Already closed | 1h 50m | Midtown W

Abyss

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Absorbing, Pretentious, Ambitious, Boring

About the show

The Play Company presents the U.S. debut of German playwright Maria Milisavljevic's tense and haunting new thriller about a search for a missing woman. More…

Karla’s been missing since Monday. The police are indifferent, so her friends launch a search of their own. But soon secrets surface, and threaten the safety they’ve worked so hard to find in a new home. This poetic thriller, winner of the prestigious Kleist Award, leads us through a world where people make their own justice, to the brink of irrevocable loss.

1h 50m | Already closed | Theaterlab (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Absorbing, Pretentious, Ambitious, Boring
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Avg Score

5
Boring, Pretentious, Amateurish, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy watching a college-level production, sitting in very uncomfortable seats. If you enjoy a pretentious play, this may be for you.

Don't see it if you value high-quality drama, with fine acting, and sitting in a comfortable seat.

73
Banal, Clever, Dated

See it if .

Don't see it if .

75
Absorbing, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You appreciate creative staging.

Don't see it if Are a living room set type of person.


November 17th, 2015
"This poetic drama qualifies as severely arty, it is also genuinely artful. If you bear with its more fanciful flourishes, it will take you places you didn’t expect to go...I think it’s safe to say that 'Abyss' could have been written only by someone who is young and European. But there’s a probi...
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November 17th, 2015
"'Abyss' never makes anything dramatically engaging out of its mysterious scenario. The script is a dense web of memories, dreams, allusions, and insinuations, all of them pieces in a puzzle of political and spiritual exile. The playwright's narrative method is deliberately cloudy at times; for e...
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November 17th, 2015
"Promoted as a 'poetic thriller,' 'Abyss' depends upon lyrical text, opacity, and, to a degree, metaphor and an abstract narrative. However, 'Abyss' is lengthy and requires an intense focus in order to follow and find the story’s nuances. While this type of writing could be magical and thought pr...
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November 16th, 2015
"The murder mystery offers rich enough sport once the elliptical text finds its footing, but in the context of the current world refugee crisis, I found that Milisavljevic’s oblique commentary on Germany’s contemporary ethnic patchwork provided more gripping distractions...The three-strong cast t...
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