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From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Clever, Entertaining

About the show

The Shop & Ferment Theatre presents the New York premiere of two Philip Ridley plays that ask questions about our need for love and recognition. More…

'Dark Vanilla Jungle' is a compelling and heart-wrenching drama about one girl’s craving for family and home… and the lengths she will go to find them.

'Tonight with Donny Stixx' tells the story of Donnie, a young lad craving fame. Tabloids called him The Most Hated Boy Alive. But Donny doesn't want forgiveness. All Donny wants is… his own television show.

Member Reviews (4)


Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Clever, Entertaining

Enchanting, Intense, Great writing, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to beautifully-executed monologue plays from a macabre, compassionate, and subversive genius

Don't see it if you would maybe rather something less frightening

Great acting, Intense, Searing

See it if you live for searing drama. You're so close to the actor she looks you right in the eye at her most vulnerable — and most aggressive

Don't see it if you can't deal with the realities of child prostitution, poverty and mental health.

Entertaining, Clever, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like intense plays showing lots of emotions.

Don't see it if You are not ready for emotions, rants, outbursts and some sad stories. It's not a happy ever after fairytale.

January 29th, 2016
"Mr. Ridley is a writer of uncommon, lyrical delicacy...What’s most unsettling in his work isn’t its violence, but the seductive voices of those who perpetrate it. He endows his blighted characters with an instinctive gift for poetry that gropes for patterns in a random and unforgiving universe.....
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January 28th, 2016
"Gut-bustingly intense due to two ferociously good performances…Farmer and Kerr both deliver visceral, breathtaking portrayals of Donny's and Andrea's tortured psyches…Ridley is good at nudging audiences out of their comfort zones....Though Kerr infuses her performance with more humor than Farmer...
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January 31st, 2016
"While a little bit less confrontational, in the capable hands of brilliant actor Harry Farmer and actress Robyn Kerr, these plays are no less visceral. Though they are totally self-contained and appear on separate nights, the two plays have many things in common...Their nuanced, layered performa...
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January 26th, 2016
"'Tonight with Donny Stixx' and 'Dark Vanilla Jungle' are plays about obsession and attention in the world wide web world. Both characters crave to be noticed through the haze of artificial likes and retweets masquerading themselves as connection...This is a solid collection of monologues worth c...
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