Poor Behavior

Theater

Comedy

Midtown West

Until Sun Sep 7

  • $$$
  • Photograph: James Leynse

    Poor Behavior

  • Photograph: James Leynse

    Poor Behavior

  • Photograph: James Leynse

    Poor Behavior

  • Photograph: James Leynse

    Poor Behavior

  • Photograph: James Leynse

    Poor Behavior

  • Photograph: James Leynse

    Poor Behavior

Photograph: James Leynse

Poor Behavior

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

Not yet rated

Be the first...

 
0

Reviews

Add +

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|1
3 people listening
Alan J

One of the best plays I've seen in years.  And no, I didn't know anyone in the cast, or have any connection with the production  (full disclosure:  I did sit next to Katie Kreisler's aunt, who praised Katie's line-memorizing abilities).  I attended on the recommendation of a friend, and because I loved Smash, also written by the playwright.

The play swept me along, right from the start, and right to the last line.  I did not take the philosophical discussions as seriously as this reviewer did (gosh, I wish Adam Feldman has reviewed this).  Rather I saw the debates, and the need to debate, as aspects of the characters' personalities--I did not feel that I needed to take sides on the question of whether there is some sort of objective "good" in the world.  I took it that the Irishman is somehow self-loathing and a narcissist and a curmudgeon and contrarian and that he acted accordingly, and unthinkingly (or maybe calculatedly) imposed his predilections at the others, predilections that are sometimes disguised by his charming Irish brogue.  The brogue covers up a multitude of sins.

The comedy was crisp and fast and funny, and the drama was soul-wrenching.  And the shock that came in Act II was real.

After the reviews came out, lots of ticket dates came up on TDF, so most New Yorkers probably have a way to see this for cheap.