Part detective story, part meta‐noir, this Kafkaesque comedy takes us on a topsy--turvy quest that explores everything from the time continuum to criminal clowns. Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival. More…
A seasoned assassin is hired to wipe out an obscure fringe playwright. Yet as she moves closer to the kill, she uncovers an inexplicable link between herself and the target.
See it if you have 65 minutes to be whizzed through this story, sometimes on the mark and sometimes short. Some good acting and some funny moments.
Don't see it if you want a polished production. The production value is good for off-off-Broadway but it needs more cohesiveness.
See it if want 2 support Dream Up Fest, earnest cast & playwright Jonathan Yukich "whose plays receive over 200 full productions each year"
Don't see it if absurdism, mimes, seeming pointlessness, voice-over narration, projected scene titles, would drive you to fall asleep at the tedium
See it if you like supporting small theater. You want a fever dream quality mashup play of Guy Noir Private Eye and Borges.
Don't see it if you're expecting a polished production, coherent script, or high production value. This is a barebones, black box experience.
See it if You are a friend or relative of a cast member; Are supportive of the experimental Theater of the New City and new playwrights
Don't see it if You really expect a " meta-noir, Kafka-esque" comedy; need a coherent play or thought-provoking plotline to grab onto
See it if It's relatively harmless. And a mouse ran across the stage when I saw it, which I added 3 points for. It has an ok script and moves quickly.
Don't see it if The acting varies from horrid to adequate. The story doesn't make a ton of sense. Also, I can't promise a mouse at any other shows.
See it if Some good writing and acting saved the day. But trying to incorporate several viewpoints made it something of a structural mess.
Don't see it if You don't feel comfortable with experimental theater.
See it if You enjoy something delightful and a little weird
Don't see it if Absurdist plots are not your thing, or you need to have everything fully resolved at the end of a play.
See it if You like absurdism or low-tech chamber theatre. It’s also short, not even an hour long.
Don't see it if You have trouble following confusing, absurdist storylines. You want a convincing resolution at the end. You want realistic acting.
See it if You're looking for something challenging, new - will leave you with lots to discuss. Some very funny moments and fun musical moments.
Don't see it if You're looking for any level of professional theatre or something of substance. Or if you're looking for a 1 hr piece that feels like it.
See it if you like comedies and are looking for a short play that will give you a few good laughs.
Don't see it if you are looking for a larger production. The set is very simple and requires imagination and paying attention to the narration.