The Underpants Godot
The Underpants Godot

The Underpants Godot NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Ratings)
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Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the Show

The Secret Theatre presents a meta-theatrical comedy about the limits of adaptation and interpretation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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205 Reviews | 108 Followers
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Very homoerotic!, Very sexy!

See it if you want to see two hot guys in underwear instead of two old guys in rags debate the adaptation/interpretation of a classic play. $9 (TDF).

Don't see it if you are offended by male nudity and won't find a homoerotic spin on "Waiting for Godot" not only funny but thought-provoking. On Th/Fr/Sat.

57 Reviews | 16 Followers
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You sometimes find theater boring and pretentious and want to see a brilliant analysis of why classics should be updated.

Don't see it if You don't want to see handsome men in their undies or less

318 Reviews | 61 Followers
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You're a theatre-buff, know "Waiting for Godot", like interpretive pieces, comedy, and very clever writing. Best part -theatre is by my job

Don't see it if You're offended by male nudity, simulated peeing on stage, homosexuals, small staging, or dislike "Waiting for Godot" Read more

243 Reviews | 67 Followers
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a Beckett fan, know Waiting for Godot, a bit of theater history & theory and are open to protagonists "waiting" in their underpants.

Don't see it if You are a strict traditionalist, object to male nudity, are not interested in ideas regarding playwrights' intentions/modernization of plays Read more

85 Reviews | 13 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Well-acted, Intelligent

See it if You like intelligent theater that is also funny, and with strong acting

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are referenced to other theater, e.g. "Godot" Or if you want spectacle or "Cats"

96 Reviews | 18 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see a spoof of rehearsals for Waiting For Godot. You don't mind a bit of male nudity.

Don't see it if You don't like clever off-off Broadway shows.

66 Reviews | 14 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Beckett - with scantily clad actors! A clever take on the author's work, with deeper meanings for today's theater.

Don't see it if You don't think Beckett should be interfered with; you don't like scandtily clad actors.

16 Reviews | 5 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like a mix of social commentary and existentialism. And male nudity. Definitely has funny moments.

Don't see it if you want more of a complex linear plot and are expecting great acting from all ensemble members. Must be okay with minimalism.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
September 28th, 2016

"'The Underpants Godot' is a playful think piece with a meta-theatrical structure that heightens the questions illuminated within the fiction...This play might not be every viewer’s cup of tea: while the themes may be of interest to a general audience, its humor seems predominantly pointed towards theater practitioners. What is perhaps more widely amusing is the visual imagery...While Pflaster’s script raises compelling questions, at many times it feels a little preachy and verbose."
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Times Ledger
September 23rd, 2016

"It is at once a farcical look at the theater business, an examination of the problems involved in reinterpreting an author’s work and a look at how sexuality influences the way we look at art...The acting is of a uniformly high quality. Simon, as the Beckett estate representative, has the comic timing and loopy body language of a natural comedian, and she uses it to good effect here. Walsh, as the director, is equally funny."
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