Abdication (Dream Up 2019)
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Abdication (Dream Up 2019)
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Abdication (Dream Up 2019) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
6%
Negative
12%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking

About the Show

This darkly comedic multimedia romp features three separate stories, which offer a tongue-in-cheek view of technocratic society. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival.

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Member Reviews (17)

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897 Reviews | 374 Followers
89
Outside the box, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. 3 short one acts, each a little “out there”. Strung together by a space age Rod Serling.

Don't see it if You don’t like sci-fi, or have to have all the answers, these may leave you with more questions. Or if you can’t handle low budget sets. Read more

706 Reviews | 200 Followers
81
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are up for an offbeat show with some light music and dancing, three scenes supplemented with television clips, well performed by a cast.

Don't see it if you cannot stretch you mind to the absurd, do not like family tension, don't like your drama mixed with musical and dancing introductions.

691 Reviews | 212 Followers
85
Original, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Funny, Clever

See it if 3 provocative, imaginative, dark sci-fi skits played with humor & verve. Lively, sharp satirical musical intro before each skit. Loved it!

Don't see it if You are looking for a fancier production. You don't like short vignettes.

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
84
Absorbing, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if Three shorts stories. Before each stories opens you get a little introduction (little like " Tales from the Crypt").

Don't see it if Not your standard play. Read more

464 Reviews | 101 Followers
46
Incomplete, Interesting, Great acting

See it if you like short plays. These are three totally different plays that don’t have anything to do with one another

Don't see it if You are someone who values their time. This is the fourth show I have seen at this festival and all four of them have started extremely late Read more

206 Reviews | 40 Followers
72
Confusing, Clever

See it if you like short plays with an organized sci-fi theme. Like a deeper themes and fast moving dialogue. Like ideas more than characters

Don't see it if You don't like lean staging and want a longer exploration of characters. Prefer full length plays. Read more

171 Reviews | 30 Followers
75
Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if It's 3 unrelated vignettes. It's more funny than serious, but the middle piece in particular will make you think.

Don't see it if There's a lot of multimedia that really adds to the experience, but if you're opposed to watching tv at the theater, you might object.

147 Reviews | 39 Followers
45
Self-indulgent, Derivative, Confusing, Banal

See it if Its heart was in the right place with its anti-racist sentiments, if that's what it was about. Well, some of it, anyway.

Don't see it if Felt like it was written by committee, with a claque of their friends yucking it up to show the rest of us where it was supposed to be funny

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