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Time's Journey Through a Room

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing, Quirky

About the show

Set one year after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, PlayCo's drama is a portrait of how we move forward from life-changing events. More…

Part love story and part ghost story, 'Time’s Journey Through a Room' observes how hope can spring up alongside sadness and fear, and change can be realized if we are awake to the present moment.

Member Reviews (17)


Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing, Quirky


See it if Starts detached. Very slowly gets into their internal, emotional journey of coping with a dead partner and accepting a new one in.

Don't see it if Super. Slow. Talking. With. Lots. Of. Pauses. Irritate. ...You. Death of a partner is triggering. No real plot annoys you.

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Slow, Interesting, Striking

See it if you enjoy avant-garde theatre.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy having to sit through dialogue delivered at a deliberately glacial pace.

Also I can’t help but think this could’ve been better performed in the orig... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Resonant, Slow, Romantic

See it if you're interested in a piece that is more an evocation of than a drama about grief and the journey past it.

Don't see it if you expect a probing psychological drama.

Also This piece probably comes as close as anything to translating a haiku ... Read more Read less

Confusing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate works by non-United States born writers and stories.

Don't see it if You don't like shows without a clear plot.

During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are interested in a look at death as a transitional state. It is slow but thought provoking.

Don't see it if Do not see if you do not enjoy a slow with limited action play.

May 21st, 2018
"'Time’s Journey' is a response to the Fukushima disaster, and the striking sensory evocation that begins the performance ensures that we make the connection. The translation, by Aya Ogawa, helps with that, too; fluid as it is, it does not feel like American speech...Told in fragments that come t...
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May 21st, 2018
"The glacially paced 'Time’s Journey' is challenging...Our heartbeats and our thoughts slow. In this down-tempo mode, 'Time’s Journey' feels like a marathon: Time staggers, creeps, crawls through the room. Your thoughts may be inclined to flutter out of the box that Okada and Rothenberg have made...
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May 21st, 2018
"Events unfold at a pace that may confound many Americans in the audience...'Time's Journey Through a Room' is never dull, yet it never deeply engages. And once again, one is left wondering if, in its detachment -- not to mention its allusion to still-recent traumatic events -- the play may have ...
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May 21st, 2018
"With its glacial pace, crypticness and arresting production design, Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada’s 'Time’s Journey Through a Room' at first seems more suited to a museum than a theater. However, halfway through its one hour running time it metamorphosizes into a majestic rumination on the p...
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