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.
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.
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.
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.
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