Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Tomorrow in the Battle

From 48 member  reviews
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. 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)

Member Reviews (48)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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.

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

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

70
Edgy, Intense, Oppressive

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.

80
Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Cerebral

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

90
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

95
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intense

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

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

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

100
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Absorbing

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

92
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see

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 .

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

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

Don't see it if you only like musicals

90
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Masterful

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.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Must see

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.

99
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Absorbing

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.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

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

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

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!

71
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Clever, Funny

See it if Well acted show in intimate surroundings

Don't see it if Conflicting professional and moral crisis

During previews
79
Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like a good suspense drama. Well done. Interesting. No major complaints. A little slow but worth it.

Don't see it if You can’t handle shows with an accent. A little tough to make out every word but I’m getting pretty picky here. It’s easy to follow.

During previews
75
Entertaining, Slow

See it if you want to see a play with characters that vocalize their "inner thoughts". Actors basically speak out their thoughts vs. interact.

Don't see it if you get distracted easily. You have to pay attention to keep up with the rather slim "plot". I got lost in the middle. British accents too

During previews
72
Intelligent, Relevant, Indulgent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if three people sharing unexpressed thought in three interacting monologues exploring love, fantasy, desire,ambition and despair

Don't see it if You can’t sit through slowly unfolding plot in a theater where it can be hard to see and you really need to concentrate to follow

During previews
92
Masterful, Elegant

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.

During previews
80
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Adult intelligent drama about feelings, imagined and real desires and relationships. Wish male was not such a pompous ass.

Don't see it if Do not like monologues

During previews
73
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if Adultery, honesty. Obsession. played out in short, scenes and monologues. Excellent acting. great writing. Some aspects not well integrated

Don't see it if If you see a lot of theater this is worth it despite its flaws of flow and lack of integrating some of the personal events.

During previews
90
Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Deliberate, Resonant

See it if The big issues: integrity, fidelity, trust, honor, in an emotionally and sexually charged atmosphere that exposes the secrets we hide.

Don't see it if Not for those who favor action over words. While not very graphic, the raw sexual desire might offend the prudes.


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 Barr...
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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 con...
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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. M...
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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 ev...
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