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
80
Avg Score

95
Unique!, Dynamite!, A true theater-goers experience!, Just go & make yourself a memory!

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?

77
Intense, Slow, Clever, Absorbing

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.

45
Dizzying, Excruciating, Intense

See it if You're looking for an intense off-off Broadway experience.

Don't see it if You value your hearing and don't want an overwhelming extrasensory experience.

Also During the last fifteen minutes or so of this show, the stage is lit o... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Great staging

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.

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Epic

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

75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Exciting, Outer space, Psychological journey

See it if If you enjoy outer space and psychological journeys. This play is about a woman who fights to keep her composure as an astronaut.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of one person plays and prefer a clear story path. Much of the story is about drifting in space and grasping for hope.

76
Ambitious, Dizzying, Profound

See it if You enjoy sci-fi and existential themes.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to very loud noises and flashing lights.

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

85
Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you're one for character focused shows with ambition: Erin Treadway commands the intricate set for all 100 minutes

Don't see it if you need some "change of pace" to stay interested in a show. Aside from a few minor characters, one person/one location is all you get!

Also Where the writing started to lack (I would've loved a little more conc... Read more Read less

86
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great one woman show.

Don't see it if you want a cute, musical show.

84
Dizzying, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if The commentary about the funding and future of the space program was profound. The struggle with daily isolation was moving.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light fluffy show. Also don’t go if you don’t like one character shows.

85
Absorbing, Riveting, Clever

See it if you ever wanted to be an astronaut

Don't see it if you are boring

89
Absorbing, Epic, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

See it if You enjoy three-dimensional theatre that brings the audience into the high stake atmosphere and given circumstances of the play’s characters

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy being thrust into a high anxiety producing atmosphere.

89
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intense, Epic

See it if You like one woman's tour de force. It is a stellar performance. Great tech.Amazing what they did in a small space! if you like space!!!

Don't see it if Loud noises disturb you. There are many. if you are looking for a light comedy night, this is not it. It's INTENSE.It's a one person show.

Also I admit, I was skeptical going in. Not a great fan of outer space stor... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy terrific journeys, technical challenges, and unique characterizations.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy one-person plays and refuse to suspend realities of actual space travel.

81
Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if You like to be entertained with science fiction.

Don't see it if You get bored easily with the same sets in the same character

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great staging

See it if The staging and acting was incredibly original and riveting. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Also loved the intimate theatre. Must see.

Don't see it if Don’t be put off by it bring a one person show - the actress commands the stage and it’s a fast 100 minutes

89
Edgy, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if you love scifi and exploring the unknown

Don't see it if you cant deal with too much noise

85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if if you're looking for something unexpected.

Don't see it if you're closed minded.

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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