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.
See it if you like thought-provoking plays done in a series of vignettes that builds to a harrowing conclusion. Terrific ensemble and staging.
Don't see it if you only enjoy conventional plays. Also, if you don't want to be mentally stimulated.
See it if you enjoy unusual and edgy shows with some uncomfortable language, special effects, and noise levels.
Don't see it if you are averse to gore or smoke effects, and are offended by sex or thought provoking drama.
See it if you're intrigued by a thought-provoking play tackling issues of gender and inequality.
Don't see it if intense topics make you squirmish or uncomfortable. If you need a linear storyline, this isn't for you.
See it if You like Caryl Churchill but wish she was more edgy. You like Charles Mee but wish he wasn't so terrible and inaccessible.
Don't see it if You're sensitive to incense because they were burning the entire time. You ever leave your seat during a show.
See it if you'd be drawn to an experimental, confrontational, somewhat anarchic & disjointed theatrical experience. It's also brilliantly acted.
Don't see it if this is a very political, deeply feminist, deliberately challenging, and only slightly plotted series of sketches. Both painful and funny.
See it if You enjoy provocative challenging work that places many assumptions -- about societal norms, gender relations, the theatre -- to the test.
Don't see it if You want neat, tidy resolutions. You are expecting traditional romance. You don't like Judith Butler.
See it if you enjoy a boundary-pushing, intense play about revolting against norms for women in modern society. You enjoy feeling plays to your bones.
Don't see it if you don't like: non-linear storylines, challenges, feminism, abstraction, sex, uncomfortable situations or if you like happy plays.
See it if you like experimental work that tackles subversive topics; you don't mind leaving the theater not knowing quite how you feel about a show.
Don't see it if you're allergic to cliches of the avant garde, you prefer shows that are easy to decipher and more linear.
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.
See it if Interested in lexical bias or women's studies, ok w being challenged and unsettled, cerebral yet passionate fare, for simple grossout sfx
Don't see it if Looking for traditional plot or play, need action/movement more than words, misogynist
See it if You like shows that make you uncomfortable in your seat, and make you leave the theatre affected by what you saw, and makes you talk
Don't see it if You don't like graphic violence (while minimal, it is there), life conversation, or are uncomfortable with confrontation.
See it if you're not afraid to be assaulted by injustice. Here, the injustice fired at the audience is a cluster bomb of sexism. Ka-effing-boom!
Don't see it if exposing the harmful cultural expectation of traditional sex roles repulses you; if you refuse to acknowledge vaginas are organs not gaps.
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