Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Then They Forgot About the Rest

From 31 member  reviews
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.  More…

As they get ready to accept their new client, Alleviate (or "the forgetting pill"), members of the agency question the moral implications of selling the drug, while a bereaved mother undergoes trial for it. A frontier futura funk piece with elements of noir.


1h 30m | Already closed | INTAR Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (31)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging
73
Avg Score

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.

Also I like the look & feel of the current production of “THEN THEY FORGOT ... Read more Read less

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.

Also You might like it. I just wasn’t feeling it. Not bad. Not great. Just ... Read more Read less

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

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

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

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

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.

Also Although there were moments where I found certain elements a little to... Read more Read less

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

74
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.

Also While the ideas may have been better than the execution, this play was... Read more Read less

83
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

55
Raunchy, Edgy, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if Strange concepts

Don't see it if If you dislike absurdity

Also It's not what I like

68
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.

90
Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like challenging theatre written by a great writer and realized by amazing artists. Georgina Escobar is a name worth remembering!

Don't see it if You aren’t into theatre that asks you to work. This writer demands your attention and you have to be willing to give it to her.

Also Strong directing. Excellent set design. Worth the time and money to se... Read more Read less

79
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if You want to go on a wild ride of ideas that push against the norm and everyday perceptions of reality.

Don't see it if You enjoy a less subversive and more sit-back-don't-think-and-enjoy type show.

Also Escobar is a great writer. While I didn't love everything in the play ... Read more Read less

During previews
69
Great acting, Great staging, Confusing, Quirky, Intense

See it if you appreciate a good cast giving it their all in an experimental piece w/excellent sound and lights in a great set touching on many issues.

Don't see it if you do not like loud surprises, ranting characters or want an easy to follow story. This presentation requires you to use your imagination.

During previews
70
Great acting, Quirky, Great staging, Confusing

See it if World changed were you can have memory be remove thru science treatment.

Don't see it if No real ending, alot of ranting.

During previews
90
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Great lighting, Ambitious

See it if Ok, I didn't think I would like a "radio" play, as I haven't in the past, but, this was good! I'm not affiliated with the play, at all. 1st,

Don't see it if The negatives: venue is hard to find, as it's not marked. Also, it was way too HOT in there; it was stifling. Otherwise, the cast of 7 were

Also Great actors. The lighting, sounds, and rumbling really assisted with ... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Riveting, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you like science fiction.

Don't see it if Flashing lights

During previews
80
Masterful, Great writing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in cutting edge theater, if you like grappling with interesting problems, if you enjoy figuring out intricate plots.

Don't see it if you need story lines to be totally clear and coherent. You will need to put some work into this one.

Also The seeming drab, low-rent set virtually explodes as new entrances and... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Intense, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you like the work of Maria Irene Fornes or Caryl Churchill. This is a non-linear, complex, wordy play about memory and forgetting.

Don't see it if you don't like challenging theater. If you want plot or character development.

Also I tend to like plays with a bit more clarity and construction. But the... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to be challenged and dazzled by a insightful yet complex script.

Don't see it if You enjoy straightforward plots. I did find myself getting a little puzzled in moments but the production is amazing.

Also Really exciting writer. Want to see her produced more

During previews
73
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like boundry pushing theater.

Don't see it if are not interested in unconventional theater.

During previews
83
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if Looking for a heavily and well executed tech in a small space or into dark end of days themes with political undertones

Don't see it if Looking for something happy, fun or classic in presentation

During previews
65
Great acting

See it if You enjoy futuristic stories and good acting

Don't see it if You need character development

During previews
61
Confusing, Absorbing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like edgy plays that make you use your imagination. Also if you like plays that deal with controversial subjects.

Don't see it if If you rather see plays that are easy to follow and don't have a complicated plot.


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 intere...
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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 ente...
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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...Unfortu...
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