Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes
East Village

Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great singing, Edgy, Quirky, Confusing, Clever

About the Show

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman's birth and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is throwing a pageant for the ancestors.

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Edgy, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like experimental performance theater - good acting, fine music, great voices, wild costumes all wrapped in a party/funeral/toast to WW.

Don't see it if Whitman's poetry set to music and performance acts does not interest you or if you are looking for a traditional play.

Experimental, Quirky, Edgy, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Musical celebration/trial/funeral of gay poet,Whitman,by the gender-inclusive group that he represents.Averting hagiography, he's excoriated

Don't see it if The contradiction lies in embracing him through his poetry, then distancing his views from the soft-boil of the rest of the group. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

June 22nd, 2019

"Whatever the underlying intelligence, what’s on the surface of 'Contradict Myself!' suggests a vibe of playful anarchy...This can be fun (if you’re in the right mood) but such an approach is in danger of sliding into incoherence and amateurishness, especially among the members of the cast who are less experienced actors. Luckily the show features some two dozen original songs, most of which are tuneful, and presented by some fine singers and musicians."
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