Already closed | 1h 30m | East Village

Spaceman

From 45 member  reviews
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. More…

In 'Spaceman,' the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays, and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges astronaut Molly Jennis must face as the first to Mars. But she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone. Time spent mulling over the decisions she has made and what might be waiting for her when she finally reaches her destination.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Wild Project (East Village)

Member Reviews (45)

MEMBERS SAY:

Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious

67
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.

69
Too long., Absorbing until last 45 mins., then way too intense., Good acting

See it if Want to watch very brave actor explore outer edge of madness, isolation and God, in clever set w strobe lights, loud sounds, profundity.

Don't see it if Don't like solo shows or HAVE ANY KIND OF SENSORY ISSUES. Seriously, the director took light/sound beyond acceptable. Almost got sick.

Also I was really absorbed with this play and thought it was well-written a... Read more Read less

63
Visually excellent

See it if You like small character driven plays. You like space. You like shows that are visually stimulating.

Don't see it if Looking for a well paced play. At an hour forty-five it felt long. Script has nice moments but long stretches were it’s not interesting.

66
Intense, Dizzying, Great staging, Great acting, Epic

See it if you want to watch a woman's descent into insanity. If you're interested in examining isolation and loneliness.

Don't see it if you have any sensory issues whatsoever. There are multiple periods of prolonged strobe accompanied by seat-shakingly loud dissonant sound.

Also The script is solid, the acting is good, the set design is really comp... Read more Read less

60
Overrated, Intense, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You are easily amused by poop jokes. You can easily suspend disbelief. You like flashing lights and dry ice (I did)

Don't see it if You are expecting a convincing depiction of an astronaut or of space travel rather than an anti-astronaut...


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 ...
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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 hel...
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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 Ste...
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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 ski...
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