Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W


From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Confusing, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

A multimedia dance theater piece inspired by a 1957 New Yorker magazine profile of the actor by Truman Capote.  More…

From the show:

Disguised as an interview, BrandoCapote evolves into our own version of In Cold Blood, Capote's true crime masterwork. In BrandoCapote, like In Cold Blood, Capote puts a human face on an inhuman act, exposing generations of toxic masculinity, abuse and violence, while exorcising the demons of American celebrity.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (7)


Great staging, Confusing, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy
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Edgy, Quirky, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you like experimental theater, particularly shows that rely on video, dance and movement.

Don't see it if you expect traditional, easy to understand theater

Confusing, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you admire and know well the repertoire of Marlon and Truman and appreciate nonlinear, artistic examination their personalities, viewpoints

Don't see it if you prefer traditional multi-act drama, comedy, musicals, not interested in lives/viewpoints of protagonists, eschew intellectual challenge

Also I acknowledge that I did not understand many of the film references or... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if multimedia dance gorgeously designed and beautifully conceived is your thing! A visual feast! A story of male toxicity that transcends color

Don't see it if you want easy narrative - this is a multimedia dance piece! It tells a story but not a simple obvious one and not w/o repetitive gestures

Also I found the storyline of Brando and his intimate family - his mother, ... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Excruciating, Dizzying, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you like lots of action onstage to no avail

Don't see it if you want a clear picture of what's going on, or what's intended by the playwright; this show was cringe-worthy

Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you like experimental plays that are out of the box. Also if you like shows which are based on dancing and body movements.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a more traditional play.

Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate experimental theatre, especially one with a strong emphasis on movement and pre-recorded audio.

Don't see it if You want a linear story or traditional narrative.

Also The piece reminded me of the work of Richard Foreman's Ontological Hys... Read more Read less

Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're familiar with Marlon Brando and the work of Capote, and you're ready to be intrigued through a very modern/abstract platform.

Don't see it if If you're not familiar with Capote, or you can't get abstract art or it frustrates you, you have to have an open mind for this show 😉

November 10th, 2019
"Creativity soars in the examination of toxic masculinity in the multimedia dance play 'BRANDOCAPOTE' at The Tank"
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November 13th, 2019
"The precision of the piece is stunning, but its ideas are reductive and repetitive… The difficulty with 'BrandoCapote' is that it may be too obscure for the uninitiated and too banal for the well-informed."
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November 13th, 2019
"Slowly, in stops and starts, portraits of the two main characters are revealed. 'BrandoCapote' is more revealing than moving, its extreme stylization and constant repetitions present a façade that is difficult to pierce. But, it is a fascinating gem that takes a difficult subject and quietly rev...
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November 13th, 2019
"[The Farringtons] have taken the prerecorded interaction along with similarly themed film clips and inserted them within their magically twisted ideology...They leave me wanting to know more, see more, and understand more, although it's also apparent that the clarity will have to come later."
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