I reviewed The Comedians at the Chelsea Theatre for Everything Theatre:
The Chelsea Theatre has a large black-box theatre and a small cabaret venue. This seems like it would work really well for Comedians, which involves putting on a comedy set between two acts that take place in a classroom setting. Instead, the move between the two spaces and the intervals that it takes to get everyone settled has the effect of dragging the show out to a staggering three hours. Three hours focused on the difference between ‘art’ and ‘entertainment’; between getting to do what you love and doing what you need to in order to get rich. Those are big questions and they deserve a big canvas, but it doesn’t need to be this big.
Read on for the rest of the review over at Everything Theatre.