Williston
85

Williston NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(39 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
3%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the Show

This world premiere dark comedy about the oil industry asks: how far would you go to carve out a slice of the American Dream?

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Member Reviews (39)

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706 Reviews | 200 Followers
87
Great writing, Edgy, Great staging, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you'd like to spend an entertaining time in a trailer with 3 characters, except for a couple minutes mimed outside of it, in a twisted tale.

Don't see it if you do not like rough language argumentative or immoral characters.

691 Reviews | 212 Followers
75
Edgy, Indulgent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Nasty

See it if Ruthless oil land acquirers meet in a remote trailer. Older generation fears being replaced by younger. Cruel business, cruel people.

Don't see it if Foul disrespectful language from unlikable characters. Not believable that locals are so stupid, or that so much transpires so quickly.

481 Reviews | 316 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if All three actors were excellent. The play was well written and engrossing. Set was simple but perfect. Didn't need anything more elaborate

Don't see it if If you want Broadway. This is a very small, intimate theater in the East Village. Very satisfying theater experience.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
93
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You'd enjoy an 85 minute comedy/drama that flies by with superb acting & a "twist" towards the end. Free sunflower seeds or honey too.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with Broadway stars in them.

427 Reviews | 127 Followers
81
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy drama with an interesting plot and well developed characters, subject matter not normally in your realm of knowledge.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the oil industry, wheeling and dealing, and unlikable characters who swear a lot and (front row warning) also spit

379 Reviews | 132 Followers
78
Entertaining, Relevant, Well paced, Interesting subject

See it if Well plotted tale of corporate carnage. Characters a bit exaggerated but the show gets a lot right about threats to power at middle mgmt.

Don't see it if The show’s resolution is its Achilles heel. Moral is rendered ineffective. Instead of hefty conviction you get wishful thinking. Read more

360 Reviews | 101 Followers
88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to see the very talented cast using the high quality writing and direction given them to the best advantage of the show.

Don't see it if small shows attacking corporate greed and insensitivity seem unAmerican to you. Read more

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
85
Great direction / very entertaining, Strong performances / fast-paced dialogue, Great set (intimate venue) / well-staged, Intense / compelling / absorbing / relevant, Great set-up / interesting arc (twist) / so-so resolve

See it if you enjoy morality plays, intimate theatre (LOVE this venue), strong acting, discovering audition-worthy monologues (can't help it).

Don't see it if you're only interested in grand Broadway shows, don't like tight spaces, are easily offended by F-bombs, don't enjoy exploring new plays. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Reflections in the Light
November 8th, 2018

"Playwright Adam Seidel crafts a nifty three-hander where everything and everyone is not as it seems...Deftly directed by Valentina Fratti, the actors are given the freedom to unwrap layers...Grimes goes deep as the seasoned woman who knows how to hold her own and get ahead in a man's world...LuPone portrays a tough guy on the outside, but stuns with the revelation of a scared vulnerable man just under the surface. Ledbetter strikes a nice balance."
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W
November 2nd, 2018

“Skillfully constructed...Fratti gave the actors room...to show us not only the complexity of their relationships but also key moments in their characters...You’ll be drawn into the piece through its humor and Seidel’s well-delineated dialogue, building characters quickly..Here, in this tiny space where nothing can be hidden or faked, is a celebration of the art of telling a small story with a big emotional message through excellent acting of a terrific script.”
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