Closed 1h 40m
Operating Systems
Lower E Side
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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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.

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

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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