After a successful international festival run, this Ukrainian guerrilla folk-opera comes to New York. An immersive theatrical experience that brings audiences inside the heart of the 2013-2014 Ukrainian revolution. More…
'Counting Sheep' offers a deeply personal retelling of the popular uprising. It gives you a visceral view into the lived experiences of those who were involved in the Maidan revolution. The 12-member cast envelops audience members as they perform moments of revolution while immersed in projections of real-life news coverage and found-footage. A striking, visceral exploration into the politics of revolution, 'Counting Sheep' is a call-to-action and affirmation of the human condition that invites audiences to be part of the Revolution.
See it if current and important story told through a particularly creative immersive experience. Poignant and moving.
Don't see it if you don't care about immersive experiences, moving or participating.
See it if You like immersive theater. You are right in a protest, a riot, a funeral, a celebration and dinner. It's powerful and moving.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable being in the middle of the action. You can't handle simulated violence.
See it if You enjoy immersive theater - dancing with characters, eating free borscht soup & pierogis, hearing poignant songs, & large video screens.
Don't see it if You prefer a traditional theater environment.
See it if you're interested in political & socially conscious theatre, & want a participatory experience which makes great use of staging & technology
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional sit down experience or prefer more light entertainment which serves as escapism from politics
See it if You like Slavic music. You are interested in modern history.
Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater.
Also Really a great show. I could have added 10 more adjectives.
See it if You're interested in recent Ukranian history or you like kasha (they feed you!).
Don't see it if Productions in languages other than English bother you or you don't enjoy interactive shows.
Also "The war is not over."
See it if you want to se the best immersive historic play of the year. It is original, contemporary, important to watch.
Don't see it if you don't want to learn about Ukrainian history and revolution.
See it if u want to participate (or watch others do so). U're interested in Slavic music, protests/revolutions, the Ukraine, or being a global citizen
Don't see it if you want traditional theater. You have no interest in international affairs or what happens outside the US.
See it if you like immersive theatre, relevant political stories, you don't mind the whole show being sung in Ukranian.
Don't see it if you want a conventional piece of theatre, don't do well with strobe lights and loud music, want to know what is going on 100% of the time
See it if You like experimental theater with great singing and music. You want to be part of a story. You like politics/history.
Don't see it if If audience interaction freaks you out, if you need a coherent story/memorable characters. If the whole thing being in Ukrainian is bad.
See it if ..you like Gogol Bordello, you will enjoy Lemon Bucket Orkestra and breathtaking choral arrangements in Ukrainian.
Don't see it if ..you don't feel comfortable in a foreign language environment. If you don't like moving around, you can observe from the risers.
See it if you're interested in political revolutions and enjoy immersive, participatory theater.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in geopolitics, or if you like to stay in your seat.
See it if you think you might be drawn into participating as part of the crowd. This isn't horribly exciting if you just watch from the bleachers.
Don't see it if you expect a coherent plot or deep analysis of events in Ukraine. You just want to stay and watch from your seats.
See it if you enjoy immersive theater as you will be part of the show.
Don't see it if you want traditional theater play.
Also there is delicious Ukrainian food available during play.
See it if you like to be a part of the action and are looking to experience something different as opposed to just watching.
Don't see it if you want to be a spectator and prefer a plot/characters to follow.
See it if A geopolitical song and dance show agrees with you. The spirit of the recent Ukrainian uprising is captured in this delightfully somber show
Don't see it if One does not want to be involved in the show. Audience participation plays a large role in the show’s attraction and experience.
See it if you want to see something different and want to be a part of the show; and if you enjoy something with recent historical relevance.
Don't see it if Mostly spoken in Ukrainian, you're sometimes guessing at what is going on. The show ends on a down note and with no resolution.
See it if If you want to be fully involved in a piece of theatre or if you really believe in the importance of political theatre.
Don't see it if If you want a sparkly story with a happy ending.
See it if You enjoy immersive theater, this is a must see. Counting Sheep manages to turn major world events into a deeply personal piece of theater.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy being a part of the performance. This is a very immersive piece.
See it if You love immersive theatre. This show is beautiful and it's as immersive as it gets. EVERYBODY in the audience is on their feet and part.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with VERY immersive theatre.
See it if You enjoy immersive theater. A fun experience that is also quite informative. Moving story & cast puts their heart&soul into this piece.
Don't see it if You aren't willing to participate. This is a full interactive experience.