The Wooster Group takes on one of the greatest figures in 20th century avant-garde theater: the iconic Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). More…
Joining the Group as guide and dramaturge is Kantor’s only daughter, Dorota Krakowska. Together they explore Kantor’s penultimate production, 'I Shall Never Return,' and through it, his lifelong obsession with the myth of the return of Odysseus.
See it if Wooster Group's foray into Polish avant-garde theater of 1970's-not for the faint of heart Dense, multimedia extravaganza dazzles & puzzles
Don't see it if Wooster's latest is more cautionary than pro-active; text dictates the action rather than impels it Still if you're a "groupie" much to like
See it if you have an interest in early 20th Century theatrical history &/or experimental productions. The details are fascinating although obscure.
Don't see it if disjointed semiopaque performances distress you.For example I was unsure if the crucifix-like speaker supports were religious or practical
See it if A fairground avant garde Circus echoes Polish rehearsal tape unspooling on monitor suspended from telephone pole. Matched in English w/ song
Don't see it if Audience is silent witness to onstage cast of 10 aping rehearsal tape of audience viewing film. Shadowing is tedious, but blended w/ chorus.
See it if Homage through text, media, screen, & duplicated performances to Polish avantgarde director Tadeusz Kantor, unusual candor & texture
Don't see it if avantgarde theater, nonlinear, multiple simultaneous experiences, exquisite performances, stunning singing, staged but non-narrative.
See it if you know the theatre and actor they are talking about and like extremely confusing staging.
Don't see it if you want a show with narrative structure.
See it if You’d like an avant-garde recreation of filmed Tadeusz Kantor rehearsal, under suasion of his daughter Dorota, yearning to recreate spirit.
Don't see it if You dislike theater of absurd, don’t want to learn about Tadeusz Kantor’s Polish work or want only linear, plot- or character-driven plays.
See it if Got a good seat for the Wooster Group's new "experimental" theater piece. Checking that off the "Bucket List."
Don't see it if A play that defies what a play is, actors have pre-recorded their lines that they lip-sync on stage. Video is shown many times throughout.
See it if u like genius. Wooster Group meets the challenge of interpreting Polish actor, creator of happenings, director Kantor. FANTASTIC WORK
Don't see it if You do not like experimental theatre.
See it if you enjoy alternative avant guard charismatic high art theater with great esthetic and music, with good video projection and sound bites
Don't see it if you are expecting a linear story, throw away your expectations and enjoy this poetic ensemble of talent and re-visit a blast from the past.
Also The Wooster Group pays tribute to late Polish director Tadeusz Kantor.
See it if You want to see a really unique take on the theatrical ode, especially to one of the greats of Polish theater.
Don't see it if You need something linear, more "exciting", or something not quite so downtown.
See it if You like shows that unwrap themselves slowly, offering interesting stage images that only gradually make sense.
Don't see it if You want a clear narrative from beginning to end.
See it if you love cutting-edge, performance-art theater. Integration of live action/video. Closing song is highlight, but you're numb by then.
Don't see it if you've little tolerance for wacky, self-indulgent, obscure work. Some visually stunning moments, but nothing engages the heart or the head
See it if If you like experimental Avant Garde theater . Audio/visual type shows.
Don't see it if If you like a show that starts out somewhere and takes you through a show on a somewhat consistent basis.
See it if You like avant-garde. I have no idea what happened and absolutely don’t care. My worst theatrical experience, and I like experimental works.
Don't see it if You don’t like avante-garde productions.
See it if you love or have an interest in the experimental theater of the 2nd half of the 20th century, or the experimental theater of today.
Don't see it if you have no interest in or curiosity about the avant-garde of the 20th century, or of today.
See it if You appreciate avant- garde, absurdist, mixed media performance pieces.
Don't see it if You don’t have an appreciation for avante garde absurdist aesthetic.
See it if You like absurdist theater performed by a committed group of actors.
Don't see it if You need a play to make rational sense.
See it if you enjoy the work of the Wooster Group
Don't see it if you dislike experimental work, non-linear narratives, or lack of mainstream catharsis.
See it if Do you like pain but lack dental insurance? This makes root canal look fun, yet will set you back far less coin. Consider yourself warned.
Don't see it if Experimental, avant-garde, absurd, or frame-breaking theatre can work, but this doesn’t. What was Brantley thinking?
See it if A love-song to avant-garde pasts, the play oscillates between alienation and absorption, digging into the ghosts of theater.
Don't see it if I'm not sure how much this would mean to someone who isn't already invested in the theater's past.
See it if You like shows that give as much as you put into them.
Don't see it if You only like narrative theatre
See it if Great acting. Very interesting story. Creeps up on you.
Don't see it if No criticism of show. I guess if you only like musicals, you won't like this play.
See it if a masterfully executed, infinitely engaging docudramatic fantasia/fever dream about the life and work of Tadeusz Kantor is your bag.
Don't see it if you have no interest in experiencing a living, breathing seance that returns the legendary director to us, however brief.