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And Then: a science fiction folk event (FringeNYC)

Members say: Great singing, Enchanting, Original, Clever, Absorbing
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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17 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: 8 people, 6 instruments, billions of stars... you’re in for a SciFi-Folk-Event! Inspired by conventional science fiction models, the story explores humanity’s relentless endurance with the grounding tones of folk music. A gripping tale singing you to the stars.

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Categories: Musical/Opera, Drama, Local. Written by The Ensemble. Directed by Will Davis. Choreographed by Leanne Velednitsky.

FROM THE ARTIST:
Inspired by conventional science fiction models, the original story explores humanity’s relentless endurance with the grounding tones of folk music. 8 people, 8 instruments, and innovative physical theatre. Join us for a tale that will leave you looking up at night with new eyes.

Featuring...
Molly Brog, Vincent Cinque, Aaron Glaize, Samuel Im, Leo Koorhan, Yeujia Low, Will Davis, and Leanne Velednitsky

Special Thanks to M. Ward

 

Reviews (19)

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88
Avg Score

85
Theatre is Easy

"The combination of science fiction alongside folk music does not seem immediately complementary. But this is where the brilliance of this piece comes...Not only are the songs well-written and performed, but they are woven so beautifully into the fabric of the play that the piece takes on an elegance not usually associated with Fringe shows...Under Davis’ direction and the fine cast, the tone is consistently hopeful and honest." Full Review

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NY Theatre Guide

“If you’re interested in the virtues of theatre as a collective experience, ‘Fiction Folk Event’ is too transcendent to miss. With an original story inspired by prevalent science-fiction archetypes, the event is an enlightened escape into a higher realm of consciousness...This show is perfect for children and adults alike! With a cast and creative team so collectively talented, ‘Fiction Folk Event’ becomes an hour of commitment to inspire a lifetime of thought.” Full Review

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78
Avg Score

75
Original, Quirky, Indulgent, Meandering, Dreamy

See it if You like charming original songs delivered by a spirited company who haven't really worked out the transitions or a plot yet

Don't see it if You're looking for a solid, well-delivered plot or earnestness makes you roll your eyes.

80
Quirky, Great singing

See it if You want to see robots singing along to banjo and other feel-good instruments and doing some modern dance

Don't see it if You have to understand why a show works. It's about today? 100 years ago? Well, it works though.

55
Original, Confusing, Overrated, Slow, Great singing

See it if You like multi genre work and enjoy folk music and scientific pondering.

Don't see it if You think science fiction and folk music go along together. Or if you expect great music, the music is weak but catchy.

75
Confusing, Slow, Entertaining, Great singing, Folksy

See it if You enjoy sci-fi - and singing... there were some really great moments and I loved the voice.

Don't see it if you don't think folk music is awesome.

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Folk music is your thing. It has some nice moments and the cast works hard and has great voices.

Don't see it if You hate nerdy science or folk music, the title says it all and what you expect is what you get!

77
Ambitious, Edgy, Enchanting

See it if You think the human race is doomed

Don't see it if Robots can't be trusted

79
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Youre a fan of theatre

Don't see it if Youre not a fan of theatre

50
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you like to hear and see a group of young adults enjoy singing together.

Don't see it if you are expecting a meaningful and enjoyable "science fiction folk event".

100
Absorbing, Clever, Must see

See it if You like a genre conbination

Don't see it if You are not ready for a new theater experience

100
Original, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy thought provoking art.

Don't see it if You don't like science fiction.

95
Ambitious, Enchanting, Epic, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Ray Bradbury or Arthur C Clarke, and you enjoy non-traditional musicals with actor/musicians.

Don't see it if You need to follow a concrete story from Point A to Point B, or you don't like the sound of the banjo.

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Resonant, Great singing, Beautiful movement

See it if you're looking for a show that is simple, sincere and masterfully presented by a wonderfully talented cast.

Don't see it if you're not into folk music (banjos, cellos, and fiddles - oh my!) or are looking for a big jukebox-style musical

100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like to think (not in a pretentious way) and be entertained by magnificent performers. The cast is young, and clearly going places.

Don't see it if you don't like music.

100
Original, Clever, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You love the stars, being taken away by music, luxuriating in poetic lyrics and sexy harmonies , and if you've ever questioned you purpose

Don't see it if You want to see a straight play. If you think contemplating existence isnt for you or is a waste of time, see it against your judgeme

100
Original, Edgy, Enchanting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You are willing to a take leap into an incredible journey through time and space led with amazing vocals and truthful acting.

Don't see it if You're against having a good time.

98
Original, Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if you love music, folk music, people & sci-fi!

Don't see it if what you're looking for is a straight play

98
Clever, Enchanting, Quirky, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You love the stars and sci-fi and want to spend some time wondering about human existence.

Don't see it if You are too jaded to appreciate beautiful, youthful optimism.