From the show:
HEADS. TAILS. THE PARK. THE BOATMAN.
A man and a woman sit in a park. They appear to be a couple, but aren’t. The man is clutching a car tire. The woman has a penny in her pocket. The mythical Boatman of Bow Bridge is coming. He is coming to take away the person who is in possession of the penny. How do we make choices in the face of the end of the world as we know it?
See it if You want to see something in a nontraditional space. This was done outside in a courtyard
Don't see it if You are expecting to show up in a theater sit in a seat and watch a play that takes place on stage
See it if you like Mac Wellman and the edgy theater the Flea is known for.
Don't see it if you expect to understand what is going on. Fun to watch, but ultimately I didn't get it.
See it if like Mac Wellman. An old play that still engages today. staged well to get the audience more involved
Don't see it if need a linear narrative then skip this. Though this is a very accessible Mac Wellman play.
See it if You’d like to sit outside and watch young actors throw themselves into the messy wackiness of a Wellman play about a road to hell thru NYC
Don't see it if You want clarity or a traditional play. It’s not Hadestown (although there is some singing!)
See it if you like cleverly meandering text circling around the meaning rather than spelling it out; you've never seen anything by Mac Wellman.
Don't see it if this is quite straightforward and accessible by Mac Wellman's standards but don't expect a plot-driven narrative play.
See it if you want to see great performances as mercurial and dynamic as the weather.
Don't see it if it's so short and delightful that even if you get lost in Mac Wellman's language the show is still a good time.
See it if you like deconstructionist theater and if you appreciate an experience (rather than a coherent narrative).
Don't see it if you want structure, narrative, or a plot. This doesn't have a ton of that.
See it if You love sitting outside with friends and watching people bicker over cosmic misfortune and flat tires
Don't see it if You hate sunshine and great writing
See it if You want to see what passed as profound avant guard in the 1980s. Characters trying to define them self as they take refuge in the park.
Don't see it if You expect insights, humor, and anything resembling stimulating art.
See it if You want really different, really fascinating theater.
Don't see it if You need something purely linear or straightforward. This is Mac Wellman, y'all, prepare for some joyous weird.
See it if You love language & poetry. Acting & staging is superb - you're right there in the thick of all this grappling with the human condition
Don't see it if You expect to "get it" immediately. It lingers and needs to be discussed and seen again. Would even recommend reading in advance.
See it if you have absolutely nothing else to do that evening. Actually, simply go elsewhere instead.
Don't see it if Loud music, stupid dialogue, ranting and raving from characters having hallucinations, characters talking past each other. Go elsewhere.