Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country. They are Adolf Hitler's food tasters. More…
Using an anachronistic retelling of a historical footnote, and stretching from the WWII era to today’s autocracy, the play asks us to consider what girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal. Winner of the 2017 Glaspell Award.
See it if You like Mean Girls. A very interesting story with a modern twist. Very professional and crisp presentation. Funny and dark & informative.
Don't see it if You can't get past the title. Don't like an all teenage girls cast.
See it if Clever concept and surprisingly entertaining. Has both funny and thought provoking moments.
Don't see it if You dislike smaller productions with simple staging.
See it if you want to experience an all-woman production pointing out the horror of the job with some good humor, a unique set and references to today
Don't see it if you want a serious look at the terrible work that the tasters faced - this takeoff is a modern day mash and makes light of an awful time.
See it if you'd enjoy a story showing realistic dealing of an extreme situation. So much below the surface!
Don't see it if you want an overly engaging production. It's a great play, but sometimes I felt my mind wandering.
See it if you're cool w/a non-traditional take on WWII: dramatic & serious, youthful & humorous, modernized to near breaking point, but very poignant.
Don't see it if you prefer serious str8-forward theater. Please don't miss out. It's different, but SO worth experiencing.
See it if You like a good dose of anachronism in your art. You want to see some great performances. You want to see Spring Awakening meets Der Bunker.
Don't see it if You dislike anachronistic plays. This one is pretty extreme. You don't like scripts that feel a little too much lie a Meisner exercise.
See it if You're interested in an anachronistic look at the past as it relates to the present.
Don't see it if You're going to be offended by off-color jokes or you want a big splashy production.
See it if you are looking for good acting from a young cast. Interesting story with resonance for today. P.S. Hitler does NOT make an appearance
Don't see it if you are looking for a full scale production. Its 90 minutes and I found the first 30 to be slow moving.
See it if Actors were believable in their fluctuation between fear, misplaced loyalty and adolescent absorptions. Appropriately chilling atmosphere.
Don't see it if There could have been more character development and less repetition, though it was gutsy to combine past and present tensions and it works.
See it if you want to see an impressively mounted play by an accomplished young playwright with ambition and the talent to back it.
Don't see it if you find anachronistic contempo behavior and language in period settings a distracting deal breaker.
See it if you like to get a feel for how it must have felt living under Nazi dictatorship or any dictatorship in past, present or future.
Don't see it if you don't want to be confronted with Nazis or other dictatorships or can't handle a period piece using modern equipment (cell phones)
See it if you’re prepared for a thoughtful recreation of difficult world/American truths presented through a modern teen girl gaze in a 30-seat house.
Don't see it if you’re triggered by theatrical representations of Nazi Germany or American white supremacy.
See it if It's a great concept to view WWII thru the eyes of Hitler's food tasters. Clever idea and script.
Don't see it if However, modern choices such as taking selfies with cell phones, clashed with the reality of WWII. There were cameras back in the 40's.
See it if Thought-provoking, disturbing, and eerily prescient. Vapid Mean Girls play Russian roulette to uphold their blind faith in the fuhrer.
Don't see it if Interesting premise and solid acting, but sketch-like structure precludes a satisfying ending. Title should be less on the nose.
See it if you are interested in historical topics as rendered through a more personal perspective.
Don't see it if you expect a thoughtful, nuanced point of view on Hitler's regime and it's effects on regular people, or if are very literal-minded.
See it if You are interested in the history of Nazi Germany, and prefer to see original plays.
Don't see it if You prefer plays that do not mix modern times with past history, and like productions with elaborate set designs
See it if You want to see great theater, a devastating parable, superbly directed. This is our generation’s The Crucible. The actors astound.
Don't see it if You cannot or won’t connect the troubling dots btw. current events and fascistic politics. Brooks gives the cast cellphones for good reason.
See it if If you're looking for new and inventive ways to tell history. If you enjoy good acting and good writing. If you like small theatres.
Don't see it if If introducing anachronistic elements into a piece of historical fiction turns you off, stay away.