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 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 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 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 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 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 are interested in John Cage, the work of Bogart/SITI company, philosophical ruminations on art and life, whimsical work with no plot
Don't see it if you dislike quirky "pretentious" theater, plot-less scripts, intricate but strange sound/lighting design, the viewpoints method, Cage's work
See it if you like the writings of John Cage and his theories about sound and music. The staging demonstrates many of the concepts discussed.
Don't see it if you get impatient when nothing seems to be happening on stage or when everything the actors speak is drawn from someone's writing.
See it if You are a fan of avant-garde composer John Cage. You are a composer. You really enjoy highly unusual theatre. Different is your thing !
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional style play. This could not be more untraditional ! You want mindless entertainment with lots of laughs.
See it if You like absurd theater, existentialism, a play that makes you lean in. It's a conversational meditation with unexpected production detail.
Don't see it if You're inclined to find stuff like this pretentious/not worth it. It's two people on a sparsely set stage, playing chess, talking, w coffee.
See it if you enjoy engaging with intelligent and quirky avant-garde work that only requires you to accept what occurs onstage and allow it to be.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy post-modernism, shows that don't utilize narrative structure, or experimental theatre
See it if You are interested in being in the moment, want to be immersed in John Cage's thought (not his music), like quirky stuff, do yoga
Don't see it if You are an impatient philistine and proud of it