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Each Brought Some Silences (FringeNYC)

Members say: Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Funny, Profound
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1 review
Members
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9 reviews
 

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.

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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.

 

Reviews (10)

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Theatre is Easy

"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

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75
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like more experimental theatre that questions life.

Don't see it if You don't like Beckett style work and prefer more traditional stories.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

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.

75
Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining

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.

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Profound, Great writing

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

77
Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Cerebral shows

Don't see it if You want something zany or improv

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Profound, Great writing

See it if You want to think and laugh, and be engaged by these off-beat, very human characters.

Don't see it if You want conventional theatre fare.

95
Funny, Original, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining

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

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great writing

See it if You like unique and simplistic theatre

Don't see it if You want something more main-stream

20
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You don't mind a poor attempt at a Beckett-style play

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a confusing script and bad acting