59E59 and the Adjusted Realists present this reinvention of a classic ancient Greek play with a sharply contemporary celebration of its powerful heroine returning home to settle the score. More…
Good news: you actually can bring the love of your life back from the dead. Bad news: breakfast the next morning is really awkward. When it comes to the unexpected resurrection of his beloved wife Alcestis, King Admetos learns the hard way that the aftermath of a miracle ain't as peachy as we might assume.
See it if you’re interested in an anti-love story and like exploring new work by young playwrights
Don't see it if you don’t appreciate a lot of sass without a lot of clarity, don't like watching works in progress
See it if You have a thing for Greek mythology, are down to wrestle w/ thorny questions of identity & life-vs-death, wanna see fun portrayal of Death
Don't see it if Shoddy acting choices will bother you, you want compelling lead performances
See it if You like an interesting, modern take on an old Greek morality tale. The acting is very good and the staging is clever in an intimate space.
Don't see it if You are impatient with existential drama.
See it if you're interested in a striking feminist take on greek mythology and exploration of marriage as an insufficient source of meaning in life
Don't see it if you're looking for a classical production (there is song, dance, and puppets in this one), and/or coherent narrative on existential crisis
See it if You’re a feminist! Really great, predominantly female cast led by a female director, translating an old story into something that feels new.
Don't see it if You aren’t into musicals/want a straight play. There’s more song and dance than you might expect for a play based on classic theater.
See it if you have an interest in history based on myth, enjoy greek drama told in a contemporary manner, want to support new theater.
Don't see it if you are bored with Greek tragedy/comedy, new versions of old stories, only enjoy musicals with lots of action and fancy costumes.
See it if you are interested in seeing an early effort to create a compelling Greek adaptation. Smart staging for that theater, and some fine acting.
Don't see it if you are expecting a cohesive blend of ideas. A lot going on: puppetry, dance, singing... Needs editing, dialogue revision, more mature hand.
See it if You’re looking for a moving piece of theater. Everything about the show is beautifully done, drawing you along the journey of the play.
Don't see it if You’re looking for only a light hearted comedy. It is very funny at points, but also very dramatic and moving.
See it if You’re into twists on classic/ancient texts. Or if you like pithy shows that still have depth and artistic ambition.
Don't see it if You have a hard time following semi-complicated storylines.