Joe’s Pub at The Public presents a bittersweet and off-kilter new musical about a couple who join a colony in outer space. Directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. More…
The brainchild of Ethan Lipton, 'The Outer Space' features the playwright/songwriter/performer narrating and singing the tale of two people who buy an old spaceship, and trade the noise, pollution, and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the mission?
See it if You're a fan of folksy story telling. This was an OK story/show with one phenomenal number. Almost worth seeing just for that one song.
Don't see it if You want to actually see a musical...or a show...this is a concert or a podcast at best.
See it if you like stories told in a cabaret style.
Don't see it if you'd be frustrated by a show exploring stark interpersonal issues all of a sudden turning around with a happy ending out of nowhere.
See it if you enjoy cabaret performances or quirky stories and music (with a strong message about finding personal happiness and fulfillment).
Don't see it if you're looking for a staged performance/traditional theatrical experience.
See it if you might enjoy a quirky story with some great jazz/folk music. The small band is excellent. Fun & entertaining, but maybe not for everyone.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a show that resembles a concert or stand up more than a full scale play. you're averse to sci-fi, jazz/folk music.
See it if you have ever considered getting away from it all but never thought about the practicalities of what that would mean.
Don't see it if you expect real science fiction or any attempt to make living in outer space logical..
See it if you enjoy folksy, quirky music and a concept that makes you think.
Don't see it if you're looking for a fully staged musical. This is more along the lines of a concert/song cycle.
See it if You'd like a low key standup comedy cabaret musical which riffs on urban complaints, celebrating a life of having all the right problems.
Don't see it if You must always be serious, seeking only high art. You disdain an evening of lightweight fun.
See it if You like clever, wry, dry, subtle wordplay. Appreciate a monologue with song that challenges you to think and allows you to giggle.
Don't see it if You want to see a standard theatrical production. Aren't a fan of intellectual humor or ensemble music. Don't enjoy a club scene.
See it if you like stand up, lounge singers, storytelling, or twangy music. Or space settlers. Or romantic struggles and battles with depression.
Don't see it if you're expecting a musical, classically beautiful voices, or a straightforward plot.
See it if want a show that's essentially a monologue w/ music; set in the future, in the orbit of mercury, really someone telling a story with songs
Don't see it if Want sets, or a real "book" musical; it's more like a song cycle with an interconnected story.
See it if You like original songs with clever conceits delivered by a talented stand-up with a dead pan delivery and some good sidemen.
Don't see it if You expect a show with sets, dancers, and a plot instead of a routine.
See it if you don't need the frills of Broadway in order to feel connected with the characters. It's a simple production that is sweet & meaningful.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy eclectic musical offerings. It's easy to follow but not a straight forward, spoon-fed story line.
See it if you're an Ethan Lipton fan (and if you're not, you should be) or enjoy a quirky view of life on an angle.
Don't see it if you aren't up for letting reality go and enjoying the ride through Ethan's very funny eyes!
See it if You LOVE Ethan Lipton (as I do) and are excited about his next act... (...and are just as prepared to be disappointed).
Don't see it if You LOVE Ethan Lipton and do not want to undermine memories of his fabulous concerts and the altogether brilliant "No Place to Go."
See it if you like Garrison Keillor-type monologues and great small bands. See it if you like lyrics that make you think and that you can relate to.
Don't see it if you are expecting a real musical with lots of songs and dance.
See it if you want to see something out of the ordinary. More song-cycle than traditional, I was surprised how entertained I was.
Don't see it if you not in the mood for a real "out there" show where you do need to pay a little attention. Or wanna see HAMILTON.
See it if a light show with mediocre music. Still entertaining and enjoyable but in a low key way.
Don't see it if you are looking for a deeply moving or profoundly funny show.
See it if You love Ethan Lipton. He is brilliant, no doubt, and his musicians are first-rate, but this one was a disappointment.
Don't see it if You love Ethan Lipton. You will be disappointed.
See it if if you enjoy quirky shows with subtle songs and totally unpretentious and talented performers
Don't see it if if you require glitz and show-biz or subtle humor doesn't work for you
See it if Enjoyable one-man show, cabaret-style in an intimate pub setting. Talented musicians and fun/cute music overall. Playful and clever lyrics.
Don't see it if This is not a musical. Themes explored are relatable (for New Yorkers, at least) but well-trodden.
See it if You enjoy eclectic music, good lyrics, a quirky story--and you live or have lived in NYC.
Don't see it if You expect a real plot and a musical with a full cast of performers.