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Unaffordably Unhealthy

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

About the show

Inspired by true stories, this new work explores the tragedies and pain caused each year by the American health insurance industry More…

From the new:

Written and produced by Anthony J. Piccione and directed by Nathan Cusson. Inspired by true stories about the tragedies and pain caused each year by the American health insurance industry, Unaffordably Unhealthy is an exploration of twelve very different people from different backgrounds and ailments across the United States, all with one common theme: They all have a good deal of knowledge and experience with how hard it is to obtain and afford health insurance, and how hard the obstacles are to get the care they need to treat their injury and illness. In short, they know the high and rising cost of what it takes to stay alive in America in 2020.

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Member Reviews (15)


Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious
Avg Score

Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you want to see a play about our healthcare system and why it is unaffordable.

Don't see it if If you want a well written story, a good plot and good acting. Slow and boring.

Insipid, Dizzying, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like exposure to today's health crisis in a semi-entertaining way. It may expose you to some ways people have their lives destroyed.

Don't see it if you are up-to-date on the horrors of the health insurance industry as there is nothing new here and some lighting, movement is distracting.

Interested, Telling story, Slow

See it if Around ten story experience with health care, from poor to middle class people.

Don't see it if You want looking for a story with a finish.

Disappointing, Polemic, Amateurish, Sincere

See it if you don't mind a sincere (accurate) but very amateurish effort to skewer the US Healthcare system

Don't see it if you need an author to do more hard work needed to make this type of project work

Also Docudramas work because they take years and careful curation to develo... Read more Read less

Relevant, Slow, Disappointing, Didactic, Tedious

See it if you don’t experience media except as controlled by American conservatives, don’t know how USA healthcare/insurance operate, need lectures.

Don't see it if you know tragedy of USA healthcare/insurance, don’t care/need to hear narratives about ten true stories of that tragedy, prefer linear plot

Also Some, though not all, of the narratives are powerful and moving. Other... Read more Read less

Edgy, Ambitious, Important message, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if As this play makes important points on the unacceptable condition of the US healthcare system. There were powerful personal stories told.

Don't see it if You do not like workshops. The staging and script needed work. Several actors needed more time with their roles.

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing, Slow, Tedious

See it if you want to hear some stories about how unaffordable healthcare is and don't know much about it.

Don't see it if you know something about healthcare in the US because you had to deal with the system before.

Also I liked hearing the stories but found some stories more convincing tha... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant

See it if You want to see a work in progress. The stories are interesting and relevant. It is a reminder of how we can’t afford healthcare ml

Don't see it if Superfluous Movement and actions bother you. Didactic long with good intent but poor realization. I’m not sure of the goal of this play.

Economic justice theatre, Informative

See it if You want to know how broken the US Healthcare System really is.

Don't see it if You prefer to see more upbeat and fun shows.

Also The show felt irrelevant to me because it didn’t add anything new to t... Read more Read less

Bad dramatic storytelling, Relevant, Best of intentions, Insipid, Irritating

See it if You know nothing about healthcare. And I mean literally nothing.

Don't see it if You would like to see a fresh no preachy perspective on things you already know lots about (maybe even more than the playwright)

Also Best of intentions no doubt. But it just pissed me off a tad to spend ... Read more Read less

Cliched, Relevant, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if ... you want to be engaged by a study of how the USA's healthcare system is failing. You don't mind outrage porn.

Don't see it if ... you want an entertaining, happy show. You prefer your documentaries to present facts presented dispassionately.

Also I was looking forward to seeing this show, and I anticipated seeing so... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Banal, Entertaining

See it if Are interested in seeing a play dealing with the healthcare system in the United States.

Don't see it if If you rather see a play with a more cheerful subject matter.

Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if A current hot topic discussed, dissected and weighed for an hour. Little ”theatre” more drumming down on healthcare.

Don't see it if Looking for high drama, entertaining theater this is not for you!

Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you are "sick" and tired if this country's health system.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more than a lecture. There is little creativity here and it becomes repetitious after 30 minutes.

A relevant topic, but a didactic and tedious presentation, slow, disappointing

See it if you know little or nothing about the current, dreadful state of the healthcare/health insurance industries in this country.

Don't see it if you hope to learn something new about our nightmare, health care/health insurance industries or are looking for lighter fare.

Also Sadly, I thought this ernest, well-intended show was mostly a waste of... Read more Read less

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Cast & Creatives (3)