Closed 1h 30m
Then They Forgot About the Rest
Midtown W
73

Then They Forgot About the Rest NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
61%
Mixed
39%
Negative
0%
Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

INTAR and Radio Drama Network's new play is a southwest "femmetasia" in which an ad agency, The Rest, struggles to stay afloat in a new competitive media market. 

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Member Reviews (31)

88
Smart, Occasionally chilling, Fine ensemble acting, Dystopian, Intriguing

See it if you like sci-fi puzzles & are willing to put in the effort to piece together this play’s fascinating splintered plot.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fully coherent plot: This one has necessary gaps. Read more

63
Unconvincing, Watchable, Okay, Ambitious

See it if And now this random thing happens—how unexpected. Doomsday setting. Traumatized characters wonder, “what’s worth forgetting?”

Don't see it if want a more mature/expert hand or an original portrayal of an ad agency. Concept too similar to The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

April 23rd, 2019

"Escobar has a vivid imagination and, at times, ’Then They Forgot About the Rest’ leaves one wondering what life might be like in the unpredictable future if climate change isn't addressed...The play itself sinks -- into incoherence. It doesn't help that none of the characters are terribly interesting or that Escobar's sense of humor runs toward the puerile...At least Mendizábal's direction keeps things moving, although he allows an awful lot of shouting from his cast.”
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April 23rd, 2019

"Playwright Georgina Escobar presents an exuberant hodgepodge of sci-fi elements and satirical corporate bits with a feminist slant. Ms. Escobar’s punchy pseudo-scientific dialogue carries her choppy scenario with its shades of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' to sustaining the mildly entertaining 80 minutes."
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April 28th, 2019

"Escobar’s play, at least in its current state, is muddled and confusing. She has plenty of interesting ideas that never coalesce into a compelling dramatic narrative. The strongest element of the production may very well be the feverish and creative staging by director David Mendezabal...Unfortunately, the acting is pitched at an exasperatingly high decibel. There’s a lot of unnecessary shouting across the board, as if the cast is compensating for the play’s deficiencies."
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