Bleeping Crazy presents a romantic comedy about five couples, brunch, and an internet courtship. More…
Nicole is single and she is finally meeting her new crush, Dylan, after a two-month internet courtship. The two get together along with several other couples at a celebratory brunch that quickly devolves into a series of sexual misadventures among all parties involved. This is the last reasonable thing any of them will do for the day.
"That each of these ten characters registers with warmth and humor is a testament to the writing and direction of Brad T. Gottfred and the talents of the cast members...Mr. Gottfred really knows these people and knows how to perceptively exploit their foibles for both their comic effect and their underlying poignancy. Seeing these ten gorgeous young people being so wackily unconfident under facades of sexual prowess is great entertainment, like watching a wicked person slip on a banana peel." Full Review
"'Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes' is not a morality play—but a laugh-out-loud production in which you see yourself and lots of people you know. Gottfred gives his characters endearing personalities and interesting conflicts; the actors run with all that...I left happy and laughing. If you can get a fistful of tickets, do it, and bring any of your friends who are engaged or have ever been engaged in the Venus v. Mars transaction." Full Review
"The title may seem sensational to some, but accurately reflects the farcical nature of the play... But just as in real life, the characters let their egos prevail, ignoring these simple truths or failing to follow what they preach. By the end of it, it’s pretty evident that women are crazy because men are assholes. However, like attracts like, so the inverse is also true. It takes two to tango in love, or more accurately, in codependency." Full Review
"This very superficial examination of dysfunctional coupledom is light on insight but heavy on the laughs....Here, women and men are limited to the one dimensional stereotypes perpetuated by sitcoms and reality shows...Joke-wise, the bawdy humor has far more hits than misses. So if you’re looking for an entertaining outing with your friends, then this is the show for you." Full Review
"With a premise ripe for a fun-filled romantic comedy and a title that does all the PR leg work on its own, it's a shame that the play is such a staggering disappointment. The roughly 80-minute production is a pristine example of everything one shouldn't do in a comedy...To call the show sophomoric would probably over elevate the production and allow future audiences to assume the show has some sense of wit and charm. Fear not, there is relatively none to be found here." Full Review
for a previous production "You will laugh your way through this entire production...Kudos to writer/director Brad T. Gottfred for keeping the action moving at such a brisk pace that time seems to fly by, and for creating characters that will reach out and touch your soul, making you want to raise your voice and scream at them now and then. Just try to control yourself between all the laughter!" Full Review
for a previous production "The denouement could be pared down by a few minutes, and the introduction of a juvenile-fiction metaphor (providing an explanation for the color-scheme of the costumes and decor) borders on precocity. That said, fans of old-fashioned sentiment should enjoy this final taste of summery sweets before hunkering down for a winter of heavy drama." Full Review
for a previous production "You might not choose anybody onstage as a role model — but chances are you’ve behaved like one or more of them. The wit in Gottfred’s writing stems from its insight into the less impressive aspects of human nature...But his mordant vision of our bumbling quest for love is somehow cathartic. Imagine Sartre coming of age in the era of sitcoms and Prozac: Yes, Hell is other people—and it's a really funny place." Full Review
for a previous production "The characters in this play have built relationships around some shallow values. Second, the women are really portrayed as more crazy than the men are portrayed as assholes...Though the play is uneven in trying to insert a serious element into the mayhem, I still recommend it. A mostly well-paced sex-farce, 'Women Are Crazy' hits its stride when going for the low laughs and sly raunchiness (and these moments abound)." Full Review
for a previous production "While there are some cute scenes, some of which designed to get a laugh just from the 'shock' value, I find the entire production incomplete...Each character has his or her own problems and while you might find yourself laughing at some of the comic touches, for the most part, you will leave the theater being grateful that your life is not what you just witnessed on the stage. All of them are A**holes, with no real redeeming qualities." Full Review
for a previous production "Mars and Venus would both be preferable to the planet occupied by Brad T. Gottfred’s juvenile, unpleasant gender stereotypes...Filled with offensive stereotypes, shallow characters and unrealistic situations, Gottfred’s script taps into the unholy trinity of comedy, guaranteed to suck the artistic merit out of whatever humor is achieved." Full Review
See it if you like small off Broadway shows about love and relationships that make you smile or laugh, or at least I laughed. I was entertained!
Don't see it if you you are tired of Off Broadway shows about dating and relationships and you don't find those issues funny.