Cabin NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(4 Reviews)
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Great staging, Disappointing, Absorbing, Promising, Great set

About the Show

Part dance, theater, and film, "Cabin" explores violence, the complexities of queer desire and intimacy, and the lines between biography and fiction.


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Great set, Hybrid, Unclear, Personable cast, Physical

See it if you are interested in theater-dance hybrids.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional drama. Read more

70
Absorbing, Promising, Thoughtful, Great staging

See it if You like to see works in progress, thoughtful narratives. Much good here, talented actors/dancers

Don't see it if The play is based on a true story and the playwright has put his heart into it, but I needed to know exactly what happened & what came after Read more

63
Resonant, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if You want to see stories of queer relationships on stage

Don't see it if It’s just not that interesting and really feels like it’s baiting me with queer trauma

69
Slow, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if Great movement & dance scenes, clever set, attractive performers

Don't see it if you want to retain a good opinion of the Bushwick Starr, which is a great theater for new work & very easy to get to on the train Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
May 26th, 2019

"Ecstasy is what’s being transmitted. There’s an edge of desperation, though, within this bacchanalian glee...It turns out to be a tantalizing setup for the more conventional narrative that follows...If the disparate production elements here don’t cohere into a tonal whole, most of them are exquisitely rendered...I kept hoping for more dancing. And toward the show’s end, there is some, but it is, inevitably, more somber and deliberately faltering than that earlier eruption of bliss."
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Time Out New York
May 25th, 2019

"Consistent throughout the disparate sections is commentary on the jittery, erotic, fearful thrill of being seen...There are exquisite moments in 'Cabin,' usually when the men dance together...For about 45 minutes, the structure is clever...But the piece turns out to be better at tension than release; it comes to a stop rather than an end. Donovan’s too-abrupt conclusion disappoints its thriller structure and ruptures the luscious time dilation of the rest of the play."
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