Medium helenoftroy1
Ends Jun 30

Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy

Members say: Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

About the show

In this unsettling, bitingly comic drama, a young girl embarks on a strange journey to regain everything she’s lost by becoming someone she’s never been.

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Teenage Charlotte’s beautiful mother is dead. In the midst of her own grief, and her father’s unwillingness to cope, she finds herself searching in fantasy for what she cannot find in reality. Charlotte turns for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, convinced that beauty, desire, and fame can help bring her mother back and punish the world that took her away in the first place.



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“Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

98
Poignant, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Real

See it if you appreciate intensely emotional character and relationship development re loss from perspective of imaginative adolescent girl/her dad

Don't see it if you prefer comedy, light drama, or musicals, or cannot sit through 2 hours of uncomfortable subject matter without interval

Also Only the slighty excessive length prevented perfection. Ready for Broa... Read more Read less

98
Great acting, Must see, Great writing

See it if You want to discover an absolutely brilliant young actress, Allison Wick. Her performance is an absolute must-see. Brilliant story too.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate great acting or innovative writing. You're so prudish you can't handle strong language and themes.

Also We found this show absolutely excellent. Very highly recommend. The le... Read more Read less

94
Dark, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like an intimate setting and intense dark storylines by dedicated , passionate acting

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with abuse , gay situations and want a fairytale happy ending .

Also My only complaint is the use of the R word three times . As a special ... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, This dark and shocking examination of the destructive and deforming power of beauty is served up by a brilliant cast--every one is great.

See it if You appreciate great acting in a dark and disturbing but intensely thought provoking play. You will never forget the girl playing the lead.

Don't see it if You find material dealing with sexual obsession and physical violence too disturbing. This one is very strong and in your face..

87
Tense, harrowing look at bereavement and sexuality

See it if you like tense, explicit, uncomfortable dramas and are interested in how cultural values cause teen girls to be sexualized at an early age.

Don't see it if you can't handle a play that keeps you on edge for two hours with very few laughs to ease the tension.

Also When a fifteen-year-old girl loses her mother and has no one else to p... Read more Read less

82
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you can commit to a long, convoluted, often painful story which fails to provide resolution.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to discussions/depictions of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse/manipulation.

80
Edgy, Intense, Disturbing, Well acted, Timely

See it if You are interested in hard edge drama with a socio-sexual theme, want to see actors do brave, honest work

Don't see it if if you are not up for disturbing material played out in a small space, definitely not for kids

65
Ambitious, Relevant, Disappointing, Slow, Long script needs focus and editing

See it if You're up for a dark coming of age tale as a young girl tries to deal with death/loss/sex/insecurity/self-worth & despair with mixed results

Don't see it if Teenage angst and troubles, or melodrama, hold no interest. Despite some good moments, it's a long way to go for a flat, pat ending.

Also Mark Schultz has a terrific ear for teen dialogue, and Allison Wick is... Read more Read less

65
Funny, Intense, Quirky, Confusing, Slow

See it if You don't mind excessive and prolonged screaming profanities.

Don't see it if You like straightforward pieces.

60
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to sit for 2hours without a break watching a bad play about nothing. Too much screaming in parts.

Don't see it if You want a plot based play.

60
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You want a searing, dark coming of age story. You want a commentary on beauty, love & sex as seen through a teen lens.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable w/frank discussions about sex. You like a strong through-line:rough transition btwn scenes & often didn't quite connect

84
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Resonant, Indulgent

See it if you like complex characters, unreliable narrators, minimalist aethetics, family drama.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a two-hour show with no intermission or don't like repetitive dialogue.

98
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting

See it if emotional, honest, funny and tragic,great script-- a young girl's struggle with insecurity, sex and death.

Don't see it if you don't love true-to-life perfectly captured teen dialogue , though a consideration for young children some profane words

Also All of the actors were perfectly cast and delivered powerful performan... Read more Read less


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