59E59 presents this brutal fable of awakening consciousness: a stark, fierce study of sex and knowledge set in a timeless and spartan rural community. More…
In a preindustrial rural world, poised on the cusp of transformation, a ploughman and his wife live a simple existence until they, along with the hated local miller, are drawn into a struggle of power and attraction. 'Knives in Hens' unpacks the subtle power of words and ideas to liberate, empower, and lift the mind and soul.
See it if uses beautiful choreography/precise script 2 tell story of Eve-like woman; packs power of Biblical story/infidelity-murder-tree of knowledge
Don't see it if some will find this quiet tone poem to be insufferably slow and pretentious; I found woman's description of finding God in nature inspiring
See it if You want to see a haunting play about a woman’s self discovery. The mysticism in the play is enhanced by the intimate stage and setting.
Don't see it if You don’t like dark plays or fables.
See it if you like plays that involve relationships among people you probably never come across in your daily life; you like serious plays
Don't see it if you want to see something that's fun; you don't like plays that you might find tedious
See it if you appreciate a pared down stage with 3 excellent actors performing a many- layered, somewhat inscrutable script.
Don't see it if it is not for everyone...you need patience and concentration to appreciate this show.
See it if you like a well-acted show in an intimate setting and you are comfortable with ambiguity.
Don't see it if you are not comfortable with a show in which the meaning is open to interpretation.
See it if You like to be challenged. If you enjoy stripped down, bare, visceral stimuli. If you can analyze art from varying perspectives.
Don't see it if You are looking for cheap slapstick humor. If you are only entertained by over the top productions.
See it if you want an intense and visceral show with beautiful choreography representing making love, a morality play about awakening senses; rawness
Don't see it if you want an easy to understand and view play about nonsense or a musical; this show is fierce.
See it if you appreciate experiments in theatrical imagination, you like creations of worlds where people speak and behave in non-realistic ways
Don't see it if you are impatient with attempt to create a mytho-poetic rural past or incantatory language that no human ever spoke
See it if You like unconventional theatre, you enjoy really artful movement work, you want to see a show that is exciting and refreshingly dramatic
Don't see it if You like linear, straight-laced theatre, you are sensitive to some dark topics