Hook & Eye Theater’s new devised play centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. More…
When three solo hikers meet three women from the past, things get...historical. 'She-She-She' is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray. Set in and around a New Deal-era woman's work camp on New York's Bear Mountain, this collaborative theater piece weaves stories from an idealistic bygone era with the narratives of three modern-day women still in search of agency, healing, and a little wanderlust.
See it if you want an introduction to, until recently, a relationship between two women that aided in opening the doors to equality and opportunity.
Don't see it if you cannot follow a play that is a bit disjointed where each actor plays many roles as well as assisting in the changing of the staging.
See it if for the unique combination of history and women's issues. The ensemble work is also unusually well done.
Don't see it if you want a unified plot. There are many subplots but no complete through line.
See it if You love an array of 3D female characters! You enjoy strong ensemble shows and exquisite writing.
Don't see it if You like a piece with more polish (though this was pretty wonderful given the low-budget production!)
See it if you really enjoy youthful "let's put on a show" exuberance from a talented cast
Don't see it if You expect something thoughtful with regard to history or character development. The stories had no clear connection to the history.
See it if You want to see amazing actors and an immensely creative, disciplined production. Babak’s script is winning and inventive.
Don't see it if You like all your plot threads neatly tied up in a ribbon. This theater group is too ambitious and bold for that.
See it if You want to see great acting and an intriguing premise although at times the connections can be difficult to follow.
Don't see it if If you like a linear, clear cut story line
See it if You like ensemble theater that juggles multiple stories, timelines, topics, and tones in increasingly clever and surprising ways.
Don't see it if If you get easily dislike non-linear storytelling or get frustrated by ambiguity.