Annapurna

haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Annapurna
Posted: 4/13/14 at 06:41pm
Wow, caught the first preview of Megan Mulally and Nick Offerman's off-Broadway drama today, without knowing all that much about the show, and it was a fun, affecting time. Just a 95-minute one-act with no intermission, but they pack a lot into the time and it never gets boring...
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HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
Annapurna
Posted: 4/13/14 at 07:35pm
That's really good to hear! Does anyone know if there are rush tickets available for this?
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
Annapurna
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:03pm
Thank you. Looking forward to seeing this on Wednesday afternoon.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Annapurna
Posted: 4/13/14 at 08:10pm
I saw some codes for $55 tickets (they are all $75 otherwise), but that's the only discounts I saw...

Just checked The New Group's website, and their FAQ says: "4. Do you have rush tickets?
Yes. Rush tickets can be purchased in-person, an hour before the performance for $21.25. There is only a general rush and not a separate student rush. Cash and credit accepted."

Might want to call and check on that before heading down, though... not to mention, when I checked on my show last night, it was nearly sold out online.
formerly oasisjeff on here.
Updated On: 4/13/14 at 08:10 PM
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Annapurna
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:20pm
Going on Tuesday. Just decided to get a ticket. Excited to see it.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Annapurna
Posted: 4/13/14 at 11:53pm
Couldn't be more pumped to see this especially after reading a good review.
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little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Annapurna
Posted: 4/14/14 at 09:17pm
Going tomorrow night and I am so excited!
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
jazzynat
Chorus Member
joined:4/28/12
Annapurna
Posted: 4/15/14 at 12:35am
You might be able to find a discount code. Got mine for $50 something and it was a great perfomance. So glad I went!!
Huey's Pop
Stand-by
joined:4/19/05
Annapurna
Posted: 4/15/14 at 09:18am
I saw this show in Los Angeles last year and it is terrific. It was staged at the Odyssey theater (very small venue... Not sure if there were 99 seats, but it seemed like that.) so cool to see these two actors up close in perfect harmony.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Annapurna
Posted: 4/15/14 at 10:36pm
I saw it tonight, and I can't say I really enjoyed it. I found myself really bored at times. Both of the actors were fine. I didn't think Mullally allowed herself to go deep enough in the character. A lot of her big emotional moments felt stifled. Offerman was great! I'm just not sure I liked the script. Some of the language felt forced and unreal. I didn't really get a sense that this couple had been together for so long and had this riff between them. And I though the ending left a lot to be desired. Although, I do think the reason behind naming the show what it is, is really intresting/cool.

That said. The design is AWESOME. I just loved the set and the moment when you walk and see it. It's just gorgeous and cool to look at. So detailed.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Annapurna
Posted: 4/16/14 at 05:59pm
This will most likely be my favorite play of the year. Everything about it was perfect and I couldn't be happier to have had the chance to see the best couple on earth.

After THE SNOW GEESE I began to lose faith in Sharr White as a writer but I might have actually preferred this piece to THE OTHER PLACE. I was absolutely riveted from start to finish. There is laughter, there are secrets and there are tears. While I do admit that I saw the revelation (mostly) coming but it was delivered in a way that felt organic and not just for dramatic flair.

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman were beyond amazing! Having seen them together over the years in comedy after comedy it's certainly a nice change of pace to see them flex their acting muscles a bit more. There were times in the middle where Offerman's accent disappeared but I wasn't as bothered by that.

The set design is pretty stunning. The only thing I was a bit confused by was the room behind the bathroom/shower. I guess it was supposed to be the bedroom but it seemed to just be full of junk and not big enough to have a bed inside. I enjoyed that the food was actually being made on stage and you could smell it during the show. Might have made my stomach growl a bit. The one thing that didn't totally work for me were the blackouts in the beginning. I understand the need for them but it seemed a bit jarring.

Whatever you do don't miss the chance to experience this.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Annapurna
Posted: 4/16/14 at 06:05pm
Agree about the blackouts. I thought maybe the whole piece was going to be episodic, and I thought "oh, well that will be interesting." But then it wasn't.

The extra room wasn't a bedroom. His bed was on stage left. She kept putting her luggage on it. From My guess it was just a closet. Because she pulled the curtain when she showered, right? So the bathroom was that little area. So I'm assuming that was just a closet.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Annapurna
Posted: 4/16/14 at 06:08pm
I saw the bed on stage left but then he called it a couch and said that it pulled out. There was mention of her waking up in an L so I thought that was the couch where she would sleep but his bedroom was the extra room.

