Working Theater presents a new work examining gentrification in a suddenly trendy neighborhood from divergent angles. More…
As a group of old friends gather for a round of dominoes, outside forces converge on their street corner. In an alternate reality, inspired by the psychedelic murals that have taken over many walls in the neighborhood, a turf war breaks out on the icy tundra. Is there room in Brooklyn for both penguins and polar bears? When your community is threatened, every block is worth fighting for.
See it if You are OK with a half English, half Spanish play with subtitles in each language that thinly paints an allegory of negative gentrification
Don't see it if You don't like allegories that don't make sense, or you think gentrification is a complex issue with both positives and negatives.
See it if My score is only to show appreciation for the hard work actors, writers, producers, directors, etc. put in
Don't see it if Unfortunately I cannot think of any reason to see it
See it if 'Gentrification' is very important to you and metaphorical and oblique treatment of it resonates with you.
Don't see it if If you like straightforward dialogue and acting and are confused by strange metaphorical representations.
See it if You would like to see a play about gentrification and its impact. The playwright does ponder over this topic.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a confusing play although the metaphor part is pretty interesting. The whole thing is not catchy enough.
See it if you're interested in a play that considers the complex dynamics at play in gentrification with a dash of not so subtle allegory.
Don't see it if you don't want to think deeply about gentrification or prefer straightforward theater.
See it if You know some Spanish or are ok with reading subtitles . You enjoy quirky shows with a simple message.
Don't see it if Messages against gentrification doesn't interest you , bilingual shows confuse you . Quirky animal comparison are too much to bear.
See it if You love small house theater, Spanish English show and relates to the past... learned how the times charge
Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and dislike subtitles
See it if You've lived in a neighborhood before during and after its gentrification. Enjoy bilingual performances.
Don't see it if You hate reading supertitles. Don't like plays with social themes.
See it if you are sick of ignoring the problem of gentrification and want to see a human side of the story. The video design elements are noteworthy
Don't see it if You can't see a show with subtitles, as about 1/3 of the play is in Spanish.
See it if you like creative theatre that will have you debating with your friends all night.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like conceptual theatre or if you don't have glasses on because there are supertitles.
See it if you care about gentrification and the people who are most affected by it, if you support minority voices on stage.
Don't see it if you are a closed minded bigot.
See it if Story line is not interesting enough to be engaged in it. The penguin metaphor can be condensed in 3 min and not 1/4 of the play.
Don't see it if you want a fast interesting story line.