A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique)
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A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique)

A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Quirky, Confusing

About the Show

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).

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Member Reviews (25)

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371 Reviews | 82 Followers
Resonant, Ambitious, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

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​.

99 Reviews | 15 Followers
Avant garde ,worth seeing, thought provoking, Ambitious

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. Read more

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
Quirky, Resonant, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of The Wooster Group or off best work.

Don't see it if If you’re not a fan of Theater of the Absurd.

98 Reviews | 24 Followers
Profound, Intense, Masterful, Great staging, Delightful

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. Read more

69 Reviews | 11 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Dizzying, Enchanting, Absorbing

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. Read more

567 Reviews | 148 Followers
Avant garde, Quirky, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

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. Read more

688 Reviews | 115 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

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

249 Reviews | 117 Followers
Conversation piece, Interesting, Weird avant-garde

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. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
May 10th, 2018
For a previous production

"The Wooster Group is among the most profound sentimentalists working in theater today...Sophisticated digital, video and audio technology is deployed to create a constant, ever-shifting dialogue between the live performers and video sequences...It includes a simple but stunning bit of video trompe-l’oeil. At some point, you’ll probably be able to see photographs or a film of this climactic moment. But believe me, the full magic is in being there."
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Time Out New York
May 11th, 2018
For a previous production

"There’s none of their customary productive friction with the work here. They’re too philosophically in sync with what’s onscreen, as Kantor is the root from which they’re still drawing sap....Yet it’s still a delight to watch...The video is a superb document of a vanished artist, and for a while it seems best to simply ignore the Woosterian hijinks and watch the TV. But at the end there’s a dessert that’s worth the meal...The performance turns silly and strange and moving."
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New York Stage Review
May 21st, 2018
For a previous production

“The way-way-offbeat presentation is a tribute to Kantor, the groundbreaking Polish director...The players, all clearly versed in Wooster Group acting standards...Though the parts of the play are involving, the most affecting perhaps is the last...Hypnotic...despite an intrinsic challenge to understand what’s happening from minute to minute...Nothing better can be said of the current offering than that it achieves its inspiriting purpose.”
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Theatre is Easy
May 25th, 2018
For a previous production

"The Wooster Group pays tribute to artist Tadeusz Kantor in this meditative production haunted by the video ghosts of past and present...A 70-minute multi-media spectacle...As the camera changes angles, the actors change their positions...in sharp swift moves. The dialogue between the recording and the live performance is masterfully timed...The cast’s presence, divided between the screen and the stage, creates an uncanny and exciting, yet alienating sensation."
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