Theater for the New City presents the story of Mina and Lina, a refugee couple from the Balkans traveling through the galaxy in search of a planet to call home. More…
Told as a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi fairy tale and combining absurdist comedy, irony, and suspense, Domnica Radulescu's play touches on hot-button issues currently affecting our world. The play’s poetic action and language; the courage, intelligence, and sass of its two protagonists; and the array of characters they encounter on their journey create an engaging landscape that's as troubling as it is comforting.
See it if You want to see an emerging playwright-while the play has flaws, there's a clear & unique voice. You're willing to go on a weird journey.
Don't see it if You don't like sci-fi stories. You don't like plays with a political viewpoint. You want traditional playwriting & staging.
See it if you like budget sci fi with primitive costumes, no sets, episodic adventures simple plots & morality reminiscent of black & white Dr Who.
Don't see it if you prefer polished production values, character driven plots and complex ideas.
See it if Don't...just don't. I have never left a play early, ever, until this one. Insipid, self indulgent, exhausting, cringe worthy, over the top.
Don't see it if Don't...just don't. Good actors mixed with bad actors, but this play could not be saved.
See it if You are interested in a clever new angle about the important issues of exiles and immigrants - no matter how poorly executed.
Don't see it if You dislike poor, didactic and repetitive writing
See it if you're looking for campy sci-fi B-movie fare. The actors seemed to have trouble remembering the lines, which to be fair, were poorly written
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot, characters, or story. You don't want to hang out in a basement (literally) all evening. You want good writing
See it if You want to see a rather good absurdist play brought down by amateur acting, direction & production. SciFi Balkan war lost women roam galaxy
Don't see it if U go to a play for anything other than what the script sounds like aloud. This script deserves a good production bcause it was v interesting
See it if You are an adventurous theatre goer interested in a disorienting socio-political quasi sci-fi mashup.
Don't see it if You have a hard time sitting through a play that should have ended after the intermission.
See it if you really like weird theatre and can push through most of it being bad.
Don't see it if you need some solid strength in your plays, be it acting, writing, score, story, whatever. There were moments of good but mostly bad.
See it if You're really into sci-fi and can overcome clichéd communication of a valid underlying message. I must say some of the actors were very good
Don't see it if You don't like too many dramatic devices being used, and overused
See it if you enjoy supporting local arts. Absurdist poetry on a low-no budget. It's kinda like a live-action Dali painting. Enjoy it for what it is!
Don't see it if you have zero sense of humor. From my limited experience, basement theater is ALWAYS strange. This doesn't take itself seriously at all.
See it if You really like odd experimental theater. It's a bit like a Jerry Cornelius novel except without the same skill provided by Moorcoock
Don't see it if You want any kind of a conventional experience.
See it if This could be one of the worst shows that I have seen. Both myself and my guest could not wait to exit. Terrible writing, plot and acting.
Don't see it if I like sci-fi and thought it sounded like a funny show but there was absolutely nothing redeeming about this show.
See it if You like little casual, informal, productions that have the occasional nugget of truth, and a very bizarre setting
Don't see it if If you want a very polished production, where everything is smooth and perfect.
See it if You enjoy visual and enchanting theatrical experiences, colorful characters, plays that support women, and have a sense for the absurd.
Don't see it if Realism is the only thing that works for you.
See it if You want to be drawn into what any immigrant has to feel like to be uprooted and transported to" their" alien new lives
Don't see it if You believe all people are the same
See it if A rare experience to see a story of Exile from a woman's point of view. Great actors. The score tied everything together. Great director!
Don't see it if Don't want to think or see what are the realities of our current situation around the world regarding immigration and exile.
See it if You want to be both entertained and provoked to thinking, if you like intense live theater that transports you.
Don't see it if You are a lazy thinker