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Broken City: WALL STREET

Members say: Absorbing, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Original
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
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5 reviews
 

PopUP Theatrics presents a 'street-immersive' production that explores the Financial District and the people who populate the neighborhood. 

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Part of a series of staged love letters to New York City, this interactive production combines real life and theater. Nine audience members are invited to explore the Wall Street area by following disparate characters and stories. Wear comfortable shoes as you'll be asked to stand, walk, climb stairs, and venture through this theatrical experience.

 

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Reviews (8)

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Avg Score

95
Stage Buddy

"A revelatory immersive theatre experience…During the experience one is so immersed in the story being told, that it’s only in its aftermath that one can admire the flawless execution of the experience...'Broken City' is truly essential theatre. Rarely do words, direction and performance sync with such sublimity, and the fact that it makes you feel as if you’ve just discovered New York City makes it as worthy of a love song as the one it sings to this urban paradise." Full Review

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Exeunt Magazine

"Stefan’s script struggles to keep track of its rather heavy-handed themes…It’s confusing. And it doesn’t feel very honest. Each story closes with a monologue that more or less affirms its jumbled worldview…More bizarrely, most of the action takes place in narration…A Greek chorus can provide valuable context, but Stefan’s descends into befuddling novelistic description...The overall effect is a diminishment of urgency." Full Review

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Plays to See

"Paolina is played with an ethereal childlike wonder by Orietta Crispino. Given that she has very few lines her performance is a marvel of physicality. Credit needs to go to all of the actors. The script is sometimes stilted, but all of the performers do a good job of giving the words life. The ending is a bit precious...Overall I enjoyed the experience, but if you want to participate, you will need to leave your pragmatic self at the door." Full Review

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96
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You love engaging, innovative theater. I may be biased, but the team is an absolute wonder. See New York in a whole new light.

Don't see it if You don't like walking theater. Like all of PopUp's work, this is not typical fair. For me, this is only a good thing.

100
Original, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if You want an amazing experience in the financial district, you are interested in street theatre, you enjoy interrupting the daily grind

Don't see it if You have any challenges walking, are uncomfortable with strangers interrupting the show, feel unsafe in street theatre settings.

90
Original, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you appreciate site-specific immersive street theater and disability arts. Here's my review: bit.ly/2avV3gr.

Don't see it if you have mobility issues or getting up close and personal with actors makes you uncomfortable.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if Want to be taken back in time...

Don't see it if Drinking is hard for you to watch...

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Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Smart

See it if you want to explore part of the city and part of yourself that you thought you knew...but, all of a sudden, it's new!

Don't see it if you can't walk city at a relatively fast pace or if you feel embarrassed by being in close proximity to people doing discondertin things