With and emphasis on physicality and quick-witted wordplay, comic duo James & Jamesy conjure answers to the age-old questions ‘Who are we?’ and ‘Why are we here?' More…
From the darkness of an unlit stage, two strangers meet, each with a chair and what appears to be the same task to complete: place the chair, then leave. Their encounter disrupts their awareness of ‘self’ and ‘purpose’ and propels them headfirst into an exhilarating discourse of understandings and misunderstandings.
See it if You like the sad clown who ultimately teaches you something (much like what Bill Irwin does). A little funny. A little weird.
Don't see it if You need a nap, it’s almost entirely performed in the dark with very little dialogue. Tends to be a bit one note but the end was impressive.
See it if you want to see two strangers to earth land on the Soho Playhouse stage & discover the wonders of our world via Bill Irwin-lite clowning.
Don't see it if you don't like repetition; you don't like repetition; you don't like repetition; you don't like repetition.
See it if clowning, mime and absurdity work for you. In spite of their simplistic presentation, complex ideas are suggested. And hilarity ensues.
Don't see it if you expect traditional theatrical elements like plot or continuity. A clown show with relatively little dialog often not recognizable words
See it if Things get really interesting in the last 30 minutes when the performers leave the stage. Audience was laughing out loud.
Don't see it if A bit slow to start & dragged a bit in beginning. Show runs 72 minutes.
See it if You really really really enjoy out there theater, minimalistic sets, an interesting premise and...
Don't see it if You don't like your intelligence being insulted for a looong hour. Felt like a children's play, without the entertainment value.
See it if you understand that this is the FOURTH show 'James & Jamesy' have done. Most of us are experiencing this premise fresh from knowing nothing.
Don't see it if you can't grasp/comprehend the director's TWO-PAGE notes in the program. We couldn't, & we were wide awake before, during & after this mess.
See it if You thought “Waiting for Godot” was too linear and structured. You want existential performance art.
Don't see it if You want a show that earns its oddness. This piece doesn’t seem to care about or consider its audience. Doesn’t deserve stage time.
See it if you are looking for a show that is unique and has potential to be good, but is far from it right now. The concept is great, the writing isnt
Don't see it if you are not up for a show that is 1 hour but all you really needed was 20 mins. Show becomes repetitive and boring.
See it if Quirky explanation of time and place with comic clowns. The comedians were on point with being existential.
Don't see it if You do not like existential shows or ambiguity of plot.
See it if you want a really strange theatrical experience. It is very hard to explain. Sometimes entertaining, sometimes excruciating. Just weird.
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for strange performance. A couple of women kept complaining out loud during my show! Most people wouldn't enjoy it.
See it if u want to see absurd human animation that reminded me of Pixar opening credits that persevered for more than an hour. Was cute for a minute
Don't see it if you want traditional, or clever, or funny or edgy. My friend fell asleep. I unfortunately did not. I like weird. This was just excruciating.
See it if you enjoy surrealist humor with minimalist staging - it's far more clever than what first meets the eye, and I was in stitches throughout,
Don't see it if you are totally against any of the above... although your presence will probably make the whole show that much funnier
See it if you want to bring a child to a show with clowning, mime, shrill voices-- that devolves as most of these types of shows do...into fart jokes.
Don't see it if you expect Mummenshantz or Cirque du Soleil, or hate performers breaking the 4th wall & shining a light in your face.
See it if You don't mind a slow burn first half as two clowns slowly discover heady concepts of existence. Hilarious and surprisingly moving payoff!
Don't see it if You don't like clowning or lack patience in watching a long setup. Really worth it if you stick it out!
See it if if you like unpredictable endings, it's a little slow to start, but things pick up near the end
Don't see it if if you looking for a typical Broadway show, it only runs a little over an hour
See it if You don't mind experimental performances, and look forward to playing with the tall one and the short one.
Don't see it if You're not ready to play with the two simpleton beings that mysteriously land on stage, you are not in the mood for silly or wonder.
See it if You enjoy non traditional theater. You are open minded. You enjoy Mummenschanz.
Don't see it if You only like musicals. You don't like interactions between the performers and the audience.
See it if You are ready for something different that you have to think about. And makes you laugh.
Don't see it if Are not willing to open your mind and think a bit.
See it if you're into experimental theater without a well defined narrative or script
Don't see it if you are looking for something that tells a story, you like your 4th wall firmly in place
See it if You like physical comedy, beautiful aesthetic, word play.
Don't see it if You want to be spoon-fed your entire experience. This show asks the audience to think.
See it if Found the show funny. You will enjoy it if you like slapstick humor. I found it slow at first but it picked after audience interaction.
Don't see it if If you don’t like dry humor, you don’t have much of an attention span.