Part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival: This dark comedy is inspired by the life of Italian actress Eleanor Duse.Read more Show less
See it if you want an introduction to the title character, enjoy experiencing historical characters in her near-death dreams and want a few laughs.
Don't see it if you want a polished production. Staging is simple and does not hold the play together tightly with a recent cast addition using a script.
See it if You enjoy absurdism. You like experimental theatre. You like plays about big ideas. You like theatre about historical figures.
Don't see it if You want a fully, ready for prime-time script: it feels like an early draft. It's flawed, though there's a lot of good stuff throughout.
See it if You like kaliedoscopic trips though the history of late 19th century theatre
Don't see it if You need something easy to digest
See it if you find this funny: "Pennsylvania: Who wants to be in a state named for pencils?"
Don't see it if you want to see a finished product. This just does not hold together.
See it if Imagined interactions between historic figures could Interest you.
Don't see it if You want to see a highly polished Broadway musical.
See it if If you like plays based on true events
Don't see it if The acting was terrible, very amateurish
See it if you are interested in sly farces or if you are interested in theatre and thespians
Don't see it if You like straightforward story telling, detailed sets and consistent dialogue Read more
See it if You enjoy offbeat ideas and authentic acting
Don't see it if You are seeking a typical Broadway experience