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Cradle Two Grave

From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant

About the show

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents a new drama combining elements of Greek tragedy with contemporary devised theatre in its exploration of mental illness. More…

While Frances takes us on a journey through her fraught history of mental illness, her twin sister, Mo, grapples with her own fears and frustrations. Mo ultimately comes to terms with that which she cannot control: her sister’s diagnosis, and her unconditional love for her sibling. Part of the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, which aims to increase access to production opportunities for a varied set of early career artists.

Member Reviews (16)


Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant
Avg Score

Disappointing, Insulting, Excruciating, Ambitious, Why?

See it if You like experimental theatre. I have to admit I hated every bit of this show but the woman behind me was moved to tears so maybe it's me.

Don't see it if You want any coherent storyline or likable characters or any character development at all for that matter. Theatre as therapy to the max!

Also I have this show a much higher number Score than I honestly think it d... Read more Read less

Intense, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are open to the strain of mental illness on the individual and those associated and you enjoy multi-faceted theater/dance/music.

Don't see it if you are bothered by the subject, music that sometimes overpowers the actresses words, props that sometimes don't seem to work.

Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if you want to see something off the wall and want to see a lot of dance involved with a show

Don't see it if you are expecting any traditional

Also These are the kind of plays that I just don't get and I don't think I ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if You're interested in the issues of women and/or twins and psycho solutions.

Don't see it if Intelligent drama isn't for you

1970s feel, Greekchorus + dance + greektragedy, All female, Visual, Trying very hard

See it if 2 support new theatre festival showcasing millennials and their concepts of what is important 2 their lives, unique platform, women's issues

Don't see it if Women's issues or non-linear staging and movement make you question why you attended in the first place

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are comfortable seeing a play about mental illness. You want to see a play about twins and what happened after the premature birth.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a play with very nice expressive dancing and great singing along with intense acting at times.

Also I liked the narration that was happening in the beginning of the play ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great writing, Profound, Intense

See it if You enjoy Greek inspired autobiographical pieces featuring dance.

Don't see it if You dislike pieces that feel "long" and too personal.

Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if intense,relevant drama that illuminates and demystifies Borderline Personality Disorder.Difficult subject treated with humanity and respect.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable around the subject of mental illness.

Also Naome Antoinette was raw and vulnerable as Frances.Her performance was... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Abstract meditation on the agonies of borderline personality disorder complete with singing/dancing greek chorus. more matter, less art needed in this unusual work.

See it if You arrive fully versed in mental disorders, women's issues and gender politics today. I'm not--old gay male--but not sorry I saw this work.

Don't see it if You don't know or care about the subjects above or--heaven forfend--are hostile to them. Stay home and get woke. I was lost but intrigued.

Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You want to see the beginning of a show that deals well with mental illness. It needs work, but is a worthy start.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate sound that overpowers voices and cast members who are not always articulate

Also This show portrays many important experiences, and also many unproven ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you enjoy supporting off-off-bway productions, and young actors - all of whom are talented, hard working and committed to their craft.

Don't see it if don't have interest in low-budget, work-in-process productions, with a cast of recent grads & a playwright who is still developing her voice

Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you have an interest in mental health and learning more about people dealing with a personality disorder.

Don't see it if you like simple and happy plays with straight forward endings

Clever, Great acting, Intense

See it if Like personal pieces. Enjoy the topics of mental illnesses and sibling bonds. See the development of a show with good potential.

Don't see it if Are triggered by mental illnesses.

Disappointing, Too much! over shot! good premise!

See it if If you like Greek Tragedy theatre. If you like girls dancing around over and over and over again with the music louder than the voice over.

Don't see it if You don't like the Greek Tragedy format.

Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You are interested in the experience of having or loving someone who has BPD.

Don't see it if You are very sensitive about portrayals of mental illness. Trigger alert! This is hard-hitting and very sad.

Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like intense, drama in a non traditional form

Don't see it if You don't like serious subject matter

Also Well acted. The range of emotions was intense

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