Then They Forgot About the Rest
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Then They Forgot About the Rest

Then They Forgot About the Rest NYC Reviews and Tickets

(31 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (31)

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683 Reviews | 161 Followers
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

77 Reviews | 8 Followers
Intense, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like great, intelligent science fiction going into how Big Pharma can effect society via it's slimy tactics JUST to make $$$.

Don't see it if you don't like a sm theater low budget that can make an amazing show through creative means, or if u don't care for themes of an apocalypse

118 Reviews | 29 Followers
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Inventive, Tense

See it if You liked Eternal Sunshine, but thought it was too straightforward.

Don't see it if You want conclusive, easy-to-watch shows that don't push boundaries. Read more

314 Reviews | 186 Followers
Intense, Confusing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like complex, non-linear stories that pushes the boundaries of the subject of how we perceive memory loss. Amazing minimalist set.

Don't see it if Wish there was more of an emotion arc with the characters relationship. Didn't see it necessarily anywhere; abstract and sometimes confusing

66 Reviews | 15 Followers
Good ideas, Dystopian, Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like dytopian fiction; are interested in seeing something different by a talented newcomer; want to support independent theatre.

Don't see it if you aren't open to nontraditional ways of telling stories; have something against dystopian fiction; don't want to hear/support new voices. Read more

232 Reviews | 20 Followers
Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Are ready to spend most of your time trying to figure out the story

Don't see it if You want a whimsical story in musical or comedy

124 Reviews | 23 Followers
Good acting, Confusing, Absorbing, Great design, Sensory

See it if You’re interested in apocalyptic content, you like intimate and creative works, you like plays about memories, short and sweet

Don't see it if This play can get a little abstract and confusing at times so you have to be a patient audience member, not interested in sci-fi

69 Reviews | 11 Followers
Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy genre theater, want to see a play written by a fresh, deeply original voice.

Don't see it if The play kinda suffers from a lot of ambition and ideas but too little dramaturgical space, albeit great performances and direction.

Critic Reviews (3)

Lighting & Sound America
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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