Absurd-person-singular-080513

Absurd Person Singular

Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA)

Reviews & Ratings

33 ratings
3.7 average rating
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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 22 2013

Excellent performance! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

This is a very funny play about social status and social climbing. Two of the three couples advance in life in opposite directions, with the rich falling apart and the... continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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50 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

The performance was long due to two 15-minute intermissions. Other than that, it was very impressive play. I therefore strongly recommend it. The play takes place in the... continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

This play was pretty disappointing. Really amateur--more like something you'd see at a community theater. The set was not professional-theater-looking at all. I got the... continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

it was fun It was interesting with very unsympothetic characters The ending was a bit flat.

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20 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 22 2013

The second act was the most successful. I did laugh out loud several times throughout the show.

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 26 2013

We went to this play with no particular expectations, but all three of us were laughing out loud which is unusual for us. The actors were very credible, I grew up in... continued

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9 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 23 2013

A great farce spectacularly well done. The actors were superb. But it really IS a farce, and if you don't like that kind of theater, I'm not sure ow much you'll enjoy this.

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 11 2013

Enjoyable and funny -especially liked second act.

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6 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 08 2013

Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular is probably his most well known play, a sort of theatre of the absurd/farce take on 70s/80s Britain. This style of comedy isn't... continued

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

Actors were good, staging was good, sets were fine. Play was boring.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

First act felt very dated and not funny. Second act was very funny and more interesting. Third act did a good job of tying all the character threads together.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 02 2013

It was not very good at all. If it was dramatic, only the older gentlemen was a good actor. If it was a comedy, it was not funny. The staging was so involved for such... continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

The play was great with a bonus of $5 validated parking at a close by garage. Goldstar is so easy to use - we like a lot!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

Superficial meaningless play about nothing. The actors are good but their efforts could not compensate the emptiness of the play.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

Very good acting but didn't like the story. Act 3 was particularly boring.

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 25 2013

Great performances by all the actors. The play itself is a funny and biting commentary about a changing economic and social world in '70's England that can be seen as... continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

The cast did an excellent job of conveying the physical, farcical humor of this play. Their timing was spot-on, and the sets conveyed the nuances of class and period very... continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

We knew nothing about the playwright or the play - the title and print advertisement was enough to get us in the door - Absurd Person Singular and a woman with her head in the oven??!! We giggled ourselves silly - loved it!!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 26 2013

Enjoyable time, for the most part, especially the second act, which was hilarious in a slapstick sort of way. Ending petered out a bit. Somewhat dated, but overall would recommend it.

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