Opens Sep 26

Up the Rabbit Hole

Members say: Slow, Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
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18 reviews

Theater for the New City presents Andy Halliday's autobiographical play about sex, obsession, and finding your home.

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'Up the Rabbit Hole' is the story of a young, gay, drug-addicted man obsessed with finding his birth mother and the answers to questions surrounding his entire life. After finally reconnecting with her, he has the courage to embark upon a life beyond his wildest dreams.

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Reviews (18)

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During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Want decent performances and don't have something else to do. Slow and a bit bland.

Don't see it if Having anything else to do like read a menu.

During previews
Raunchy, Banal, Cliched, Slow, Dated

See it if you appreciate performances featuring stereotypical Millennial coccaine addicted gays acting out and seeking love, and their insipid moms

Don't see it if you do not want to sit 100 consecutive minutes watching or hearing about gay porn, coccaine use, rape, dysfunctional family relationships

During previews
Interesting, but...

See it if interested in gay/adopted youth, addiction, intermissionless 1.5 hrs. Held attention largely because of Tyler Jones' sympathetic portrayal.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by any of the above or brief partial male nudity, betrayal by a "friend." Ends abruptly.

During previews
Resonant, Great writing

See it if Realistic tale of a young gay guy who's taken advantage of by a hustler guy; poignant relationships with his mom, birth family & boyfriend

Don't see it if You'd be offended by brief male (rear) nudity or frank talk.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Inconsistent, Entertaining, Slow starting

See it if you are interested in the problems of addiction or a play about dealing with adoption

Don't see it if you are put off by gay themes, drug use, or simulated sex

During previews
Slow, Flawed, Good acting, Shows promise

See it if you're interested in a serious show about a young adopted gay man trying to establish a relationship with his birth mother and half-brother

Don't see it if you're bothered by scenes depicting gay rape, fleeting nudity & drug use.

Also The scenes that worked best were those between the young man and his b... Read more Read less

During previews
Autobiography not = 2 interesting on stage, Fails to vary from the predictable, Tyler jones = capable & appealing, Physical production lacking, Verges on melodrama

See it if these issues: overcoming addiction, being adopted, sabotaging yourself, being raped, having 2 mothers & 1 gay brother appeal to you

Don't see it if anything gay, drug addiction, brief nudity, lack of surprises, are not in your wheelhouse

During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Unfinished

See it if you want to support an LGBT play and Theatre for the New City.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing a work-in-progress being presented as a finished piece.

Also I wanted to like this play, and based on the blurb, thought it would b... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Interesting look at the interconnectedness of drugs and sex and the impact on relationships.. Some insightful writing and good performances

Don't see it if Gay themed plays or (very limited) nudity.

During previews
Edgy, Disappointing, Sexy, Lacking point of view, Conflict-free

See it if you want to support new plays.

Don't see it if you'll be bothered by a lack of a point of view and lack of conflict.

During previews
Repetitive, Frustrating, A work in progress, Appeals to a limited audience, Major element goes unresolved

See it if You are interested in new plays dealing with gay, drug and adoption issues.

Don't see it if You're not interested in gay, drug or adoption issues.

During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Fast-moving

See it if you want to see a fast-moving, well-written, gay-themed play that addresses social issues such as addictions, adoption, rape, hustling, etc.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with gay relationships, simulated but non-explicit sex including gay-rape, brief flashes of nudity,and drug addictions.

Also In my opinion, this was a very well-acted, intense, fast-moving, thoug... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if like edgy intense storylines.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by nudity and references to sex and gay culture.

During previews
Well worth a visit

See it if You are into gay male relationships and the reasons that lives can go off kilter, and can come back on track.

Don't see it if You are not interested in gay characters and might be offended by a few bare butts. The play can still use some work.

Also There are some very fine performances here, especially Tyler Jones in ... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you are interested in self-esteem issues and serious episodes in a young gay man's life.

Don't see it if you are offended by frank talk about drugs and sex.

During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a thoughtful examination of gay life and love, and the issue of adoption and biological parents.

Don't see it if you are homophobic are are offended by brief nudity and sexual situations.

During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Work in progress, Self indulgent

See it if you want to see a work in progress with themes of queer identity, addiction, adoption, and self-discovery

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the above themes

During previews
Well-staged, honest, nearly graphic depiction of young, gay addiction

See it if A frank, simple, professionally acted story about coke, adoption fallout, with some male nudity and brief male-on-male action appeals

Don't see it if You're stickler for trenchant depth in the writing. This play is genuine enough but not harrowing, and, therefore, a bit by-the-numbers.

Also At first performance, some ofi the humor in the opening scene was off ... Read more Read less