This unique coming of age solo show follows 16-year-old Bernadette, an aspiring young short story writer, as she journeys through New York City and teeters on the verge of adulthood. More…
Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, 'The Edge of Our Bodies' examines our teenage years, at times uncertain, always full of yearning, and empowered by devastating events.
See it if You enjoy plays that are basically monologues. You are familiar with Jean Genet’s The Maids, and are interested in its influences !
Don't see it if A very bright spotlight set so that it shines in your eyes will be intolerable ! I found the set and blocking of this play amateurish !
See it if solo shows, monologues & short story form, small space further separated by scrim, how will she keep this going for 80 minutes, intrigue you
Don't see it if one hander [with janitor interuptus] exploring short story form as a monologue, strobes, bare bulb lighting, would drive you crazy
See it if you are interested in a solo show about a teenager trying to connect and find some excitement in her life in desperate and unhealthy ways.
Don't see it if you don’t like solo shows or were hoping for something more thrilling or insightful. The stage design was dark and noir, but story was not.
See it if Watching a young woman fall through the cracks both physically and emotionally while a mesh curtain separates her from the audience .
Don't see it if Do not see if you are sensitive to experiencing intensity of life’s struggles.This is not light entertainment.
See it if You want to see every Rapp play regardless. You are fine with peculiar staging, odd plot and implausible monologue.
Don't see it if You have high expectations for an Adam Rapp work.
See it if You want to see a powerhouse performance in a one-person show. You enjoy dark coming of age stories such as Catcher in the Rye.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy one-person shows. You are not a Catcher in the Rye fan.
See it if You like dark, confusing solo shows with great acting and an absorbing story.
Don't see it if You are looking for something light, or don't like solo shows and minimalistic productions.
See it if you want to see a greatly acted solo performance of a very confusing show. You don't mind being bored and confused for over an hour.
Don't see it if you want to see a show that makes sense, one you can figure out, one that is fast paced.
See it if You want to watch a fabulous actress carry an absorbing, dark and deliciously penned tale.
Don't see it if You want something especially theatrical - this could easily be an audiobook.
See it if You liked Catcher in the Rye; this is mostly a gender-flopped that, even down to an awkward hotel room sex scene.
Don't see it if You don't like unreliable narrators, Catcher in the Rye, or teenagers who think they're sophisticated and grown.
See it if like solo person theatre. The actress works hard and it's much appreciated. However, I found the piece a little self-indulgent.
Don't see it if you prefer only BIG productions. The theatre is quite small and you feel like you are in the play.
See it if The well acted telling of a nicely written, edgy story passes for theater. Esp. Teen age girl reliving dark, dysfunctional, adult incidents.
Don't see it if You're looking for a well directed, nicely staged play. Having a short story dramatically recited and performed by one actor isn't enough.
See it if you like challenges to the traditional play that are based in an appreciation of what theater has historically done & might again do.
Don't see it if you are expecting standard, dialogue-based drama—though there’s a bit of that too.
See it if Like theatre 2 be mysterious, ponderable, eccentric, untraditional & dark. Not 4 all, but if you like good storytelling, this one's for you.
Don't see it if Want linear plot or everything answered. Don't want to be challenged, don't like story of a disaffected teen who spins an edgy tale.
See it if Rapp’s story follows an aspiring writer/performer as she develops her persona, describing the impact of behavior, alcohol, time and cancer.
Don't see it if You are expecting it to be more of a play with acting than a monologue that’s mostly talking. You don’t like one-handers.
See it if you like a fairly well written story about a young woman attempting to survive and deal with pressures & situations in present day society.
Don't see it if you expect to see a traditional "play" and not a short story told in a monologue, which is what this performance is.