MTC's world premiere by Bess Wohl ("Small Mouth Sounds") asks “How do we keep going when hope can seem as fictional as a Hollywood ending?” and also, “What’s for lunch?” More…
A sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico. A mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind. A beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing the light. In "Continuity," storytelling and science collide with comic and devastating consequences.
See it if You enjoy "behind the scenes" stories about the film industry. Very funny. Realistic performances from the cast.
Don't see it if There are some parts that drag the show down. The scientist is a bit boring but I think that is the point.
See it if Fresh 3 level satire about Hollywood movie making, humans bumbling through life, and impending environmental doom. Funny yet somber.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy complex satire. There is a lot packed into it. Some long winded parts. Pessimistic, nihilistic philosophy.
See it if Wohl's climate change treatise told via making of Hollywood action flick is at best scattershot funny but unusually banal Evocative set
Don't see it if Chavkin tries all sorts of directorial tricks to enliven eco-drama but to no avail Actors struggle with stereotypes; Hurt comes off best
See it if satirizes vanity of "Hollywood" actors, moviemaking; clearly shows how much movies get wrong about global warming/yes we're doomed
Don't see it if meh storytelling; does not weave serious science organically into the play; has feel of play cobbled together
See it if Sudsy indie location shoot stirs up catastrosphic climate change and spoilt-child behaviours in soapy re-shoots.Femme dir directs femme dir.
Don't see it if Like watching ice melt. Re-freeze. Then melt again. Film sets are notoriously tedious with set-ups & re-shoots & delays. Not "Postcards."
See it if you want to see a very highly entertaining play that is also making you think about climate change/global warming.
Don't see it if you don't want to leave the theatre thinking about climate change/global warming.
See it if you have ever been involved in the film industry you will recognize the personalities and interactions. Good acting and some funny bits.
Don't see it if Second half slows down considerably & the shenanigans get tiresome. Ending is too heavy & earnest for the timbre of the rest of the play.
See it if you enjoy light hearted and sometimes silly comedy with a relevant message tacked on; a show which doesn't take itself too seriously
Don't see it if you prefer dramas, dysfunctional family plots, etc. This show was a bit different than the usual fare. Not great, but entertaining
See it if you're interested in a farce about filmmaking or issues of climate change. Comedy works much better than serious elements.
Don't see it if you're looking for a play communicating fresh new ideas, or are expecting more than entertainment value.
See it if you are concerned about climate change--and if you aren't then you should be!This also has some very funny "in" jokes for theater folks.
Don't see it if you want a well thought out discussion of climate change that isn't preachy.And bring a sweater.The theater is very cold...on purpose.
See it if You enjoy a comedy about the making of a movie about the environment .
Don't see it if You dislike plays about the environment that are a result of bad moviemaking
See it if you want very funny play that tackles serious topics of climate, relationships, and power. Humorous re-takes of film are very engaging.
Don't see it if you want pure comedy or pure drama. This blends both quite well, although the relationship sections can drag a bit.
See it if you are ready for a thought-provoking look at how humans think & fail to think about climate change. Lots of humor mixed in!
Don't see it if You prefer musical comedies or don't care about climate change
See it if you want to see a funny comedy that takes place on a movie set that involves many takes of the same scene. Climate change is the focus.
Don't see it if you do not like silly plays. There are some deep thoughts in the play at its core but it is surrounded by ludicrous Hollywood moments.
See it if you want to see a different approach to the perils of global warming
Don't see it if you prefer musicals; you like more traditional comedies; you've heard enough about global warning
See it if you love what small theater can do; powerful message and powerful humor combined; several great plot twists
Don't see it if you are already complete stressed out about climate change, I guess; there's a serious message here, despite the laughter
See it if a lighthearted and funny look at climate concerns; the backdrop of filming a movie is creative and engaging
Don't see it if you're wanting a serious-minded show or if you're bothered by over-the-top/campy humor
See it if you will absolutely go to every green-cause related theater event, in the mood for a light, entertaining evening of a familiar story line.
Don't see it if you'd rather avoid artificial setups, "message" plays, cardboard characters and so-so acting, this play is predictable in the worst way.