Cute Activist

Cute Activist NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Indulgent, Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky

About the Show

The Bushwick Starr presents this playfully fabulist, wildly satirical, anti-romantic comedy, that asks questions about the way activism fits – or doesn't fit – into our daily lives. 

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Experimental, Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow, Well intended

See it if you like experimental theater with heavy symbolism. There are some lovely images and songs.

Don't see it if you are not adventurous in your theater going and need developed characters and logical plot developments.

Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you'd enjoy seeing hipsters and would-be activists skewered. There are many funny and insightful moments here

Don't see it if you want a fully baked and perfectly consistent story. But this is a nice beginning to something and it's always fun at the Bushwick Starr

Critic Reviews (4)

January 15th, 2018

"Serious-minded yet silly, dense with wordplay and anything-goes theatricality, the play is so heavily swaddled in its down vest of irony, snark and satire that you can hardly locate its heart. But what a brilliant match of material and theater it is...Mr. Cramer is not too proud to take some dramatic shortcuts...Without astute comic performances the play might curdle before revealing itself fully as a fable for our times...'Cute Activist' may be flirting with too much cuteness."
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January 13th, 2018

"There are scenes in New Saloon’s lightning-fast, kitten-fanged comedy that are an unalloyed joy: the zippiest, zingiest salvos I’ve seen come out of what we might call the Millennial Camp movement...Acute social commentary with an 'Adventure Time' filter...A weird middle section of self-conscious romantic dialogue feels cloying, and the short show’s ending fizzles...But while the piece feels unfinished, 'Cute Activist's' several perfect bits have been polished to a mirror sheen."
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January 17th, 2018

“Cramer’s dialogue comes fast and furious — by the time a line registers, five more have rushed by — and is often very funny...Cramer and the director, throw everything in their theatrical pot, including video, songs, and puppets...In this land of too much, scenes end abruptly or go on past their seeming end-time, and the humor has a tendency to rely on flip, rat-a-tat speed. But at least Cramer’s satire has heart, and there is something to be said for a show packed with surprises."
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January 25th, 2018

"Will entertain and stimulate you on many levels...This production is the work of a group of wonderful innovators...This well-written play asks a lot more questions than it answers...Cramer’s blissfully solid wall of language, the puppets and the video go far beyond what any of those art forms might provide on their own, providing an immersive environment which the play constantly disrupts. Morgan Green’s direction peels away the veneer of privilege."
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