Defibrillator presents the New York premiere of this award-winning British play. Four cultural icons collide in a New York hotel room in 1953 in an intimate, site-specific theatrical experience. More…
What if four icons of Ike's America - Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Joe DiMaggio, and Senator McCarthy - met in a New York hotel room in 1953? All four are tormented: the actress by her insecurity, the big hitter by his need for an heir, the scientist by his moral guilt over the bomb, and the politician by his paranoia. Directed by James Hillier, this site-specific production tells a story of what might have been in a meeting of four famous minds.
See it if you enjoy an intelligent play performed in an interesting venue
Don't see it if you are so young that you don't remember anything about the McCarthy era, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio or Albert Einstein.
See it if you have an interest in history and want to see historical figures acted well.
Don't see it if you don't like site-specific shows. This show does not seem to need to be site-specific, but it is.
See it if You like unusual settings. Being in a hotel room with the actors adds a lot to the ambiance and somehow helps you suspend reality.
Don't see it if You want a conventional plot.
See it if you want to see an original site specific play, if you like immersive theater and don't mind sacrificing content for location and great look
Don't see it if you want to see a classic Broadway production with stage changes. If long dialogues bore you. If you don't understand english that well.
See it if you'd like to witness some strong acting up close; you're nostalgic for the 1950s; are a fan of Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein.
Don't see it if you're looking for something truly immersive. It's site-specific but doesn't need to be - yet would the play hold up without the hotel room?
See it if Fond of site-specific staging, enjoy name-dropping and self-satisfied references to pop culture
Don't see it if thought Copenhagen was too realistic, looking for a plot, annoyed when concept show relies on but misrepresents historical figures
See it if you are up for a theatrical experience unlike anything you've seen before. Incredibly imaginative while being completely realistic and true
Don't see it if you need excitement or feel uncomfortable in small audiences or need to be more than 3 feet away from the actors
See it if you want to see some great acting in an intimate space and a unique experience.
Don't see it if you don't like plays with historical figures or you have a hard time staying attentive to slightly slower paced shows
See it if Like a very unique setting, small cast, great acting, unsuspecting scenario, atypical venue. I loved the whole setup of this play.
Don't see it if Like traditional theater, claustrophobic, cast walking back and forth in front of you,
See it if You enjoy unique stagings, history, pop culture, baseball and absorbing, intimate theatrical performances.
Don't see it if You hate tight spaces, discussions of scientific theory, gum popping and barefoot geniuses.
See it if you like site-specific, intimate house, dialogue driven theatre. Exceptional performances by all four in the cast.
Don't see it if you are expecting "immersive" theatre. this is absolutely NOT immersive on any level, although I have heard it called that.
See it if you are into 1950s history, don't get ahead of stories, into good acting
Don't see it if you can get a ticket to Sleep No More, Grand Paradise or If She Fell - better immersive shows.
See it if You want to sit in a hotel room with 50 strangers while hearing some atrocious dialogue. It's not immersive theater. It's just a weird venue
Don't see it if ...yeah. Don't see it.The actor playing DiMaggio was the one redeeming thing in the show. Bless him. He did what he could with that dialogue
See it if you love a great story told in an intimate setting, but hate audience precipitation.
Don't see it if you hate every you have ever seen in the theatre, and only like movies with explosions.
See it if so much fun to go to a five star hotel and be in such an intimate audience of only 50 people to see these actors up so close.
Don't see it if you don't like small spaces or luxury hotels
See it if This is a great play that looks at fame through the eyes of 4 icons. The staging lifts the themes and makes for astonishing performances
Don't see it if Its a small playing space which might be difficult for some people.
See it if You like being surprised. This show is unusual, intimate, site specific. Great acting, very cool concept.
Don't see it if You don't like theater in unconventional spaces.
See it if you like excellent actors strutting their stuff in a cool environment.
Don't see it if you don't like excellent acting, environmental staging or a play that has a an exciting and thought provoking "what if" scenario.