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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

Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Quirky, Edgy

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

Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Quirky

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

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

Clever, Ambitious, 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.

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

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.

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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