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Now Is the Time, Now Is the Best Time. Now is the Best Time of Your Life

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Quirky, Confusing, Must see, Absorbing

About the show

Little Lord and Abrons Arts Center present this epic and absurd treatise on trying to leave one’s mark on a world that never stands still. Inspired by 'Prometheus Bound,' 'The Book of Ecclesiastes,' 'Dirty Dancing,' and the writings of Washington Irving. More…

New York City, 1809: an older gentleman of questionable mental health goes missing. Now, over 200 years later, Diedrich Knickerbocker has reemerged in the Catskills, hiding out in the decayed ruins of a once legendary Borscht Belt resort. When his anxieties finally manifest themselves as terrifying garden gnomes, and his vengeful liver-eating bird-woman of a wife crashes through the ceiling, our modern/ancient hero is thrust from the mundane into the mythic. 

Member Reviews (2)


Delightful, Quirky, Confusing, Must see, Absorbing
Avg Score

Quirky, Confusing

See it if you like garden gnomes or want to watch a strange spectacle

Don't see it if you want to have fun or understand what you're watching

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Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you enjoy quirky out of the ordinary theatre, controlled chaos,, great acting/staging

Don't see it if you are afraid of gnomes or don't have an open mind or don't like things you need to process later

October 25th, 2016
"This new production from the Little Lord company doesn’t traffic in narrative intelligibility. And yet the show has an odd, ramshackle charm. As in previous Little Lord pieces, various eras are thrown into a blender turned up to high. This time around, Little Lord drew inspiration from Washingto...
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November 17th, 2016
"A fantastical pastiche culled from any number of obscure and less obscure sources...'Now Is The Time' conjures a world that must be experienced firsthand. And indeed, I doubt that any two people would see this play in the same way. The emotions of the play all straddle the line between ecstatic ...
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October 27th, 2016
"It deftly uses the frame of NYC history to open onto interweaving personal, urban, and cosmic histories; to touch on fragmentations and metamorphoses of the self; and to interrogate self, city, and art, even making such questions literal in one section and directed, seemingly, at the audience......
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October 25th, 2016
"Fearless and weird...There is never enough story to know which end is up...It is all just odd and disjointed...The play tosses out interesting snippets of New York history like popcorn, but the story never develops beyond witnessing the madness of a man who dresses like a homeless King George, h...
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