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. More…
In a spooky town in mythical Connecticut where inequality reigns, a shadowy ring of part-time activists battle a baroque, tyrannical Landlord. Only True Love's Kiss can save the local economy. 'Cute Activist' is a pastel fable full of earnest questions about how to engage politically, at an everyday level, as a normal-feeling civilian.
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.
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
See it if You're open to a satire on privileged millennials who want to have an impact; it's funny and entertaining, but not perfect.
Don't see it if you prefer a plot and perfection. I saw it in previews and it needs a stronger ending.
See it if You don't mind wading through twee theatrics for a smart play about social media activism.
Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with or uninterested in millennial culture. This struck me as very niche theatre for people 20-40.
See it if you are down with poking fun at white, upper-class, hetero pseudo-activism.
Don't see it if you want time to digest the script, the set, the props, etc. (The show is total sensory overload and comes at you very fast.)