The Hope Hypothesis
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The Hope Hypothesis

The Hope Hypothesis NYC Reviews and Tickets

(19 Reviews)
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Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (19)

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62 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

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.

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
Fast paced, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

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

224 Reviews | 50 Followers
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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. Read more

483 Reviews | 122 Followers
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

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 Read more

724 Reviews | 224 Followers
Insightful, Dark, Relevant, Refreshing, Funny

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.

130 Reviews | 17 Followers
Funny, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

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

406 Reviews | 135 Followers
Comedy, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

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. Read more

148 Reviews | 100 Followers
Abrupt, unsatisfying ending, Efficient unit set, Dhs meets kafka plot, Brisk pace, Great acting

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 Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

October 29th, 2019

"Governmental bureaucracy is serious yet slyly hilarious in 'THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS' at The Sheen Center"
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October 31st, 2019

"The dialogue, consisting almost entirely of short, snapped lines (some of them non sequiturs or near non sequiturs), amuses, even as it displays humanity as a fairly sorry lot. The play's immigration theme is, of course, a timely one."
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