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.
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.
See it if A tour-de-force performance by Treadway & a pyrotechnic production design send this astro-drama into space giving neat close-up viewpoint
Don't see it if Unfortunately, a weepy backstory not only soils the plot but nearly negates the female astronaut's achievements Sponsor subplot needs work
See it if you’d like to experience a stunning evocation of the loneliness of solo space travel & how it might, over time, erode a human psyche.
Don't see it if a vivid portrayal of nervous breakdown might be too upsetting for you.
See it if First Martian probe colonist encounters agitation and anxiety in her search for her deceased astronaut husband and escape from loneliness.
Don't see it if Solo performance interaction w/ high-tech set piece, disembodied voices, aural transmissions, bright strobe lights, inanimate objects & fog.
Also Sample dialogue on an elevated stage:"I can't go back."
See it if you enjoy shows that explore loneliness, grief & how a person can unravel under extreme conditions. Erin Treadway gives a great performance.
Don't see it if you can't handle scenes with intense strobe lights and loud noise, you don't like solo shows, or hate the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
See it if you liked the movie Gravity or Martian. Interesting concept, but feels too long without super interesting plotlines.
Don't see it if Strobe lights or very loud sounds cause you distress. Heavy use of both in the 2nd half.
See it if You enjoy strong one-person shows. You’re interested in varieties of scifi. You like clever staging that creates new environments
Don't see it if You find intense sound/lighting (ie loud, high pitched sounds, flashing lights) uncomfortable. You want a play that has distilled its msg
See it if You enjoy (mostly) solo pieces that are a tour-de-force for the actor. You enjoy plays that have high production value for off-broadway.
Don't see it if You dislike when drama crosses the line into melodrama and have a low tolerance for plot holes.
See it if You'd like a thought-provoking show about the space program, isolation, love, honesty, and how far we can push ourselves without cracking
Don't see it if you react to strobes, loud noises; don't want to think about life, death, and what it means to be human
See it if Outstanding unusual theater, brilliantly acted. Never lagged- Just wish it did not turn into love story at end
Don't see it if Do not like one person show. Looking for something relaxing
See it if You want to see something extremely different with a stellar performance that raises existential questions.
Don't see it if You hate sci-fi or are expecting to see a 'Broadway' show or want to see singing/dancing.
See it if You’re into solo shows; you want something new and surprising; the theme - human’s coping with loneliness - is rarely touched
Don't see it if You’re very sentive with noise and strong lighting
See it if you'd like to see epically ambitious creativity on a tiny budget.
Don't see it if you'll ding the show too much for having too many climaxes once it makes clear where the show is going.
See it if You enjoy one woman shows in a very creative setting about space exploration.
Don't see it if You don’t like one woman shows or prefer musicals and multiple characters on stage.
See it if great concept, great to do this in a small space. don't usually like one person shows, but this was a great new quasi-nerdy take on the form
Don't see it if you expect broadway level production values. actually a little cheesy in the effects dept. it is also loud and bright, so you be prepared.
See it if you like unique stagings, fantastic sets &/or great acting. You’re up for a lone woman's convincing step-by-step descent into madness.
Don't see it if bright lights/loud sounds/strobe effects towards the end would ruin the show for you (sit in back w/earplugs if so). Avoid if epileptic!!
See it if you like sci-fi, or would like to experience a solo astronaut on a long mission, or have the imagine to go on the wild ride with them.
Don't see it if you have a bad reaction to LOUD, jarring, noises, bright flashing lights, or to strobe effects, or psychological thrillers.
See it if Brilliant use of a confined spaceship to propel essentially an one-woman show. Mesmerizing performance with powerful set design and effects
Don't see it if Just one person coping with how to survive in space. Very loud laser-beaming effects.
See it if Interesting, compelling unique shows are for you! Intelligently designed, directed, and written. Fantsstic performance by Erin Treadway!!!
Don't see it if you're looking for a musical?
See it if You want to see the gold standard for designing a set with a limited budget. It’s reminiscent of Chicago strorefront in a great way.
Don't see it if Show is intense but too long. There’s some super emotional parts that just last a bit too long.
See it if you like well-written deep character studies, exploration of psychological impact of isolation and pressure.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to loud sound or intense lighting effects. Agree with other reviewers that they are very intense. Had to cover my ears.
See it if you're interested in space exploration, one-woman shows, complicated sets, explorations of how humanity survives through tech and travel.
Don't see it if you have sensory issues/avoid flashing lights/loud noises/smoke effects, you prefer large casts, you're not interested in space exploration