Arden – But, Not Without You
Arden – But, Not Without You
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Arden – But, Not Without You NYC Reviews and Tickets

62%
(3 Reviews)
Positive
33%
Mixed
67%
Negative
0%
Members say
Quirky, Experimental, Resonant, Entertaining, Dizzying

A genre-bending and experimental new work commissioned by The Flea.

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Member Reviews (3)

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380 Reviews | 55 Followers
70
Experimental

See it if After some slow performance art (light mentions of race), becomes Diana Oh's open mic on whatever she feels like w audience, then she sings.

Don't see it if Billed as a list of performers and Carrie Mae Weems' art but really 90% Diana, mostly unscripted, no plot, open space interacting w audience Read more

44 Reviews | 10 Followers
50
Dizzying

See it if You're a huge fan of Diana Oh or you're a Flea-apologist

Don't see it if you're tired of supporting the Flea and their work, you are looking for a story with a clear narrative arc Read more

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
65
Resonant, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy experimental theatre that changes every night.

Don't see it if You enjoy structured plots and stories.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatermania
February 12th, 2022

"'Arden' is like a theatrical guided meditation. At several points, the performers even lead the audience in a sound bath, teaching us how to breathe and intone together...The production was commissioned by the Flea and feels more like a ritual for the Flea than a performance for the public. While it makes for a mostly enjoyable audience experience, it does not feel like it is for us – it feels like we are watching a private moment of a group cleansing their own space."
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New York Theater
February 11th, 2022

feels in part like a healing or cleansing ritual, an effort to get past trauma: There are chants, communal prayers, songs, poems, poetic movement, childhood anecdotes, exhortations. But most of this is threaded through a loud, bluesy rock concert, the effect of which is wonderfully entertaining
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