This dark, offbeat world premiere from Dutch Kills centers around a couple who encounter a half-woman, half-seal creature of myth. More…
American couple Keaton and Deanna, saddled with debt and buoyed by lust-driven optimism, move abroad for a fresh start. In their attempt to reinvent themselves as enterprising expats, they’re plunged into a torrid triangle with Alondra, an alluring and mischievous Selkie. Keaton’s aggression and Deanna’s complicity in Alondra’s exploitation result in a maelstrom of perverse romance and wet revenge in exploration of domestic violence – of being trapped – and two approaches to escape.
See it if you want a current day, hip story with a message delivered with great staging and lighting. You do not mind many fragmented scenes.
Don't see it if you expect to care for these characters. While most acting was good, they never were believable to me, so it's the script or my age!
See it if you enjoy intense on stage emotions
Don't see it if backstory is important to you. I had a lot of distracting questions about the characters.
See it if You want to see a short avant-garde show that tells an interesting story and has a great use of sets and projection.
Don't see it if You want a cohesive story. The story fell a little flat and repetitive and despite the incredible sets and projections, it felt silly.
See it if You're up for a funny, visually striking, pretty dark fantasy about domestic violence, misogyny (vs. female and animal) and male control.
Don't see it if You're looking for fluff.
See it if you are a friend/ relative of the cast & can applaud a play with dopey druggies spouting dialogue such as " Body Shots!," "Spring Break!"
Don't see it if you have anything at all better to do with an hour and a half of your life. This play was ABYSMAL!
See it if You're ok with a spectacular set and a mediocre story. You like ambitious plays that are maybe not quite ready for prime time.
Don't see it if This feels like a synopsis of a play more than a play itself. There are depictions of abuse and most of the characters seem to lack purpose.
See it if you are looking for something unusual. The play uses a mythological creature as a metaphor for domestic violence.
Don't see it if you are looking for a straightforward drama. And not that here is nudity, drug use and violence.
See it if You like to see new work. This has a great premise, but the story and the characters need work.
Don't see it if You like plays with deeply drawn characters. The couple was sketchy and confusing. It was hard to care about them.
See it if you are into fever-dream, magical realism where seals can be women and every hotel room looks exactly alike except for where the bed is.
Don't see it if You need a clear-cut linear plot with fully-fleshed out, well-rounded characters. You are turned off by implied drug use.
See it if You're really impressed with a minimal amount of (mostly-male) nudity, hardly worthy of the disclaimer. Or you just like weird stuff.
Don't see it if you're not into a story with petty criminals and obscure mythology.
See it if you're looking for a straightforward drama that goes a bit out of the box with its references to nudity, drug use and violence.
Don't see it if you are looking for a antiseptic upbeat New York show, or just want to unwind.
See it if You like frothy, edit-free semi-parody.
Don't see it if You enjoy a cohesive, serious, grown-up type of play. This work seems to have been coddled and indulged along: a youthfully energetic effort
See it if A story of choices - Featuring a vulnerable women. The cast performed impressively and I enjoyed their enthusiasm.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy the comfort a small theatre can bring. Go to #broadway_quotes_and_theatre
See it if you want to experience a challenging work of magical realism - with short scenes -multiple location changes - ‘shown’ character development.
Don't see it if you like lots of pointed exposition - in a single location where characters relationships develop over time through emotional discovery.
See it if If you're interested in new play development, this feels very much like the current voice - non-realistic, distant, cynical. Cool idea!
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional show, or nuance in a show about domestic violence.