San Francisco Playhouse and 59E59 present a thriller exploring the nebulous world of management brainstorming, and the thorny relationship between big business, morality, and American identity. More…
Aaron Loeb brings a dark comic edge to this psychological suspense thriller, in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these characters must navigate the cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas to decide for themselves if everything is as it really seems.
See it if have ever felt paranoid but knew they were still out to get you! Logical moves suspicion to insanity in 90 intense minutes and laughs too.
Don't see it if you like your theater bland.
See it if you want to feel as if you were sitting for ten hours watching a 90 minute play!!! Should have been a brief one-act play.
Don't see it if Just don't see it. This is truly bad theatre: bad acting, bad writing, bad directing.
See it if You like shows that entertain you while making you think.
Don't see it if You don't like provocative subjects or shows that ask you to concentrate on fast-paced dialogue.
See it if you like well acted shows that make you think. The time flew by. Fascinating premise, well executed.
Don't see it if you don't like good plays!
See it if you don't mind not really knowing what's happening onstage and being left with an uneasy feeling.
Don't see it if you like definite conclusions, because there isn't one here.
See it if you love Saturday Night Live. This is essentially an SNL skit -- about management consultants who overthink -- expanded to 90 minutes.
Don't see it if you want drama, or if repeated variations on the same gag aren't your idea of humor.
See it if You are familiar with the corporate world and would enjoy seeing it skewered in parody, or if you like thinking through epic conspiracies.
Don't see it if You want your shows to have a satisfying conclusion, instead of a "dun dun dun..." and fade to black.
See it if you want to get a glimpse of the way corporations do business. How far do employees go to do the bidding of their corporate employers?
Don't see it if you want a tidy ending.
See it if waste 1:45 watching "conspiracy theory" deception playout in an executive boardroom. Horrible writing. No character development.
Don't see it if Unless you were a business major who likes watching actors talk in circles, without a conclusion. Sadly, many fake positive reviews posted.
See it if you don't know anything about business and like a fantasy show.
Don't see it if you like subtle acting. There's a bit too much scenery chewing. Also despite the unusual premiss the show's structure is predictable.
See it if You want to see a bunch of paranoid project managers think out how to do a strange project that could be parallel to a project during WW II.
Don't see it if You want some song and dance show. This play happens all in one room and there was no satisfying ending to the story.
See it if you enjoy powerful ensemble acting, great writing, effortless invisible directing, and increasingly high stakes drama.
Don't see it if you prefer lighter, less dramatic fare.
See it if you want to be a management consultant, want to laugh a bit at the sometimes absurdity of corporate work life.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with ambiguity or no clear ending
See it if you like topical plays that address moral questions, you like language-driven fast-paced one acts, you like to be left thinking
Don't see it if you like complete closure in plays, you don't like workplace dramas, you want light fare
See it if you work in consulting or aspiring to do that, want to get a glimpse of how corporations work, like conspiracy theories.
Don't see it if you hate corporate culture, models and enigmas.
See it if you're into "sitting on the edge of your seat drama" with terrific acting, writing, and chair throwing.
Don't see it if no comment... except that the third act seemed a little rushed.