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What We Wanted

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Indulgent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing

About the show

Skyhook Productions presents a new drama about three lovers living together on a small college campus in rural Ohio, whose polyamorous romance starts to unravel. More…

Julian, Agnes, and Sally have been living and loving together happily for years, but all that seems poised to change. Professor Julian's affair with a younger colleague blows up when she is denied tenure and files a complaint against him. Agnes receives an offer to become the top editor of the literary magazine she works for, but must move to NYC if she wants the coveted position. Sally, an elementary school teacher, is helping her daughter Reggie's boyfriend study for his GED but crosses boundaries with the smitten young man. And Reggie exacts revenge on her mother, fueled by bitter resentment.


Member Reviews (9)

MEMBERS SAY:

Indulgent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing
58
Avg Score

65
Pretentious, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a somewhat decent stab at a show about polyamory, that'll lead to great conversations with friends afterwards.

Don't see it if You have low tolerance for pretentious bullshit about poetry and literature, or grow weary of ALL characters having sexual tension together

80
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Funny, Intense

See it if You're into edgy theatre, which explores different topics. It's risqué!!! It starts of pretty good, but, 1 HR 40 min started to feel long...

Don't see it if You're not into polyamory, lesbianism, inter- generational encounters, small theatre, slow-dancing, literature references.

49
I did not like the acting, the directing, or the play itself, and felt that i wasted my time.

See it if You would like to look at an attractive female actress

Don't see it if You like good acting and a good play.

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, A work in progress

See it if you want to see a work in progress. needs editing and rewriting but the topic could produce something interesting.

Don't see it if the playwright is trying to hard to impress us with his poetic abilities.

34
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Intense

See it if You like a SNOBBY show

Don't see it if You like good theater

50
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Poorly written

See it if you're up for a pretentious night of theatre and an under developed script. Very good work by two young actors who tried keep show together

Don't see it if you can't sit through a long indulgent show w/o an intermission, you want good quality acting and writing and are looking for substance

67
Interesting, Pretentious, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a show that explores the complexity of a polyamorous relationship

Don't see it if you find the dialogues and plights of upper class academics tiresome

79
Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if You hate spending $125 or more for shows that disappoint.

Don't see it if you are a critic!

100
Absorbing, Clever, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You are open to a sense of the abstract and looking for a story of deeper meaning.

Don't see it if Not a black or white portrayal of humanity. This play has a touch of the abstract and intricate poetic meaning.


January 7th, 2017
"Truly one of the most intriguing plays I have ever seen performed...'What We Wanted' is just so raw and artistically realistic, but is so in the most unconventional of ways; it leaves the audience questioning how something like this can be real but also demonstrates that humans are fundamentally...
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January 7th, 2017
"Set in a small Midwestern college town, the play though well written does not seem real. Had this ménage-a-trois been located in NYC's Greenwich Village or Chelsea, one wouldn't find it so implausible. Additional items also damage credibility. Although it is not clear in the play, the script sta...
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January 5th, 2017
"Still feels like a work in progress. The words have a playful rhythm and charm, but as we dive deeper into his world, the inexperience to create depth and realistic moments becomes evident...Harms is trying too hard to enrapture us, enthrall us, and impress us with phrasing and intellect, while ...
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January 6th, 2017
"I’m afraid David Harms' initial effort has 'first play' written all over it like subway graffiti. It cries out for editing. Scenes drag on. There are at least three successive endings. Original poetry ranges from spot-on to obscure. Sally’s behavior towards Dale, made even less credible by stage...
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