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From 11 critic and 39 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

About the show

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.

Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Intelligent, Masterful

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.

Clever, Edgy, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy unconventional theater that challenges the assumptions you have made about the world.

Don't see it if Frank conversations about race make you uncomfortable.

Clever, Ambitious, Original, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are familiar with the art world, the publishing world and the politics in China.

Don't see it if You don't like talky plays.

Clever, Confusing, Slow, Relevant, Dizzying

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.

Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to be challenged

Don't see it if You're just looking to be entertained

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intense, Quirky

See it if You want to experience theatre differently.

Don't see it if You only want the set to change, not the story.

Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Refreshing

See it if You'd like a refreshing perspective

Don't see it if Hate plays

During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Intelligent

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.

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Clever

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.)

During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original, Intelligent, Funny

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.

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Edgy

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...

During previews
Original, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you are interested in three short thought provoking vignettes

Don't see it if you want a straight forward linear play with a clear conclusion

During previews

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.

During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if one is looking for challenging, non traditional play

Don't see it if one is looking for straight story telling

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