BrandoCapote
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BrandoCapote
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BrandoCapote NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
72%
Mixed
14%
Negative
14%
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. 

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Member Reviews (7)

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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

92
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 Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

BroadwayWorld
November 10th, 2019

"Creativity soars in the examination of toxic masculinity in the multimedia dance play 'BRANDOCAPOTE' at The Tank"
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Lighting & Sound America
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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TheaterScene.net
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 revels in it."
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Front Mezz Junkies
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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New York Theater
November 12th, 2019

"Inspired by a fascinating interview Truman Capote conducted with Marlon Brando...also a dance theater piece…and the latest showcase for Farrington's inventive technical experiments …Each of these elements intrigued me and impressed me. But all three put together lost me."
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Off Off Online
November 11th, 2019

"Eschewing conventional narrative techniques, 'BrandoCapote' is both a hypnotic and enervating experience in its repetitive attempts to 'get this right.' Disentangling the lives of the two souls merged in purgatory is fruitless and frustrating. Of course, that is exactly the point."
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