HERE presents this fictional "making of" tribute to the movie you thought you knew featuring an intricately woven multi-narrative script. More…
'CasablancaBox' lifts the veil of the eponymous classic film to reveal the stories behind the legends. Audiences embark on a tangled journey, from 'Casablanca’s' sound stage at Warner Bros. Studios, to Nazi Germany, to London during the Blitz, to Ingrid Bergman’s living room, to Humphrey Bogart’s dressing room, to an Austrian extra’s real-life escape from a concentration camp, to Peter Lorre’s morphine-addled mind. Rife with glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction, and the refugee crisis of 1940s Hollywood, 'CasablancaBox' sets out to explore and expose the often accidental and chaotic nature of great art through the lens of "America’s Favorite Movie."
See it if This is must-see fun for any Casablanca fan; difficult to describe what I saw, but I know I liked it!
Don't see it if If you haven't seen, or aren't a fan of, Casablanca, you may have trouble following or appreciating this work, so do your homework first.
See it if you are up for a light-hearted romp through the chaos behind this film, or don't know much about its history & want to learn.
Don't see it if you are a stickler for historical accuracy. This is imaginative & informative fiction loosely based on facts, but not beholden to them.
See it if Regardless of your familiarity with the film "Casablanca", you want to see an ambitious staging of the filming of a movie.
Don't see it if You might not be interested in war, refugees and other unfortunately contemporary concerns.
See it if So it sees nothing beyond the making of the film Casablanca ha? It thinks Casablanca's a great film and pays this tribute to it ha?
Don't see it if The interplay of the original film clip and reenactment on the stage is more like a gimmick and becomes dull and unimaginative quickly
See it if you appreciate dazzling yet thoughtful integration of performance and technology.
Don't see it if you prefer straightforward, traditionally staged theater.
See it if The projection work is stellar and the acting leads were amazing. Great concepts.
Don't see it if It just doesn't merit a show. The story is trite and ultimately not a story worth telling onstage.
See it if The projections are magnificent and the casting if nice for the most part.
Don't see it if The plot is boring and hard to follow. It'd hard to care for anyone in the piece.