This world premiere dark comedy about the oil industry asks: how far would you go to carve out a slice of the American Dream? More…
Larry and Barb, two veteran oil reps, are closing a deal on drilling rights in Williston, North Dakota, but the arrival of a newbie changes things up. It’s not business as usual in this boomtown. Miranda presents the world premiere of Adam Seidel's dynamic, thought-provoking dark comedy.
“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.” Full Review
"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." Full Review
See it if You want to see powerful funny clashes between very different characters strip ea other to their essence amid oil company greed, ND Indians
Don't see it if You can’t find 64 east 4 st (R, F,or 6 trains or cab) in Manhattan, don’t want to be in a small intimate off off off Bway theater
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.
See it if You enjoy a well-written, well-performed dramatic ensemble piece. It is engaging,compelling and intimate experience in a 50 seat theater.
Don't see it if You don't like good theater. It's a just a gem of a production. Everyone should see it.
See it if It’s refreshing seeing a new American play packed with emotion not about lgbt rights or gun violence that captures a timely topic.
Don't see it if You don’t like small theatres in east village.
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.
See it if Solidly written, solidly acted in a small space so you are right there “living” the story in all the right ways.
Don't see it if You are not good with drama’s performed at a high pitch with you as part of the room
See it if You want to see a really absorbing story acted and directed wonderfully.
Don't see it if You’re not into profanity and you don’t care to watch unsympathetic characters learn something.
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.
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.
See it if you like an engaging 3-character play that has interesting and plausible twists, while tapping into ever-present American themes.
Don't see it if you like fluffy Broadway musicals or Disney-type fare.
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.
See it if you want to see a new play early in the process, you want to see talented actors up close in a small venue and a plot that moves along
Don't see it if you want a grand spectacle or a musical, if the subject matter turns you off or if you are put off from the basement atmosphere
See it if You're interested in an intense drama about corporate greed in America. Great writing and acting - delivered more than I expected.
Don't see it if You don't like being almost on the stage - this is an extremely intimate venue. But you would be missing out - this is well worth your time.
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
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.
See it if you'd like to support original material that covers social, political and climate issues within the context of a good story.
Don't see it if you want polish, perfect writing and flawless delivery. Despite well known actors, this is still black box theater, early in it's run.
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.
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