Wind-Up Variations
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Wind-Up Variations

Wind-Up Variations NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Reviews)
Members say
Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Indulgent, Delightful

About the Show

In this new play from the New York Neo-Futurists, a band of tiny adventurers, four wind-up creatures–a monkey, a robot, a dinosaur, and a unicorn—embark on a fantastic journey.

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Member Reviews (12)

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677 Reviews | 189 Followers
Clever, Indulgent, Quirky, Experimental

See it if the Neo-Futurists' brand of subversive, unconventional, absurdist comedy suits your aesthetic; you're prepared for a hastily-composed work.

Don't see it if you lack the patience for a well-intentioned & fun but overambitious, scattered screed that's a little too idiosyncratic for its own good. Read more

670 Reviews | 156 Followers
Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Slow, Diffuse

See it if you're willing to take a chance on 4 personable performers doing goofy stuff with conviction & no more direction than: "Full speed ahead!"

Don't see it if you're looking for a play, or traditional comic improv, or have an aversion to audience participation. Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You want to take a weird road trip w/a likeable cast. You like immersive elements. You want philosophy, nostalgia, music & storytelling.

Don't see it if You prefer linear storytelling. You dislike experimental and/ or immersive staging. You prefer bigger production values. Read more

353 Reviews | 89 Followers
Forced, Indulgent, Contrived, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You're young and have never experienced any sort of protest or political theatre. Well meant but too much the stuff of student theatre.

Don't see it if You dislike easy metaphors, need a narrative or dislike invasive, confrontational audience participation. Read more

302 Reviews | 85 Followers
Confusing, Dizzying, Quirky, Interactive, Slow

See it if you appreciate bizarre, silly, experimental, message metaphor”musical theatre with minimal plot and poor music, that obliterates 4th wall

Don't see it if you prefer well written book, excellent acting, and interesting costumes and staging, or cannot sit 75 min with no interval or travel to LES

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
Charming, Strange, Entertaining, Quirky, Interactive

See it if You like fun interactive shows without a clear linear storyline, and you like playfulness within plays.

Don't see it if You want something straightforward and serious.

204 Reviews | 35 Followers
Excruciating, Awful, What were they thinking?, Tedious

See it if Don't waste your time. It doesn't seem to have anything to say. What were they thinking?

Don't see it if You enjoy theater. Can I get my 80 mins back?

85 Reviews | 24 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Poignant, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of the Neo-Futurists. You like absurdist/non-traditional theatre with a sweet final message from 3 earnest, talented performers

Don't see it if You need a strong storyline. You don't like fourth-wall breaking or audience participation. You don't like when theatre makes you think. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
April 23rd, 2018

"The story of an unstoppable wind-up monkey...The ensemble regales us with some deceptively simple stories that add up to a satisfying, powerful whole...Have no fear, the monkey is not alone. A wind-up blue dinosaur and a wind-up robot join in the march. And, in one of the show's many beautiful moments, a wind-up unicorn appears...The cast draws the audience out and gets them feeling good...It all feels Brechtian and Communist and self-affirming."
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