St. Ann’s Warehouse presents an avant-garde, multi-media work by Tony winner Enda Walsh that conjures a strange and tender love story set in a terrifying world. More…
Isla sits in a waiting room in a tower as a man watches her, documenting her every move and pulling her dreams from her. In this brave new world, Walsh dares to imagine that the individual might somehow survive and that there’s still a place for love. A companion piece to 'Rooms' at the Irish Arts Center.
See it if You like dystopian ambiguous drama. It's certainly good for conversations about what it was you just saw!
Don't see it if You want a clear story line or any sort of resolution.
See it if you enjoy avant guard theater with enigmatic meaning; extraordinary acting and dancing; tugs on your heartstrings.
Don't see it if you need to read the reviews to almost understand the story; get bored when meaning is just beyond your reach.
See it if you enjoy plays where a lot of information is held back by the playwright. It will not be easy for the viewer to come to any conclusions.
Don't see it if you like everything spelled out for you.
See it if want theater to keep you guessing, are ok w little plot/unexplained worlds. This is a character study in a dystopian future. Not easy.
Don't see it if Don't like dark, experimental/edgy stuff. It's confounding, intense, melancholy both in script & production. Read the Brit reviews before.
See it if you're open-minded and want to see a well-staged show about isolation and love with a lot of movement and dance
Don't see it if sitting through some long dance scenes in between the dialogue-driven scenes sounds torturous to you
See it if you want to think. want to feel. want to see redemption and hope. To call it dystopian is accurate but ultimately untrue.
Don't see it if You want a straight narrative which requires no interpretation, you want a light comedy.
See it if you can let yourself go and appreciate how the staging and dialogue and acting come together to form something new and meaningful.
Don't see it if you prefer straight forward plots and don't like sci fi, particularly when it is about a dystopian future.
See it if you like dark Orwellian play with little dialogue; "experimental" works including dance; don't care about plot
Don't see it if don't like modern choreography (I do so deduct 10-15 points from score); plays about totalitarianism, isolation; don't like blackouts
See it if you want to be bewildered for 85 minutes and wonder what this is all about.
Don't see it if if you are looking for theater that has something to say.
See it if you are comfy with minimal dialogue or cues as to plot, time, place, or purpose; curious about the Warehouse venue (I was and liked it).
Don't see it if you need firm traditional structures, you don't want movement to have to convey content; you want resolution & clear meaning. Impenetrable.
See it if you are interested in different forms of theater. Dance and other non-verbal actions are a big part of the piece.
Don't see it if you are easily confused. The "plot" can be hard to follow with all the additional elements.
See it if You are prone to dystopian fever dreams. You like Becket, Sartre & Judd Apatow.
Don't see it if You have trouble with amplified miking and torrential dialogue. You don't like being confused. You thought this is going to be like "Once".
See it if you want to see something totally different and very emotionally tugging despite being a bit confusing, with unique blend of acting/dancing.
Don't see it if if you don’t like seeing something without a straight story line; dislike silent or dark moments, or loud noises with the lights out.
See it if you can be patient, letting the understanding build piece by piece. Walsh creates a stark image of the future; not a tale for the faint
Don't see it if you don't want to be disturbed. Themes include suicide, classism, torture, the reaction of humans to isolation, the failure of humanity
See it if For Walsh fans who want to see what he's up to. Avant guard, theatrical, multi-media assault
Don't see it if Big themes but not an engaging plot. Confounding, makes little sense, tedious
See it if There were flashes of brilliance, particularly in the parts with dance.
Don't see it if Although I was never bored, I was very confused. Still am.
See it if you enjoy a unique theatre experience. I found this to be so absorbing with many interesting and creative ideas. used dance brilliantly.
Don't see it if you like to have everything explained and do not like ambiguity.
See it if You're really into experimental theatre, absurdist work (Beckett et. al.), are interested in the how of a story's construction.
Don't see it if You are looking for plot, clear explanations, or a happy ending.
See it if you can immerse yourself in poetic, challenging, troubling yet beautiful experimental theater. Edgy, stimulating, well acted & choreographed
Don't see it if you want fluff and fun & fret over linear plot lines. Tormented & not easy to grasp. Definitely not for everyone, but I loved the experience
See it if Whooo this intense theatre work is as surreal as it gets. Part bag dream meets installation art you might find at the Whitney .
Don't see it if It you don't like avant guard Surreal theatre
Also The physical Body work is amazing