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Electronic City (2019)

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Quirky, Great staging

About the show

Set in the liminal spaces of modernity, this multi-media theatre piece will explore the isolation and alienation of our image-saturated culture using a dynamic mix of choreographed movement and bold design. More…

The play follows characters Tom and Joy as they seek belonging, connection, and meaning amid transient lives pressured by long-distance travel, instant communication and constant commerce.



Member Reviews (10)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Quirky, Great staging
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Avg Score

69
Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you like creative projections and lighting and an energetic cast. There is quite a bit of activity that keeps you dazzled with good sound.

Don't see it if you want a straight-forward story. While visually appealing there was no real story I could pick up as the action jumped around - confusing.

80
Quirky, Great use of photographs, Great use of physical movement, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if for the originality used to explore alienation caused by social homogenization expressed by projections, bold physical movements and chants

Don't see it if you need a lot of plot. There is some but it is hard to follow.

76
Quirky, Existentially funny, Creative staging, Entertaining, Kafka-esque

See it if you can see the black humor in absurd, quirky theater that deals with dehumanization in our digital world; appreciate creative video effects

Don't see it if you want a traditional play following an always coherent train of thought & are not an adventurous theater patron

Also I thought this show was great fun but not for everyone. I loved the lo... Read more Read less

70
Great lighting and projections, Dizzying, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You can appreciate great lighting with a somewhat confusing avant-garde presentation.

Don't see it if You expect a straight easily understandable plot or story.

72
Slow, Fragmented, Good staging, direction, Ambitious

See it if Nicely choreographed, disciplined, "avant-garde modernism." Enthusiastic precision performances.

Don't see it if This is the kind of thing you'll like if you like this kind of thing. Somewhat self-indulgent and impenetrable.

60
Disappointing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Great staging, Confusing

See it if you like experimental theater w/ set design mostly using lighting & visual projections. The staging is ok but the narrative/plot is unclear.

Don't see it if you do not like avante garde theater & small venues/tight spaces. The material seems profound-I got lost in the verbal & choreo translation.

92
Ambitious, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you like European theatre that doesn't explain everything to you and you love physical work and visual work w/great ensemble work! Stunning!

Don't see it if you don't want to be thrilled by the great acting, language, direction, a F**K Opera, sex, a woman with a vacuum as an arm, amazing images!

68
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like experimental theater about technology and society; are fine with varying levels of acting (some good, some OK, some not so great)

Don't see it if you want something polished and linear/straight-forward; if the term "avant-garde" makes you cringe

37
Great writing, Disappointing

See it if You don’t mind about things being very professional. The play itself is experimental and fantastic.

Don't see it if You want to save the experience of the play.

87
Masterful, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you love experimental theatre. Amazing acting and projections. Couldn't believe what I got for the price.

Don't see it if you like more traditional linear shows.


April 27th, 2019
"As walls of tweets, texts, Instagram posts and WhatsApp status updates divide rather than connect us, we are no longer consumers of technology; technology consumes us...On one level, 'Electronic City' may seem like a gamified Metropolis for millennials; lyrics quoted from The Eurythmics seem alm...
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April 28th, 2019
"'Electronic City' successfully evokes the sensory overload its characters experience, making the few quiet and genuine moments poignant...Adapter/director Ildiko Nemeth sacrifices clarity in storytelling for style...Certainly, a commentary on the evils of global capitalism, and just how helpless...
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April 29th, 2019
“Since its premiere in 2003, ‘Electronic City’ by Falk Richter has been translated into 40 languages, and I wonder if it makes sense in any of them...This show is determined to show how disconnected and alienated we all are in the digital world. However, without exploring social media's role in m...
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May 5th, 2019
"Nemeth draws on her global touring experience as a member of the R.S. 9 Theatre Company from Budapest. The chorus divides unspecified spoken text among them, engaging in slapstick, breaking the fourth wall, and trading narration in bleak machine gun-style poetry...'Electronic City' travels throu...
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