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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

From 44 member reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Intense

About the show

Soho Rep presents a series of provocations that overlap, intersect, and explode to create a theatrical and irreverent play about how we talk to—and about—each other. More…

How do you love, learn, work, mate, marry, watch, shop, listen, win, dress, think, feel, fight, eat, take, beg, birth, give, weigh, serve, scream, write, die, play, walk, worry, laugh, share, sleep, lose, dance, piss, age, bleed, bake, yell? And how do you talk about it? Alice Birch's new play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, explores it all.


Member Reviews (44)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Intense

65
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Pretentious, Good acting

See it if you like opinionated female playwrights & don't mind their point to be presented more than a bit in-your-face. Also, if you like stage blood

Don't see it if you think that argument presented without going overboard is much more compelling. Also, if diappointing misuse of good ideas annoys you.

55
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Funny

See it if you are okay with seeing something start out promisingly but end up in a cliched, confusing dystopian vision.

Don't see it if you are put off by mediocre acting (by some of the cast) and by confusing, theme driven staging.

During previews
69
Uneven, Great acting, Clever, Confusing

See it if you like talky vignettes with thought-provoking themes. Very uneven-sometimes confusing. Great actors Experimental.,

Don't see it if you don't want to support new experimental work

During previews
68
Confusing, Epic, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like non-linear, "experimental" theater with a healthy dose of social commentary. I like how the "politics" of this one snuck up on me.

Don't see it if you need a plot, something/someone to follow, and fancy staging. Here, the words are the star. It did feel long for how short it is.


April 19th, 2016
"Alice Birch’s implosive play about the conundrums of being female in the 21st century...The ferocious energy that courses through this short, sharp shock of a production might be characterized as, well, kind of beautiful...Directed at the pace of a speeding cannon ball by Lileana Blain-Cruz...Wi...
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April 19th, 2016
"Alice Birch’s angry flaying of the status quo, staged as a series of funny and horrifying vignettes. 'Revolt' comes in at 65 minutes, a perfect length. An hour and a half would seem conventional; two hours would grow unbearable. The linguistic and visual density that Birch and director Lileana B...
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April 19th, 2016
"A caffeinated and confrontational production…With its shocking tableaux, pithy false epiphanies, and pulsating scene transitions, 'Revolt' feels like an extended version of that 'Saturday Night Live' sketch about the theater troupe of socially conscious teens. In truth, Birch's writing is a lot ...
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April 20th, 2016
"The author's steady, unforgiving gaze, her ruthless way with clichés, and her radar-like ability to unearth buried notions about class and prejudice command one's attention, with alternately hilarious and horrifying results...All four performers, under the superbly controlled direction of Lilean...
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