Alma Baya
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Alma Baya

Alma Baya NYC Reviews and Tickets

(9 Reviews)
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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent, Clever, Intense

A sci-fi drama that explores the limits of human compassion when threatened by outside forces. 

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Member Reviews (9)

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Frightening, Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Profound

See it if Packs a wallop, even virtually. Plumbs the meaning of life and fear of death.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate, intense, small productions.

Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to have a though provoking experience in a science fiction setting.

Don't see it if you want light entertainment.

Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to see something different! The set design was really creative and the story was as well.

Don't see it if You have an issue with nudity, but it was very brief and made sense within the story! Can’t think of any other reason!

Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like smart plays that have you thinking and have moments of tenderness. See it if you like profound questions and sci-fi.

Don't see it if You like big productions with a lot of glitz.

During previews
Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something that is original and engaging. The three actresses that are saw were very talented and energetic. Sci-Fi .

Don't see it if You want great sets and costumes. This production got creative with both. Small show with a big heart.

During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to ponder big questions of meaning, what makes life worthwhile, and how to ethically distribute limited resources, with some humor.

Don't see it if you want light entertainment or can't tolerate ambiguity.

During previews
Dystopian masterclass of absurdism

See it if Alma Baya is a must for fans of science fiction particular if you enjoy the early cyber punk days of William Gibson.

Don't see it if The show does require the audience to go along for a ride so if you are looking for broad comedy this would not be your job. Read more

During previews
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like the idea of Beckett, Karl Marx, and Malthus collaborating a sci-fi version of Waiting for Godot.

Don't see it if You don't like theater that makes you think.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
August 27th, 2021

"Edward Einhorn’s prismatic new sci-fi play...can be viewed as a metaphor for any number of current catastrophes, the pandemic and climate change among them."
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Lighting & Sound America
August 19th, 2021

"Alma Baya has the manner of absurdist drama but not the quickening sense of life underneath its surface. It feels like an exercise."
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August 18th, 2021

"A worthy, well-written and resonant addition to the genre. It’s grounded in the eternal precepts of dramatic literature, conflicts among clashing characters."
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Front Mezz Junkies
August 19th, 2021

"An absurdist humanistic battle...The show is a strongly crafted dilemma, with stances easily taken, but never held firmly for very long. It plays with our brain, asking us to weight things against one another that would ultimately be quite difficult to judge, if we are being honest with one another."
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New York Theater
August 18th, 2021

A familiar science fiction set up, right down to the unisex silver lame uniforms…But the production also feels smartly tailor-made for the specific moment in which we are living.
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Stage Buddy
August 16th, 2021

"That's what makes Edward Einhorn's absurdist science fiction drama Alma Baya so impressive: it's nearly perfect...the play's many unknowns makes it engrossing, the sharp, often funny dialogue makes it a joy to watch. And there are enough twists and turns to keep things exciting. In other words, it's a masterpiece."
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