Coney, by David Johnston

Photo: Kyle Ancowitz


Full length

Cast: 7m, 6f

With cold weather and the threat of gentrification looming, a group of Coney Island die-hards take to the boardwalk for one last summer fling. A panoramic tribute to a world that is “all going away,” CONEY presents a diverse cast of twelve characters spanning in age from 13 to 73, including carnival barkers and freakshow stars eking out a living; working class friends looking back at a lifetime of courtships on the boardwalk; and a young couple with an obsession for “The Warriors.”

Sometimes timing is everything, and after the battering New York has taken from Hurricane Sandy and an unseasonable early snowstorm, David Johnston’s lovingly sunny “Coney” is a welcome theatrical tonic.

— Andy Propst, Backstage

Read the Backstage review here.

Read the New York Times review here.