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. More…
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.
See it if you know someone in the cast. The premise (a teenage girl obsessed w/beauty) has merit, but its repetitive, screaming treatment is torturous
Don't see it if you want a polished, NYC-quality prodn. EWBD's community theater via performances/script. Some funny lines buried in morass. Voices too loud
Also I left about half-way through the show.
See it if You want to see a smart look at a young girls view of self worth, image and death (to name a few). Well acted. Cleverly directed.
Don't see it if You can’t appreciate a diamond in the rough. This is WAY to long and in need of a good edit but there’s some good stuff in there.
See it if you're ready to take an unflinching look at a disturbed teenage girl who's willing to risk lots of collateral damage in her search for love.
Don't see it if you are looking for something light.
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
See it if you want good character development around the issues of parental loss and coming of age sexually.
Don't see it if you are bothered by minimal sets, loud screaming or the subject matter. A good edit is needed as this production runs two hours.
See it if You want to see many great performances on a very small and intimate stage
Don't see it if You need things to be straightforward. As the play goes on it gets a bit confusing and we don’t know what is real and what isn’t.
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
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.
See it if you want to see excellent acting be all on stage.
Don't see it if you want the obviously missing backstory to help make sense of the seemingly overboard grief of daughter and father.
See it if You want to see some really great performances and something that will challenge you and push your comfort levels.
Don't see it if You dislike having your patience and comfort tested. The show is 2 hours no intermission and feels it.
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..
See it if you want to see a dark, but intensely acted play that is a gut-punch, takes no prisoners and will have you thinking about it afterwards.
Don't see it if you want something happy, fluffy and will not inspire you to thoughts of suicide. This is one intense piece of work.
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.
See it if You think you'd enjoy watching an annoying teenager's slow, erratic, shrill, and painfully repetitive descent into madness.
Don't see it if You want a clear "voice," meaningful insight into characters, and believable character portrayal.
See it if You're ok with an only semi-likable unreliable narrator protagonist who sows chaos & to whom awful things happen for 2 unrelenting hours.
Don't see it if It's a portrait of a girl in crisis all but begging for help that never arrives for 2 hours. Well acted but BRUTAL to watch. No happy ending
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.
See it if if you like the comparison of modern day social dilemma intertwined with references to Greek mythology
Don't see it if very modern minimalist background set; darkening of set to indicate different scenes; fast action at times;main character reads book refs
See it if you like gritty and somewhat in-your- face dramedies with bare bones off-off Broadway production values. The tiny theatre seats about 30 !
Don't see it if you are put off by gritty in-your-face plays that you might find to be bordering on the distasteful.
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