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Wide Awake Hearts

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Exquisite

About the show

BirdLand Theatre and 59E59 Theaters presents an original play about the complexities of human interaction told through wit and humor. More…

Truth and fiction begin to blend and blur when friends make a movie about love, infidelity and the complexities of human interaction. Four friends - a writer, actress, actor, and editor - are pulled through a strange, erotic landscape as the movie they are making opens new doors, new perspectives all while reality and fiction blur.


Member Reviews (11)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Exquisite
56
Avg Score

49
Confusing

See it if you like very good acting. Some good dialog.

Don't see it if you want clarity. Reality and fantasy blend too seamlessly making it hard to follow. Easy to get lost.

55
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Great acting

See it if You are interested in movie making process, enjoy long monologues, and don't mind the lack of plot.

Don't see it if you like conventional theatre.

61
Good acting, Quick, Good staging

See it if you enjoy pieces about friend groups and want to think about the implications of your actions.

Don't see it if you don't like it when a group of characters aren't the most likable.

65
Absorbing, Cliched, Resonant, Ambitious, Intense

See it if You are in your apartment and up and decide to see a play. Take a chance!

Don't see it if You going solely for the mentioned ,'multi-media' elements.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You like dreamy dialogue. If you are in need of monologues, this show offers 4, one from each character in the show. If you like simple.

Don't see it if You like huge glamorous sets and costumes, or if you like musicals and lengthy dialogue.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like modern futuristic theatre

Don't see it if See it!

During previews
50
Original, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you're an inside the industry for the theme of the intersection between theater and reality

Don't see it if if you'd like a linear story that actually makes the point its trying to

During previews
25
Banal, Edgy, Insipid, Great staging

See it if you like long monologues and non-linear narratives/story structure

Don't see it if you like sublime thought-provoking punchlines

During previews
89
Clever, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if If you ever loved truly

Don't see it if If you don't like great multi media theatre

During previews
93
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Intense and intimate reality of your life. It brings you in the middle of the action and keeps you riveted. Minimalist & totally absorbing

Don't see it if You need a linear story and a heavy built set

During previews
90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if If you like modern young multi media clever theatre

Don't see it if If you like sofas and furniture on stage


January 21st, 2016
"A triangle is a sturdy shape, and it holds up well for the first half of this 75-minute play. Then Mr. Gall adds a fourth point to his geometry with the appearance of D, C’s put-upon girlfriend, and the structure loses its stability. This is too bad for a couple of reasons, the first being that ...
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January 25th, 2016
"The Director has ensnared them all in this project apparently to keep an eye on them as they cuckold him. Or maybe it's all a sustained exercise in masochism. It's hard to tell. It's ever harder to care...'Wide Awake Hearts' ends with nothing resolved."
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January 21st, 2016
"The four cast members give impeccable performances in a play that leaves us wondering whether we can believe a word any of them says...In its ambiguity, the play rests on the kind of edgy and malignant dialogue that such masters of the form as Harold Pinter and Edward Albee excelled at. The blur...
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January 25th, 2016
"Under Stefan Dzeparoski’s skillful direction, this brilliant cast delivers a piercing and moving portrayal...While clever and enticing, at times all of the back-and-forth between the acting and their real-life struggles makes it exhausting and difficult to get to the core of each character. The ...
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