Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Off-Broadway's Hybrid Production of Circle Jerk | Playbill

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The Verdict Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Off-Broadway's Hybrid Production of Circle Jerk

The show, simultaneously performed live and live-streamed, opened June 14.

Patrick Foley and Michael Breslin in Circle Jerk Emilio Madrid

Reviews are in for Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley’s Circle Jerk, which officially opened its new hybrid production Off-Broadway at The Connelly Theater June 14. Presented by Fake Friends, the run began previews June 8, and is set to run through June 25.

Rory Pelsue directs Breslin and Foley, who are joined in the cast by Cat Rodríguez. Set in wintertime on Gaymen Island, a summer retreat for the homosexual rich and famous, Circle Jerk follows two white gay internet trolls who scheme to take what they want in a chaotic mix of flip flops as three actors play nine roles.

Read the reviews here.

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

Theatrely (Christian Lewis)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The creative team for Circle Jerk includes dramaturg Ariel Sibert, video and co-lighting designer David Bengali, co-lighting designer and video associate Ted Boyce-Smith, scenic and props designer Stephanie Osin Cohen, sound designer Kathy Ruvuna, costume designer Cole McCarty, wig and make-up designer Tommy Kurzman, stage manager Codey Leroy Butler, production manager Violet Asmara Tafari, technical director Jesse Mattes, assistant stage manager Carolina Arboleda, and video engineer Ted Charles Brown.

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See Inside the In-person/Livestreamed Production of Fake Friends Circle Jerk


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