Soho Rep's new satire pokes, picks, and plucks at a society swimming, spinning, sloughing, and slurping through the fog of war. More…
It’s springtime in America. The war is finally over. Grotilde has completed her life’s work of losing the last 10 pounds, General Michail has proposed, and the President is up to his new tricks. So what if the weather is a little strange and the last soldier won’t come home?
See it if Giddy biting satire of American culture with exaggerated characters. Metal music. Zany over-the-top action. Challenging to interpret.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy weird edgy "nonsense" plays with campy characters saying ridiculous things. Small loud theater. Explicit sex talk.
See it if you want to see a play given a full production that is still in dire need of about 100 rewrites.
Don't see it if there are other plays on your "Must-See" list. Just skip it.
See it if not sure how to place this - loved half of it, didn't care much for the other half. Certainly unusual/ambitious enough to be worth watching.
Don't see it if you don't like oversaturation of somewhat monotonous satire
See it if You like splash without substance and imagery without anything significant to say behind it.
Don't see it if You want something behind the absurdity to hold it up. As it is, this play is floundering and I'm shocked Soho Rep picked it for the season.
See it if You enjoy seeing experimental theatre and a fun set.
Don't see it if You are looking for your "normal" or "usual" theatre experience. This is odd!
See it if You are open to the bizarre, weird and wonderful. This is a mad world of peculiar characters and it’s bloody brilliant! Brave work all round
Don't see it if If you don’t like experimental theatre or if you only like linear plots
See it if You like thrill rides. This play is wacky, satirical, unadulterated fun. It also doesn’t care if there’s a clear message. It’s about fun.
Don't see it if You are epileptic. It is quite literally dizzying, and contains a full scene with intense strobes. But if you like the thrill, jump in.
See it if you love watching actors be completely nuts and completely relatable at the same time
Don't see it if you don't enjoy experimental theatre or bright colors
See it if Kate Harker is a brilliant young playwright who brings an astounding capacity for scathing word play and broad and incisive comedic insight.
Don't see it if If you are not in the mood for broad slapstick comedy with a cutting, message about our times, you won’t like this play.
See it if you want to see an anarchic, absurdist, futurist, madcap comedy that provides a profound, startling, satirical indictment of war.
Don't see it if you aren't prepared for the unconventional; you don't enjoy absurdist or political theatre; you're tired of dystopian visions of our future
See it if you'd like to see a dazzling example of the strain of savage farce that, since UBU ROI, breaks out from time to time in modern theater.
Don't see it if you are looking for a night of quiet contemplation.
See it if You find sight gags and random verbal whimsey worthy if your time.
Don't see it if You are expecting satire, or any serious comment on society and war. I heard lots of laughter from the audience but this was without merit.
See it if you'd like to see what a contemporaty version of Jarry or Ionesco may look like, if done terribly.
Don't see it if you are looking for anything subtle, well written or well directed.
See it if You want to see a superb, totally out there performance from Dierdre O'Connell, top notch design work, and your sense of humor is puns.
Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for the absurd and grotesque. I experienced the show as a very long inside joke that I was sometimes clued in on.
See it if You're ready for a unique take on war exhaustion, you don't mind surprises, you enjoy rapid wordplay, you like to see great downtown artists
Don't see it if You can't bear criticism of the USA (even constructive), you abhor puns, you prefer that your theatre is pristine, you are prone to seizures
See it if You appreciate offbeat theater, can process a comedic/absurdist look at war & conflict, and want to see really good actors up (very) close.
Don't see it if You don’t have a sense of humor that values absurdity, or if you like your theater and it’s messaging served up in traditional fashion.