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'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 enjoy watching intense dramas in an intimate space about a shaken town in the aftermath of a school shooting with a small cast.
Don't see it if you don't want plays dealing with political issues or if you cannot deal with the stereotypes/tropes as mentioned in Laura 8060's comment.
See it if It was well written, well acted, and the overall message and topics are extremely timely
Don't see it if If you don't believe in gun control
See it if You want some brilliant truth. Sensitive topics addressed through a lens that is impossible not to sympathise with. Fantastic performances.
Don't see it if You will get stuck on small plot issues. The play is more than that.
See it if You are interested in seeing plays about real world events, social problems. You want a new take on how certain events affect children.
Don't see it if You are triggered by mentions of violence in schools. A great idea, not executed as well as it could have been. Script needed more work.
See it if You care about the topic of gun violence. Or if you go to the theater to think and get out of your comfort zone.
Don't see it if You’re looking for something light and entertaining.
See it if Very topical, brilliant performance by female lead, enjoy theater with liberal social content
Don't see it if Can't see anything more about gun bio ok once, or not interested ok no a terrific story about teenagers
See it if You’re looking for a piece of theatre that helps you to reflect on the current state-of-affairs in the US. Beautiful performances by cast.
Don't see it if You are looking to be entertained by high-energy or something light. This story requires an attentive ear active mind.
See it if you have a high tolerance for nonsensical behavior/dialogue and huge plot holes, then TFE might appeal. Strong Taichman staging. Weak script
Don't see it if you want an insightful, intelligent presentation of school violence. Set/lighting are good, but bad sightlines; live cello is strange choice
See it if Relevant themes brought up in insightful ways. Slow reveals and plot twists.
Don't see it if A stretch of suspension of disbelief must be taken in order for poignant themes and lines to make sense.
See it if Very timely subject matter. Author does a great job of including light & humor w/ such a heavy subject. Story moves along at a great pace.
Don't see it if The subject matter hits too close to home or is too upsetting (Won't spoil it here).
See it if You want to see something that feels so incredibly current it’s uncomfortable at times because we are still working through personal grief.
Don't see it if You can’t handle some serious questions, some of them focused directly on you, about your culpability for gun violence in America today.
See it if The gifted pen of Lindsey Ferrentino paints beauty, vulnerability and truth once again. Acting is stellar from all. Go feel it.
Don't see it if Shows about gun violence in schools is too much for you.
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 With Parkland still stinging, Ferrentino tries to enter the mind of a young survivor of school massacre Powerful & disturbing but unfocused
Don't see it if Expert cast (esp Gravatt) led with skill by Taichman still can't navigate all the themes/plot lines author addresses Awkward set a hindrance
See it if you don’t mind a stage play that feels like stale TV—until a powerful , fully theatrical finish.
Don't see it if you're expecting a dramatic engagement with the issue of gun violence in schools: the topic is a clothesline on which to hang other stuff.
See it if to learn about the aftermath of school shootings & some of academia's failings, see a good father-daughter play & role of music in a life
Don't see it if you don't want to be reminded of school shootings, the grieving process or insensitive parents, don"t like plays featuring adolescents
See it if an affecting single-act dramedy centered on a middle-school pupil coping with the aftermath of witnessing a massacre. Touching and funny.
Don't see it if numb to all too current and pervasive headlines of gun violence in American schools. Same tone as "Amy and the Orphans" also by playwright.
Also "You're supposed to protect us..."
See it if you want to see a really impactful and thought-provoking play about young kids navigating growing up in this day and age.
Don't see it if you're looking for an escape from the horrible things going on in the world.
See it if An intimate, poignant play about growing up in our difficult times. Incredible acting by all 5, esp. young Ella Kennedy Davis (amazing!)
Don't see it if ...you don't want to see a play on the topic of school violence. It is very intense and sad but also well paced and quite funny at times.
See it if You’d be really interested in any new play dealing with gun violence in schools.
Don't see it if You get annoyed when new playwrights that have good ideas but can’t execute them well get productions at major theaters.
See it if you want to see a drama about violence in the schools. Excellent dialogue and great acting. Some parts are disturbing and very moving.
Don't see it if you enjoy comedy or do not want to see a drama about violence in the schools and our society and how we react to it, victims and survivors.