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Autumn Stage (Dream Up)

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Ambitious

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (12)


Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Ambitious

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.

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.

Disappointing, Great acting

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.

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.


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

September 8th, 2016
"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...
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