The Reckless Season
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The Reckless Season
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The Reckless Season NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(50 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
16%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

About the Show

Boomerang Theatre Company presents the world premiere of this drama about four young people struggling with loss and uncertainty in their stifling hometown.

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Member Reviews (50)

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494 Reviews | 103 Followers
65
Disappointing

See it if You want to see a depressing dark drama in a great small space. The action is right in front of you.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light Read more

431 Reviews | 127 Followers
70
Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in issues faced by military veterans, drug users, fractured families; fine ensemble acting in an intimate space.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the above; don't enjoy intimate productions with limited space and scenery,

379 Reviews | 229 Followers
79
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want to see some important topics (PTSD, suicide, drugs) portrayed by a very good cast in a well staged production.

Don't see it if You want fluff or a plot without some improbable choices.

391 Reviews | 102 Followers
60
Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if If solid acting and depiction of three dysfunctional families holds your interest.

Don't see it if You need an explanation for the dysfunction and you don't think "new" life is a solution to problems. Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want to explore the psycho-social interface of PTSD, self-medication/drug addiction and surrender to loss of control over your life

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate emotional discomfort from violent language, actions and themes, and graphic display of drug abuse and low self esteem

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
58
Ambitious

See it if You like young, small ensemble shows focusing on what happens when things fall apart.

Don't see it if You can't stand weak writing.

283 Reviews | 45 Followers
87
Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that are intense but at the same time can make you laugh.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable letting your emotions take over

236 Reviews | 35 Followers
85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Intense

See it if you're interested in topics such as PTSD, drugs, suicide, dysfunctional families. You enjoy intense dramas with a few funny moments

Don't see it if you don't enjoy realistic intense drama with violence, screaming and cursing. You don't enjoy a close-up intimate setting in a small theater Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

DC Metro Theater Arts
April 24th, 2017

"The play strikes a fine balance between laugh-out-loud absurdity and gut-wrenching human drama...Under D’Andrea’s well-tempered direction, the excellent cast brings both humor and pathos to the characters, interweaving hilarious conversations with desperate behavior and introspective soliloquies...Entertaining and engaging new dramedy...Be sure to keep an eye out for future work by these impressive young talents."
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Theater In The Now
April 30th, 2017

"This play dares to show us flawed, articulate characters on the verge of destroying themselves and each other...The ensemble is strong and Dominic D’Andrea’s directing in this play is a thing of beauty. Lauren Ferebee’s writing is both kind to everyone and no one; quite a feat. It really is wonderful to see on stage people you may actually know."
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A
May 5th, 2017

“This play stuck with me in a different way than other plays. It challenged me to avoid falling into a self-destructive cycle. It is worth seeing but I am a little skeptical of some of the writing. The characters have a nearly impossible time dealing with normal life. We see a loose social circle self-destruct right before our eyes. If you can get past the fact these people's mental fortitude sometimes feels like it has the viscosity of glass, then you'll easily be able to enjoy this play.”
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