In Voyage Theater Company's world premiere, when a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork, her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events. More…
From the show:
When a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork, her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events that take on a life of their own. THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS is a dark comedy that asks how we have arrived at this place of suspicion and fear — and what it means to us as individuals and as a society.
See it if Dark comedy in a Twilight Zone DMV office that is paranoid about terrorism. Witty dialog & surprising plot twists reinforce a serious theme
Don't see it if You don't like dark comedy with an emphasis on the comedy. You want more realism. You are uninterested in the theme of fear doing damage.
See it if Want clever look at immigration issues, bureaucracy, govt in scary times. Enjoy well-directed/acted ensemble work & ok w dark/grim humor.
Don't see it if Odd disconnect -tough to be funny re current, ongoing immigration issues in 2019. Abrupt end. Contrived plot points but still, entertaining.
See it if Exquisitely snarky. Imagine The Office in a DMV. Snappy scenes, comic antagonists, pointed legal humor. Miller's script= breath of fresh air
Don't see it if dislike an administrative farce. Not that it makes light of tough issues, but its wit, sarcasm, absurdity give sparkle to its introspection.
See it if you want to see a show using paradox and absurdity to skewer the pervasive climate of fear pervading the US.
Don't see it if you are a frightened little mouse wanting a big stick. You want a show that is able to introduce sarcasm into the argument
See it if You are interested to hear a story about immigration in US. Even though we laughed a lot, the story is very sad and to the point
Don't see it if The shows that deals about current issues do not interest you, police custody scenes scares you, shows wt no intermission bores you,
See it if kafkaesque 75 minute play about todays America and security...well acted and funny.
Don't see it if You don't like plays a out getting lost in the bureaucracy of today's government..
See it if you're an American w/ no reason to encounter immigration officials & wonder how "suspicious" individuals are treated; you're foreign born
Don't see it if you don't care for plays on political hot-button topics; you confuse Homeland Security with Home Depot; you prefer more lavish productions
See it if You like a short play , which makes it's point using minimal staging. This dark comedy is performed beautifully by the cast of 7
Don't see it if you don't like a farce on the U.S. government , domestic terrorism, or abrupt endings
See it if you want to see a very serious + thought-provoking but yet at times very funny play about America & security in about 2019.
Don't see it if you are not interested in current issues about border security + reaction of different people to its necessity & execution.
See it if Average play about a woman held up by immigration authorities thinking she's a terrorist. Short play only about an hour running time.
Don't see it if The play wasn't bad by any means but it wasn't great either. Some lame jokes and writing as well. The acting was good though.
See it if You are interested in plays that are topical and fast paced, driven by quick dialogue to keep the story moving
Don't see it if You need a fancy set and big production, are not interested in seeing depictions of societal changes and distrust that me may be heading to
See it if you are interested in seeing plays about our current immigration policy and Islamophobia.
Don't see it if you believe heavy handed attempts at comedy are ineffective.
See it if You value drama that takes you by surprise. The minimalist sets are a perfect backdrop for a major political statement.
Don't see it if You want a standard narrative and a happy ending.
See it if You like well-structured, well-acted, funny but tense top-notch plays with inexpensive tickets. (Full review at showshowdown.blogspot.com)
Don't see it if You want a totally light evening.