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
68
Avg Score

During previews
62
Confusing, Edgy, Slow, Ambitious, Intense

See it if You aren't put off by plays that offer almost no interaction between the characters, + a slow moving plot that is sometimes hard to follow.

Don't see it if You are looking for action and humor, this play does not offer either. It is very cerebral and the storyline moves very slowly.

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
30
Tedious, Pointless, Disappointing, Insipid, S-l--o---w

See it if you have a friend in it or are a neophyte looking to round out your knowledge of theatre, good and bad.

Don't see it if You value your time and brain cells.

Also Who would have thought sex, adultery and infidelity could be boring! I... Read more Read less

During previews
51
Disappointing

See it if You enjoy shows with a small ensemble. You want to see clever lighting design.

Don't see it if Weak dialect work distracts you.

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
45
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if Utterly pretentious as three successful bored white characters perform monologues that occasionally overlap while sporting British accents

Don't see it if Acting class' second project first semester is the best description for this WORDY piece. The audience is the loser at this battle.

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.

During previews
25
Banal, Slow, Super boring, No dialogue, only monologue, Excruciating

See it if you are ok with 3 actors monologuing & never interacting. Or if you're not bothered by terrible British accents, & a disjointed non-story.

Don't see it if you're looking for sparks and chemistry; this was so amateurish and just... really terrible. The actors were trying, but this didn't work.

During previews
95
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

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
55
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if I would not recommend this show

Don't see it if Overacted, characters dont really speak to each other, oddly put together

During previews
60
Disappointing

See it if you study acting and are in monolog class

Don't see it if you like theater. Kept asking myself why this story (an otherwise good movie script/novel) had to be staged... and have all that music!

During previews
66
Confusing, Disappointing, Miscast

See it if You can see pass through bad acting and directing - and appreciatea well written piece.

Don't see it if If you want to see well written plays acted well.

During previews
72
Great acting, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like good acting

Don't see it if You are looking for a real good story

During previews
71
Great writing, Indulgent

See it if you like some good acting, good writing, don't mind cliched love-triangle themes

Don't see it if you mind slow-moving play on themes that have been ploughed over many times

During previews
80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You don't mind 3 character, monologue driven plays

Don't see it if You don't like small stage productions, or British accents bother you

During previews
94
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you like excellent acting, creative staging, unique presentation style. Professional theatre types will appreciate the technical skill.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light or whimsical. This is a heady piece that casts an unfiltered light onto the human condition.

During previews
90
Clever, Refreshing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you enjoy creative writing with appreciation for explicit romance but with an adulterous twist in a battle between desire and love

Don't see it if you are looking for a straight forward romance

During previews
85
Absorbing, Intense, Funny, Romantic, Controlled

See it if you want to watch a tightly-wound drama.

Don't see it if you don't like straightfoward dramas.

During previews
90
Clever, Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see something different. The format of this play is very different from usual methods of storytelling (in a good way).

Don't see it if you aren't open minded and are expecting a traditional theatrical staging.

During previews
96
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You would enjoy a uniformly strong cast performing an absorbing play. Beautifully staged in a charming theater.

Don't see it if You insist on musical numbers in every play you see.


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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