Maura Tierney ('ER,' 'The Affair') stars in the Wooster Group's exploration of the revolutionary fervor of feminist thinking and art “happenings” in 1970s New York City. More…
This new experimental piece is inspired by DA Pennabaker and Chris Hegedus' film 'Town Bloody Hall,' which documented a panel held at Town Hall in 1971. The event featured feminist thinkers and activists–including Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and Diana Trilling–with Norman Mailer serving as moderator. The Wooster Group both re-inhabits the original film and derails it, redirecting Mailer's pugnacious propensities onto himself and spinning out into Jill Johnston's vision of a revolutionary future.
See it if you have nothing better to do and have any interest in feminism in the 1970's.
Don't see it if you can see the film "Town Bloody Hall" which runs through the show.
See it if You're a Pennebaker acolyte or you miss when New York still had enough intellectuals to rub together in a public forum.
Don't see it if Mailer and feminists sparring doesn't do it for you.
See it if Really enjoyed this more than I was expecting. Consistently puts you off guard, animates & deflates an overpuffed feeling of masculinity.
Don't see it if Short and maybe a bit slighter than it could be, but still packs a wallop.
See it if you are a feminist -- of any kind. Wooster Group kick-in-the-balls to Trump misogyny.
Don't see it if you're humorless and a Norman Mailer superfan.
See it if you tend to like shows that are outside of the typical "Broadway" cannon. Interesting use of mixed media in this performance.
Don't see it if you aren't willing to try to understand experimental and/or avant-garde performance styles. I found this show to be confusing and aimless.
See it if you want to learn more about the people being depicted in the show. It is not a traditional play.
Don't see it if I don't recommend it. But if you do go, it is short. Just an out an hour!