A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds
East Village
61

A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds NYC Reviews and Tickets

61%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
14%
Mixed
64%
Negative
22%
Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Clever, Great music, Quirky

About the Show

Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop presents two short stories by Obie-winning playwright Mac Wellman adapted for the stage, each telling a tale of the imagined inhabitants of real asteroids that have been split apart.

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Very weird, Well acted, Music well used, Long/wordy, Mesmerizing/unfocused

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. Read more

65
Quirky, Hypnotic, Ambient, Poetic, Confusing

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.

Critic Reviews (1)

February 8th, 2018

"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."
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