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 You would enjoy extremely impressive acting diving into the mind, connections, and disconnections of a young woman who committed suicide.
Don't see it if That would be triggering; you want a clearer plot; you need more of a clear message or deeper tie together at the end.
See it if you're ready to laugh at topics that seem taboo to joke about. You enjoy a tight one-person show. Excellent light design in an austere set.
Don't see it if you're easily made uncomfortable. Dust treads masterfully where few dare to go, and some might find the crossed lines offensive.
See it if To see a mesmerizing one-woman performance. Ambitious and utterly engaging in a sparse stage.
Don't see it if You want to avoid some graphic topic matters.
See it if She is a brilliant storyteller. The piece is wholly absorbing, gut wrenching at times, funny, original and stayed with me.
Don't see it if You don't want to hear what an intelligent, bold, powerful, young woman has to say about an important subject. Or hear her experience.
See it if I thought she did a great job. Wonderful acting, writing & movement.
Don't see it if sometimes it felt like she was trying to shock for the sake of it, rather than it being necessary to the story.