Whales & Souls (FringeNYC)
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Whales & Souls (FringeNYC)

Whales & Souls (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Ratings)
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Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Pssssst. Did you hear the tale of the Creature from the Lake…? In this gritty, sensual fable for adults, a small conservative village is enticed by offers from an outsider, and everything begins to change. Test the waters, if you dare...

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Show-Score Member Reviews (12)

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607 Reviews | 142 Followers
Masterful, Must see, Amazing chris roe, Great writing, First rate storytelling

See it if can appreciate storytelling raised to an art form

Don't see it if can't listen and use your imagination for 80 minutes

30 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great acting, Epic, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you love storytelling and want to see a really unique solo show with a masterful performance.

Don't see it if you don't like one actor playing multiple characters.

39 Reviews | 32 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are ready to be transfixed by a masterful performance and design. Chris Roe absolutely kills it with seven distinct and specific voices.

Don't see it if You have no patience for a solo performance, even if it is elevated. The story was not pitch-perfect, but it was always propelled with force

12 Reviews | 7 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if You like mystical theater. Strong storytelling. Great design. Spooky stories.

Don't see it if You want a simple campfire tale. Its hard to follow the plot twists with so many characters. It also loses steam in the final third.

8 Reviews | 4 Followers
Clever, Masterful, Overrated

See it if You love shadow puppets and strong visual theater.

Don't see it if The story is important to you. The show loses a lot of narrative focus as it goes on.

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want to see how one actor transforms from one character to another so seamlessly.. sometimes even without words!

Don't see it if if you are expecting whales. move along, there are no whales here.

3 Reviews | 1 Follower
Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Relevant

See it if You enjoy masterful storytelling and appreciate why we as a species need stories to teach us about the world and ourselves. Magic.

Don't see it if You are basically Voldemort or Trump.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Epic, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a joyful, vulnerable, emotionally grounded & extraordinarily skilled solo performance of a deeply original and moving play.

Don't see it if your tiny heart is dead.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 16th, 2016

"This show is aesthetically stunning…The story of ‘Whales & Souls’ is undeniably complex, and the detailed writing which lends the play its fairy tale feeling often leads to some confusion...Roe manages to keep the audience with him throughout the entire piece…His performance is energetic and enchanting…In the end, 'Whales & Souls' might be stretching itself a bit thin for the format of a Fringe show, but it is still a beautiful and entertaining production with a fantastic actor at its helm."
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