American Weather
Closed 1h 11m
American Weather

American Weather NYC Reviews and Tickets

(7 Ratings)
Members say
Indulgent, Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

About the Show

From HERE's Dream Music Puppetry program comes this bittersweet work of material performance, inspired by daily life in America.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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78 Reviews | 25 Followers
Slow, Poetic

See it if You like meditative abstract pieces that leave a lot of room for interpretation.

Don't see it if You expect a coherent story where each gesture is like a nail holding the structure together. Read more

129 Reviews | 48 Followers
Ambitious, Great staging, Indulgent, Relevant, Slow

See it if some well-done puppetry on display in this political piece of experimental art, it aims high, doesn't quite hit the mark, but interesting

Don't see it if you need a spelt out plot, fast pace or if patrionising political commentary winds you up (definitely don't read the program notes)

1145 Reviews | 461 Followers
Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent, Some great music, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy performance art. The description of this show doesn’t do it justice. As performance art it’d rate much higher. Some great parts.

Don't see it if You’re easily bored or can’t think outside the box...way outside! Read more

172 Reviews | 19 Followers
Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see an ambitious original work. Good music, good puppetry.

Don't see it if You expect some cogency, an attempt to approach the reported theme, and some check on personal indulgence.

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if Puppets and shadows enchant you

Don't see it if You want a plot

79 Reviews | 25 Followers
Confusing, Indulgent, Pretentious

See it if you don't mind virtually plotless abstract, impressionistic self-indulgence set to tolerable music

Don't see it if you like staged performance to have an absorbing plot or a compelling message

41 Reviews | 6 Followers
Ambitious, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if out of curiosity... it is a good idea anyway.

Don't see it if you prefer a well developed piece.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
June 22nd, 2018

“An inventive multi-media performance…The loose and open-ended narrative is strewn with metaphor that might resonate in unexpected ways…However, 'American Weather' is certainly not the easiest show to follow…With clever design, the piece is a treat for theatre aficionados who appreciate multi-media storytelling. However, while thoughtful, the intentions and messages of 'American Weather' are perhaps too hidden to be fully comprehended or appreciated."
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June 23rd, 2018

"Deliberate randomness forms the strong visual story told by Chris Green’s 'American Weather.' Thanks to Green and his collaborator’s masterful multidisciplinary combination of puppetry, video, song, verse and live action, 'American Weather’s' barometer reads division...How this is accomplished is rigorous. In applying theatrical basics with care and intelligence, 'American Weather' is provocative."
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