New York Theatre Workshop and Elevator Repair Service present a new play about a couple that travels to another world through a tiny door in their living room. More…
While eating a quiet dinner at home, Mr. and Mrs. “Fritz” Fitzhubert (along with an uninvited guest) are summoned through a mysterious tiny door in their living room. On the other side, they find themselves in a phantasmagorical Alpen hotel where forgotten religions seep in through the cracks in the walls. Lost relatives, conniving employees, and chatty society ladies awaken their mysterious ancient selves and lead them on perilous hikes that will leave their lives forever altered.
See it if love surreal stream of conscious performance and writing
Don't see it if dont like surreal stream of conscious performance and writing
See it if you like bizarre stories; you like non-linear, dream like sequences;
Don't see it if you need a coherent story; need a linear plot; need to understand what is going on; don't like a circus-like atmosphere and style.
See it if If you appreciate experimentation & are ok with mixed up confusing narrative
Don't see it if If you want something remotely literal
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See it if you enjoy downtown experimental theater a la Richard Foreman, and are a fan of ERS's unique approach to dramatizing texts.
Don't see it if you need to be spoon-fed a linear plot with a decisive message.
See it if you like being plunked down in a bewildering headspace w/o a clue where you are or where you're going but the sights may tickle your brain.
Don't see it if you want coherence, emotion or pace. It's made by a talented team making their own kind of music. They don't care if u don't hear a tune.
See it if you like the ERS style and downtown vibe... and don't mind not understanding what is going on.
Don't see it if You like your theater polished and straightforward. If you hate quirky...
See it if you enjoy being confused or not having a clear understanding. Definitely see it if you love experimental theatre.
Don't see it if If you're not a big fan of experimental theatre or if you don't like shows without a very clear plot.
See it if If you don't mind just going along for the ride in someone else's crazy fantasy. If you aren't always thinking, "where is this headed? "
Don't see it if you are hoping for some cosmic awareness at the end of the play, or even in the middle. If you have expectations of a play.
See it if you appreciate masterful acting and directing and ingenious stagecraft and can tolerate hours of unintelligible text.
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for experimental theater and nonlinear, non-narrative texts -- and have a better idea about how to spend 3 hours.
See it if you're willing to open your mind and have it totally screwed with. This is a free form show that creates its own world and set of rules.
Don't see it if you've never enjoyed a David Lynch film.
See it if You want to laugh hysterically at adorable silliness and wonderfully funny acting
Don't see it if You’re not open to a show that is completely unlike anything you’ve seen before
See it if You like phenomenal design, Dadaist theatre, fully-committed and deeply-considered wackiness, hammy performers, tightly-wound joyful chaos.
Don't see it if You dislike non-narrative, abstract pieces without a clear message.
See it if Enjoy absurdist theatre featuring doses of cleverly nonsensical dialogue along with a skeletal plot, zestful acting, visually rich costumes
Don't see it if You have a sensitive radar for pretentiousness and prefer finished works, with a discernible plot and point of view, that can make you care.