don't see it if You want cheer Christmas show.

Also I was confused in the beginning with the actor going from each charact... Read more Read less

Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy seeing how one event, one person is viewed by others. Very good acting of various characters by one actor. Really intense.

Don't see it if you like comedy or don't like one person shows.

Also This actor transforms himself to other characters seamlessly and with ... Read more Read less

Well-written one-man very sad serio-dark-comedy, Moving / intense / angry / edgy / quirky / absorbing, Creative character-switching (lamps & stuttering), Welcoming cozy set / good lighting & sound design, Lightning-fast delivery / weird uncomfortable pauses

See it if you like 1-person shows that have a sprinkle of humor mixed-in w/moments of deep sadness & reflection, + back & forth character transitions.

Don't see it if you're not into 1-person shows. This guy takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, including a lisp & slight physical-impediment.

Also Dude, what's up w/that distracting...... Read more Read less

Profound, Edgy, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in the psychology of human relationships, the fickle stickiness of trauma, or Christmas decorations.

Don't see it if You're not looking for a multi-faceted production that has more than just one genre, theme, and view.

Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if you want a truly unique, and somewhat existential, show that explores the trials of suburban social life. It's also absolutely hilarious.

Don't see it if you want a traditional Christmas show.

Must see, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Are you looking for a new twist on the classic “one-man show?” Then this is a show you absolutely cannot miss.

Don't see it if If you want a mindless, shallow show, this isn’t it. This show dives into a place in your mind that stays with you when you leave.

Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a really interesting solo show that explores a fascinating story. It's also pretty funny and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if you're looking for just comedy. It gets dramatic too

Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if There are parts that are hilariousand parts that are stirring. It will make you think and feel.

Don't see it if You don't like curse words.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if This show is darkly funny and a lot of fun. A really good time and really interesting too! I really enjoyed it!

Don't see it if Don't see this if you're looking for just comedy.

Relevant, Hilarious, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a fun solo show that’ll take you on an adventure.

Don't see it if You don’t like twisted humor

Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if you like something that is fun and thoughtful at the same time. Very funny but also lots of interesting questions raised.

Don't see it if you're looking for something typical. This is new and refereshing

Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You’re into Christmas-y Anna Deavere Smith on crack.

Don't see it if You don’t like dark comedy

Cast & Creatives (3)