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Harry and the Thief

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Amazing

About the show

The Habitat presents an epic comic adventure about modern-day activists traveling back in time to try to help Harriet Tubman. More…

Jeremy, a Harvard-educated physicist, has built a time machine to send his cousin Mimi back to the Civil War to bring Harriet Tubman a bunch of guns. But when Mimi gets sent back to the wrong time period, history sets off on a different course. History Herself is our guide in this socially conscious riot of a play that mashes action-adventure blockbuster with historical Southern melodrama. When destiny calls, will you rise up?

Member Reviews (5)


Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Amazing
Avg Score

Clever, Funny, Original, Relevant

See it if you like an original take on racial issues, and/or you like edgy, slightly quirky, innovative theater.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for two hours without an intermission, or you can't accept the notion of time travel.

Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Clever

See it if You like to work your brain

Don't see it if you dont like actual funny theatricals.

Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Ambitious, Amazing

See it if for the awhhhhhsome live special effects. You will not be disappointed.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Cliched, Dated, Great staging

See it if You understand plot pretty well

Don't see it if You get confused easily

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like it! Lol

Don't see it if You don't get jokes.

May 27th, 2016
"A shrewd and mischievous action-adventure comedy...Tubman, clearly, is having a cultural moment, and it’s a pleasure to meet a version of her that twins heroism and humanness...Ms. Gilmer means the time-hopping play to be a trunk show with a mix of cinematic styles, and Lindsay’s production game...
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June 5th, 2016
"Anyanwu commands the stage with the gravitas that one would expect of Tubman herself. And commanding any scene in this fast-paced comedy performed by a dexterous and talented ensemble is no small feat...Though Gilman skillfully uses archetypes, no character is merely a stereotype...An action com...
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May 27th, 2016
"It is always a thrill to see a show that takes history and messes with it...'Harry' did just that…The show is purposely over-the-top and askew...The story and hilarity would have been just as successful with some unnecessary moments cut out and, most of all, utilizing the character of History be...
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May 25th, 2016
"In many respects a very winning show, an underground sci-fi comic book brought amusingly to life...There are many real laughs and some earned emotional payoff amidst the mayhem...The show needs–deserves–some work. The brisk blocking and pace is spot-on but is ultimately wearing without enough ad...
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