Target Margin Theater presents a new staging of Eugene O’Neill’s trilogy. Equal parts Greek tragedy, family drama, and history play, O'Neill's work mashes myth, Freudian psychology, and melodrama into a six-hour epic. More…
Love, race, money, and war: Eugene O’Neill sought to capture the essence of our country in 'Mourning Becomes Electra.' Each of the three plays that comprise 'Mourning' will be staged in a different part of the Abrons Playhouse, with the audience served a vegan pu-pu platter to nosh on as they move between spaces.
See it if Crimes, curses, guilt, longing, jealousy and hatred pass through the generations destroying a family. Riveting staging of the finale.
Don't see it if The first segment of the trilogy (2 hours out of 6) is a bit slow and distant. The intensity picks up from there.
Also By the end, the audience was blown away.
See it if you want deep takes on Eugene O'Neill. The move from the balcony to the stage parallels the intensifying experience of the central character
Don't see it if you aren't able to stay focused for five hours or expecting a traditional production.
See it if You are a serious theater person, a minor in O'Neill, ready to spend 5 quick hours fixated on this severe & mannered postmodern presentation
Don't see it if You aren't willing to eat your spinach, though it is good for you. While this keeps your attention & gathers power, it gives faint pleasure.
See it if you have a tolerance for lengthy drama and a taste for the primordial. Or you want the chance to see a rare O'Neill epic (in the true sense)
Don't see it if you don't have a tolerance for avantgarde experimentalism, bizarre acting, or shifting perspectives on great-if-dated text.
See it if you want to see rarely staged O'Neill, avant garde staging, and impressive design & performances. When upclose & personal, it's riveting
Don't see it if you're short on time & long on tradition. When distancing, seeming to mock O'Neill's condescension & affection for melodrama, it's wearying.
See it if U like O’Neill, stylized & creative acting & direction, VERY different theater experience, long plays well worth your time/ PLUS U R FED!
Don't see it if DONT LIKE LONG PLAYS/ are NOT willing to go with the flow. YES you are part of the show.. and travel with it.
See it if you want to see this rarely performed O'Neill play by a superb experimental theater company. Terrific acting and staging but pace yourself
Don't see it if you hate long long plays and don't care for experimental theater.