New York | 0h 55m | In Previews: Opens May 22

Feral

From 24 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the show

"Feral" is an innovative piece of visual theater that combines puppetry, film, and live sound to create and destroy a world in front of its audience’s eyes. More…

Puppeteers manipulate and bring to life a tiny world, whilst simultaneously creating a live animation, as they follow its every breath via digital camera.

Joe looks back at the town of his childhood. Bright, vibrant, and idyllic, the world resembles a haven of comfort. But as Joe journeys on, walls and lives are peeled back and the story of a community’s fall unfolds around him.

0h 55m | In Previews: Opens May 22 | 59E59 Theaters / Theater B (Midtown E)


100
During previews
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love animation or puppetry or innovated performance.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional performance and have very little imagination.

Also Brilliant work! Engaging and beautifully done!! Loved it!!

100
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Quirky, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy theatre that takes risks and isn't your run-of-the-mill actors-on-the-stage type of show.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are even remotely puppet-like.

Also Brilliantly done! So different and thoughtful and thought-provoking at... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Resonant, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You like puppets. If you want to see a show that could and does happen. You like quick theater. If you like interesting staging....

Don't see it if You don’t like puppets. You want a lot of dialogue. Want to be moved by the end...,

92
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy original creative innovative puppetry and animation and other amazing things.

Don't see it if 50 minutes is too short for a production.

88
During previews
Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy technically inventive theatre with a heavy focus on visual narrative constructs.

Don't see it if you dislike purely visual storytelling, or alternative means of performance.

Also This piece is absolutely delightful from start to finish. The sound de... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Multimedia, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Clever

See it if You like Basil Twist, puppetry, wordless storytelling through intriguing animation.

Don't see it if You want verbal narrative or traditional theatrical fare.

85
During previews
Masterful, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

See it if you enjoy non-traditional performance focusing on illustration, projection, puppetry, film, and foley. It's unusual and cute.

Don't see it if you want a longer performance, live actors, dialogue. The story itself leaves a bit to be desired.

85
During previews
Ambitious, Creative, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Manual Cinema, or puppetry, or want to see five people create an "animated" movie, sound effects & all, live in front of you

Don't see it if you can't be bothered with a show that's under an hour long; are looking for a traditional show with live actors, dialogue, strong plot

Also This show was incredibly inventive. They allow the audience to check o... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Original, Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Like Innovative technology and effective original staging. Fascinating to watch how done.

Don't see it if Expect a typical puppet show or traditional theater.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You' enjoy a handmade world that tells a simply story about a small town. The coordination of live video, sound, and movement is great!

Don't see it if You need plot or actual lines. Any dialog is mainly background noise for the visuals. You want to follow actuals and not simple puppets.

Also The happy world they created at the beginning was so cute, I wish that... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Relevant, Clever, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You like animation and fables

Don't see it if You rely heavily on the spoken word

80
During previews
Original, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see something completely different. Puppet figures animated in full view of the audience with sound design and video projection.

Don't see it if Not traditional puppets. Not traditional anything. It's like being backstage but you are in the audience.

Also What starts as an experiment in whimsy evolves into a sad tale of urba... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Relevant, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy innovative theater without dialogue. Clever use of space and time.

Don't see it if You enjoy regular theater only. This is drawing and “puppet” based.

78
During previews
Experimental, Quirky, Great staging, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Witness live-action 3D paper doll cutouts manipulated w/ soundscape in a puppetry projection lab. Craft is key in this digital radiotheatre.

Don't see it if Low-impactfully tame and not feral as Joe/Dawn visit park, village butcher, casino, seaside carnival,photobooth & supercade.(5' X 7' screen)

Also Signage:"The End is Nigh/Unrest in Town Grows." Visit minute detailed ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Quirky, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You are looking for a quick shot of entertainment it’s less than an hour. Bring your imagination with you.

Don't see it if You’re looking for some serious theatre.

77
During previews
Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Open to experiencing new avenues in theater. Not like another performance I have seen!

Don't see it if Expect narrative theater, don’t want to involve yourself & you own imagination.

77
During previews
Masterful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like multimedia theatre with an incredulous plot.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional, proscenium theatre.

75
During previews
Fascinating, Original, Enjoyable, Technically accomplished

See it if From a flat storyboard, a miniature cardboard set diorama emerges complete with clothes pin size puppets manipulated by performers.

Don't see it if Then mini cameras film in minute detail a puppet show with technical effects and sound, which is projected above the stage.

Also You have to be OK with a puppet show that lasts less than an hour and ... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever

See it if You enjoy an imaginative performance with drawings and puppet like figures being manipulated by five artists which tells a cryptic tale

Don't see it if You want a clearly acted story with dialogue that runs more than 50 minutes

66
During previews
Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you’ll watch a short movie being filmed live, w/ multiple cameras, in 1 take, on a miniature, detailed set model. It’s a multitasking feat.

Don't see it if The movie/story itself had zero impact.

Also Production: 70... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Dizzying, Cliched, Insipid, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want to see something inventive and ambitious. you don't like to think about the story you are seeing a+ for effort -- but ...

Don't see it if Story really bugged me. Latent reactionary diatribe on dangers of the masses and precariousness of social order. In the end, way too busy.

60
During previews
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if Live shooting of 3 actors setting up cardboards with sketches on; would have recommended to kids if it wasn’t trying to sell political msgs

Don't see it if Bad storytelling is bad storytelling, no matter what form it uses; “actors” so busy with moving props that the plot is never fully developed

Also The theatre company is based in Edinburgh. If this is a Fringe show, I... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Immersive, Masterful, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if a show dedicated to its craft with engaging storytelling. a behind-the-scenes view with all live puppetry/sound/music/video

Don't see it if you're expecting a grand stage broadway show or you're a stickler for classical theatre

88
During previews
Intriguing, Multimedia art form, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever

See it if you’re interested in the unusual, in non-traditional puppetry and in innovative, thought-provoking theater.

Don't see it if It’s a short piece, around an hour. If that doesn’t sound like a substantial enough night out at the theater to you, you might want to pass.

Also Although, if you do pass, you will be missing a truly unique, theatric... Read more Read less


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