Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents a revival of Naomi Wallace's drama about enduring a quarantine in plague-ravaged 17th-century London. More…
A wealthy couple is preparing to flee their home when a mysterious sailor and a young girl sneak into their boarded-up house. Now, quarantined together for 28 days, the only thing these strangers fear more than the plague is each other. Definitions of morality are up for grabs and survival takes many forms in this fiercely intense and darkly comic play.
See it if You crave a true theatrical experience. Fine acting, dramatic yet humorous in depicting the foibles of humans facing real fears. Serious fun
Don't see it if Don't bring your children. The plague and power/sexual politics were inappropriate for the 10-year-old seated next to me. Strong stuff
See it if for masterful acting with beautifully written dialogue that heightens the human condition and power plays between classes and age.
Don't see it if If you don't want to see a deep, dark, devastating play.
See it if you're comfie with quirky but poignant tale & passionate acting, modest set, intimate space--in round, among tiny audience (24 when I went).
Don't see it if you need fleshed-out set and traditional stage & staging, an upbeat & contemporary story, passive experience, ample distance from action.
See it if it explores the loss of personal boundaries in a group, triggered by shared trauma(the plague).Great acting! Remy Zaken shines in her role.
Don't see it if you prefer comedy, musicals, or something more contemporary
See it if you like apocalyptic settings. Not a date show. Clever Act I, but predictable Act II. Earlier curtain mid week would have been convenient.
Don't see it if Accents technically fine but distracting. Theater in the round seating is much too ambitious given audience demand for show, thus abandoned.
See it if You want to see a play with great acting, some historical references, and enjoy a period type of piece.
Don't see it if You want to be strictly entertained. This requires some thought and insight to "get it."
See it if you want to see 5 masterful actors perform in a great intimate venue
Don't see it if you prefer watching the Brooklyn Nets starting 5 attempt to play like a professional team
See it if You enjoy fantastic, almost poetic dialogue between interesting and peculiar characters, based in a historical setting. An excellent cast!
Don't see it if You do not enjoy strong story-lines and distinctive characters.
See it if you want a sense of 1665 London midst plague, you like class power dynamics exposed, you love beautiful language and well acted productions
Don't see it if you want it to move w/ urgency, you want to understand the dramatic question and follow it to a well earned conclusion, blood is an issue
See it if the 20th anniversary revival of this award-winning play is directed with care, intelligence and inventiveness. Wallace's writing provokes
Don't see it if if you are not interested in ambitious, provocative theatre
See it if You want to see a play that draws its considerable power from the time it sprung from-both the 1600s and the 1990s.
Don't see it if If you need your theatrical evening to fully declare itself in under 90 minutes and to avoid lyrical flights.
See it if you want a dark show with major "period" comedic highlights, or a morose, surprising story, with a great set, staging, and beautiful script.
Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding English accents, you are not interested in stories from this time period, you want something more upbeat
See it if you appreciate original altho' traditional writing, where the action is in the words, performed in an intimate square by very talented actor
Don't see it if you are bored by limited action on stage or wordy plays set in historical times. Or stagings in the square and facing actors backs at times
See it if you're a fan of Naomi Wallace (first revival in 20 years of this play), inventive staging and great acting.
Don't see it if you don't like intimate theater spaces and are squeamish about bodily functions!
See it if You're interested in people of different worlds being stuck together, complete with mayhem, death, and the black plague!
Don't see it if You prefer something more Broadway-esque to theatre in the round.