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.
See it if ceremonial events interests you. The slow precise speech and long posed postures suggests ritual.
Don't see it if If you are looking for a traditional theatrical experience.
See it if You appreciate the subtlety of language and the disconnect of speaking in a translated dialogue which reinforces the Feeling of loss
Don't see it if You want an easy light evening of theater This is all about the subtitles
See it if you want to see contemporary Japanese writing in an exquisite production. An authentic representation of young adults dealing with grief.
Don't see it if You have problem with accents. You have an exceptionally short attention span. You need everything spelled out for you in drama.
See it if You like thought provoking meditative plays. This play is as much about the conversation after, as it is about the actual show.
Don't see it if You like fast plays. It's slow, and when one of the characters instructed the audience to close our eyes I thought Is this a good idea?
See it if A play set across time, we see memory and the present overlap. Likely the most formally interesting show running in NY now.
Don't see it if Some of the dialogue is banal on purpose, other times it is just banal. Fairly staid gender views. Slow pace (tho often to solid effect).
See it if You enjoy small plays about big subjects, like survival after trauma and happiness, super sets and super choreography, though no dancing.
Don't see it if Actors are Japanese with occasional hard-to-grasp lines.
See it if You want to see an inventively done play that is extremely deliberate.
Don't see it if You don’t like silences in plays, want a spectacle, want things to be extremely clear.
See it if It is a beautifully spare production,a subtle yet powerful portrayal of love, and grief in the aftermath of tragedy. Excellent design
Don't see it if you don't have patience for a slow-paced, dream-like play. If you don't enjoy abstract or minimalist theater.