Already closed | 1h 30m | Upper W Side

Golem

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Original

About the show

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.

1h 30m | Already closed | Gerald W Lynch Theater (Upper W Side)

Member Reviews (9)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Original
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Avg Score

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Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

81
Absorbing, Delightful, Profound, Refreshing, Entertaining

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.

Also The story is interesting, the dark mood added a lot. It is alternative... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Original, Cool

See it if If you like artsy, dark, quirky, kitschy, highly stylized, funky, British comedy.

Don't see it if You never liked Monty Python or the 60's.

87
Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing, Original

See it if Great integration of animation and performance; beautifully designed.

Don't see it if Prefer traditional plays, lineal narrative.

92
Ambitious, Enchanting, Funny, Edgy, Great staging

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.

87
Clever, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if clown-ish, multimedia, creative use of animation, and dark humor appeal to you.

Don't see it if you don't like those things.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great staging

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.

85
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Cliched

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.

80
Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Original, Relevant

See it if you like the latest in technology, creatively combined with story telling.

Don't see it if You like traditional theater.


July 27th, 2016
"A visually dazzling, mind-pinching production…The integration of Mr. Barritt’s animation and the work of the cast is the show’s most singular and bewitching achievement…The characters are essentially cartoons themselves, though the cast injects them with flickers of pathos….'Golem' isn’t drawn i...
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July 27th, 2016
"A wickedly ingenious satire on consumerism and conformism...Paul Barritt’s animated sequences brilliantly incorporate stop-motion, photomontage and dirtied-up computer graphics...Writer-director Suzanne Andrade’s script is witty, broad and fetchingly lyrical. The sheer technical achievement is r...
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July 27th, 2016
"Dizzily inventive and colorful...A sad-sack nobody acquires a golem...First it does his bidding, but then it takes him over, and the show becomes a heavy-handed metaphor for the pernicious rise of consumerism...The squeaky monotones of the five live actors were a deliberate contrast to the antic...
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July 27th, 2016
"'Golem' meticulously combines five clown-like performers, booming narration, live music and film animation, leading to a wholly coordinated piece of theater that defies ordinary characterization, resembling a trippy art installation and an animated movie brought to life. It is told in a visual s...
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