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.
See it if you have never seen a full evening mine performance which are rare now. Interesting physical interpretations of ideas and very funny scenes
Don't see it if you know you hate mine. Most of the work is easily accessible but some pieces are complex & difficult to grasp.
See it if You enjoy an anthology of short scenes. You delight in masterful physical storytelling.
Don't see it if You want one long narrative. You struggle with vision (there is no text, and may be hard to follow if you cannot see)
See it if You're up for a young enthusiastic ensemble determined to make mime fresh, relevant and necessary in our current 21st Century morass.
Don't see it if No reason not to unless your brain has calcified so as not to entertain ideas, possibilities, acuity, other POVs or needs the drone of sound
See it if You enjoy unique story-telling. Using classic mime technique to tell stories that resonate with people today. IE online dating.
Don't see it if You're looking for a musical/dialogue or one long-form story. This is Mime. No speaking. Their stories are short, 15 minutes max.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.