Preparedness
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Preparedness
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Preparedness NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
8%
Negative
4%
Members say
Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Funny

A comic thriller about the fear that can encroach upon our professional and personal lives. 

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Member Reviews (25)

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84
Resonant, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see a show that feels very “ripped from the headlines” with its relevance to school shootings. Well acted. Edge of seat stuff.

Don't see it if You’re easily triggered by gun stuff. This is not violent or realistic but they’re very clever in how they manage to “simulate” their ideas.

83
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Indulgent, Hilarious, Ambitious

See it if you've attended mandatory irrelevant work training. Enjoy how far outside the box your mind could have gone while you weren't listening.

Don't see it if you find farce irritating. Having many points of view means none of the ideas can be more than surface.

90
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Quite an accomplishment to be so fresh and natural and funny and relevant all within 90 minutes. A most engaging production.

Don't see it if You want classic theater, this is not for you.

81
Missing a "hook"?, Relevant, Solid acting, Innovative direction and staging, Entertaining

See it if a show which attempts to deal with employees' feelings of exploitation intrigues you

Don't see it if you need to see a "finished" work. Preparedness still needs additional writing and a clear direction Read more

70
Quirky, Relevant

See it if You enjoy downtown theatre and poking fun at academia and its politics.

Don't see it if You want a tight, satisfying conclusion. The show has so much promise, but doesn't quite hit the mark in its final 2-3 scenes.

84
Innovative, Funny

See it if Nice surprise for a small off off Bway production. Cast was excellent. Dialogue very real. Some surprises and a good dose of humor.

Don't see it if you don't like to see characters arguing the entire time. But, you will laugh.

95
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Clever

See it if THIS ENDS DEC. 11th, GO NOW!!! PACK THE PLACE cause this show needs 2b EXTENDED STAT!! Grab your nearest teacher friend & take them 2 it 2!!

Don't see it if Don't C if U find dealing w/ "active shooters" on school campuses too disturbing. Def don't GO if U don't like having your MIND BLOWN!!!!!

48
Aversive

See it if you like farces that touch on current issues. Enjoy lots of commotion and energy.

Don't see it if Don't like screaming. Want likable characters. Want any sort of realism in the play. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
November 12th, 2021

"Ultimately, though, Miller can’t resolve a central issue: Some of the professors’ refusal to undergo training is mystifying...Having painted herself into a corner, Miller can’t figure out how to end the play. So she gives Laurette, who is retiring, the last word in the form of an address to her students. It is a good speech, and a dodge."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 22nd, 2021

"Still, Preparedness is clever, angry work, and it’s a fascinating companion piece to The Alchemist...down in their bones, these comedies feel the same way about bogus authority, about self-deception, and about dishonesty disguised as aid. I started the day believing that I was going to spend it laughing, and I did laugh — merrily at The Alchemist, bitterly at Preparedness."
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Exeunt Magazine
November 12th, 2021

"An incisive, if not groundbreaking, black comedy about workplace violence and robot cats."
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