Jackob G. Hofmann's new drama examines the virtues of grief, the impact of childhood memories, and why we shouldn't allow our pasts to define us. More…
David Huntington is losing his grip on reality. With every passing moment, his most precious memories are slipping away. But why? In pursuit of answers, he finds himself preoccupied with a mysterious phenomenon that’s plaguing the world’s elephant population. This fixation soon catapults David into a series of unexpected encounters that will ultimately force him to confront dark events in his family’s past.
See it if ...I can't remember why you should see it. (I recall some decent performances & the germ of a good premise about the reliability of memory.)
Don't see it if you aren't prepared to weed through an overstuffed play, with too many storylines and too many scene shifts with too little payoff.
See it if you do not mind disjointed scenes or are interested in an unusual look at human emotions as compared to elephants.
Don't see it if you like conventional quality storytelling and staging.
See it if You like elephants – as fellow-creatures, as metaphor, as symbols in an interesting but unrealized drama of memory, loss, grief & redemption
Don't see it if you need to hear the actors. Inaudible voices inexcusable, a disservice to play & audience. Ending only inferred as 1st scene was unheard.
See it if you like plays that make you think about dark subjects performed by good actors.
Don't see it if You don't like plays that move around in time and explore difficult themes about memory, loss and grief.
See it if You like new plays about consequences. About Africa. Learning about elephant behavior!
Don't see it if You just want to be entertained. If you don't like non linear work that makes you think.
See it if You can enjoy the occasional odd piece of theatre.
Don't see it if It seemed forever long and a bit unorganized, even though that was the point, it wasn't done terribly well.
See it if You're interested in stories that blur time. You'll actively work for a theme- there are many thought provoking things but they can be lost
Don't see it if You have a hard time keeping track of details, prefer to be in one place or with one character for a longer time, or want a strong takeaway
See it if You wonder how shows make it to off Broadway. I became as befuddled as the main character David watching this. Non linear timing didn't help
Don't see it if Your going to want the last 2 hours of your life back. You won't get it and there will be no way to justify sitting thru this to yourself.
See it if You like intriguing psychological dramas constructed out of puzzle pieces that the viewer must put together. The set design is breathtaking!
Don't see it if You prefer straight-line play construction.
See it if you like thought provoking plays. This one makes you think. Story is told out of time sequence, just the way memory works. Terrific acting.
Don't see it if you want to be spoon fed a story. You have to work a bit for this one. Well worth the effort. The staging and directing are brilliant.
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