See it if You enjoy fully immersive shows and would like to see one that combines dance, song, live music, spoken word and audience participation.
Don't see it if You don’t feel comfortable navigating dark staircases of a rundown church.
See it if you want to see a new retelling of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
Don't see it if you don't like moving around to see the show. You have to climb many stairs during the performance
See it if You like immersive shows that make amazing use of space and are a fantastic blend of dance/movement and theatre.
Don't see it if You prefer straight plays without music, traditional staging, or have difficulty with stairs/standing for long periods.
See it if you enjoy immersive theater. You want to see a new company thats doing some awesome new work.
Don't see it if Have trouble with stairs. Standing. Walking.
See it if you go with some friends, and feel like walking around different spaces. If you like inmersive theater.
Don't see it if you don't like inmersive theater, you don't want to walk around or you feel embarrased by taking part of the show and interacting with actor
See it if MAN! We need more risks like this in theatre. Loved how they utilized their set. May be your poor man's Sleep No More, but it's got merit.
Don't see it if Hades is horrendously miscast. Acting is dodgy sometimes. Dancing could be tightened up. Read more
See it if you like to experience an immersive show and to see something completely different from an ordinary show.
Don't see it if you have some kind of mobility issues and do not like to talking or to be a part of the show with the cast. Read more
See it if If you are an immersive theater fan who loves an intimate audience and enjoys lots of interactions with the characters.
Don't see it if You aren't prepared to walk up and down several flights of stairs. Read more
"The choreography is undoubtedly the strongest element of this production and the most successful scenes of 'Beloved/Departed' are dance-based...Yet while certainly a memorable experience, 'Beloved/Departed' lacks cohesiveness due to some imbalances. Much of the dialogue is naively direct and self-explanatory...'Beloved/Departed' is an ambitious project occupying a vast, labyrinth-like space. The match between the show and venue is uncanny."
“Ten energetic performers and a string quartet bring to life a bevy of Greek gods and goddesses...Students of immersive theatre will delight in observing the gods interact: hopeful glances, a steely eyed stare, a quiet scoff. A careful eye will note just how much is being communicated about each god-to-god relationship during these quiet moments...’Beloved/Departed’ is what happens when love is not enough...An exploration of what it means...to be human.”
“A different take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, what really makes it different is a quality of rough-edged simplicity...But simple doesn’t mean mindless. The text and choreography, coupled with the music and lyrics, the sets and lighting, and the costume design are appropriate for a piece that emphatically doesn’t wear its underlying intelligence on its sleeve...Each member of the cast left a distinct impression.”