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 are interested in plays on current topics- shootings in schools, enjoy creative staging and solid acting and willing to let author lead
Don't see it if Looking for profound writing, don’t like Theater that touches current events, straight plays bore you
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 you wish to see a complex portrayal of a teenage girl well acted and you do not care about inconsitencies
Don't see it if you get easily frustrated when a talented author gets lazy or sloppy in their work
See it if you don't mind heavy subject matter. Though the writer does a great job of keeping moments of (sometimes laugh-out-loud) levity throughout.
Don't see it if you're turned off by (unfortunately) topical themes and events.
See it if Some really nice performances overall, very nuanced work in characterization. My heart broke for Cassie Beck's portrayal of a lost soul.
Don't see it if Heavy handed at times with some unrealistic writing. A little cliched as well, but it wasn't the eye-roll worthy squirm in seat type.
See it if Thought provoking and very timely subject matter: school shootings and its effect on the survivors.
Don't see it if I did not completely buy the interpersonal relationships. And did not like the “crystal ball” ending showing the future. Very unnecessary.
See it if You enjoy a new exploration of the current events today & how younger people are dealing w/ the feelings they have about.
Don't see it if If you are not interested in how our world is changing rapidly & methods we’re all fing to cope
See it if you enjoy "on the nose" propaganda for gun control. Also Ella Kennedy Davis is lovely.
Don't see it if you hate propaganda shoved down your throat....
See it if you enjoy topical plays that ask relevant questions.
Don't see it if you want a “feel-good” evening at the theatre. This piece provides the opposite.
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 want a play about school shootings in america without being about school shootings in america. great young acting. great set + lights.
Don't see it if what exactly WAS the play trying to say? the final monologue from the most minor character had me a little confused at what the end goal was
See it if you are interested in plays with immediate cultural/political relevancy, you love new works, and/or you enjoy shows featuring young actors.
Don't see it if you find discussions of school shootings upsetting/triggering, or if you are uninterested in plays with a specific political point of view.
See it if You like shows about/related to current events, you want to see remarkable young actors, you like emotional shows, you like one-act plays.
Don't see it if You want theatre to be an escape, you don't like tearjerkers, you want to always have a full view of the set --or just don't sit in the mezz
See it if You have strong feelings about the world we are leaving our children. The acting and writing are top notch. Humor at all the right moments.
Don't see it if You don't want to be emotionally connected. If you want light fluff, this aint it. If you are a member of the NRA, this is NOT for you !
See it if You appreciate current events, are a fan of child actors, and like elaborate sets
Don't see it if You cannot handle mentions of school shootings, or do not like emotional shows. Many people were in tears by the end
See it if you want a thought-provoking story about school shootings from the perspective of a middle-schooler.
Don't see it if you're looking for uplifting theatre or amazing acting.
See it if you want to see a play that discusses our world in a relevant way. Timely and important.
Don't see it if you aren't ready to see what is lacking in society; especially surrounding guns.
See it if You like new plays by modern playwrights concerning current issues.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in teenage angst or the problems of single parents.
Also I really liked the set design and the live cello playing.
See it if Very relevent to today's times. It presents obvious or not so obvious questions as we take a first hand look into the lives of the victims.
Don't see it if If you prefer a more upbeat lighter play.