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Washer/Dryer

From 35 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy

About the show

Ma-Yi Theater Company presents a new farce that examines the joys of owning an apartment with a washer/dryer, and the pressures of modern-day marriage in New York City. More…

Sonya and Michael’s recent elopement in Vegas seemed like a dream come true for both of them...until they try living together in Sonya’s Manhattan studio apartment. They soon discover that they haven’t been entirely honest with each other or themselves, and their secrets come home to roost along with an intrusive mother, the co-op’s strict Board president, a harsh best friend, and a fabulous washer-dryer. Mayhem ensues as the couple is forced to re-evaluate their relationship and decide whether all really is fair in love and real estate.


Member Reviews (35)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy
74
Avg Score

72
Funny, Delightful, Sitcom-y

See it if If you've ever lived in a NYC apt, you'll laugh a lot. Sitcom-like. Good for an easy night out.

Don't see it if You prefer a heavy show.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Enchanting, Indulgent

See it if you like good natured comedies that try to reflect modern conditions, you wish you had a washer/dryer, you respect diversity in theater

Don't see it if you want meaning or a message, domineering mother and gay swish cliches anger you, extenuating situations bother you

75
Funny, Like a sit com, Refreshing, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a funny play. You like sit coms. You like shows about living in NY. You like family & relationship stories.

Don't see it if You don't like sit coms. You want a serious drama. You want a play about issues. You don't like domestic stories.

65
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if You like shows with quirky, funny characters who relate in unusual ways to other characters and NY based shows are your thing !

Don't see it if You are turned off by shows that could be part of a rom-com series .

76
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if A cute show.

Don't see it if You want 90 minutes of fun, funny and entertaining.

95
Delightful, Funny, Relevant, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want an accurate snapshot of NYC, and the struggles of living here, played for big laughs by a diverse cast.

Don't see it if You can't relate to city folk, and the dream that is a washer/dryer.

75
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy family drama with comedic overtones and can appreciate a good, multicultural cast.

Don't see it if you can't appreciate real estate and cultural jokes.

73
Funny, Relevant, Fun, Quirky, Slow to start

See it if you want laughs, to support multi-ethnic theatre makers, to enjoy NYC real estate in-jokes. Jamyl Dobson is hilarious. Real cooking a bonus!

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something serious and dramatic.

55
Cliched, Banal, Boring, Slow

See it if if you are interested in seeing a new farce featuring a diverse cast

Don't see it if if you have a functioning TV. This show never really becomes anything other than a mediocre sitcom that wallows in worn out stereotypes.

79
Absorbing, Funny, Original, Quirky

See it if Definitely see if you want a good laugh. I loved all the characters. Especially mom & gay neighbor.

Don't see it if I'm really not good at giving a reason not to see a play if I liked it! So go see it! Enjoy!! I guess don't see it you don't like comedy

70
Cute, Funny, Cliched

See it if you want to see a goofy play that pokes fun at pretty spot-on stereotypes. Or if you want to see/support Asian representation in theatre.

Don't see it if you want a thought-provoking show. It's cute, but nothing special.

77
Funny, Quirky, Feel-good, Entertaining

See it if you want a lighthearted, fun night at the theater featuring a diverse cast

Don't see it if you won't open up to it's style. The pacing can be a bit jarring in the beginning but if you go along with it, the play is enjoyable.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cute, Delightful

See it if You enjoy cute, fluffy, funny rom coms type plays. You can be entertained by a simple fun story about marriage.

Don't see it if You like more serious, deep, profound story lines. If you are offended by references to sex or homosexuality.

65
Funny, Banal, Cute

See it if You like TV sitcom style stories

Don't see it if You are in the mood for something a little deeper and original.

50
Sit com fare.

See it if you want to celebrate Asian leads in a romantic comedy.

Don't see it if you prefer edgy comedy.

81
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're into fast-paced TV sitcoms that feature stereotypical characters in stereotypical comic situations.

Don't see it if you expect more nuance, more meat from the comic characters you see on stage.

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a well written, funny entertaining play!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh!

89
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy plays that dissect relationships.

Don't see it if You want something with real depth.

100
Clever

See it if You like modern love stories

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor & dont believe in love

During previews
66
High spirited sitcom about mixed asian couple trying to overcome co-op rules and meddling mother-in-law

See it if you enjoy a rich comic stew and actors acting their a** off to elicit laughs from the audience

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a play laden with cliches: the meddling mother-in-law, officious landlord, straight roommate behaving gay; amateurish acting

During previews
69
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you're looking to put a smile on your face, you like light rom-coms, and you're a proponent of diverse casting.

Don't see it if you're looking for masterful performances or would rather see something with great depth.

During previews
70
Funny, Original, Relevant, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Funny, sweet and cute. Relevant to anyone who has dealt with NYC real estate. Very engaging cast.

Don't see it if A bit fluffy. A little far-fetched in parts.

During previews
80
Funny, Rom-com, Smart, Madcap

See it if You want light laughs with clever plot points and appealing (if superficial) characters, and if you've lived the NYC real estate experience.

Don't see it if You are looking for a weighty plot layered with meaning, or if you object to gay/Asian stereotypes played for laughs ( not mean- spiritedly)

During previews
73
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if Despite its cliches and stereotypical characters it turned out to be funny and entertaining. If you want a light night out this is it.

Don't see it if you don't like over-the-top TV sitcoms.

During previews
81
Cute, Funny, Relatable, Fluffy

See it if you'd like a cute story about relationships, romantic, with family, friends, and housing. The actors clearly have fun with the material

Don't see it if you're looking for deep theater. This is a fun rom-com. There's also some homophobia, and the characters are (loving) stereotypes.


February 4th, 2016
"Presented by Ma-Yi Theater Company 'Washer/Dryer' is only partly in keeping with Ma-Yi’s mission of producing 'new and innovative' work by Asian-American playwrights. New though it is, the play resembles nothing so much as a stale 1970s sitcom...Wry, skeptical and possessed of a dancer’s grace, ...
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February 4th, 2016
"Nandita Shenoy’s clunky new comedy...It may be asking too much of a farce to make perfect sense, but the good ones spin out wildly from a center of credibility that 'Washer/Dryer' lacks...The energies of the ethnically diverse cast are channeled into tired cultural stereotypes...Aside from Sheno...
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February 4th, 2016
"It is essentially a well-acted sitcom with a weak plot. But Shenoy gets strong laughs from her broadly-drawn characters, whom she paints with gleeful excess, and the director, Benjamin Kamine, picks up on her raucous humor with some genuinely amusing physical comedy."
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February 3rd, 2016
"'Washer/Dryer' is good-natured and Shenoy can write a funny line…But the script is overladen with gags -- mechanical gags, cheap-shot gags, gags that have nothing to do with the characters…Under Benjamin Kamine's blessedly light-fingered direction, at least all this silliness goes down fairly pa...
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