King Philip's Head is Still on That Pike Just Down the Road
East Village
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King Philip's Head is Still on That Pike Just Down the Road NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(10 Reviews)
Positive
70%
Mixed
30%
Negative
0%
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Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

About the Show

In Clubbed Thumb's world premiere, the councilmen of Plymouth Colony determine how to be Good in the New World.

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Quirky, Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Edgy, funny & slyly relevant King Philip starts out as a political satire (circa 1600's) but evolves into a timely probe of gender politics

Don't see it if Premise can get one-note as drama proceeds & looses some momentum but nifty ensemble led by downtown icons Ikeda & Finn bring it home

90
Darkly comic, Stellar cast, Fragmented, Historical, Smart

See it if you’d like to see an attempt to make sense of colonial American history by fracturing it & examining the shards.

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Critic Reviews (2)

June 23rd, 2019

"Not incidentally, the self-serious men here are all portrayed by women, who manage to maintain lugubriously straight faces while tickling their audiences into stupefied giddiness...While the gender-swapping casting works beautifully here, this is not a play about the subjugation and erasure of women in public life. Or not only that. Broader notions of what constitutes equality are parsed, in deliciously convoluted language...One of this season’s tastier diversions."
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June 26th, 2019

"The sparring between Brown and Good is comedic on the surface, but what simmers under it is fear and heartbreak and bloodthirstiness. With the stakes so high for these characters, but the dialogue so frivolous, it sets up a juxtaposition that underscores every word."
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