Tomorrow in the Battle
Closed 1h 30m
Tomorrow in the Battle
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Tomorrow in the Battle NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(48 Reviews)
Positive
71%
Mixed
17%
Negative
12%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (48)

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50
Good acting, Skillful writing, Confusing, No dialog, All monologues

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.

90
Great writing, Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Masterful

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

75
Ambitious, Relevant, Interesting, relevant

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.

48
Erratic, Cliched, Near-miss, Interesting, Funny

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. Read more

54
Great acting, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

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

46
Pretentious, Detached, Uninteresting

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.

79
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Resonant, Intense

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

72
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Terrible ending, Slow

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 Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatermania
October 16th, 2017

"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."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 17th, 2017

"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.”
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TheaterScene.net
October 18th, 2017

“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.”
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Stage Buddy
October 16th, 2017

"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."
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Off Off Online
October 17th, 2017

“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."
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