En Garde Arts presents a world premiere multimedia piece inspired by real-life experiences of young adults struggling to find meaning in their lives. More…
This new documentary theatre event speaks to our collective search for connection and hope, as families grapple with the extraordinary pressures of the 21st century. It explores the challenges of coming of age in an increasingly fragmented society and presents multiple perspectives of trauma and recovery, anchored by real-life narratives that elucidate issues of mental health, addiction, and gender and sexual identity. Developed over two years through firsthand interviews and extensive field research, 'Wilderness' features a driving folk score and sweeping video landscapes.
See it if you like youthful show with some music, and a very interesting background. Overall good performances, and real interesting effects
Don't see it if It is a bit long in parts. Not your typical musical... which is a very good thing.
See it if You want to be inspired. You want to learn the emotional journey some troubled youth go through. You want to laugh and cry in the same show.
Don't see it if You don't like dramas. You don't like actors playing multiple roles. You are looking for a comedy.
See it if You are interested in plays about current social issues. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to be involved in a Q&A after the show.
Don't see it if You're looking for theatre that is all wrapped up with a neat little bow. Mental health and life is messy, and this show doesn't candy coat
See it if like to see an interesting take on family drama (parents and teens relationships) and great use of mix media
Don't see it if don't like shows that are not completely linear and involve mix media
See it if you're interested in the subject matter and can't find a quickly put together documentary on Netflix covering it.
Don't see it if you'd like a moving story arc or more than theatrical manipulations.
See it if If you are interested in seeing about trouble teens. It had different types of scenarios of how kids cope/not cope with teen years.
Don't see it if The scenarios are about modern day scenarios with teens. Don't see it, if you this is not of interest. My daughter, who is a teen, love it
See it if You want to understand the struggle of adolescents growing up in broken families, trying to find their places in the world.
Don't see it if You like fast-paced, eventful and clear narratives. The stories are slow at times, and the character switch can be confusing.
See it if Seeing people persevere through difficult times is intriguing. The mix of documentary, dramatization, & visual arts was very engaging.
Don't see it if The expression of the struggle with choices & feelings is difficult to experience. This rather non-linear story telling requires imagination
See it if You are interested in exploring coming of age themes and occasionally retching family dynamics.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in teen/parent dynamics.
See it if you like to get snippets of a character's life/perspective and hear about different struggles that youth face
Don't see it if you prefer to see some character development over time. you need something with a better pace. was a bit slow and i dozed off for a few.
See it if You enjoy intersectionality of video and acting or have an interest in mental health stories.
Don't see it if You struggle to follow actors playing multiple roles or don't love dance routines scattered throughout.
See it if you love deep theatre that tells a true story in a beautiful theatrical way. Staging/movement, acting, & writing was wonderful. Very moving
Don't see it if you don't like documentary theatre or some sections of monologuing. If you don't want to see something deep and just want light fluff
See it if you are a bad parent looking for validation. Acting was mixed with some interesting movement direction and set design. Not really a musical.
Don't see it if you have experience with childhood trauma or are looking for redeeming storytelling. I never believed any of the youth were out of control.
See it if If you like beautiful staging, wonderful acting and a very relevant story about upper middle class kids.
Don't see it if If you do not want to see how parents struggle with broken teens and their journey to wholeness.
See it if you want to see a thoughtful and theatrically very deft exploration of the wilderness of families who resort to sending kids to boot camp.
Don't see it if You unfortunately need a trigger warning before watching an honest portrayal of several damaged families.
See it if You are interested in documentary storytelling, the dark edge, and slivers of light; or if you're a parent of a teenager.
Don't see it if You want to be passively entertained and you don't want to think about hard realities and painful emotions on your night out.
See it if Go see it if you want to laugh, be touched, and marvel at the virtuosity of the staging and performance - telling a story we are touched by.
Don't see it if you don't like theatre that presses the envelope of human relations and the struggle to cope in this world.
See it if You like new plays that deal with issues that are effecting young people today- Also Folk-Rock Music, Multimedia Design and real stories
Don't see it if You don't like theater.
See it if An essential and exquisitely produced portrayal of teen age angst and the implications for youth and family across the country. A must-see!
Don't see it if theater means pure entertainment to you.