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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

41
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like experimental, feminist theater and don't care about plot or stakes.

Don't see it if You don't like it when writing exercises are given full theatrical treatment.

During previews
10
Awful, Excruciating, Incomprehensible, Student acting, Bad

See it if One of the actors is a close friend and you risk losing the friendship by not showing up.

Don't see it if You value your life and realize you will never get that hour back again.

During previews
45
Clever, Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if you like feminist experimental theatre.

Don't see it if you need a coherent plot, are not a feminist, or lack patience.


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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