Princeton | 1h 30m | Already closed

The Gods of Comedy

From 8 critic and 13 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

The McCarter presents Ken Ludwig's ("Lend Me a Tenor," "Baskerville") newest comedy, where the ancient Greek gods of comedy find themselves on the campus of a modern-day university. More…

When a young classics professor puts her career - and her love life - in peril, she calls upon the gods of ancient Greece to save her. However, when the gods of comedy show up to help the professor, things do not go exactly according to plan.


“Ludwig and director Amanda Dehnert turn ancient Greek theatre on its head...This show feels like it really should be a musical...The broad strokes of a charming and clever comedy are hidden under an avalanche of frenetic activity...A cast of excellent NY actors, marvelous costumes, good sound, and clever designers. And yet it feels like it’s running amok...Full of good will and theatrical fluff, this World Premiere just needs sorting out.” Full Review

Uneven, Not funny enough, Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like Ludwig plays even when only sporadically funny, talented actors working hard to make it work

Don't see it if You expect farce, this is no Lend Me a Tenor...not even its sequel . Strong production values for play that needs a rewrite

Cast & Creatives (14)