The Honeycomb Trilogy
The Honeycomb Trilogy

The Honeycomb Trilogy NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Original

About the Show

Gideon Productions presents a three part sci-fi epic by Mac Rogers, following one American family through an extraterrestrial invasion and the occupation of Earth.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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175 Reviews | 98 Followers
Ambitious, Epic, Original, Relevant, Uneven

See it if you think a play in a genre usually reserved for film&TV, with themes that resonate now and played w utter commitment, is the bee's knees.

Don't see it if sitting for 7 hours of anything less than constant brilliance will make you want to spray the place with Raid. Still, it set my mind abuzz.

119 Reviews | 21 Followers
Clever, Indulgent, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a unique show experience of Sci-Fi on stage with great emotionally-charged storytelling.

Don't see it if You aren't a Sci-Fi fan.

215 Reviews | 34 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, L-o-n-g

See it if you enjoy a futuristic saga

Don't see it if 6 1/2 hours is too long for you

34 Reviews | 7 Followers
Refreshing, Intense, Indulgent, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see epic sci-fi onstage, and don't mind a little melodrama.

Don't see it if You can't sit through one horribly acted play to get to a better one.

4 Reviews | 2 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great writing, Profound

See it if You love life-and-death, fate-of-the-planet-hangs-in-the-balance stories, or keen observations of human nature, or brilliant writing.

Don't see it if You hate thinking or feeling. (You WILL like this show even if you don't love sci fi)

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if You are interested in an original story, set through the lens of a post-apocalyptic scenario.

Don't see it if You're not willing to see the story weave itself together. You're silly not to be, because Part II (Blast Radius) does it so well.

Critic Reviews (28)

The New York Times
October 22nd, 2015

"An exhilarating D.I.Y. saga…Mr. Rogers’ vision of human relationships is nuanced, and there’s a probing moral consciousness underlying the geeky whiz-bang…Limited square footage doesn’t much cramp his imagination, which is keen, or his aspirations, which are appealingly vast…'Advance Man,' is the weakest of the plays, heavy on exposition and indeterminate in tone…In the later plays, the plotting is tidier, the conflicts sharper and the emotional force much greater."
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Time Out New York
October 23rd, 2015

"Jordana Williams's direction isn't always as strong as it could be, causing some of the climactic scenes to take on a tinge of melodrama. But there's far more to praise than disparage here. Rogers's script crackles with wit and intelligence; as rounded as the world he's created is, it simply couldn't work without the humor that's peppered throughout. He's created a rich, varied roster of characters that deftly explore ideas about leadership, moral relativism and the human condition."
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Theatre is Easy
October 26th, 2015

"The ensemble cast is a joy to watch and director Jordana Williams is nothing short of an absolute bad ass. Williams and her production team’s achievements with the trilogy are simply remarkable, creating a style and a sense of action that is a genre onto itself...Rogers has accomplished a wholly unstoppable and supremely watchable epic. I wish I could Netflix Mac Rogers."
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Stage Buddy
October 23rd, 2015

"'The Honeycomb Trilogy' addresses issues such as eco-terrorism, migration reform, and same sex unions in smarter ways than anything else produced over the last decade…An admirable achievement in terms of production, but it’s the brilliance of the writing that strikes the most, because of Rogers’ ability to manipulate genre to his convenience…Rogers is a master at using elements of drama to create worlds that thrive, but never depend, on references."
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Theater In The Now
October 22nd, 2015

"Guiding 'The Honeycomb Trilogy' required a vision from someone who not only could see the big picture, but project the universe. Thankfully Jordana Williams was the right person to steer the rocket. It’s inevitable with each piece running about two hours that the pacing would lag, but Williams brought out the humanity of Rogers’ story. The overall execution from Williams and her entire design team is to be applauded."
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October 20th, 2015

"The fact that this cast manages to pull everything off with the seriousness Rogers intended is a triumph for playwright and production alike. Maybe the latter two plays in the trilogy have more of the traditional action sequences and excitement audience may expect from such a story as this, but 'Advance Man' certainly creates enough intrigue to bring us back for more."
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New York Theatre Review
October 26th, 2015

"'Honeycomb' is an astonishing work…The 27-person ensemble is well-directed by Jordana Williams…'Honeycomb' meshes together under her stewardship like one epic journey that is staged both in bold and broad strokes for the action sequences and finely realized in the intimate moments…In addressing the larger themes, 'Honeycomb' never loses its personable charm and passionate drive to take audiences into the exciting and uncertain future."
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The New York Times
June 19th, 2012
For a previous production

"Ms. Cheek’s showy performance, marked by a spontaneous, giddy sense of play, complements this script perfectly. While the drama raises fascinating questions about rebuilding society, Ms. Cheek reminds us that science fiction should also be fun...Ms. Cheek is such a kinetic dynamo, Ping-Ponging from one emotional moment to the next, that what direction Ronnie takes remains a mystery until the satisfying end."
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