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Autumn Stage (Dream Up)

12 Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Edgy, Disappointing, Quirky
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Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival: In this existentialist comedy, three spiritually disconnected people take over an outdoor stage in an attempt to tackle their problems.  More…

Is contemporary theater a form of escapism, or is it a complex way to confront the problems in our lives? This is but one of the philosophical questions that underscore Peter Welch's 'Autumn Stage.' Taking place on an abandoned summer stage in early fall, the play explores how theater can serve as a palace or a prison.


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The Arts Fuse

"The script is billed as an 'existentialist comedy about three spiritually disconnected people.' That’s an accurate description, suggesting that this is a play of ideas. Unfortunately there are so many that it becomes, at times, a confusing mess...All three actors bring welcome touches of reality to this fever dream of a night...By the end, the script comes off as a pint-sized 'No Exit.' It is hard to take cosmic concerns seriously through the prism of theater." Full Review


93
Edgy, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like to question reality, experiment and scratch the surface of people and characters you thought you knew

Don't see it if You have no imagination

88
Edgy, Great acting, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You're looking for something different, really different, and bizarre, really bizarre, yet at the same time coherent enough to follow.

Don't see it if You only like linear storytelling,and/or have problems with plays that break the fourth wall

72
Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Quirky, Confusing

See it if If you like Ionesco or other absurdist comedy. If you don't like linear story telling and don't mind breaking the 4th wall.

Don't see it if You are confused by quirky comedy that has no set storyline. If you are bothered by weapons onstage or if you are interested in story.

Also This show reminds me of when I went to MOMA and there was a constructi... Read more Read less

67
Disappointing, Pedantic

See it if You like to ponder about the "meaning of theater". You can appreciate a good concept even when it isn't well executed.

Don't see it if You don't like being lectured and would prefer to learn by watching good storytelling.

67
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if non-linear storytelling for the sake of non linear storytelling excites you

Don't see it if you want all of the writing to advance a tale.

55
Disappointing, Disconnected

See it if You want to see a show with an interesting grain of an idea with some potential that poses questions directly rather than revealing them.

Don't see it if You want a fully realized show that achieves what it attempts or likable/relatable characters.

50
Confusing

See it if you can appreciate a concept even it is isn't well executed

Don't see it if you prefer a lighthearted simple theater experience.

Also The show was a bit confusing. I wasn't entirely sure what was going on... Read more Read less

50
Just not very good

See it if A great concept is all you need to be happy. This does have an interesting meta idea as its framework.

Don't see it if You have a need for writing that sounds like actual people talking, and action that makes any sense. The actors don't rise above the script.

49
Ambitious, Quirky, Confusing, Needs work

See it if You want to see a play in progress. If you're an actor/writer who wants to watch and learn what works, and unfortunately what doesn't.

Don't see it if You're looking for a polished, linear story.

41
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you like meta stories that are trying to make a point.

Don't see it if you get confused easily.

91
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like to see inventive work that doesn't always make sense, but still holds your attention nevertheless.

Don't see it if You need to be spoon fed all of a play's themes and actions.

99
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want something thought-provoking

Don't see it if you hate open endings

Also very thought-provoking; wish the play were longer.


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