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Manhattan | 1h 20m | In Previews: Opens Jan 24

Skin

From 10 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Quirky, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

About the show

Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) activates their unique reinvention of throwback French pantomime to present a 90-minute collection of all-new stories that riff on the many layers of "Skin." More…

Color, consent, border, point of contact, identity, a molting snake. There will be a Brooklyn beard competition, a dance of romance, and a sitcom gone awry. There will be wrestling and zombies. There will be lights, original music, and bodies telling each narrative, weaving them all into an evening of activated imagination and a dive into the deep deep.



100
During previews
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you enjoy skillful storytelling without words and props. This is a company that takes mime to another level to tell modern stories.

Don't see it if you might not know what's going on all the time, you don't like using your imagination.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You enjoy stories told in simple but provocative ways (by mimes with funky music)

Don't see it if You need your stories to have words

Also This was my first Broken Box show. I was impressed by the variety of s... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great ensemble work, Involving, Great non-textual work, New format, Renews belief in mime

See it if want to believe absence of aural is compelling, mime is legitimately entertaining, mime got a bad rap, minds of audience will fill in gaps

Don't see it if don't want 2 concentrate on storytelling, want 2 be told what you're seeing, need something loud 2 accompany your visuals, hate clowning

85
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if welcome back mime...a lost art.. lighting and music help... cast of 9 hard to single out any as all are very good innovative 90 minutes

Don't see it if location of theater is a problem (but worth the trek..) IT RAINED

85
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you like mimes & enjoy vignettes representing a variety of human experiences, some funny, some sad, including some very contemporary ones.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays, do not enjoy mimes & would not be interested in deciphering some complex, other simple, silent vignettes.

76
During previews
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Flimsy

See it if You are intrigued by mime and its potential as an art form. You are an actor or are fascinated by the craft of acting.

Don't see it if This is surprisingly artful and entertaining, but less a theater piece than an acting exercise. I found it flimsy, and felt a bit restless.

Also Skin makes a great case for studying mime to hone one’s acting skills.... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want a quick and entertaining show and are interested in mime

Don't see it if you don't like mime or non-verbal performances

75
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You’re curious about mime. You’re looking for something different from the usual theater experience. I’ve never seen a show quite like this.

Don't see it if You need words. You are expecting a polished work. This felt kind of like watching an acting class.

Also This was an interesting experience. I assumed mime was a dead art form... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Fun & funny

See it if you like non-verbal performance, classic/not so classic mime, 21+odd very brief vignettes ranging from pop culture to existential dilemma

Don't see it if you need words to understand a story; have an aversion to ambient music & Marcel Marceau

Also I enjoyed this performance, if perhaps it went on a bit too long. Some... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Quirky, Repetitive, Good acting

See it if you would like to support an enthusiastic young group of performers attempting to stretch the parameters of mine performance. Admirable!

Don't see it if you don't care for mime; you expect a thoroughly thought out work. This is more like an acting exercise. Sometimes repetitive.


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