At a middle school a seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. A world premiere from Playwrights Horizons. More…
Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two thirteen-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes, and an infinitely more complicated future — but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, 'This Flat Earth' is a deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.
See it if you want to explore the after-math of school shooting & it's affect on a whiny, self-absorbed, sheltered teenager.
Don't see it if whiny teens grate on your last nerve. Young lead actress has potential but her voice & mannerisms are excruciating. 1.5hrs no intermission
See it if you are interested in any play dealing with gun violence in schools no matter how unfinished or thought through it is.
Don't see it if you are looking for good acting, direction or writing. This had no business being produced. Sad, because it is a timely subject.
See it if Watch Rebecca Taichman try to distract you from cloying characters in a hollow play with a live cello player.
Don't see it if You want any kind of interesting thought, questions, or characters onstage. You want to be challenged in any way.
See it if You're interested in the topic of gun violence and children's reactions to it.
Don't see it if You are irritated by poorly thought out logic/plotlines, half-baked political ideas, and superficial timeliness.
See it if you want to see one poetic monologue (delivered by a rather pointless character) in the last 15 min of an otherwise graceless, plodding play
Don't see it if you think -- just because of the topic -- this is a relevant, important or original contribution to the conversation about school violence.
See it if you are interested in another clinker from Playwrights Horizons. The only saving grace is Lynda Gravatt's final monologue.
Don't see it if Just don't. A waste of time and money.
See it if You want to discuss long afterward what you just saw.
Don't see it if You have lost someone, particularly a child, to gun violence and are looking for a meaningful, realistic portrayal of life after it.
See it if One day there will be a great play written about the catastrophic effects of school shootings on U.S. families, until then you have this.
Don't see it if You didn't like Amy & the Orphans or other plays by Lindsay Ferrentino. I've decided I do not like her work. Wooden dialogue/contrived plots
See it if you want to promote well-intentioned shows dealing with serious contemporary issues.
Don't see it if you normally love Rebecca Taichman - it's shocking that a director whose work is typically vibrant would be attached to such a wooden show.
See it if can't think of a single reason, except perhaps if you believe that MAKING theater is always better than NOT doing so.
Don't see it if you object to cliched, manipulative, atrociously acted, vaguely directed, sorely underdeveloped "topical" pieces.
See it if You identify with the characters. Strong performances from Cassie Beck and Ella Davis. Set is well-done. Adequate direction and staging.
Don't see it if Overloaded, with no discernible convergence to its many subplots. Julie's final monologue is disjointed as heck. READ BELOW.