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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
"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.”
"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."
"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."