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 can handle a drama dealing with a Newtown-type massacre aftermath. Though the play is well-meaning, it strains believability at times.
Don't see it if you want something light or if a well-made play with a tightly focused message is your thing. The ideas here are somewhat scattered.
See it if You like well acted, powerful performances around lives impacted by a senseless tragedy that is sadly all too common. Highly recommended.
Don't see it if You prefer a light hearted play. This show is intense and extremely well acted.
See it if you would like to see a smart playwright take on a hard topic in a mostly successful way, with great young actors at its heart.
Don't see it if a disappointing final 15 mins would ruin for you what is otherwise a very solid show or if you can't handle a show about a school shooting.
See it if You want to see an exploration of how a school shooting impacts a couple families. The grief stricken mother is excellent!
Don't see it if Grief and anxiety are triggers for you.
See it if Loved this show. Acting was good. It makes you think about the ripple effect of crimes.
Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show!
See it if you want to support new plays, want to see something 90 min long, and aren’t bothered by plays about topical issues
Don't see it if you are sensitive to the topic of school shootings or would prefer to see a musical or a less heavy play
See it if you want to see how teens and a family deal with a tragic event (very much currently in the news). oddly entertaining, considering subject.
Don't see it if you want a show trying to be profound but doesn't quite reach that height. In its vagueness, it misses mark. Some moments don't feel real.
See it if you like plays that are about current issues and are interested by the different perspectives no matter how it is executed
Don't see it if triggered by current events involving school violence, looking for fluffy, you are a gun owner (or maybe do see it)
See it if you want to see a play on a hot button issue that focuses on how youth process tragedy.
Don't see it if a play falling apart in the last five minutes will ruin the whole show for you or if you want something light and uplifting.
See it if you like plays that tackle contemporary issues. This play deals with gun control and school shootings, and handles it very well
Don't see it if you want a light-hearted, fun, family play or anything like that.
See it if you want to be moved by looking at our insane world (school shootings/social inequality) through the eyes of young people.
Don't see it if do not like compelling theater that deals with real issues and makes you laugh, think and feel.
See it if You want to see a difficult subject handled with care by an incredibly talented cast. Ella Kennedy Davis is excellent.
Don't see it if Themes of school violence are difficult for you.
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 want more insight on a current and controversial social issue.
Don't see it if You do not want to deal with a current and controversial social issue from a teen's point of view.
See it if you are open to a play that tackles a hyper relevant topic in a clever way but one that posits far more questions than answers.
Don't see it if you want something a little more cohesive and robust. This play has moments where it's not quite sure what it's trying to say.
See it if you love a good play with serious issues, quirky characters and is about family and community.
Don't see it if you need logical characters and aren't willing to go for the feel versus straight facts. I strongly liked this one and will remember it.
See it if you like the clever writing of Lindsey Ferrentino. I had high expectations because everything she writes is gold and she delivered but..
Don't see it if gun control is a sensitive topic for you
See it if you wonder how the next generation is going to grow up in an era of violence and close-to-home tragedies. It's a heartbreaking story.
Don't see it if you are triggered or have some kind of PTSD from violence.
See it if you enjoy fresh, timely theater that examines what is happening in our world now. If you are ready to laugh and cry at the same time.
Don't see it if you don't want to watch characters confront dark, complicated emotions. If you are turned off by anything having do to with shootings.
See it if You enjoy works that are highly relevant to today's climate without being preachy. You like modern works.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals, are looking for a flashy production, school shootings are triggering for you. You can't stand child actors.