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The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide

From 28 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

About the show

Inspired by the love-suicide plays of Kabuki theatre, this disturbingly comedic piece explores trauma through the eyes of a child. More…

When 4th grader Johnny shoots himself, he leaves behind a play as a suicide note that the kids in his class are forced to perform as a memorial. As friends and bullies assume the roles of Johnny and his classmates, a heartbreaking, darkly curious story emerges, offering a glimpse into the motivation behind Johnny's actions.


Member Reviews (28)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

57
An important subject presented in an unusual way

See it if the worthiness of the subject of elementary schoolers committing suicide is enough to make you attend.

Don't see it if you want a compelling drama to deal with this sensitive subject.

Also The idea of a kabuki-like show as a vehicle to explore this subject so... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great writing, Indulgent

See it if You want to explore tragedy from a child's perspective.

Don't see it if You have high hopes for the treatment of this perspective to feel authentic.

68
Thought-provoking

See it if You like a Short realistic juvenile show.

Don't see it if You don't Get offended my suicide and violence .

69
Indulgent, Quirky, Relevant, Slow, Great singing

See it if - You want an intermission snack (they hand out juice boxes and granola bars!) - For the amazingly beautiful operatic moments!

Don't see it if - You're bothered by adults playing 4th graders (because you will be).

Also This show would be a 100% more resonant if it were told by actual chil... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Relevant

See it if You are interested in the topics of bullying or Suicide. I was impressed with the acting of the young man in the lead role.

Don't see it if You are looking for a lite, fun entertainment or a highly professional production.

50
Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You like opera and intelligent sound design, you like cool props

Don't see it if You don't like adult actors trying very hard to play young


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