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Perez Reviews: Under My Skin

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We love going to see shows. All kinds of shows.

We're a big supporter of the arts and live entertainment especially, so it pains us to see something as disappointing as Under My Skin, a new play currently off-Broadway at the Little Shubert Theater.

We have seen actors who are starring in this show before in other productions. We know they're good. Real good! Unfortunately, sometimes you're just saddled with really bad material. Such is the case here.

As you might be able to tell by the artwork above, Under My Skin isn't campy and fun. It's cheesy and cheap!

The show feels like a bad romantic comedy from the 1980s that was made for a cable network.

Sorta like Big with health care reform and sex thrown into the mix, the show tells the story of a man and woman who swap bodies and the greedy dude learns empathy and altruism from the noble woman.

Unfortunately, the humor in this comedy is in short supply. The jokes are forced and so often the material is preachy and too obvious. You don't need to hammer the audience over the head and explicitly recap what we should already be feeling and thinking.

Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser are making their New York debut with this play they wrote. They previously found lots of success writing for sitcoms. So at least they've already accomplished lots and are now pursuing their original passion, theater. We applaud that and despite us strongly disliking this show, we hope they continue to pursue their dreams!

On the bright side, the scenic design by Stephen Dobay was awesome!!!

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8 comments to “Perez Reviews: Under My Skin

  1. sants says – reply to this


    can you stop giving late reviews to things you have no right reviewing?….especially since you only sort of rehash things you've read from real theatre critics, so they could tell you if its good or not.

  2. nationalenquirer says – reply to this


    Re: sants – You can tell also he refers to a dictionary by using words you never see on here otherwise.

  3. a says – reply to this


    that pink shirt photoshop job is sooooo unfortunate

  4. Jose says – reply to this


    Dude, once again, when you write reviews, stop using the "WE" when referring to yourself. Unless you mention you went to see it with someone, and if that was the case it would be a "royal WE". It's your review, therefore use the word "I".

  5. Lmao says – reply to this


    I once took a shit in my brothers' kitten's litter box. He visited the vet but they couldn't understand how a small cat should make such a large poo. It was awesome.

  6. 6

    my co-worker's sister-in-law makes $68 every hour on the laptop . She has been without a job for 8 months but last month her paycheck was $16610 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Look At This,,,,,,,,, WWW.WORKTIN.ℂOM

  7. Joan says – reply to this


    I just saw the show .. thank goodness Steven Dobay saved it

  8. JonD says – reply to this


    Just saw this review of a show I suffered through several months ago. The worst, top to bottom. What were the producers thinking?