From the show:
‘I’ve been dead for three days.’
A woman. A suicide. A choice. A lie. A truth. An ending. Of sorts.
Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s stuck. A fly on the wall. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And discovers that death isn’t the change she hoped for.
Following three award-winning, sell-out runs across the UK and London’s West End, DUST by Milly Thomas, directed by Sara Joyce, transfers to Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop for a limited run until September 29th.
See it if A play about suicide. Well acted but not well written. A shallow written play.
Don't see it if A serious subject not really delving into the subject matter on a deep level. Needs reworking. A play that dances, not deep.
See it if Well-acted. Thomas switches between garden variety troubled young adult and other roles fluidly. All characters well defined.
Don't see it if you're inexperienced/impatient w/ this pervasive sort of depression that doesn’t have a cause. I'll admit I was unsympathetic. Sorry.
See it if you find mundane millenial miasma an intriguing concept pregnant w/ potential; you can overlook shallow writing when the acting is masterful
Don't see it if hearing F-bombs irks; if you expect a drama on suicide, drug abuse, mindless sex, depression to lead to an epiphany or a modicum of insight
See it if I saw it because I read the review in the New York Times and because I am interested in one-person shows. I was disappointed on the whole.
Don't see it if You are triggered by suicide, strobe lights, direct address to the audience, incoherent plots, unnecessary fixation on vaginal penetration.