"Wellman's exquisite and hilarious short stories come to life in this production where imagination and stark reality intersect...A whimsical exploration in the mold of such bands as Tunng and Son Lux...Wellman’s text is both poetic and volatile, and combined with Siragusa's excellent comedic timing and atmospheric music, it transports us to an altered state...It will strike a cord with anyone who recognizes the issues caused by intolerance." Full Review
See it if you're a fan of Wellman's odd, incantatory, language drunk sensibility; you like seeing literature staged; you're willing to listen intently
Don't see it if Non-theatrical text annoys you (though Wellman is credited as playwright, these are verbatim excerpts from a recent short story collection)
See it if Dense, imaginative & head-scratching short works by Wellman set to mesmerizing scores Hard work & intense focus provides results w/acting A+
Don't see it if Wellman is an acquired taste & often provides more frustration than pleasure Pieces exert a hypnotic pull thru music & rich linguistics
See it if Strange stories from inhabitants on other worlds relating their memories, co-existences (not unlike ours), while using language creatively
Don't see it if Following non-continuous and concocted notions is not a easy path to follow
See it if Like 1-person telling an outlandish and creative out-of-world story w live music alongside. You sorta hafta be in the mood for this one.
Don't see it if You only like traditional theater, don't like sci-fi, accept that some parts are squirm-inducing. Some moments thrilled, but mostly, ouch.
See it if you love sci-fi. Highly imaginative solo stories, well-performed w/band accompaniment. Funny, strange, eerie, astonishing, ethereal moments.
Don't see it if you want coherence. Altho the worlds are well-depicted, the message is unclear. ACOM is journey (not destination). Mesmerizing, but long.
See it if Storyteller with four musicians recites weird poetic tale. I enjoyed the creative ambient music, the lighting, and the two worlds.
Don't see it if The stories are strange and difficult to follow. I found myself lulled into a trance by the overall effect.
See it if You like podcasts. This felt like a live recording of a podcast. There was zero narrative action at all.
Don't see it if You hate experimental theatre or you need to understand everything that happens in a show.
See it if to pay respect to Mac Wellman. He probably doesn't deserve this sort of treatment though.
Don't see it if Two short stories. Despite the description, no adaptation has been made to the text for the stage, this is just solo readings with music.
See it if enjoy listening to two- 45 minute monologues filled with nebulous disjointed SAT vocabulary- (with live music which was quite enjoyable)
Don't see it if don't like Bizarre and would like to understand the story. Prefer a typical theater with a real stage. unable to climb flight of stairs.
See it if You love Sci-Fi, long monologues, live music (piano, percussion, trumpet, and guitar), and plays adapted from books.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with cavalier descriptions of murder and suicide. You prefer cohesive storylines.
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