The Underpants Godot
Queens
87

The Underpants Godot NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(14 Reviews)
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Members say
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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Member Reviews (14)

90
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

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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

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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