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.
See it if You like shows that are unclear.
Don't see it if You are looking for more cohesive shows.
"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 most definitely an experiment…But it feels, most of the time, as if its author has forgotten how to connect across the footlights or doesn’t realize how far he has wandered from his own goal."
"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 in 'Clover' is powerful and certainly made me feel sorrowful and heartbroken, but the impactful elements of the production are overshadowed by the frustration of trying to follow along."
"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 beautiful ideas, the discordant execution of these moments leaves the audience feeling a bit lost. Nevertheless, 'Clover' is a pretty picture of ugly and violent times."
"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 brains and to rouse us to save the world. The violent and dreamy aspects of the piece are nicely highlighted by the lighting. puppetry and projections that help catapult us into many different locales."