The Catastrophe Club
By Andrew Andrews
The “front of house” staff is friendly and tries their best to acclimate their guests to the peculiarities of the space.
Our performance began nearly thirty minutes late, presumably because some attendees didn’t get the memo telling them where to go.
The seating was a little too crowded, and it was not clear that the drinks were not complimentary until I was presented with the bill.
My opinion of the experience started to improve when the show finally started. I enjoyed the performance, and the actors were well-cast and delivered their lines convincingly. The script itself is smart and full of philosophical witticisms, some of which might have come from Star Trek.
The Utopian yet dystopian future hinted at by the host is an interesting concept, and though I detected a few incongruities among the limited details, they weren’t too distracting.
Although the piece clocks in around ninety minutes, it did start to feel a little long toward the very end, but wound up nicely. And while we couldn’t see all of the action as the performers moved around the venue, I suspect you can avoid that annoyance if you sit at the bar stools overlooking the pit area, instead of in the pit itself where most of the audience is seated.
All told, Sea Dog Theater’s production of Devin Burnam’s The Catastrophe Club is anything but a disaster!
Andrew Andrews attended The Catastrophe Club at Bronson's in New York on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm to write this review.