Already closed | 1h 50m | East Village

An Invisible Piece of this World

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Slow

About the show

IATI, in co-production with AENY--Spanish Artists in New York, presents Spanish actor and playwright Juan Diego Botto’s revealing look at the hot-button issue of (im)migration. More…

By showcasing stories of real-life immigrants, 'An Invisible Piece of this World ' humanizes headline-making numbers and statistics about this controversial topic. Thanks to his collaboration with several humanitarian organizations, Botto is able to share five unique tales that explore desolation, wounds of exile, and the human drive to survive.

1h 50m | Already closed | IATI Theater (East Village)

Member Reviews (17)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Slow
75
Avg Score

90
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a drama about contemporary issues. You want to hear personal stories about immigration. You want great writing & acting.

Don't see it if You don't want a play about issues. You don't want a drama.

80
Intelligent, Topical, Well-played, Well-written, Intense

See it if you like thoughtful, politically-charged subject matter played out skillfully, horror and humor included

Don't see it if you would be appalled by inhumane torment of people played out within arms length of your seat

40
Slow, Wildly uneven

See it if you have the patience of a saint - there are 2 decent, interesting monologues but unfortunately they were sandwiched by 3 terrible ones.

Don't see it if you can help it.

69
Excruciating, Insipid, Slow, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if You like feeling superior to others. 5 LABORIOUS indulgent monologs about immigrants done wrong. 2 1/2 hrs w/no break, You are held hostage.

Don't see it if You don't need to be pounded over the head again & again & ... with the fact the people written about have it bad & we are responsible.

71
Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Great acting

See it if You would enjoy seeing an incredible acting tour-de-force -- an actress doing a riveting monologue while being water-tortured.

Don't see it if You hate plays with excessive overwrought prose, or you hate shows that just monologue sequences.

70
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy contemporary plays about illegal immigration and all it entails; you like watching long monologues- there are 5 (1 for each actor)

Don't see it if you cannot sit through 2 hours without intermission; you need drama/action/interaction between characters on stage

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like good theater in the east village.

Don't see it if You're not into small intimate spaces.

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like long monolgues, minimalist staging, personal accounts of immigrants.

Don't see it if You dislike intense moments, long monologues and seeing simulated physical torture.

65
Clever, Great writing, Overrated, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can speak spanish and are interested in seeing stories of humans that have not really been told before

Don't see it if you are not a fan of 5 people doing monologues for two hours

75
Original, Great staging, Beautiful theater

See it if you're interested in thought provoking contemporary theater.

Don't see it if you can't deal with plays that run 2 hours, non-stop.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you're looking for an intelligent show. Everything about this show appealed to me, intellectually and emotionally. Great experience. I cried

Don't see it if you only want to have fun at a theatre and not expand your understanding.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in learning about the experiences of undocumented immigrants and the hard choices they need to face.

Don't see it if You cannot sit for two hours without an intermission; you don't like monologues; you don't like theaters where you feel like you're on stage

80
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You love mysterious enthralling shows.

Don't see it if You're not into small theater spaces.

65
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are a hard-core theatre-goer who likes social issues content.

Don't see it if you have a short attention-span or want to be "entertained."

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Incredible

Don't see it if Boring

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Must see

See it if You should definitely see it no matter what. A very honest and profound proposal for the society. It absorbs you in every situation. A must!

Don't see it if I don't think there are any reason to not see this play. It talks about life, hard times for immigrants, about humanity. I think it's a must

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like deep reflections on diverse individuals and experiences that are woven together through thoughtful direction and choreography.

Don't see it if You find lengthy monologues unappealing.


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