Closed 1h 30m
Elephant
Lower E Side
81

Elephant NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great writing

About the Show

Rising Sun Performance Company presents this world premiere drama about a young girl who grows up in a brothel in 19th century France. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

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Member Reviews (28)

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Relevant, Enchanting, Tragic, Choppy, Awkward

See it if Touching story of adolescent 19th century French girl born to a prostitute’s life. She has dreams but no way to escape.

Don't see it if Girl was naive about sex and men, despite being raised in a brothel. Actors did not project their voices well. Stereotyped characters

88
Smart, Bold, Exhilarating, Touching, Strong script

See it if you want to hear a unique theater voice engage difficult material in an innovative way with fascinating, satisfying results.

Don't see it if you are expecting slice-of-life naturalism or if the thought of 90 minutes in a fin-de-siecle Parisian brothel makes you queasy. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

July 15th, 2018

"Cantisano shines as the innocent, indestructible Clérèse. Men have written quite a lot of plays about prostitution, so the female-driven ensemble’s work is quite refreshing—both emotionally accessible and bittersweet. 'Éléphant' shows it is possible to be thirteen and female and bold and pregnant and happy and still have faith. Squitieri and Hogan expertly juggle a large, busy ensemble...This play offers a glimpse into the true power of a young person’s imagination."
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