The Rise of Mediocrity
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The Rise of Mediocrity
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The Rise of Mediocrity NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(40 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
10%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever

About the Show

In this new drama, on the eve of a novelist's book release, a casual evening with friends gets turned on its ear when a young man from her past arrives and starts asking questions.

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Member Reviews (40)

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942 Reviews | 225 Followers
78
Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you want a play with twists and turns. Entertaining and enjoyable. A show that has good pace.

Don't see it if If you want as musical or a bigger production. If you do not like a show with twists and turns.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
83
Intense, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like small plays with a range of characters that keep you guessing as they interact. Well directed production by a talented cast.

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of dialogue or seeing characters react physically - some light moments in this Phillips play but it is not a comedy.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
79
Quirky, Clever, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if a new show with old style traditional script excites you. The situation starts reverses moves to the next reversal supported by good cast

Don't see it if some uneven performances or some predictability bothers you.

597 Reviews | 121 Followers
84
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a good play and do not want to sit for 2 hours or more.

Don't see it if Not funny, musical. More talking. Read more

488 Reviews | 103 Followers
95
Swing and another homerun for larry phillips

See it if you like realistic plays about real people with no sugarcoating

Don't see it if You need to feel like you need to root for a hero and against a villain Read more

450 Reviews | 126 Followers
72
Mediocre?, Living room melodrama?, All unlikable characters?, From a yesteryear of play plotting, Too familiar?

See it if want to follow Larry Phillips trajectory, content with box set, single issue, young smart set playwriting, 2 support independent theatre

Don't see it if need great production values & top of the form performances, want 2B surprised by plot developments & character revelations, need more Read more

383 Reviews | 103 Followers
93
Refreshing, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see Philips once again allow his characters to breathe in ways the most writers, even great writers, seldom achieve

Don't see it if you want to see characters similar to each and can't understand how people with disparate backgrounds can come together in the same place Read more

356 Reviews | 199 Followers
83
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like suspense & a fun plot with great acting. A wonderful evening in the theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t like a simple plot, it might not be your kind of play.

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