See it if You love beautiful music. You are a fan of DH Lawrence.
Don't see it if You want memorable music you can sing as you exit the theatre. You want something light. You want fancy sets and dancing.
See it if You care, deeply, for DH Lawrence. I thought Himself & Nora was much better at this kind of show.
Don't see it if You want melodic music.
See it if You want to see a young composer's work--the score is atonal and rather repetitive. Female lead a good singer!
Don't see it if You want a good fringe show.Better for friends of creator. Disappointed I didn't know it was composer's senior thesis--felt like bait+switch
See it if you want to see a new show with gorgeous Sondheim like melodies with DH Lawrence's beautiful text used to compose the lyrics and the book.
Don't see it if nah, see it if you're in town. Well worth the $18.
See it if You love beautiful music and show that is smart, with great voices and clear direction. Something new from something old
Don't see it if You want a typical song and dance kind of show but even if that's your thing, this is a really lovely alternative.
See it if something like the first act of an original opera with fine music and singing in a small venue s why you go to the Fringe
Don't see it if you cannot stand serious opera.
See it if You want to see a thesis project from a wonderful composer with brilliant orchestrations. Or if youre a DH Lawrence fan.
Don't see it if You want a good story. Its trite storytelling and the performances don't carry the material. Its slow and bland.
See it if you're looking for an intimate experience that'll leave you thinking.
Don't see it if you're looking for flashy - over the top theatre.
“Music is rich and opulent...Unfortunately, the piece suffers from a lack of cohesion; at times it feels like a set of loosely connected songs instead of a full story. While the songs themselves are beautiful, the plot is not entirely made clear, and often the supporting characters are not identified. Julia Gannon does a good job directing her actors, but the piece itself feels bare and unfinished, as if another act is missing.”
"Despite the show’s one-act structure, its aimlessness made it feel interminable... Lowy’s compositions were much more admirable on an intellectual level, and failed to connect in any emotional sense, the whole show felt like a dissertation in which he was trying to prove he knew how to achieve dissonance. In fact he does, not only on a composition scale, but also by neglecting the humanism that made Lawrence’s work so compelling, and choosing to concentrate only on its sensationalism."