Part of FringeNYC: Three convicts whitewash the Great Wall of China. Facing this immense and inexplicable task, Mauve, Mackerel, and Mere manage to squeeze in frequent coffee breaks, together experiencing a string of unusual interludes. A life in exile might be strangely liberating. More…
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. Written by Emmy Harris. Directed by Lucy Gram.
FROM THE ARTIST:
This play has things to say-- not in a bash-you-over-the-head kind of way, but in a simple and funny and honest way. It's common enough to find ourselves alienated and feeling disconnected; but looking at what it means to be "in exile" might lead us to find a way out of it.
"Sometimes, it’s unclear if the difficulty the trio appears to have connecting is always intentional. Occasionally, the script falters on the side of pastiche and becomes foggy in its own philosophizing, but it’s a hearty go at a twenty-something’s coming to terms with their own mortality...'Each Brought Some Silences' oftentimes becomes an enigma in and of itself—ironic considering it is all meant to answer questions, not create more of them." Full Review
See it if You don't mind thought-provoking plays reminiscent of "Waiting for Godot" and "No Exit" that ask you to explore the human experience.
Don't see it if You want a traditional story arc play.
See it if Well-delineated characters with good chemistry. Some genuine good moments of interaction.
Don't see it if Perhaps over-evocative of Waiting for Godot. Sometimes got lost in its own mysteriousness.
See it if you'd like a quirky and touching story about three very different characters stuck in an absurd situation that brings up big life questions.
Don't see it if You're not into absurd or abstract theater
See it if you think about the old questions "why are we here" but with an unusual twist-- you have an unusual sense of humor
Don't see it if You're not into beckett or willing to go with an absurdist plot or lack thereof