Sex. Drugs. Organic farming. This new drama explores the limits of human connection and the costs of utopia .
When temporarily homeless Robin hitchhikes her way to an eco-village seen online, all she wants is a warm meal, a place to sleep, and some new friends. Instead, she finds a parallel universe, where survival skills and New Age optimism collide with sexual competition. When Robin falls for Jake, a brilliant but tormented handyman, their connection sets off a series of events that reveal the limits of human connection and the costs of utopia.
Please note that the Theatre at St. Clement's is not wheelchair accessible. The theater is located up a flight of stairs.
“Nir’s utopia-in-the-wilderness yarn ‘Eco Village’, is inept...With turgid writing and overacting...Thinly written characters in clichéd situations are a challenge for the actors who all go full throttle with their forceful characterizations...There’s not much in the way of plot other than behavioral incidents and Nir fleshes out her characters with a bare minimum of biographical details...Other than serving as a showcase for its emerging cast, 'Eco Village' doesn’t make much of an impact.” Full Review
See it if Thing the idea of broken people trying to form a utopia sounds interesting
Don't see it if you are epileptic or have a problem with strobe lights. Also, the show is never fully realized in a weird way.
See it if you want to have an innocuous theatrical experience that pretends it's profound. good acting and decent staging.
Don't see it if You want a intelligent analysis of a real problem This goes for the sitcom approach.
See it if Sanguine millennial vies for acceptance with self-suffiency community of misfits. Detailed Off-B'way set. Remains on plot-track. Good lead.
Don't see it if Low-quality Off-B'way status. Strobe effects. Violence. Drugs. Alcohol. Whip cracking. Knives.Toys. Repeated dominatrix aspirations.Cliches.
See it if you like plays about people with psychological issues and a lot of baggage and who are trying to find themselves
Don't see it if you get easily disturbed by plays with painful interpersonal dynamics. If you need a convincing ending. If you need convincing characters
See it if You're up for a good looking production, well paced and clever if ultimately unresolved, in the end rather fantastic story
Don't see it if You can't deal with themes involving hippies, idealism, communal Utopian living, lesbians, free sex, drugs, orgies or young adults.
See it if you enjoy plays with young enthusiastic casts and characters who are lost and looking for a place to belong and a purpose in life.
Don't see it if you prefer drama with more mature characters and are less episodic.
See it if You are interested in new works, exploration into identity, family, idealism, escapism, sexual freedom via commune of millennials
Don't see it if You want a realistic story and believable, likeable characters.
See it if you remember the communes of the 1960 & 70's. The situation catches the intentions and innocence of that era.
Don't see it if you need logical theatrical structure. Some of the actions make no sense while others are have weirdly disproportional responses.
See it if You are curious about life off the cultural grid
Don't see it if You like theater with a point. In this case what the main character derives from her experience is inconsistent with the experience itself.
See it if In the neighborhood and need a quick culture experience.
Don't see it if Surrounded by obnoxious hippies obsessed with avoiding society. Peace out. Dopey audiences with noisy phones prevail here.
See it if Interestingly-staged but slow-moving stories about young people who are trying to find their way in a cultish community.
Don't see it if You are troubled by depictions of communal living drugs, violence, sex or homosexual characters.
See it if you would enjoy a look at a young people's commune in today's "green" society. Some good points made/explored on a fantastic set.
Don't see it if you expect to hear every word - actors talk in all directions and I missed a lot. Immature audience reactions made it difficult to enjoy.
See it if You can be entertained with a unique script, even if it’s flawed. Too many eye roll moments to be forgiven but not a bad effort.
Don't see it if You expect perfection. This is definitely a work in progress but there are a few things worth seeing here and the playwright has promise.
See it if You want some good actors. A really good set. If your interested in hippies and a commune style play.
Don't see it if If you want to see something meaningful or well written. This is another jumbled, non factual global warming story.
See it if You are a child of the hippie era. It reminded me a lot of what communal living might have been like with different personalities.
Don't see it if If you don't like a show with a lot of expletives and sexual situations. Best appreciated if you were of the hippie era.
See it if you appreciate realistic, contemporary but timeless drama examining complexity and difficulty of relationships/adult identity development.
Don't see it if you limit live entertainment to large cast musicals, comedies, or light uncontroversial themes or cannot sit or focus for 90 minutes.
See it if You want to see 6 distinct and well-acted characters in a compelling story. Everything about this one works.
Don't see it if There's some violence in it, though nothing nothing gratuitous. And there's some strobe effects that could be a bit much for some.
See it if Like the idea of a show that explores, whst happens, when you run off to join a non conformist community.
Don't see it if If you are offended, by people taking advantage, of those people Looking for something to hold on to, like a reak Family.
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