Customer reviews for A Behanding in Spokane  
Avg. Customer Review (3.7 Stars):  
Number of Reviews: 8  



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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

funny play, rude ushers, Apr 20, 2010
reviewer: Dee Edwards from UK
I had read that the ushers in this theatre were rude and lacking in charm, and this is very true. The usher seemed to be interested in bullying patrons to their seats. We were looking for our seats, when an usher came up behind us and said "can you move along and not stand there?" When we asked if our mezzanine seats were up a set of stairs, she said " yes, of course, didn't you hear me yelling that's where they were?". I replied that I do not respond to someone yelling at me. This theatre really needs to look at its customer service, as it creates a very bad impression.

The play iteself is rude, funny, improbable, farcical, but a food night out if you can take profanity.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Limited Vocabulary, Apr 10, 2010
reviewer: Jackie Love\'s NYC from TX
Hysterical premise with a perfect execution by the cast. Yes people cuss and yes sometimes to extremes but at some level you have to wonder why such a an excellent writer clouded his dialogue with more MFs than you would ever hear on any ‘mean street’ in NYC or anywhere else.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

A Behanding in Spokane, Mar 29, 2010
reviewer: Tony Heslop from Manchester, England
I queued up for "Rush Tickets" for that days performance after being told by my New York cousin to get some tickets for this play although he didn`t know what it was about but had heard some good things. To my surprise I discovered that Mr Walken was in it. We got the tickets which were just over $25 with a "restricted view" The said view was from a private box!
The play itself was superb!I laughed from beginning to end and Mr Walken did not disappoint. He was Spellbinding. I have not stopped talking about the experience since my return to the UK. It was something that I won`t forget and topped off my trip to the States. My wife, cousin and his wife all felt the same. I would not recommend it for young children due to the amount of swearing.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Much ado about nothing, Mar 24, 2010
reviewer: Justin Condon from Hoboken, NJ
"Martin McDonagh's new play is a self-conscious exercise in creeping Tarantinoism" I see someone wrote online... OR, it is simply awful. Being Irish I do take umbrage with some folks saying that McDonagh's work is too narrow-minded but this was truly terrible. I have no qualms with his use of strong language but this was neither witty nor did it add anything to the inane plot. Yes, some folks may try hard to find meaning and lessons in this "dark" play, but let's face it... any message McDonagh hoped to convey was lost in the pointless plot and directionless dialogue. That said, Chris Walken is always a delight to watch and Sam Rockwell stole the show in my mind. But, why any of them agreed to perform in this nonsense is beyond me. I have to think the audience might not have been so quick to leap to their feet to give a standing ovation to such a mindless script had it been performed by anyone else. I tried to give a damn, to feel something positive, but just couldn't.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

a great night out, Mar 05, 2010
reviewer: S tol from Leiden, the Netherlands
Knowing beforehand that I had one free night in New York
while on tour with my orchestra,(the Rotterdam
Philharmonic)I particularly chose this play because of M
McDonagh and Christopher Walken's names.Maybe because I
do not live in the US, I had a very different experience
than the other reviewers I have read here. Firstly, it
never crossed my mind that a 1.5 hour sit would put any
strain on my bladder(but then, we Europeans don't walk
around with water bottles grafted onto our palms).
Secondly,the racist banter uttered in the context of
this quasi'theater of the absurd' piece refreshingly
took the mickey out of the revolting political
correctness clouding people's thoughts.Frankly,I laughed
a lot and was amazed by Walken's and Anthony Mackie's
timing and engaging performances.Also the set is
wondrous!One criticism,Zoe Kazan screams a bit too often
with too little variation.I wish my son could have seen
this play.What a lesson in the creation of dialogue and
its delivery.Many thanks.


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