Fulfillment OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    September 21, 2015
    Closing:
    October 19, 2015

    Theater: The Flea Theater / 41 White Street, New York, NY, 10013

    Synopsis: 

    Michael has a new girlfriend and has just bought the apartment of his dreams. It seems that his life should be perfect. Little does he know that his hell is just beginning. In Fulfillment Bradshaw tackles the question: what makes us happy?

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Fulfillment

    Thomas Bradshaw’s ‘Fulfillment,’ on One Man’s Ceiling, and His Frustrations

    Ben Brantley

    September 21, 2015: Being a shock artist like Thomas Bradshaw carries its own exacting burden. The knowing theatergoer attends this prolific playwright’s work in a state of anxious anticipation, fearing and hoping to be rattled by some fresh violation of the traditionally taboo. Mr. Bradshaw has usually obliged, with works that don’t so much wrestle with as wallow in fraught subjects like racism, pedophilia, incest, sadomasochism and hate crime, all presented without a trace of authorial censure. He has also continued to venture ever further into new frontiers of outrage. “Job” (2012), his provocative reimagining of one of the most provocative books of the Old Testament, portrayed God as a guy of all-too-human capriciousness, while last year’s “Intimacy” was about a wholesome suburban family that stayed together by making pornography together. I will never forget the moment in “Burning” (2011), my first Bradshaw play, in which two gay men, discovered in flagrante delicto by their young adopted son, cheerfully invited the lad to join them in bed. And that was before the scene in which the neo-Nazi brother and sister started to … well, never mind.

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