Soho Rep presents a daring and exhilarating fever dream about the forces that push a woman from the everyday into free fall. More…
"for all the women who thought they were Mad" is a daring and exhilarating fever dream about the forces that push a woman from the everyday into free fall by Zawe Ashton, directed by Whitney White ("What to Send Up When It Goes Down"), and featuring an intergenerational cast from ages 8 to 65.
See it if you want to experience a vague evocation of how an African woman can lose herself when she leaves her village for a career in the big city.
Don't see it if unclear plots, superfluous characters, or failed poetry in the theater leave you frustrated.
See it if If you’re a fan of modern non-linear work with a lot of powerful women. It’s very intense, but worth it. The staging is very interesting.
Don't see it if If you’re not up for the intensity or don’t like having a feel for what you’re going to see. It was rather overwhelming and daring.
See it if coherence is less important than strong symbols, emotions and themes. Startling moments, magic realism, and a multigenerational chorus.
Don't see it if you want a linear plot rather than heavy symbolism from start to finish. Hard to follow. Muddled, dreamy, and disturbing. What happened?