The curtain she pulled was what turned the bathroom into a shower. There was an outer curtain between bathroom and the rest which basically served as the bathroom door.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Annapurna
Posted: 4/16/14 at 06:53pm
Yeah, I was sitting right in front of the bathroom/shower. Just an FYI for people, the stage is floor level basically. It's been lowered. So basically if you're in the front row you're basically on stage. It was a good view though, just felt a little too close.

And I guess you're right, Clyde. I didn't really think about it. Given the space, I don't think there'd be room for a bed in that other room. But I guess we were suppose to suspend our disbelief?
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Annapurna
Posted: 4/16/14 at 10:25pm
I saw this last night and pretty much loved it. Like ClydeBarrow, I was really disappointed that someone who wrote The Other Place could write something as dreadful as The Snow Geese but Annapurna shows how talented Sharr White is. I was really riveted through the whole thing and thought the acting was fantastic. I definitely recommend this.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
pdjennings
Understudy
joined:2/3/06
Annapurna
Posted: 4/17/14 at 08:31am
Random question - is there a Playbill for this show, or other kind of program? My boyfriend adores Megan and I was going to write in for an autographed Playbill -- but I thought I should find out if such a thing exists first. Tnx! :)
StageStruckLad
Featured Actor
joined:3/13/13
Annapurna
Posted: 4/17/14 at 08:43am
There is a Playbill. The cover is mostly black with the name of the play in white letters.

Saw it last night and enjoyed it (not as much as The Other Place but certainly more than The Snow Geese). In the first row, far left, was a really obnoxious family of four that probably lessened our enjoyment of the show. Before the show started, the mother stood up and took a flash picture of the set (no sign of the usher telling her it wasn't allowed). During the play, the father kept leaning over to chat with his seven-year-old son. My husband finally asked him to stop about halfway into the show, and they mostly behaved after that. And the ten-year-old daughter got bored and spent most of the show sitting up on her knees and looking at the audience behind her. I have no idea why anyone would bring kids to this show, which contains a fair amount of profanity, talk of sex and Nick Offerman's bare butt for the first 15 minutes. Maybe the family bought tickets at the TKTS booth, thinking that the play would be a mash-up of Will & Grace and Parks & Rec.
iluvtheatertrash
Broadway Legend
joined:11/9/04
Annapurna
Posted: 4/17/14 at 09:54am
Saw this yesterday and was deeply moved. As a child of a bitter and painful divorce, I related a lot with Sam. So glad to see White is not a one-hit-wonder.
"I know now that theatre saved my life." - Susan Stroman
GilmoreGirlO2
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/05
Annapurna
Posted: 4/17/14 at 02:23pm
Anyone know if an extension is possible for this? Coming in late June and hoping to get to see it.

Iím assuming (with the 2 stars) that it is likely selling well, but I donít know what their schedules are like (if it would even be possible to extend).

Updated On: 4/17/14 at 02:23 PM
Wee Thomas2
Leading Actor
joined:2/28/12
Annapurna
Posted: 4/17/14 at 02:31pm
Atomic is scheduled to open at the Acorn on June 26. Not sure how flexible Theater Row might be for moving a show if another extends, or, of course, the availability of the two stars
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Annapurna
Posted: 4/17/14 at 10:51pm
It wouldn't move. No other theatre in the building is as big as the Acorn and the Acron is the New Group's theater.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Annapurna
Posted: 4/18/14 at 12:02am
I could see it extend a week or two, but with the other show, your goal for late June seems a bit unlikely. Plus, he may have to be back to shoot Parks by then?
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Devinmd
Chorus Member
joined:10/25/09
Annapurna
Posted: 4/21/14 at 01:57pm
Thanks for the rush info, haterobics. Has anyone tried to buy rush tickets for it to know if they are doing them for this show? Sounds like it's worth catching.
AirJewels
Understudy
joined:7/11/13
Annapurna
Posted: 4/21/14 at 05:16pm
I rushed the show last Tuesday. I showed up about an hour before curtain and got a great seat in the second row. Tickets are $21.25.
April Saul
Broadway Legend
joined:2/17/06
Annapurna
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:37pm
Just wanted to add my voice to the others that loved this play! My daughter and I thought the play was affecting Mullaly and Offerman were terrific, the set was amazing...for some reason, it's not a tough ticket. There were plenty of empty seats last night, so even if you're not a TDF member, you can always do the general rush. Really beautiful work...
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Annapurna
Posted: 4/24/14 at 12:58pm
for some reason, it's not a tough ticket.

I would guess that it might have something to do with a lack of promotion. I've barely seen any at all. I'd venture that many people don't even realize the production is up and running.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body

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