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Clover

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Excruciating, Lack of direction

About the show

Planet Connections Productions presents Erik Ehn's new avant-garde drama, which explores America’s history of violence toward its most vulnerable residents. More…

A killer walks in a circle, finds a killer, circles the killed. Experimental playwright Erik Ehn’s latest play about the violent and universal cycle of life examines the tragedy of Emmett Till and his mother that helped spur the Civil Rights Movement, along with three other stories. Society cannot hide from any of this, from losing, moving, seeing, longing.


Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Excruciating, Lack of direction
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Avg Score

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Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you like a production that is confusing and hard to follow. Too much going on in this production

Don't see it if you like plays that are straightforward in the plot department.

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Confusing, Disappointing, Lack of direction

See it if You like shows that are unclear.

Don't see it if You are looking for more cohesive shows.

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Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you prefer distant, confusing plays.

Don't see it if you are looking for a cohesive play

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December 7th, 2016
"A sprawling, frequently incomprehensible play, which means to be obscure, though probably not to the degree that it is. ‘Clover’ wants to have the heightened pitch of a dream, to mesh with the strange poetry of the language and the frequently lovely musical interludes. Yet it doesn’t…’Clover’ is...
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December 22nd, 2016
"Closer to being a staged mood poem than a play. Most of the time the language is so poetic and disjointed that the story is often incomprehensible...Amidst the obscurity, there are those special moments when design, direction, and text come together to create clear, moving moments...The imagery ...
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December 15th, 2016
"A dizzying tale of violence and the futility of repentance...Ehn’s signature style of poetic theater is by turns poignant and vexing. Glory Kadigan’s direction graces the play with dynamic storytelling...'Clover' is not a play for the story-driven spectator...While said world contains many beaut...
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December 18th, 2016
"This new work, like a four-leaf clover, links together several stories about violence in the USA...The cast is involved in many overlapping narratives about war, family, and hospitals...I am confident that the multiplicity of meanings in the piece have been planted to stimulate the audience’s br...
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