Next door at NYTW presents this new work that begins as a farce, and evolves into a fantasia, on the subject of the closet. More…
Balti and Jaker begin the play as two gay 20-year-olds enjoying the romantic and sexual possibilities on their contemporary college campus. But when Jaker asks Balti to pretend to be straight for the duration of Jaker's Grandmother's visit to the campus, a chasm opens in the friends' consciousness, and Balti finds himself traveling back in time, with the help of a Cherub from the wrong side of the tracks.
See it if had very good acting and excellent staging. They used the stage well. If they rework the last 20 minutes, this could be a good one.
Don't see it if The last 20 minutes hurt this show, it became not so much confusing as it got away from the main plot.
See it if Burkhardt's epic historical time-tripping gay fantasia is an edgy mash-up of Foucault, Whitman, Kushner & Hammett Golden's cherub is great!
Don't see it if Dense, philosophical, post-ironic dialogue often confusing & rigorously demanding but worth it Last 1/2 hr of script spins out of control
See it if Ditzy gay relationship complicated.by arrival of uptight grandma. Lesbian friends try to help. All four actors play the old lady for a while
Don't see it if you can't follow a non-linear narrative with quite a bit of fantasy. Confusing but hypnotic. Chubby chasers will also find a lot to like.
See it if like complex, layered, queer narratives. Inventive staging and challenging ensemble work. Great use of music and physical acting.
Don't see it if you need linear stories with easily consumable takeaways. The play definitely veers into fantasia halfway through act I.
See it if you love fantastical strange and beautiful queer stories that break genres, forms, and conventions
Don't see it if you don't like anything non-traditional, non-linear, and somewhat intentionally confusing
See it if u like experimental, non-linear pieces with strong acting and singing. Been a while since I saw something so wacky, but I really enjoyed it.
Don't see it if you want the plot (even the non-linear one) to make much sense. Somewhere in the avant-gardity the playwright lost focus IMHO. But see it!