Already closed | 1h 30m | West Village


From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Slow, Confusing, Would be so much better if it ran 70 minutes instead of 100 minutes.

About the show

The Amoralists present 'Utility,' a new drama about the trials and tribulations of a working mother. More…

Amber has two jobs, three kids and an 8 year old's birthday party to plan. Her on again-off again husband, Chris, is back on and determined to help out the best he can. Sometimes that's good enough. As Amber struggles with the tiny avalanche of day-to-day setbacks, she finds herself becoming a stranger to the person this life is turning her into.

1h 30m | Already closed | Rattlestick Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (5)


Great acting, Clever, Slow, Confusing, Would be so much better if it ran 70 minutes instead of 100 minutes.
Avg Score

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if everything about this is great. The ammorlists always do a good job. they have only ever done one below average show.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this other than it closed and you can't see it. Look out for anything the ammorlists do.

Great acting, Slow

See it if You like family drama's or a fan of great acting

Don't see it if if you don't like living room (in this case) kitchen dramas.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to a good production , well acted

Don't see it if You need to view fast paced plots

Overrated, Slow, Would be so much better if it ran 70 minutes instead of 100 minutes.

See it if you want to see the work of the great Melissa Hurst.

Don't see it if you don't admire plays that are directed at a snail's pace.

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you have nothing better to do

Don't see it if stay home

February 4th, 2016
"Not a lot happens in Emily Schwend’s 'Utility,' but its air hums with a tension that’s just this side of despair...'Utility' is a skillfully constructed, beautifully acted domestic drama about struggling simply to make do...There are no fireworks here...Ms. Schwend offers a close, unblinking loo...
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February 1st, 2016
"A soberly ambivalent assessment of the sacrifices people make not just to get ahead, but to just maintain a life they didn't want in the first place...'Utility' sometimes feels like the exposition scenes of a horror film, one in which the killer never shows up to work...Shaggy dialogue and dead-...
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February 1st, 2016
"The playwright has done a masterful job in creating an atmosphere of tension that threatens to crush Amber through the daily demands of her life...The cast does an excellent job in delineating the characters and their stressed-out lives. But the backbone of the production rests with the compelli...
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February 8th, 2016
"'Utility,' a kitchen sink drama, is as realistic as the day is long. The problem with the play is that as theater it is unrelievedly grim, with little or no catharsis along the way...The cast is uniformly accomplished giving indelible performances...It is weak on dramaturgy in that there is litt...
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