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

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668 Reviews | 155 Followers
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

384 Reviews | 132 Followers
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

280 Reviews | 45 Followers
53
Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you enjoy the totally absurd. The only saving grace was that some of it was so absurd you had to laugh.

Don't see it if you enjoy theater that has, at least, some logic

251 Reviews | 66 Followers
55
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if This was like a B Movie science fiction play. It was if Ed Wood decided to venture into Off Broadway plays.

Don't see it if You are looking for an intelligent and somewhat logical theater experience

199 Reviews | 124 Followers
75
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

195 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
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

104 Reviews | 20 Followers
69
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

91 Reviews | 27 Followers
76
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

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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TheaterScene.net
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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I
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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