The Play Company presents an irreverent, genre-bending piece about a Chinese dissident artist. Part of the Summer Shares season at La MaMa. More…
Theater makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. Their hybrid show invites you to navigate a labyrinthine trail between truth and perception, authority and authenticity, illusionary art and real jeopardy.
See it if You are interested in new, edgy art of all mediums that is unlike anything you've ever seen.
Don't see it if You are looking for a feel-good, easily digestible piece of theatre.
See it if you like heady, intellectual theater, beautiful designs, or are still kinda obsessed with the Mike Daisey scandal
Don't see it if you prefer your theater to be more theatrical, and less TED Talk.
See it if you need to a visceral theatrical experience to fill your soul, expand your mind and be moved to your core.
Don't see it if you have no interest in going on journey with the play.
See it if you're looking for exciting, exceedingly well crafted theatre that challenges what a play can be, how we tell stories, and the "truth".
Don't see it if if you're looking for a traditionally structured play. (But you should see it, it's too exciting to miss.)
See it if You want to be taken on a thought-provoking adventure that is serious at times, but also quite funny. Very creative.
Don't see it if You want a traditional play or a straightforward, predictable plot.
See it if You like an intelligent piece of theater that is very engaging and cerebral.
Don't see it if You don't like edgy theater that makes you think long and hard about what you are experiencing...
See it if The middle section contains some very shocking (and funny) surprises....
Don't see it if ...but the first and last scenes are tedious and very repetitive, and need major cuts. Show runs 1 hour 40 minutes total.
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