Closed 1h 30m
Spaceman
East Village
80

Spaceman NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(45 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
11%
Negative
5%
Members say
Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the Show

This drama about a woman’s solo journey to Mars explores the depths of mankind’s last true frontiers: outer space and a grieving heart.

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Member Reviews (45)

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Ambitious, Intense, Indulgent, Clever, Riveting

See it if If you want to see a solo that is intense, riveting at times, loud and illuminating at others.

Don't see it if Hard sensory with this one. About 30 minutes to long. If you dont want to go from side to side with this one.

80
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Solo astronaut keeps us and herself entertained while slowly losing her mind. Fantastic set. I was drawn into her delusions.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy innovative solo shows. You don't like the metaphor of lost in space for lost in life. Loud noises & flashing lights.

Critic Reviews (9)

February 17th, 2019

"Ingenious and punishing...Boredom then panic, boredom then panic, is not the kindest way to describe the feelings that Leegrid Stevens’s play evokes. But it’s not far off. The show is imaginative, and in terms of its design...a magnificent example of what Off Off Broadway can do...Stevens finds creative ways to keep Molly chatting — at 100 intermissionless minutes, the play perhaps finds too many of them."
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February 22nd, 2019

“Intense and frightening play by Stevens, directed by Titus...Molly pinballs from professional to goofy to agitated, and interlocutors and insentient companions only underline her solitude: there’s mission control, whose messages arrive after a frustrating delay; the various TV shows that are helping to bankroll the mission, which send a maddening barrage of questions...The sound design, lights, and even the lack of gravity come to feel like characters.”
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March 8th, 2019

"One would be hard pressed to recall noteworthy or memorable theater pieces about voyages into the great extraterrestrial expanses. Which is one of many things that makes 'Spaceman'...all the more compelling...'Spaceman' works so well not just as a result of its introspective writing (Leegrid Stevens) and top-notch direction (Jacob Titus), but because of the brilliantly self-aware and not-overly-spiffy production design."
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February 26th, 2019

"Although the script veers towards heavy handedness at some points, I found the play’s increasingly hallucinatory psychological and emotional landscape to be dramatically gripping stuff. And even if her blunt, muscular performance isn’t to everyone’s taste, I applaud actress Erin Treadway for skillfully navigating the play’s episodic structure and fearlessly tackling the not insignificant physical requirements of the demanding role."
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February 21st, 2019

"A dangerously intoxicating adventure full of wit and heart... Stevens not only wrote the piece but also masterfully crafted the sound design...Every design aspect is beyond impressive and seeing it all in action is worth its weight in gold. Director Jacob Titus ruptures the space, pulling you to the edge of your seat and locking you there...The text at times can feel a bit on the nose or emotionally forced. Even still, the excursion is quickly steered back on course."
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February 17th, 2019

“An extraordinary show. I don’t think I’ve ever seen another show in my life that gave such a strong sense of happening RIGHT THEN...It was full of theatrical magic and a vital intensity that totally won me over...A tour de force for the actor, the director, the sound designer, and the lighting designer...There’s a whole lot of talent on that stage and they’re ready for the big time.”
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March 1st, 2019

"Treaday’s riveting performance has the audience gripping their chairs and wiping their tears as she faces every doubt she’s ever had in her expedition to the red planet...'Spaceman' delves into the struggles of hope and control and how either can tether us to dreams. If you enjoy powerful theater about strong people being brought to their knees (and science, and space travel), I recommend you go see it."
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February 27th, 2018
For a previous production

"An engrossing and very fine piece of theater...A play about god in the age of science...Successful in transporting us into an entirely new place...The most impressive aspect of this impressive piece is how we are right there with Commander Stevens. We hear the very sounds she hears...We glance up to that space, as if we could see something there as welI...It's an impressive manipulation of the performance co-presence, and a testament to a good play."
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C
March 3rd, 2018
For a previous production

"Treadway masterfully holds us for over 90-minutes of an intense endurance event of a performance. In addition to verbal stamina, she also subtly simulates an untethered body within Mraz's suspended, floorless metal ship...Explores the related zeal of scientific progress and religious faith...'Spaceman's' intensely vivid spectacle renders how life aboard a spaceship, without the possibility of return, is extraordinarily different from the Blue Planet grind."
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