A nuclear device explodes at Madison Square Park. Six college students, rehearsing at The Clemente Center, must grapple with the terror of what for them is an unknown horror. 'The Nuclear Plays' imagines the sobering consequences of nuclear war and its aftermath for a world that has largely forgotten the dangers of the ultimate conflict. A project commissioned by the Reinventing Civil Defense Project to educate the public about nuclear risk.
See it if you'd like to see a sometimes effective piece of info-theater on the ongoing dangers of nuclear weapons.
Don't see it if you have an allergy to theater that earnestly espouses a cause.
See it if you want young adults view of the seriousness of the nuclear situation - local, nationally and world-wide. Lots of message here, some humor.
Don't see it if you want a complete review of the subject. As indicated this is a series of short skits, some related, some not, by an energetic cast.
See it if You like a piece that takes a diverse approach - comic, serious - to a difficult subject.
Don't see it if The theater is uncomfortable (folding chairs).
See it if you want to support young actors making a point about nuclear annihilation
Don't see it if you are not comfortable with seeing a satirical view about the end of the human race
See it if You enjoy an amateur production on the theme of nuclear war that tries to do a lot an achieves very little
Don't see it if You expect a high caliber of writing or acting and expect to be moved or gain some new insight.
See it if You are excited by twists in plot. Have in interest in nuclear war.Appreciate a young cast.
Don't see it if You want a consistent story line. This was a mishmosh of facts times and storylines.
See it if interested in Nuclear attack, history and world events. Tragic yet hilarious!
Don't see it if you have a short attention span. A lot to take in! If you don’t enjoy Plays in non-chronological order.
See it if u want 2 refresh your memory of these real events and learn more from a totally different perspective and with new info not known to many.
Don't see it if you have no interest in what this world went thru either from man-made events or natural disasters (tsunami)
See it if You want to be reminded of why we need to pay attention to our nuclear weapons and if you want like to be entertained by vibrant energetic
Don't see it if You feel you already know everything there is about nuclear accidents.
See it if You like to see theatre that makes you think and pushes you to see things in a different way. You like shows that are impactful in 70mins
Don't see it if You can't handle being forced to think and pay attention during a show.
See it if You like to have a laugh, and/or also learn something from what you watch. The actors all obviously love what they’re doing, and it shows.
Don't see it if You’re expecting some broadway hoity toity prim proper acting. It’s a 6 person play, people.