New Georges and The Sol Project present a new drama about twin siblings trying to survive a challenging backwoods existence. More…
Emerald and Ty are twin orphaned teenagers who live in the backwoods of the Florida Everglades and wrestle ‘gators in a roadside attraction. Careening through encounters in their small tourist town, they meet self-destructive young locals looking for a future and desperate young wanderers looking for a home; all carry secrets under ever-present layers of desire. Alternately realistic and surreal, and scored with gritty rock music, 'Alligator' is a play about learning to tame our darkest impulses.
See it if A hot mess of a playwriting debut Not necessarily a bad thing but mucho patience required. Fragmented story lines don't really come together
Don't see it if Jagged plotting & abrasive characters both interesting & off putting. Moreno as literal/symbolic alligator a highlight but underused
See it if Moreno plays another cocky, wise animal. Alcohol and sex-crazed teenagers in the Everglades. Juilliard-trained Bettis spins quite a yarn
Don't see it if Could use tightening. Granados and Martinez are a tragic couple. Swamp atmospherics in a messy stage pool. Lots of drinking & simulated sex
See it if You're into intense acting, "coming-of-age" stories, teenage angst, fight sequence, homosexuality, self-hate, alligators, & getting splashed
Don't see it if Hate all of the above. The play is very Dark, grim, and sexual... If sexual violence and cuss words offend you- don't see
See it if you want to see some extraordinary acting from a blazingly talented young ensemble; if you're a fan of Ellen Hopkins &/or Sarah Kane
Don't see it if you're not up for a dark & filthy dive into the minds/worlds of a batch of seriously despairing folks struggling to survive late adolescence
See it if um, it's got a cool puppet and tries to create a distinct atmosphere?
Don't see it if you respect your time and expect a story to proceed with some sense of urgency; you care about your fellow man and don't want cheap clichés.
See it if you want a show with edge, strong women characters, intensity, Sam Shepherd for Women.
Don't see it if sex on stage freaks you out, animal cruelty and blood and guns upset you, live music is too intense, you want neat stories tied up.
See it if you enjoy pieces that are equally physically and emotionally violent
Don't see it if you're afraid of a splash zone, you want a story tied up in a neat knot at the end/closure.
See it if you are interested in new plays and are a fan of strong performances that are well directed.
Don't see it if You are squeamish about sexual violence. You struggle with long-winded theatre.
See it if you care about crazy new plays that aim to engage, challenge, and excite audiences and succeed.
Don't see it if you're more into shows that take a more intellectual tack. This show is down and dirty and hits you viscerally.
See it if You can tolerate bad accents, bad writing and acting which cannot overcome the writing. It's a new playwright,who does not know how to edit.
Don't see it if Your idea of an evenings entertainment does not include rape, fellatio, child prostitution, alcoholism, murder, cross dressing, & much more.
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