Field, Awakening
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Field, Awakening NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(12 Reviews)
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Mixed
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Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Absorbing

About the Show

A political drama set in Turkey in 2016, where a group of high school friends reunite on the evening of an attempted military coup. Part of the second annual Corkscrew Festival of new work.

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82
Relevant, Absorbing, Timely, Intense, Confusing

See it if You want some insight into what other countries/cultures are dealing with in the mess from our political turmoil & maybe our future too.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in political plays or taking a cold hard look at our culpability in the destruction of so many lives worldwide.

56
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a play about frieds over time or to learn about problems in Turkey.

Don't see it if Not a great plot,simple stage. If you want something more creative or something with a strong plot.

84
Bold, Political, Dizzying, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to hear a unique young voice on the crisis for democracy in a part of the world that people in the US hear little of: Turkey

Don't see it if you are expecting a standard naturalistic play. Read more

65
Not ready for prime-time yet, Ambitious / promising, Ok cast / males not that strong, Interesting book needs re-working, Confusing (intense) non-meshing storylines

See it if you enjoy supporting new playwrights, directors, young actors. Set on the eve of the '16 Turkish military coup, but it's not ABOUT the coup.

Don't see it if none of the above interests you. Minimalist set: astro-turf & video screen (used creatively); great music played before during & afterwards. Read more

85
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Dizzying

See it if You're interested in relationship dramas set against a political backfrop

Don't see it if You need a "tight" production or a script that takes sides Read more

69
Confusing

See it if I wanted to like this play. It had an interesting premise, but it was confusing and the acting was weak.

Don't see it if you want a straight forward narrative.

79
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You’d like to see a play about friendship, how it changes over time, (similarly the country also goes through some changes) & where is home

Don't see it if You do not like small theater, or emerging artists just showing their talent without the help of a prop. Or politics does not interest you. Read more

65
Ambitious, Intelligent, Cliched, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you have an interest in Turkish politics, traditional theatrical structures, or want to get a taste of a promising young playwright.

Don't see it if you expect visual or intellectual cohesion in a play, you dislike the traditional "family drama" structure, you want to see something sharp. Read more

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