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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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