SITI Company and Abingdon Theatre Company present the world premiere of an avant-garde work inspired by American composer, writer, artist, and philosopher John Cage. More…
SITI actors Will Bond and Ellen Lauren create a unique live art performance, part chess game and part music happening, which explores the words and ideas of a visionary artist. Come experience the wide-open mind-bending brilliance of Cage’s insights about the world, art, music, philosophy, and the adventures that life presents. Conceived and directed by veteran theater maker Anne Bogart.
See it if you want something different. I have to agree with the majority though
Don't see it if Our lowest rating.. My 60 and partner's 30 did it in.. It is for those who want to MAJORTHINK..
See it if You have some familiarity w/John Cage. You want a play about big, philosophical ideas. You like abstract & non-linear plays.
Don't see it if You're expecting a plot. You have no familiarity w/John Cage. You don't want philosophy and big ideas.
See it if you have patience for art-speak drivel that has pretensions to grandeur but is empty of meaning. Full of erudite references to nothing.
Don't see it if you expect insightful writing, character development, relevance and meaning. You are looking for an intermission to escape.
See it if You're a big fan of Cage and avant-garde theater and enjoy wondering what the he and she are up to. Some use of sound and light fun.
Don't see it if You can't handle 90 slow moving min with philosophical talk. I wanted to like it but the chess moves were like watching paint dry.
See it if you like John Cage, interesting plays about avant garde music/musicians, and thought-provoking, quiet, good acting.
Don't see it if you don't like slow pieces, meta, and unconventional pieces that lack a traditional story. I liked it, but it was weird and not for everyone
See it if don't mind something avant-guard, philosophical and imaginatively presented
Don't see it if need a conventional plot and have short attention spans
See it if You are a great fun of John Cage; you want to see some experimental theater works which discuss time, sound and space.
Don't see it if You like plot-driven or traditional plays. Nothing really happened during the play and the dialogues can be incomprehensible.
See it if You enjoy watching actors make toast, drink coffee, play chess, and talk nonsense for 90 minutes. Trouble falling asleep? Not at this show!
Don't see it if You want to see a play that's about something. This was about NOTHING! 90 minutes of my life gone forever!
See it if You are willing to spend 90 minutes watching two actors play chess while pretending to talk about philosophical and obscure concepts.
Don't see it if You don't like pretentious theater that tries ( and fails ) to be " avant-garde " and challenging. This is a boring and inert production.
See it if you like John Cage's ideas. Like abstract, conceptual, even absurdist theater. Want your thinking expanded or your assumptions challenged.
Don't see it if you want traditional theater. Aren't familiar with (or willing to learn about) Cage's ideas. Need a clear plot; this is ideas-driven.
See it if u want 2 c John Cage's work & ideas come alive under Ann Bogart's genius/u want 2 c Siti's s Will Bond & Ellen Lauren exude brilliance.
Don't see it if if u don't want to think, need a story
See it if You like Endgame, Sandbox, Exit The King, The Chairs. . . and outstanding actors
Don't see it if Like comprehensible stories with linear plots
See it if you are a fan of John Cage and his seemingly "esoteric" philosophical musing about art and life, maybe.
Don't see it if are looking for a show with any semblance of plot or want to have the ideas of John Caged doled out to you . . . tediously.
See it if your are a little tired of kitchen dramas and plays with a linear story and you are open to a different type of show, super well done.
Don't see it if you like regular plays and are not open to enjoying something out of the box. People are going to hate it or love it, and that's good.
See it if you love Will Bond and Ellen Lauren so much you wouldn't miss anything they are in.
Don't see it if you have no patience for brainy plays with a lot of text and not much of action.
See it if you enjoy pretentious "avant garde" performances which are thought provoking for some.
Don't see it if you are a fan of John Cage. Do not like pretentious plays that seem like they go on and on and on for ever. This play was a long 2 hours.
See it if You are a fan of any of the following: Anne Bogart/Viewpoints, John Cage, two people shows.
Don't see it if You don't see the wonder in everyday.
See it if You want to know more about a modern, provocative composer who was a brilliant philosopher.
Don't see it if You want constant action and just want to relax, without having to think.
Also I kind of liked it.
See it if you are a fan of experimental theater, a fan of John Cage or of Anne Bogart/SITI Company. Enjoy spectacular sound design and unique lighting
Don't see it if you only like musicals, narrative plays, hate experimental theater or require plot and characters to enjoy a performance; You hate John Cage
See it if You like experimental/ devised theater, or John Cage. You like philosophy, and you like letting your mind wonder and consider things.
Don't see it if you don't like experimental theater, performance art, 2 person minimalist shows, or if you need plot, message, or concreteness.
See it if You hate yourself. Seeing this was the worst experience I have ever had at the theatre
Don't see it if You value your eyesight. My wife and I could not watch this show because the lighting made our eyes hurt so much we had to close them.