Already closed | 1h 30m | Upper W Side

Golem

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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)


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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