“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.” Full Review
“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.” Full Review
"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." Full Review
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
See it if you have any interest in mythology or fully immersive shows where you get to really interact with characters in significant ways.
Don't see it if you prefer WATCHING a play to participating in one. Use cation if you have mobility issues.
See it if you like immersive theatre, some beautiful male singers, and a "choose your own adventure".
Don't see it if you have mobility issues or low vision. This show takes place over 3 floors of an old church with narrow stairs and dark passageways.
See it if you are a fan of immersive theater and Greek mythology. You must be ready to participate and play along with the actors.
Don't see it if you are not good at suspending disbelief and you don't like immersive theater or dance theater.
See it if you enjoy immersive theatre, wonderful narrative dance, greek mythology or weddings - a beautiful production that is so very intriguing
Don't see it if the above doesn't sound like something you'd be interested in, or if you have mobility issues (a lot of stairs, BIG church)
See it if you want to try a new immersive show like a sleep no more or then she fell. The dance routines at times felt repetitive.
Don't see it if you don't like immersive shows that you will need to move around a space.
See it if imaginative non-linear work excites you. A poor-man's Sleep No More. Small groups are lead to rooms where some scenes are beautifully danced
Don't see it if you have knee or hip issues, STAIRS! Need knowledge of gods & their genealogy. Scenes repeat bad luck can stick you watching one twice,
See it if you want to attend the wedding of Orpheus & Eurydice and follow the fateful lovers to hell & back in Hadestown meets Tony n' Tina's Wedding.
Don't see it if you're uneasy on your feet for 2hrs or unforgiving of a work-in-progress. There's a lot to admire here, but work is needed to tighten it up.
See it if you like this myth, immersive shows or going around old churches. You can still watch it if you’re not that into dancing
Don't see it if you dislike interacting with actors or have trouble with stairs
See it if Well meaning immersive production. Work in progress with promise. Brush up on Greek mythology. A touch too long, nice dances and songs.
Don't see it if some places aren’t well lit for walkthrus. The smaller group moments need a little more purpose. Needs to be shortened. Worth seeing.
See it if You like an immersive experience where you follow the actors all over the building in small groups. Some nice dance, some nice voices.
Don't see it if You don’t have patience for 2 hours of traipsing thru the church or figuring out who’s who among the gods represented. know the myth first
See it if I love immersive. Was rooting for it. Some good things, but generally on the weaker side. Hadestown meets Then She Fell but lower quality.
Don't see it if You can’t climb stairs or stand a long time. Don’t like immersive shows.
See it if You want a beautiful, interactive theatre experience with one of the greatest Greek myths
Don't see it if You cannot walk or stand for long periods of time
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