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Thread (FringeNYC)

From 4 critic and 27 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: From NYC to Palestine, Mimi’s world collapses with the inadvertent like of a long-lost love’s dissident Facebook status. Identities unravel, as do the boundaries between fact and fiction, Jew and Arab, time and space. A psycho-cyber thriller. More…

Categories: Drama, Solo Show, Local. From Little y Theatre Company in Association with The Vertical Company. Written by Elena Zucker. Directed by Elena Zucker.

1h 15m | Already closed | WOW Cafe Theatre (East Village)

NY Theatre Guide

"This is a complex cerebral journey that does require extreme concentration to follow the sidebars and roller-coaster thoughts that whip past–but it is deeply satisfying when you start to put all of the pieces together. Ipp is a sensational, fearless performer. She is a towering energy that owns the space with a magnetic presence...Zucker has brought her thoughts to life through robust, energetic staging and well-crafted moments of emotional depth." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

“While the concept and stated intentions of writer-director Elena Zucker's play are intriguing, the through line and main theme are lost in the wide-ranging, surreal, and disconnected places that the character goes. There are entire intense, emotionally charged monologues that I struggled to find relevance and meaning in. At times, seeing ‘Thread’ is like watching a person relive a dream...Despite the confusion that ‘Thread’ can produce, Ipp’s performance is interesting and committed.” Full Review

Time Out New York

"Though it's admirable that Zucker doesn't offer up any easy answers, couldn't she give us a coherent story?...Whether playing Mimi or the myriad other characters who flit in and out of the nonlinear narrative, Ipp is consistently captivating. But the barrage of words and conflicting ideas stymies any emotional connection to the material. Like a virtual friend who can't shut up about the upcoming election, this is one 'Thread' you'll want to unfollow." Full Review

Australian Stage

for a previous production "Zucker is a frighteningly intelligent playwright. Her use of a thoroughly modern incarnation of novelty-attracted narcissism to explore Jewish experience across time and cultures is astoundingly ambitious, and for the audience that is up for the challenge, it pays off...An intense production, showcasing the abilities of writer and actor...For dazzling drama interwoven with suspense, history, politics and self-identity, 'Thread' is worth unravelling for yourself." Full Review

Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy well-written introspective shows about investigating one's place in Judaism. Doesn't have much to do with politics or cyber.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy stream-of-consciousness monologues (would be better to read), want a show about politics/cyber, like linear plots.

Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy being challenged, educated, and truly moved. You want thought provoking theatre that will keep you thinking for days afterwards.

Don't see it if You'd prefer something more traditional

Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You like to hear about other people's long boring dreams.

Don't see it if You don't like to to listen to other people's long boring dreams.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you appreciate great writing, and profound and difficult questions with no facile answers.

Don't see it if if you don't like women, and if for you politics is a field of vacuous opinionating rather than serious thought.

Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you can appreciate an intelligent personal journey through a modernistic take on politics and social media.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy going to the theatre!

Absorbing, Masterful, Great acting, Riveting, Must see

See it if you like engaging material.

Don't see it if you don't like suspense.

Clever, Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if If you're interested in a fascinating exploration of how social media affects our political dialogue.

Don't see it if You're not.

Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Captivating

See it if you seek beyond brilliant writing performed with infinite talent, which bring to life a poetry in space that is a transformative experience.

Don't see it if you can't make it to the theatre for the final performance on Friday night.

Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if A haunting and linguistically lush travelogue of the psyche that explores one Jewish-American woman's search for self in a cyber world. Go!

Don't see it if This is a one woman show that is full of rich, complex language and follows a non-linear structure.

Enchanting, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you are willing to be challenged, moved and shaken by beautiful writing and acting

Don't see it if you want a more conventional narrative structure

Exquisite, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Intense

See it if interested in Israel and Palestine

Don't see it if are looking for a comedy

Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like to be challenged and transported

Don't see it if you feel like relaxing back with some easy entertainment

Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You like to think deeply and intricately and you're interested in politics.

Don't see it if You're looking for a light and fluffy show.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you love language and the power of words to take you on a fantastical odyssey through one woman's mind.

Don't see it if you're looking for a conventional play or something light and breezy. .

Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're into thought provoking, intelligent, and sophisticated writing/directing/acting.

Don't see it if You are not into a learning curve.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in powerful theater with Jewish themes and historical context in a poetic prose style.

Don't see it if You're not interested in one-person shows

Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if you enjoy intelligent, thought-provoking, unconventional and innovative theater, mordant humor, serious themes, wordplay

Don't see it if you prefer sit-com entertainment, easy, straightforward narrative.

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant

See it if you like brilliant, dangerous writing and an unfiltered exploration of Jewish identity, Facebook politics and love.

Don't see it if you're not interested in solo performance.

Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Challenging

See it if you enjoy psychological complexity poetically written and artfully portrayed

Don't see it if you lean toward dinner theater

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy intelligent theater. It's both funny and dramatic, the acting was just superb

Don't see it if You don't like theater that makes you think

Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love thought-provoking theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows.

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like internal perspectives that adress social political themes. Heavy lyrical language. Understated humor.

Don't see it if you like broader humor and/or straightforward plot/dialogue

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Dated

See it if you like intricate writing that exposes the way by which the personal is adumbrated by mass culture, through FB and the internet.

Don't see it if You need to be fed issues at a slow pace, and don't know what an avatar is. Or don't want to find out.

Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy intelligent, thought-provoking plays exploring timely, relevant issues presented in a creative, poetic style!

Don't see it if You want linear narrative, conventional plays or don't like solo shows

Absorbing, Great writing, Original, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want to be part of a beautiful and original theatrical experience!

Don't see it if You aren't excited about new theater.