New York | 1h 30m | Already closed

Tomorrow in the Battle

From 5 critic and 48 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the show

Stripped Scripts presents this NYC premiere, which charts a doomed love affair in contemporary London. More…

What are the consequences when the lies we tell ourselves become our reality? A tale of obsession and betrayal, 'Tomorrow in the Battle' paints a searing portrait of loyalty and lust, honor and honesty, duty and desire as a group of London’s elite navigate their own professional and moral crises.

1h 30m | Already closed | Ars Nova (Midtown W)


"An artfully rendered midlife crisis...The three actors really know how to make their monologues exciting and active...Director Tana Sirois stages the play with an appropriately frosty elegance...Self-centered and unlikable, our three characters nevertheless prove to be competent vessels for Barry's striking prose. It is entirely likely that some of the lines will haunt you long after the story has faded." Full Review

Stage Buddy

"An effective and fun piece of theater storytelling...Though the trappings may feel pretentious to some and soap opera-y to others, the work finds a very fine balance of understated behavior and vivid descriptions, keeping the story in a genuine place, never bogging down the pacing...While the events of 'Tomorrow in the Battle' probably won't stick with you, and certainly won't surprise you, the production is strong enough to create drama." Full Review


“The main problem with this production directed by Tana Sirois is a bothersome disconnect between the sophisticated, world-weary dialogue and the obvious youth of the three actors. They all seem at least ten years too young for their roles, let alone to be convincing members of the upper crust. Ms. Sirois can't make these youthful, but skilled and bold actors come across as anything but what they are, although some skillfully designed hairdos, a touch of grey…might have helped.” Full Review

Off Off Online

“Kieron Barry’s three-character play is a series of monologues...Characters, even when in the same room, don’t interact; they face front and tell us what they said to each other and what happened then and how they felt about it...When an actor can only describe rather than interact or otherwise explore, it limits the emotional palette considerably...’Tomorrow in the Battle’ offers a rare instance of what might be a very interesting story told in a really uninteresting way." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

"Hamilton, Threadgold, and Sullivan, have at the script with considerable energy, but, under Sirois' direction, all three deliver relentlessly angst-filled performances that only accentuate the script's risible, all-purpose solemnity...No matter how much the dialogue labors, it never seems to connect with real life. With its tortured plot, it manages to be both sordid and high-toned at the same time. It's not an appealing combination.” Full Review

Masterful, Riveting, Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if intensely emotional drama about the meaning of honor, values, commitment, loyalty, relationships, suicide, and death enrich and provoke you

Don't see it if you cannot sit 90 minutes w/out interval with non-linear parallel plots merging only at end of play, or death/adultry/nukes unduly disturb

Intense, Resonant, Intelligent, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if for the consequences of what happens when power, fantasies and delusions come to face with realities

Don't see it if dialogue is your preference to monologues

Interesting, relevant, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if enjoy plays that has 3 characters performing monologues & talking to each other in a cleverly staged play about adultery & its consequence.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of plays about how adulterous acts cause the destruction of humans & the results it inflicts on human relationships.

Slow, Terrible ending, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're very verbal - you like books on tape + podcasts and like listening to poetic, poignant character monologues that slowly tell a story

Don't see it if a bad ending with no foundation for a character choice and some distractingly fake accents will ruin your entire experience

Also I liked the way the story was told, with the interacting monologues. I... Read more Read less

Oppressive, Intense, Edgy

See it if you like drama about the futility of life, work & love. This is a "blood on the stage" piece. Relatable themes but quite a downer.

Don't see it if don't like depressing works or monologues. The entire play is 3 characters taking turns addressing the audience.

Banal, Slow, Raunchy, Great staging, Cliched

See it if You want your theater stripped and bare with minimum sets and costumes

Don't see it if You easily offended by language,adultery or simulated sex

Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if if you like psychologicaL dramas with good acting.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that you can follow. This is a 4 character play with 3 actors who discuss the 4th character. It gets very confusing

All monologues, No dialog, Confusing, Skillful writing, Good acting

See it if you like good acting, monologues, skillful writing and stories about adultery, sex and work

Don't see it if enjoy dialog and character interaction and dislike a confusing plot due to the absence of an actor to play a critical character.

Funny, Interesting, Near-miss, Cliched, Erratic

See it if A three-person play about interweaving lives, interior monologues, insecurities, and power struggles sounds interesting.

Don't see it if spectacle is important; or if you think there should be a compelling reason to present a work as a stageplay as opposed to other media.

Also The script is inconsistent, veering from the poignant to the ludicrous... Read more Read less

Uninteresting, Detached, Pretentious

See it if You like stilted wacky third person dialogue. You think surgeons are drunk narcissists. You like good actors doing dreadful material.

Don't see it if If infidelity upsets you. Basically if you have other options.

Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You enjoy new approaches to writing and presentation of a play and want to see talented actors do what they do best.

Don't see it if You prefer your theater to be in a typical format and style.

Cerebral, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy intellectual character pieces, monologues, and precisely crafted poetic language that still feels contemporary and witty

Don't see it if you prefer back-and-forth dialogue, likeable characters, or fluffy entertainment

Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love great writing, monologue driven works, and want to see three wonderful actors bring those words to life in front of your eyes

Don't see it if nonconventional storytelling will distract you from enjoying a great written play

Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you like well staged emotional and engaging drama about relationships, passion, love and work.

Don't see it if you don't like lots of monologues in the play or an amazing acting in intimate atmosphere.

Also This play keeps you emotionally involved during the whole performance ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great writing, Must see, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like original plays the break the standard of traditional writing

Don't see it if You prefer prefer plays with a traditional dialogue structure where the story and the setting are straightforward

Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are enticed​ by an intimate story in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you only like musicals

Must see, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love a well written twisted piece that is told through the thoughts of the three actors. Beautiful stage design! Strongly recommend!

Don't see it if you aren't open-minded.

Absorbing, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like great acting, great writing, intense characters, and engaging scenes.

Don't see it if have to like your characters or prefer black and white moral tales.

Intense, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like well written & constructed intense drama that is completely engaging and beautifully acted by a fierce threesome of superb actors!

Don't see it if you just want some fluff....

Also Wonderful script and beautifully produced drama that could inspire a d... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like superb acting and staging. The language of the play is beautiful. Unlike much of B'way, this is a play for grownups.

Don't see it if You dislike really good theatre!

Must see, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are looking for an original , thought provoking modern play . You appreciate sophisticated humour . Enjoy a subtle sober scene .

Don't see it if You are looking for a light play that you will have forgotten as soon as you walk out of the theater , and do not want a challenge .

Masterful, Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You can follow a well written, funny and intelligent play that challenges your brain in a Great way! Super absorbing! Really sharp acting

Don't see it if You need intermission or props and singing to follow a play.

Funny, Clever, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Well acted show in intimate surroundings

Don't see it if Conflicting professional and moral crisis

During previews
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like new work on a sparse set. You like a well written twisted relationship piece that's mostly through the thoughts of the actors

Don't see it if You're looking for lighthearted entertainment. You don't like adultery played out or thought out. Or plays with English accents

During previews
Elegant, Masterful

See it if This play deserves a different cast/director. Brilliantly written but called for more subtlety in the performances.

Don't see it if You need traditional storytelling. You can't see beyond this small theater production's limitations.

Cast & Creatives (10)