Dead metaphor temp
4.1 / 5 Rated by 98 members
Review from Austin Nation

This show was incredible! I loved it. It's a must see.....

reviewed Mar 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from bk

I could pick apart some of the problems with "Dead Metaphor" - a couple of the characters are a little too two-dimensional and the ending is very unsatisfying (no one in the audience knew the show was over!), but with a terrific first act and some...continued

reviewed Mar 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Theatre Fan

The actors playing the father, the politician and the job counselor were top notch. The actor who played the veteran was comparatively weak; I didn't get some of the his choices. The moving round table set was cool. Second act was more...continued

reviewed Mar 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sally

This was kind of a quirky play, with a very practical and different stage setting. I loved all the characters, and laughed alot. The ending was not what I expected, and at first I felt a little cheated, but then i realized that was a fascinating...continued

reviewed Mar 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Hadley Louden

very relevant and meaningful, yet funny. Great acting.

reviewed Mar 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth H

Superb play, great comedy, food for reflection. Enjoyed discussion afterwards with Phil bronstein regarding returning vets. Go see this play!

reviewed Mar 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from fenfor

Outstanding! Well written. Superb acting and directing. Just a wonderful show.

reviewed Mar 10 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ann Daniels

Dead Metaphor: Where forgotten Afghanistan war vets, the lousy job market, super-right-wing female politicians, impending motherhood, marriage, elder care, environmentalism, religion, love, hate, cynicism, pity, mercilessness and gas barbeques...continued

reviewed Mar 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Betty Deutschlander Noto

Very powerful message.

reviewed Mar 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Gregg Lossing

Acting sets, writing were all superb. And ACT upgraded our tickets, so we were right up front, and got so much out of each facial expression.

reviewed Mar 10 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Claire Risley

Wonderfully witty and great puns and metaphors! Great characters, from Dean, the soldier son, and his dad, to the job counselor to the Nikki Haley character, Helen. Great about current politics, and how our returning vets are treated. Especially...continued

reviewed Feb 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Betty Nudelman

Terrific play: well acted, well directed and great set. the motives are all so pertinent to today's issues. We enjoyed it very much,

reviewed Mar 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from charles Belenky

Great script, great set, very good cast

reviewed Mar 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Allen

I enjoyed this dark comedy and would recommend it to others. The dialogue was blunt, quickly exposing the characters for who they were. Interesting set design with two circles moving in opposite directions - this enabled quick movements from...continued

reviewed Feb 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ray F Matthew F

Funny and beautifully sad.

reviewed Mar 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jason Roland

The first half was hilarious, with a wide variety of targets of dark but painfully-honest humor (politics, Republicans, spouses, aging, soldiers, poor interviewees, etc) and a clever staging device. The 2nd half wasn't nearly as good as it becomes...continued

reviewed Mar 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Alan

Fabulous dialogue but probably not for Republicans; very funny if you're more liberal

reviewed Mar 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol

This is a play worth seeing! There are lots of laughs, but this is a serious subject that will make you think.

reviewed Mar 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from desertdiver

While flawlessly directed and acted, the set imaginative and novel, the lighting was weird and the plot fatally flawed.

There were funny moments for sure, but the ending was totally unsatisfactory, the plot twists non existant, and the dialog...continued

reviewed Mar 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from sflass

Awesome play - clever and hilarious

reviewed Mar 14 2013 report as inappropriate
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