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Thelonious!

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Funny, Edgy, Excruciating

About the show

A syncopated comedy about the American Dream told through the nightmare of a failing marriage.  More…

At first glance Carl and Sandy seem to be on track to having it all. Not quite thirty, they have high paying jobs, a healthy infant daughter and a lovely two bedroom co-op in Brooklyn. But then something happens that throws a wrench into this seemingly perfect universe- someone named Thelonious enters their lives. The problem with Thelonious is that nobody can actually see him except Carl, who is harassed by this bizarre presence, especially when his wife is around.


Member Reviews (15)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Confusing, Funny, Edgy, Excruciating
52
Avg Score

10
Excruciating, Insipid, Banal, Disappointing, Ridiculous

See it if You want to support someone involved with the production or the theatre.

Don't see it if You value your time. I’m sorry but in my opinion there is nothing here worthwhile.

Also This is one of the worst things I’ve seen in a long time. Poorly writt... Read more Read less

70
Pleasantly surprised

See it if You want to see a show that I will describe as cute and adorable.

Don't see it if You are going to have trouble letting your guard down.

Also I was positive I was not going to like this play. Most of the bad revi... Read more Read less

35
Banal, Insipid

See it if you want to see an excellent set with a general idea that has been done much better elsewhere

Don't see it if you want plays written in English to be able to be understood. I'm not sure what dialect some of the actors were speaking.

53
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if You want to support the local theater, cast and production. Some actors brought their best to stage all though the plot, directing were bad

Don't see it if You want clear lines, not a fan of dialect, expecting a big production, then this is not for you. Although a short play, felt never ending

10
Confusing, Boring & uninvolving, 2 mush-mouthed actors rendered their dialogue unintelligible, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you have a friend in the show; you just want to support indie theatre in the East Village; if you like plays that make fun of academia

Don't see it if you expect actors to speak distinctly so you can hear the dialogue; you prefer plays that make sense; you like to see big-budget shows

Also At 70 minutes, it's 45 minutes too long!... Read more Read less

68
Confusing, Messy, Slow, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind shows that are a front for long philosophical musings. You're okay with metanarrative and plots going off the rails.

Don't see it if You prefer linear, carefully thought out drama with a focused message and narrative.

Also There were some positive things about this show. The cast did a good j... Read more Read less

87
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if They want to see original, thought provoking work that pushes the envelope, especially in regards to what is real & important about life .

Don't see it if They want to see dated, cliche ridden work that is all too familiar.

60
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like shows with an out of the ordinary plot line.

Don't see it if You rather see a play with a simple plot that is easy to follow.

25
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You have absolutely nothing better to do.

Don't see it if Need to clip your toenails, defrost a freezer or watch paint dry.

40
Confusing

See it if you're an off off off Broadway kind of person.

Don't see it if you aren't good at following lines/plot closely

Also I'll caveat that I might just not be an off off off Broadway kind of p... Read more Read less

49
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if If you’re a friend of the cast or want to support the local theater

Don't see it if Expecting a professionally done play. The plot was incongruent and acting subpar.

83
Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate thought-provoking, intelligent content presented by talented performers.

Don't see it if you take theatre literally and don't want to have to think about what you've seen.

96
Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if Haunting, resonant psychological theater with a lot of off beat humor is your thing.

Don't see it if You take everything too literal and are inflexible in your appreciation of art.

92
Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant, Clever

See it if You like originality and strange, intelligent plot lines with performers who can pull those off. Remington Moses is especially wonderful!

Don't see it if You don't like works that are out of the box or traverse unfamiliar territory.

94
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Refreshing

See it if If you're looking for a fresh spin on downtown theater look no further than this production. It's Drop Dead Fred meets Fight Club.

Don't see it if If you enjoy cliched theatrical tropes, detest coarse language, sexual situations, or masked characters


February 18th, 2019
"But, generally speaking, this comedy is rambling, unwieldy and not especially funny. (Few audience laughs were audible during the performance under review.) In the last stretches of the play, a meta element is introduced, with the characters talking about having entered 'the epilogue' stage of t...
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