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Occupied Territories

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

About the show

59E59 presents this drama that carries us between a suburban basement and the jungles of the Vietnam War, exploring of the complexity and persistence of memory. More…

With text sparked by 'Trojan Women,' 'Occupied Territories' exposes a world where a man must finally face his past, his God, his family. When Jude enters her estranged father’s basement on the night of his funeral she unleashes his secret past. As she digs, two worlds collide, challenging everything she always believed about her family.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Riveting
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Avg Score

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Amazing choreography, Intense

See it if you can endure another play about the backlash of the Viet Nam war. Unusual flashbacks and choreographed battle scenes leave you breathless

Don't see it if you just don't want any more Viet Nam war plays, no matter how unusual or visually impressive.

Also Well worth your time. Unusual use of the total theater to draw the aud... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Intense

See it if you are comfortable with difficult scenes involving combat in Vietnam; you like to be very close to the action; you like flashbacks

Don't see it if you would be disturbed by realistic enactments of wartime fighting; you don't want to be close to the actors

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You want to see a captivating play that is both well directed and beautifully acted.

Don't see it if You want a show that doesn't have a couple of confusing (albeit stunning) movement sections.

84
Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in expert story telling of a popular subject matter to dramatize: The Vietnam War.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a sometimes predictable & sometimes cliche plot line, despite expert story telling and some memorable performances.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Must see

See it if You are open to a powerful "In the trenches" war experience and a better understanding of how the Vietnam war impacted American families

Don't see it if You are squeamish and unduly affected by occasional loud noise and strobe lights..and action within inches of the audience.

Also This was a real tour de force. don't miss it.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Riveting

See it if You enjoy great theater and dance

Don't see it if You have ptsd


October 27th, 2017
“The show features inventive staging, riveting dialogue, and an outstanding cast...It is timely and important...The actors master their individual roles and provide an intimate view of the anguish, terror, and bravery that exists in war...A production that deserves all the praise we can give it.....
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October 27th, 2017
"A heart-stopping production…Be warned: It is harrowing...The most compelling and revealing moments are those where panic and rage and cruelty grab hold of the men, when they are at their most vulnerable...Kudos must extend to all involved in this remarkable play...A revelatory work, both in its ...
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October 30th, 2017
“While ‘Occupied Territories’ is engrossing mostly for its staging which brings the action almost into the audience's laps, it becomes predictable once each event or topic is raised. The use of a family beset by drug addiction and distant parents is overly tired without offering a new slant on th...
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October 27th, 2017
“A memory play strung together with grit and realism...Maxner achieves a difficult task and makes each location distinct...Bannon and Maxner have provided a very clear canvas to fill. And the actors live in their allotted worlds with great emotional reality and passion...The entire cast works tog...
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