Playwright Colby Day’s ambitious but uneven spoof “Giant Killer Slugs,” in Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, is best when its 18 actors underplay the comedy.
Dream Up Festival
Dream Up is a festival dedicated exclusively to new works of a nontraditional bent. It eschews the well-made play, and hopes for pieces focused more on ideas, and that use “roads less traveled or undiscovered” to communicate those ideas.
The Mormon-themed “Missionary in Manhattan,” created by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn and part of the Dream Up Festival, is just an extended comedy sketch with songs.