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 see a show set after a school shooting occurred.
Don't see it if Characters feel like one dimensional mouthpieces, not real people. False and forced dialogue. Poor set design with obstructed views.
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 are interested in a play about the aftermath of a school shooting ie how it affects close friends of the victims and their families.
Don't see it if You can’t deal with watching a play that so closely imitates our real lives today. You are looking for escapist fare; this play is not that
See it if Want story re emotional effects after tragic event. Characters try to cope & make sense of prior horror. It's referenced but not the focus.
Don't see it if Can't suspend belief about some plot points, or don't mind a little magical realism. It's topical, sad, haunting & the teens felt real.
See it if You want to see the aftermath of a school shooting through the teenage mind. Father-daughter relationship is realistic & well-played.
Don't see it if You are disturbed by the current discussions of how to keep our children safe. Psychological impact of trauma.
See it if you want to see a new play by promising playwright Lindsey Ferrentino in a production led by Tony-winning director Rebecca Taichman.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that deal with school shootings and class inequality.
See it if viewing & listening to the unspeakable thru eyes & reasoning of a teenage girl, intrigue you
Don't see it if you expect your entertainment offerings not to deal with real world problems & reactions of others to school shootings
See it if You’d like to see a drama that telescopes in on a tragic event that coincides with a coming of age, then zooms out in time as a cello plays
Don't see it if You don’t want to think about another school shooting or another example of adults failing to solve an ongoing problem.
See it if you are interested in families and their struggles with pre-teens and teens. Economic and situational stories are well presented.
Don't see it if you prefer happy plays and are not particularly interested in young people and their issues.
See it if An underdeveloped play about teens suffering effects of adults making bad decisions set in a time of school shootings. Feels like a drama...
Don't see it if class assignment. Wooden, unconvincing acting. Not every newly staged playwright is ready for all her works to be brought to NY stages.
See it if A play about youngster’s reaction to a school shooting. At times right on target however it looses it’s focus at other times. Great acting.
Don't see it if Do not see if the latest school shooting have been disturbing. Do not see it you perfer light plays.
See it if you want to see an emotional show about the aftermath of a school shooting and its impact on one of the students.
Don't see it if you think you are going to see a simple antigun piece. It covers themes of grief, fear, honesty, first love, privilege from $, aging, etc.
See it if you like plays that explore people's reactions to and dealing with current tragedies that includes political "overtones."
Don't see it if you dislike serious plays that deal with tragedy, its complex effects on people as they attempt to cope with suffering, loss and the future.
See it if You wonder what it would be like to be a teen and go through a tragedy like a mass shooting. I liked that they still seemed like real kids.
Don't see it if You've seen enough plays about mass shootings and you're tired of them.
See it if you like contemporary plays that deal with timely themes. Some powerful moments but the show as a whole didn't completely work for me.
Don't see it if Can be triggering (school shootings). Parts didn't feel realistic. Relevant to what's going on now--it's almost too much to absorb.
See it if you want to see a play written by a young, gifted writer about an important topic.
Don't see it if you don't want to think about all the killings of school children in the USA today.
See it if you are interested in young people trying to make sense of life's tragedies. Well acted, great sets. An engaging story keeps your interests.
Don't see it if you don't like shows with little action dealing with a serious subject.