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36 reviews
 

This new comedy explores a couple's misadventures in homeownership as they face a sea of boxes, a major blackout, and ghosts of past relationships.

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The latest play from comedians Marina and Nicco combines two of your biggest fears: the dark and commitment. The audience lends a hand by lighting the stage for a couple that is literally, and figuratively, feeling their way through the dark. Flashlights will be provided.

 

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Reviews (38)

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83
Avg Score

80
Fuck Yeah Great Plays

“Here’s where Marina and Nicco’s conceit shines: the audience chooses who they want to focus on and when...It’s a clever way to show the way our pasts can come back to haunt us at the most inopportune times…With the lack of illumination, the actors have to fight hard to keep the attention and flashlights on them, and they do an excellent job. Marina and Nicco’s comedic background brings a touch of whimsy to two of the greatest human fears: the dark and commitment.” Full Review

85
Chelsea Now

“A sharply crafted piece of comedic, supernatural, existential puzzle work…To the writing duo’s credit, the lack of clarity only serves to deepen the mystery…It’s worth noting this novel production value never approaches, or even flirts with, cheesy contrivance…Effectively staged by Aeed, whose direction is especially crisp in moments of tense confrontation, the uniformly strong cast doesn’t seem phased by shifts in status bestowed upon them by the random attention of a flashlight.” Full Review

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67
Avg Score

75
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if If you like short and clever

Don't see it if You are bored with another play about man-woman relationships

82
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want a (slightly heavy handed) laugh-infused discussion of how our pasts stay with us.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate a bare-bones show.

70
Funny, Creative, Absorbing, Entertaining, Uneven

See it if you're looking for a small experimental production with some humor and theme of ghosts from our past. Creative use of darkness & flashlights

Don't see it if underdeveloped writing/production and uneven acting. Some elements did come across amateur, but the concept and creativity makes up for it.

75
Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining, Fun / refreshing

See it if you'd be interested in new/experimental theater. Clever (audience participation w/use of flashlights), staged almost completely in the dark.

Don't see it if you're a mean one, Mr Grinch. Very funny, thought-provoking, & VERY RESONANT. Ghosts in our day-to-day lives? Come on, we've all been there!

Also Lucky to have caught the last show this afternoon!... Read more Read less

62
Clever, Great staging

See it if you enjoy an unusual staging of a show. Watch a couple trying to settle into new home being met with ghosts of former lovers and parents.

Don't see it if you do not like being mostly in the dark(literally) for most of the show. I wish they hadn't given out flashlights to highlight characters.

75
Funny, Creative, Clever, Thought-provoking, Innovative

See it if Want to participate in an unusual experience, you want to support smaller theatre, want a night out, or you are not a theatre snob.

Don't see it if You are a theatre snob, expect a Bway production, don't like small venues, don't like experimental theatre, don't want to sit in the dark.

Also As theatre experiences go this was different. I liked the concept of a... Read more Read less

70
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing, Fluffy

See it if you like experimental theater

Don't see it if you are a theater snob

67
Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow

See it if You need to fill an hour in your agenda. It's over quickly on your watch but seems to drag on needlessly,

Don't see it if If you have already seen enough mediocrity this month.

29
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Bad acting, Amateurish

See it if You want to see a low budget show with a mostly incoherent story and underdeveloped characters.

Don't see it if If you expect to be entertained, this play is nothing but entertaining and even the " in the dark " gimmick gets " old " fast.

71
Quirky

See it if You like small, under developed show,good idea,needs work

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show in the dark

85
Funny, Clever, Resonant

See it if you support actors of color in leading roles; you enjoy relatable plays about relationships and letting go of exes; you like inventive shows

Don't see it if you do not like interactive theater or small, intimate shows.

Also Overall, I enjoyed the play and how it addressed a real issue of past ... Read more Read less

24
Boring, Romantic, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you like to experiment and the risk of seeing a good or a bad play.

Don't see it if you get bored easily.

Also It's an experimental play, bad acting. We were 15 in the audience. The... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like experimental theater. You don't mind quirky, chipper performances. You don't mind being a part of the show in terms of lighting.

Don't see it if You expect broadway caliber performances. You don't mind seemingly small budget productions. You are afraid of the dark.

76
Delightful, Entertaining, Different

See it if you enjoy stories about relationships. The played was in the dark and audiece was provided a flashlight which made it interactive.

Don't see it if you are under 16. You may not relate.

Also Everyone I believe has relationships that will always be alive, which ... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to experience a fresh take on lighting design with audience interaction.

Don't see it if you don't like unconventional staging and concepts.

68
Funny, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if You like romantic comedy with past relationship conflicts.

Don't see it if You don't like participating, in the show. When the lights go out, each seat has a flashlight that you can utilize or not.

Also The show had a cute flashlight gimmick that was fun. I don't know that... Read more Read less

82
Funny, Clever, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy romantic comedies. You can laugh at being reminded of the "ghosts" of your past relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like the dark or want a more developed show. The writing needs some work, but overall it was a fun hour.

Also FINAL15 -discount for final shows. ... Read more Read less

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Banal, Confusing, Slow, Poorly written, Underwritten characters

See it if you can tolerate poor direction and amateurish acting

Don't see it if you're expecting something interesting and well-played

75
Clever, Enchanting, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like small, intimate theater, entertaining, with big themes treated in a lighthearted manner.

Don't see it if you arm will get tired holding a flashlight for most of the performance.

32
Dizzying, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy relationship drama, parental issues (in the dark).

Don't see it if you want a quieter, less ambitious, and/or light-hearted production

62
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy romantic plays about difficulties in relationships, letting go of exes, parental influences, and "ghosts of the past" in the dark.

Don't see it if you expect significant character development and insights into how the couples got together or how they broke up.

Also This play kept the audience in the dark in more ways than one. (-:... Read more Read less

59
Insipid, Overrated

See it if you like happy romantic comedies

Don't see it if I hate it when people inflate their scores here for whatever personal reasons and trick innocent people like me into watching the show

65
Clever, Quirky, Disappointing, Slow, Soporific

See it if you want to support young actors. You don't easily fall asleep in the theater. A clever idea that is unrealized.

Don't see it if You expect significant forward movement in a drama.

75
Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want to have some fun and don't have major expectations for the story and the way it is told.

Don't see it if you want to see a professional work. It is refreshing, but the direction is poor and some actors seem to lack training or experience.

83
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want a different experience

Don't see it if You are afraid of the dark