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Whether We Like It or Not

Members say: Funny, Original, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

About the show

The Tank presents this dark comedic farce featuring elements of clowning, Commedia dell'arte, and Lucy and Ethel.

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A blonde and a brunette walk into a living room with lots of old, smoldering secrets, sisterly love-hate, and a gun. These women strain to remain civil and sophisticated, but cannot help but push each other's buttons. Outrageous revelations escalate as the many secrets they still hold unravel, tearing apart the living room and each other.


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80
NY Theatre Guide

"The two women on stage both did a splendid job, but a special shout-out must be given to Blanche, played by Shelby. Her comic timing and dramatic expressions are spot-on…'Whether We Like It Not' is not a didactic tale with an ulterior motive. It is an exciting, dramatic story with plot twists and turns that make for a great way of spending 60 minutes with a friend or a family member." Full Review

20
Theater In The Now

""The actual plot is a play within a play that should be a fifteen-minute 'SNL' skit and not an hour and a half production...There is no doubt that these two have talent, but the production 'Whether We Like It Or Not' was like watching the same joke over and over again...If there had been a director, a lot of the flaws in the writing could have been brought to light. Blanche might have not been so one-note and Stella might not have been so stale." Full Review


93
Funny, Original, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like silly fun, 2 girl improv, crazy colorful costumes, and Marilyn Monroe

Don't see it if You don't like zany improv

92
Original, Clever, Dizzying, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you like to laugh.Female BFF turn their shared past into slapstick while wearing sequins and great shoes. Surprises and silliness run amok.

Don't see it if you hate farce. Part scripted, part improved this is pretty much as far out there as anything I have seen.

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the humorous loving relationship between two life long friends. An original play that involves the audience.

Don't see it if If you don't have a sense of humor

84
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like physical comedy with a relatable storyline that includes the audience in a fun way. The two actresses perform with perfect timing.

Don't see it if You dislike silliness, clowning around and are usually grumpy. Have no sense of humor, forgot your school years, and like perfection.

83
Funny, Original, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if A night with two happy go lucky, both deserved of sitcom work, ladies doin' their act is something you want to catch. A comedy duo w/charm.

Don't see it if They have lots of promise, but the high spirits (which are catching) aren't enough. The show needs reigning in, focusing and editing.

83
Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like new age Laverne and Shirley, an for those who don't know who they are it's like Thelma an Louise.

Don't see it if You don't like that type of comedy

80
Funny, Original, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You don't expect much.

Don't see it if You don't like when actors asking you to put 100 points for their show.

78
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Slapstick, Great comic timing

See it if You enjoy physical comedy. You like sketch shows, like SNL. You don't mind when actors involve the audience. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You don't like sketch comedy. You don't like it when actors involve the audience. You want a serious drama.

76
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if If you like slap stick comedy

Don't see it if Looking for excitement

72
Funny, Original, Quirky

See it if You like the love-hate relationship dynamic and enjoy slap stick comedy.

Don't see it if If you don't like the actors engaging with the audience or dislike comedy tropes

70
Funny, Original

See it if A play about 2 BFFs & secrets are revealed. feels like you're out with friends and you get to hear all their dirty laundry.

Don't see it if It's off Broadway. Small room in a building. I would definitely see this and support this small production. An hour of laughter.

45
Original, Quirky, Disappointing, High energy

See it if you like fluffy, slapstick comedies. The acting in this one is quite energetic. Think 3 Stooges with estrogen.

Don't see it if you dislike slapstick comedy.

26
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Dated

See it if You're curious

Don't see it if You like clever, witty entertaining comedy


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