Operating Systems
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Operating Systems
83

Operating Systems NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
7%
Negative
4%
Members say
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the Show

In Flux Theater Ensemble's world premiere, controversy erupts when Code Breakers, a program where black and brown high school girls learn software engineering, rejects a white student.

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Member Reviews (27)

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811 Reviews | 221 Followers
83
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy discovering new talent on the stage, in what is written on current topics and in the production that make for a great experience.

Don't see it if you are a lazy observer - this play moves back and forth smoothly but it requires your attention. Voices hard to hear when directed away.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
80
Shocking, Tense, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Metoo, racial & gender issues at a software firm. Builds to a devastating climax. Compelling ending. Clever 4th wall breaks. Good acting.

Don't see it if Slow & confusing at first. The non-binary character is hard to follow... but all becomes clear by the end. Rambling & repetitive in spots.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
84
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Original, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you want current political-social issues in your theatrical experiences. Interesting use of theater in the round for a tiny audience.

Don't see it if you expect simple answers. The play offers interesting perspectives which open questions on current political-social issues.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
89
Sensitive, Fair, Wrenching, Beautifully written, Beautifully staged

See it if you’d like to see a well-plotted play unfold like clockwork & in the process say smart things about some of our society’s central problems.

Don't see it if you have no interest in theater as a place to put a society’s central problems on trial. Read more

501 Reviews | 103 Followers
46
Predictable

See it if If you want to see a “me too” play

Don't see it if You are bothered by plays that you can figure out in the first 10 minutes Read more

260 Reviews | 597 Followers
83
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if The was very ambitious taking on a lot of topical issues, but also felt a little like a mystery as the story revealed itself. Well directed

Don't see it if The two lead women were awesome. The script was almost too chock full of themes. Overall I highly recommend it. Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
89
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play with a small cast doing a fantastic job with a very well written script dealing with a variety of issues.

Don't see it if You are not interested in strong female leads. You are not interested in a play that will have you thinking and be thoroughly entertained

265 Reviews | 49 Followers
95
Great acting, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like a play, with a small, TALENTED cast. You can't be afraid of LBGT, race, or women issues, and have some knowledge of computers. I

Don't see it if Think it was all interwoven and done pretty correctly and smartly. There's really 2 stories in one, but, they're connected. I got emotional Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
March 5th, 2019

"Alternative mathematics using complex algebraic expressions blend with the narrative of a young, transgender narrator who goes backward and forward in time to review their actions...Schulenburg brings many powerful voices into her latest work. Hartford coaxes some fabulous performances from the ensemble, examining a compromised work environment from many angles...Hopefully, this intelligent play will make you want to broaden your math horizons."
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Show Showdown
March 10th, 2019

“‘Operating Systems’ features...Schulenburg's signature traits: intelligence, heart, and compassion. Unfortunately, the characters come across as idea-delivery-systems rather than as dimensional people...Many of the ideas came across as political correctness rather than human complexity...The script reads funnier than the performance...It's hard to tell if that was a problem of direction, timing, enunciation."
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