#UglyCry
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#UglyCry NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(56 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

About the Show

After her ex-boyfriend's passing, a grieving millennial endeavors to resurrect him using her phone.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (56)

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90 Reviews | 32 Followers
90
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound

See it if You like immersive and interactive one-actor shows based on a true personal story.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional show. Read more

122 Reviews | 25 Followers
86
Relevant, Resonant, Dizzying, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Innovative, fast paced millenial POV exploring grief and legacy in the aftermath of the tragic murder of an inspiring 42-yr-old man.

Don't see it if Katie Mack spends much of the show on her treadmill; show has that intensity applied to real-time internet postings during the show. Read more

1166 Reviews | 464 Followers
86
Delightful, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like shows that make you think about usually uncomfortable subjects in unusual ways, in this case…death…of a loved one. Funny/Poignant.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows that ask u 2 interact, in this case it’s COMPLETELY voluntary but it does add to the fun. Fun? A show about death? Yep!

92 Reviews | 12 Followers
85
#socialmedia, #remembering, #grief, #bringyourphone, #interactive

See it if you’re willing to explore the online footprints we leave behind and consider whether they keep us alive when our bodies aren’t anymore.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable seeing someone working through their grief, or you need your fourth walls to be impenetrable. Read more

139 Reviews | 62 Followers
85
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you like original experiences using the internet. You will make friends during this play. The artist was energetic and engaging.

Don't see it if you don't have a smart phone or like interactive performances.

137 Reviews | 20 Followers
82
Energetic, Interactive, Intense, Ambitious, Engaging

See it if You enjoy different means of telling a story, one woman shows and a very sad but true story.

Don't see it if You don't like one-woman shows and/or very creative, innovative, and immersive shows.

53 Reviews | 17 Followers
82
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You want a complete emotional experience in an unconventional theatricql production. An avant-garde experience.

Don't see it if You want a linear, traditionally organized play. You don't want audience participation. Read more

230 Reviews | 46 Followers
80
Interesting use of technology, Creative, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you want to see an experimental show using QR codes, flash, Instagram, Facebook. Charge your phone!

Don't see it if you'd rather not engage with grief

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
November 2nd, 2023

What is remarkable about Mack's performance is that she is reliving the grieving process with every performance. It is not a fictional story with an actor taking on a role; this is a powerful emotional connection within her life. Using regular references to the audience's use of cell phones, she guides us to her discovery of what it means to talk with the dead.
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Theater Pizzazz
October 28th, 2023

“While the use of all our modern technology was not as consistently effective as she’d hoped, Mack did accomplish her goal—I left the theater wanting to know more about Anthamatten . . . and, of course, found everything I could by going online.”
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Front Row Center
October 31st, 2023

“The show is a bit of a marvel, consistent at every level of design...It is so satisfying in detail and completeness. Go see ‘#UglyCry’ — you will think, you will feel, you will connect, from IRL to AI and back again.”
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