Lincoln Center Festival presents this synthesis of handmade animation, claymation, live music, and theater: a dystopian fable for the 21st century that satirically asks who—or what—is in control of our technologies? More…
Like a giant graphic novel burst into life, 'Golem 'invites you into a dark and fantastical tale of an extraordinary, ordinary man. In 'Golem'—which draws inspiration from both the shadowy figure of Jewish folklore as well as the early 20th-century literary work by Gustav Meyrink—humankind’s downfall comes about through a time-saving, life-simplifying gadget bought by the masses. A nightmare of the digital revolution made all the more ghoulish by the candy-colored world in which it is set. The brainchild of British performance group 1927.
See it if you enjoy seeing the boundaries of theatre pushed to new levels. A delightful and intelligent evening.
Don't see it if you only enjoy conventional theatre and do not like satire.
See it if you want to see a refreshing visual experience. If you like density on a story. If you want to hear an interesting music score.
Don't see it if you are not into avant garde animation. Lots of the show involved a big screen.
See it if You want to see some really clever sets, you like quirky, odd plays, you like dark humor and dystopian stories.
Don't see it if you prefer more conventional theater, you don't like dark humor, you want something uplifting.
See it if you enjoy brilliantly creative staging, like dark dystopian sci-fi tales, and enjoy quirky humor.
Don't see it if You require expensive sets and costumes, don't enjoy old-time movies or want big-name stars.
See it if Brilliant staging is your thing. I've never seen a more inventive use of technology/stagecraft! Like watching a Brechtian graphic novel!
Don't see it if You're turned off by heavy-handedness. They really hammer the message home.