In honor of its 25th anniversary, Signature Theatre presents an evening of three one-act plays by a trio of American masters. More…
'Signature Plays' features works by three Signature Theatre Legacy playwrights: Edward Albee’s 'The Sandbox,' María Irene Fornés’ 'Drowning,' and Adrienne Kennedy’s 'Funnyhouse of a Negro.' Directed by Lila Neugebauer, these plays, all produced during their respective authors' original Playwright-in-Residence seasons, celebrate Signature’s rich and diverse history over the past quarter century.
See it if you love experimental theater. All have fascinating moments w/strong staging and acting. Sandbox is punchy; Drowning slow; Funnyhouse weird!
Don't see it if you like traditional theater. This is highly challenging, unusual material. Not easy enjoyment. Not my thing, but memorable.
See it if you're willing to be challenged by expert staging of 3 brilliant examples of 60s avant-garde theatre, still powerful & relevant today.
Don't see it if you have no interest in examining the human condition, acceptance, memory and identity, explored in captivating, unconventional ways.
See it if you missed out on the absurdist movement of the 1960-1970'x. It is fun to reflect back on.. What was this?
Don't see it if you need less thought provoking theater. One has to laugh and cry at the Albee 15 minute play It was the first time for us for the last play
See it if you fondly recall the days of avant garde theater, think pretentious is a compliment, like a program of one acts by 3 writers, want to think
Don't see it if you have trouble following the vague, odd, pretentious, let's be weird for weird's sake type of shows, are put off by the odd and bizarre
See it if you dig experimental theater and you're willing to draw your own conclusions.
Don't see it if you expect to be able to clearly discern what the shows you see are intended to mean.
See it if you enjoy absurdist plays addressing big issues (duty to old re dying, why "monsters" have feelings, etc.); strong acting ensembles
Don't see it if you want your plays to have discernible plots, you'd have no clue about meaning of impenetrable "Funnyhouse of a Negro" without wikipedia
See it if The Albee was the best: entertaining, interesting and funny. Second play was OK but so slow (on purpose). Last play was confusing & boring
Don't see it if Probably don't see it. If you do go consider leaving at intermission. The first two of the three plays were fine.
See it if You're a theatre aficianado and want to see a great production of three rarely staged plays.
Don't see it if You dislike more abstract/experimental theatre pieces that tend to test your patience.
See it if you want an inexpensive night out to see three lesser known plays by known playwrights; you like good acting
Don't see it if you do not enjoy working very hard to follow the essence of the plays; you are looking for action, fast pacing; you want a feel good evening
See it if you want to see three gems by playwrights who made their mark in the theatre of the absurd. Some great performances, too.
Don't see it if you like light-weight fluff.
See it if Fond of absurdist plays about death and emotions. Like Edward Albee and do not expect to be hand fed internal meanings
Don't see it if U are a lazy thinker, get confused easily Nudge your neighbor to ask ?????? during the one acts. Cannot follow a plot.
See it if You like very avant-garde theater that have no real story line or requires a wikipedia synopsis before viewing.
Don't see it if This was not my cup of tea. Having said that, the plays were brilliantly executed, the actors were top notch, and the staging was excellent.
See it if Three absurdist, metaphorical one-acts. Albee's The Sandbox is a nifty short take on death with Fraser, Wood, Somerville and the awesome RJ
Don't see it if Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro is the black experience if seen in an amusement park fun house. Stylish and extravagant with a large cast
See it if you enjoy avant garde theatre. I LOVED Albee's Sandbox. The rest was pretentious drivel.
Don't see it if you hate shows that are over the top.Just don't enjoy shows that are trying so hard to be cutting edge.The Albee is terrific.Skip the others
See it if you love Albee as the first piece of the three is far and away the best. The second and third confusing and disturbing
Don't see it if Surreal theater is a downer for you
See it if You like great productions of obscure plays by important playwrights. If you like theater that you "feel" rather than "understand"
Don't see it if You need to know what a play "means"
See it if you like avant garde theater from the past given a thoughtful production
Don't see it if you are looking for plays that have a beginning, a middle and are resolved at the end.
See it if You like theater of the absurd, or any of the 3 playwrights. Interesting stories. I failed to grasp the inner messages
Don't see it if You like more accessible theater, want clear story lines. There is 1 intermission and one 9 minute break-sit in the dark with actor & radio
See it if you are a fan of any one of these playwrights and want to see their early, lesser shown work. Or if you enjoy the absurd
Don't see it if like to know what is going on or if you prefer traditional theatre.
See it if you want short play samplers representing work of 3 different authors, in the absurdist style; something different and unusual, great acting
Don't see it if you like well-ordered realistic plays with clear meaning presented in a traditional. logical, style with a clear message.
See it if you want to see experimental theater.
Don't see it if you don't like theater that remains obtuse from start to finish. The Sand Box by E. Albee was okay. The other 2 were really bizarre.
See it if you want to witness pieces of early experimental theater history. The Albee is witty, the others tiresome and pretentious.
Don't see it if you want to experience understandable concepts, characters or plot. you need patience and stamina to get through this program.
See it if you relish a rare chance to see important playwrights' early, essential work, performed by talented actors, but in a muddled production.
Don't see it if you couldn't wait for what Neugebauer directed after making Wayside Motor Inn seem better than it is. She makes these seem worse, but worthy